Brian Daza was drawn to immigration law for a variety of reasons.

Brian’s father is a first-generation American and the son of diplomats, which sparked his interest in the field. He also grew up in the Washington, D.C. area with close personal friends who were first-and-second generation immigrants. Then, while attending UNC Chapel Hill, Brian volunteered with a nonprofit in Durham, North Carolina, helping refugees immigrate to and settle in the United States.

These relationships and experiences led Brian to attend the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he graduated with a J.D. in 2022. He previously worked as an immigration paralegal and completed multiple internships in the field before joining Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm.

Brian is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese. When he’s not working, he enjoys swimming, traveling, seeing friends, reading and rooting for the Carolina Panthers, Washington Commanders and the UNC basketball team.

Honors and Awards

  • Executive Editor, Wake Forest University Journal of Law and Policy
  • Pro Bono Honor Society, Wake Forest University School of Law

Published Works

  • What immigration policies to expect from the 118th U.S. Congress, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm White Paper, January 2023

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2022


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (J.D. – 2022)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Bachelor’s Degree – 2016)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • AILA Carolinas
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Areas of Practice