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Andy R. Strait, Esq.

Andy R. Strait, Esq.

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Practice Areas:

  • Immigration
  • Family Law
2024 Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association


A legacy of unwavering commitment, integrity, and service defines Andy R. Strait, Esq., the senior attorney and managing director of Marigold Law Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. His impressive career spans government service, legal advocacy, and a deep dedication to social causes.

Admitted to both the Maryland State Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, Mr. Strait is recognized for his exceptional pro bono work, he received the prestigious Maryland Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award in 2007, a testament to his dedication to serving those in need.

Expertise Across Legal and Policy Landscapes

Mr. Strait's expertise extends far beyond the courtroom. He boasts a distinguished career in government service, having served as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) under the Bush-Cheney Administration. Within the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), he made significant contributions to the international programs division. This experience, coupled with a U.S. Senate fellowship under Senator Debbie Stabenow, demonstrates his ability to navigate complex policy landscapes. 

His legal practice focuses on immigration and family law, with a particular emphasis on Migrant Child Immigration Relief, Family-Based Petitions, and matters related to DACA and TPS. His dedication to these areas reflects his unwavering commitment to reuniting families and protecting vulnerable individuals.

Mr. Strait's dedication extends beyond the legal sphere. He actively volunteers as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service and tirelessly advocates for child welfare through organizations like the Northern Virginia Aids Ministry. His role as a board member of Courageous Hearts Adoptions, instrumental in his own family's growth, further underscores his profound commitment. Mr. Strait is also proud of his service as a Sponsor Parent for Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and as an Election Judge for Maryland’s Anne Arundel County. 

His dedication to service shines through in every aspect of his life. His historical tours reflect his passion for storytelling and his desire to connect with others. This ability to weave together diverse experiences fosters a sense of empathy and understanding, crucial qualities for a successful lawyer and leader.

Mr. Strait's journey is a testament to his unwavering commitment to positive change. His professional accomplishments, advocacy efforts, and dedication to family and community paint a picture of a leader who strives to build a more compassionate and equitable world.

Combining legal expertise with a genuine passion for service, Andy R. Strait, Esq., is a powerful advocate for families and a respected leader in the legal community.




    Bar Admission

    • Maryland
    • U.S. Supreme Court

    Published Works

    Representative Cases


    • Maryland Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2007

    Classes & Seminars

    Pro-Bono Activities

    • Volunteer Park Ranger, National Park Service, Arlington Cemetery, Arlington House, and the Robert E. Lee Memorial
    • Child Mentor, Northern Virginia Aids Ministry
    • Board Member, Courageous Hearts Adoptions in Greenville

    Representative Clients


    Past Positions

    • Intern, Office of the First Lady, 1998


    Ancillary Businesses

    Fraternities or Sororities

    Professional Associations

    • American Immigration Lawyers Association

    Certified Legal Specialties

    Current Employment Position

    • Managing Partner