Patrick Taurel is a Partner at Grossman Young & Hammond. He litigates immigration cases in federal court, fights complex removal cases in immigration court, advises criminal defense counsel on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, and helps clients obtain immigration benefits before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. consular posts. He regularly secures his clients’ release from immigration detention through parole and prosecutorial discretion requests to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, immigration court bond hearings, and habeas corpus petitions in federal court.
Since 2017, Patrick has been named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” in the field of immigration law, and in June 2018, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recognized Patrick with the Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award for his outstanding contributions made as a young lawyer in the field of immigration and nationality law.
Patrick joins Grossman Young & Hammond with over a decade of experience as an advocate for immigrants, having worked for leading immigration firms and impactful non-profit immigrant rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Immigration Council, and Clark Hill PLC.
Patrick speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is proficient in French and Italian.