Rama Taib-Lopez

Rama Taib-Lopez represents individuals throughout Maryland in complex family law disputes and related immigration matters that often arise involving non-citizen spouses and special immigrant juveniles. She has extensive courtroom and alternative resolution experience in every type of family law dispute and immigration proceeding her clients may encounter, with a particular focus on the following:

  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Marital Property Division
  • Separation Agreements
  • Pensions & Retirement Accounts
  • Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Contempt Proceedings
  • Domestic Violence
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Rama began developing her deep understanding of the interplay between family and immigration law long before she joined the firm. During law school, she performed pro bono legal services for underprivileged clients as an Immigration Clinic Rule 16 Student Attorney. Rama also spends her spare time as a volunteer for the Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition. These unique real world and courtroom experiences enable her to help clients overcome the numerous immigration challenges that frequently arise during divorce proceedings, custody disputes and other highly-emotional family law matters.

Clients often walk through Rama’s door feeling defeated or overlooked by the legal system. They immediately find that she is a dedicated advocate, counselor and litigator who will go above and beyond to ensure their rights are enforced and protected to the maximum extent allowable under the law. She empathizes with her clients during emotional, overwhelming times but also never sugar coats the reality of a situation or the consequences of a particular course of action, especially when it involves significant financial issues. Rama is fluent in Arabic and conversational in Spanish which enables her to serve an extremely broad base of clients who need assistance with family law and immigration matters.

Direct Dial: 240-399-7880

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Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • University of Maryland at College Park, B.S., 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2010

Court Admissions

  • Court of Appeals of Maryland, 2010

Outside the Office

Outside the office, Rama enjoys running, skiing, eating at the hottest new restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area and cheering for the Maryland Terrapins, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. 

 

Awards & Honors

  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017)
  • Semi-Finalist in New York University – School of Law’s 2010 Immigration Moot Court Competition

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer attorney with Maryland Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member of the Network of Arab American Lawyers of ADC (NAALA)

Speeches & Articles

  • Co-author, Color in the Details for Clients Getting a “Gray Divorce” (Estate Planning Magazine, January 2017)
  • Co-author, Commentary: Obergefell’s far-reaching impact on family law issues involving same-sex couples (The Daily Record Maryland Family Law Update, January 2016)
  • Student Speaker - New York University School of Law Commencement Ceremony

Verdicts and Settlements

  • Several bench trial acquittals for DUI/DWI, second degree assault, and trespass charges
  • Jury Acquittal of DWI charge