Attorney Edwin Khebila Fogam brings some unique perspectives to his practice of law. Born in Cameroon, Africa, he attended a rigorous Catholic boarding school (Sasse) and lived and worked in a village and farm (Bali) during his formative years. Against tremendous family obstacles, fueled by a deleterious polygamous background, he obtained his first law degree in Cameroon in 1986. He also had the opportunity to participate in an international exchange program in Canada in 1984. However, without ample opportunities in Cameroon to realize his legal ambitions, he was unemployed for three years. During this time, he taught and served on a substantially pro bono basis as Principal in a small village secondary school (St John’s College, Bali). He also worked as a fisherman with villagers in a small coastal village in Cameroon (Ngeme). He drifted back to his legal path when he was hired as a Lecturer at St Paul’s College Bojongo, Cameroon, in 1990. He taught general principles of English law, commercial law, and Cameroon legislation for one year before moving to the United States in 1991.
In the United States, attorney Fogam put himself through law school while doing various menial jobs, including dishwashing at several restaurants. Attorney Fogam has a substantial breath of international experience, an unusual blend of intellectual and physical abilities. He understands the ups and downs of life. This experience is why part of his philosophy is that who we are and what we have are gifts, and we are only custodians of these gifts. Therefore, we are required to properly manage them and generously give them back as best as we can, mindful of the fact that, to those that much has been given, much is expected. This one of the reasons why the Law Offices of Fogam and Associates, LLC, strives to provide extraordinary service with empathy and ethics. Attorney Fogam is married and has two adult children, a daughter, and a son.
Attorney Fogam holds law degrees from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon, Africa, and the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC. He has studied and worked in both the French Civil Law and English Common Law systems and traditions. In addition to English, he speaks French, Pidgin, and Mungaka. He has been practicing law in the United States since 1996. He is admitted to practice in New York, Maryland, U.S. District and Federal Courts, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Maryland Association for Justice (formerly Maryland Trial Lawyers Association), American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Montgomery County Bar Association.
In 2015, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys recognized Attorney Fogam with its prestigious “10 Best” Attorneys award for client satisfaction. Prior to this, the ABI bestowed on Attorney Fogam the “Outstanding Professional in Law” award in 2002 and its “Cicero Award of Excellence for demonstrated effectiveness and distinction in the field of law” in 2011.
Before starting his practice in 1996, Attorney Fogam worked with the International Human Rights Law Group and the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in Washington DC.
Attorney Fogam and his firm have handled and continue to work on numerous cases in the areas of Immigration and Automobile Accidents. The firm has working relationships with many reputable lawyers and law firms. Usually, it provides referrals to its clients and potential clients seeking representation in areas that the firm does not handle.