Edward W. Neufville, III, is the founder and principal of the Law Office of Edward W. Neufville, III, LLC.  Mr. Neufville practices U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law and Transnational Law.  Mr. Neufville, a person who stutters, is an experienced trial lawyer, skilled negotiator, and passionate advocate.  He has argued before the United States Federal Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Immigration Courts across the United States.  Mr. Neufville represents clients in complex immigration matters involving immigration fraud, terrorism and security related immigration issues, family immigration, worksite enforcement compliance, waivers of inadmissibility, immigration consequences of criminal convictions and citizenship.  He has also represented clients under investigation or sanctioned by the United States Department of Treasury.

In addition to firm’s immigration practice, Mr. Neufville’s serves foreign nationals and U.S. businesses, especially in matters relating to Sub-Saharan Africa, by providing general consultancies, and advice on the intersection of United States domestic law and international law or foreign law. With an expansive understanding of American and African legal and socio-cultural affairs, the office effectively provides solutions to concerns arising from the convergence of African and the Western legal policies.  He has been named three years in a row (2009, 2010, 2011) as a Maryland Super Lawyer’s Rising Star.

Mr. Neufville is chair of the Executive Office for Immigration Review liaison Committee (Baltimore Immigration Court), and co-chair of the New Members Division, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Washington, D.C. Chapter.  He frequently speaks on immigration related issues.  Mr. Neufville is a 1999 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a 2003 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia.  He represented Liberia at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and is an inductee into the University of North Carolina’s Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Professional Activities/Membership

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Chair, Executive Office for Immigration Review Liaison Committee, Washington, D.C. Chapter, 2009-2010; 2011- present
    • Co-chair, New Members Division, Washington, D.C. Chapter, 2012
    • Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division, Washington, D.C. Chapter, 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland (Court of Appeals)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2003
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., International Studies, 1999


  • Author, Illegal Aliens Need Not Apply: Maryland State drivers license requirements for alien residents, Maryland Bar Journal, September 2004
  • Co-author (with Ken Gauvey), I-9 Compliance Tips for In-House Counsel and Small Businesses, Maryland Bar Journal, September/October 2008
  • Author, Determining the Reliability of Overseas Investigations Reports in Asylum Proceedings, Maryland Bar Bulletin, August 2009
  • Author, Let the Games Begin! Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Foreign Athletes, Maryland Bar Bulletin, September/October 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Faculty (Webinar), Tips and Advice When Seeking To Apply for Adjustment of Status in Immigration Proceedings, Maryland State Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section, January 24, 2013
  • Panelist, “The Importance of Dual Citizenship in the Context of Reconstruction and Development of Liberia”, Embassy of the Republic of Liberia, July 2012
  • Faculty (Webinar), “Temporary Protected Status and DED-What You  Need To Know”, American Immigration Lawyers Webinar, December 13, 2011
  • Faculty (Webinar), “Latest Trends In Asylum Applications and the Impact of Material Support”, American Immigration Lawyers Webinar, August 14, 2006
  • Panelist, “The Legal and Psychological Aspects of Asylum Based Torture,” University of Baltimore’s Immigrants Rights Project, April 11, 2006

Media Appearances

    • January 25, 2006, All Things Considered, National Public Radio, discussing anti-terrorism laws and impending asylum seekers
    • NeufvilleLaw TV    


Representative Cases

  • Matter of S-K-, 23 I&N Dec. 936 (BIA 2006)
  • Matter of S-K-, 24 I&N Dec. 475 (BIA 2008).
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