Taylor & Ryan, LLC, is a boutique practice devoted exclusively to immigration law. Frances O'Connell Taylor and Mary E. Ryan have practiced in the area of immigration law for approximately 40 years combined. Each has a background in employment law which has proven invaluable in advising employers on compliance with immigration laws as well as in developing effective immigration strategies and procedures.

Taylor & Ryan has experience with both employment-based and family-based immigration. A large part of the practice focuses on obtaining permanent residence (green cards), as well as non-immigrant work visas (H-1Bs, H-2Bs, L-1s, TNs, O-1s and Ps), for information systems professionals, researchers, scientists and college professors, physicians and nurses, and other highly skilled employees working in healthcare, manufacturing, education, construction, computer consulting, and biomedical research, among other fields. Taylor & Ryan has obtained national interest waivers for artists, business people, and research scientists across many diverse fields, including biomedical engineering, pharmacology, physics, cross-cultural counseling, international trade, and other fields of endeavor. Additionally, Taylor & Ryan assists institutions and their J-1 workers in seeking waivers of home residence requirements.


Taylor & Ryan has keen insight into the issues faced by human resource professionals who must manage a mobile workforce and ensure corporate compliance with complex immigration laws, while working with employees to meet their individual immigration goals. Taylor & Ryan offers efficient and effective representation in complex immigration matters to companies and individuals by relying on sophisticated case management technology, solid knowledge of the field, and a wealth of experience.

Contact Information

Commercecentre, East, Suite 265
1777 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone: 410-486-5800

Firm Attorneys

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Mary E. Ryan Mary E. Ryan Taylor & Ryan, LLC
Practicing in: Immigration Law
Practicing in: Immigration Law
Frances O Frances O'Connell Taylor Taylor & Ryan, LLC
Practicing in: Immigration Law
Practicing in: Immigration Law

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    Client Comments

    "Frances O'Connell Taylor and Taylor & Ryan are prompt, accurate, and responsive."
    - Burt Baptiste
    Aerotek
    "Ms. Taylor is a gem to work with. She explains items in a professional and understandable manner. She is very quick to respond to any question or concern I may have."
    - Heidi Belfry
    Harry Pepper & Associates
    "Frances Taylor is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney. She has processed many immigration matters and visas for our company, both before and since I have been here. I value her judgment, knowledge, and expertise in handling the visa process for our foreign national employees. She has gone above and beyond to assist in any way possible. I certainly and highly recommend Ms. Taylor as an attorney of choice in immigration law."
    - Sally Connolly
    Optimal Solutions Group, Inc.
    "Ms. Taylor has assisted our business with employment-related immigration matters for the better part of a decade. We have found her to be a sharp and knowledgeable professional, efficient, responsive, and accessible. Her breadth of experience in this area (as well as her unfailingly successful handling of cases on our behalf) inspires our unflagging confidence in her considerable ability."
    - Ava Lisa Macon
    Ascend One, Inc.
    "Our institution has had a wonderful experience collaborating with Frances Taylor. She is always respectful and patient with her clients. She is exceptionally responsive to all of my immigration questions concerning international nurses that we sponsor for permanent resident visa. Her communication style is very clear and she has a knack for explaining complex immigration issues into layman's terms. Indeed, Frances plays a vital role in the continued success of our international nurse recruitment program. "
    - Sheila Manuel-Ascano
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    "Frances Taylor is always accessible for minor questions, as well as major issues. Her ability to simplify the most complex statements and laws is appreciated by many of us who do not have the legal expertise in employment and immigration. She patiently listens when we repeatedly ask questions on issues that are difficult to grasp. Most important is her passionate commitment working in the best interests of both the client (hospital) and the immigrant."
    "Frances O'Connell Taylor is very knowledgeable and responsive. She is always willing to take the time to explain a very complex and counterintuitive process (immigration) to our employees."
    "Frances is always available to answer my questions. She has great patience. She is very familiar with the academic environment, which made it very easy to understand and answer each other's questions."
    "Frances has been a valued and trusted resource for my institution for more than a decade. Without her guidance and support, I do not think my office could meet the mission and goals of this premier institution."
    "Frances O'Connell Taylor and Taylor & Ryan are prompt, accurate, and responsive."
    - Burt Baptiste
    Aerotek
    "Ms. Taylor is a gem to work with. She explains items in a professional and understandable manner. She is very quick to respond to any question or concern I may have."
    - Heidi Belfry
    Harry Pepper & Associates
    "Frances Taylor is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney. She has processed many immigration matters and visas for our company, both before and since I have been here. I value her judgment, knowledge, and expertise in handling the visa process for our foreign national employees. She has gone above and beyond to assist in any way possible. I certainly and highly recommend Ms. Taylor as an attorney of choice in immigration law."
    - Sally Connolly
    Optimal Solutions Group, Inc.
    "Ms. Taylor has assisted our business with employment-related immigration matters for the better part of a decade. We have found her to be a sharp and knowledgeable professional, efficient, responsive, and accessible. Her breadth of experience in this area (as well as her unfailingly successful handling of cases on our behalf) inspires our unflagging confidence in her considerable ability."
    - Ava Lisa Macon
    Ascend One, Inc.

    Taylor & Ryan, LLC

    Contact Information

    Commercecentre, East, Suite 265
    1777 Reisterstown Road
    Baltimore, MD 21208
    Phone: 410-486-5800

    Management

    Managing Partner

    Personnel

    Partners: 2

    Practice Areas

    Immigration Law