Leslie K. Dellon has been practicing immigration law for more than 20 years. Her first client in an immigration matter was the U.S. Department of Labor, when she was a Trial Attorney from
1983-1986 in the Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice in Washington DC. As a Trial Attorney, Ms. Dellon successfully defended the U.S. government in several significant cases in federal court.
She received the Assistant Attorney General's Special Commendation Award for Outstanding Service. Ms. Dellon joined the Washington DC law firm of Lepon Holzworth & Kato, PLLC, where she became a
member in 1988 and led the immigration practice until 2009. She continued her immigration practice with Hammond Immigration Law, P.C. in Rockville, MD from February 2009 - August 2011, when she
established her own immigration law practice.
Ms. Dellon strongly supports the activities of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She served as Chair of the AILA Washington DC Chapter (including MD, DC and VA) from 2004-2005, overseeing the activities of the third largest chapter (then 700+ members). She has served on AILA National committees covering a broad range of concerns, including pro bono, ethics and professionalism, the USCIS National Benefits Center and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She has presented on business immigration topics at the AILA National and DC Chapter conferences.
Ms. Dellon is a member of the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland Bars. She is a member of the Section Council (governing body) of the Maryland State Bar Association Immigration Section (Fall 2008 - present). Ms. Dellon is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Maryland and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Ms. Dellon received her J.D. with high honors from the George Washington University National Law Center, where she was Topics Editor of The George Washington Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Ms. Dellon holds a B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and Urban Affairs, from The American University.