Navid Dayzad

Navid-Dayzad-1Navid Dayzad creates immigration strategies that help businesses hire valuable foreign-national employees, and help families realize their dreams in the United States. He is dedicated to providing personal service to his clientele, who inspire him and remind him that he is an immigrant too. Mr. Dayzad speaks English, Farsi and Spanish.

Mr. Dayzad has been selected as a Super Lawyer in immigration Law in 2019, 2018, 2017,  2016 and 2015. This honor is reserved for the top 5% of Southern California attorneys. For the previous seven years, Mr. Dayzad had been selected as a “Rising Star” immigration attorney—among the top 2½ percent of the outstanding, emerging lawyers in Southern California.  (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). This honor and a news article  about Mr. Dayzad was published in Los Angeles magazine and Law & Politics’ Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Dayzad has also been recognized in the 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 Who’s Who Legal Corporate Immigration publication. Attorneys listed in Who’s Who are selected based upon rigorous research and worldwide peer review.

Prior to immersing himself in immigration law in 2001, Mr. Dayzad practiced employment law at the international firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, where he litigated and counseled employment law cases. Mr. Dayzad earned his law degree in 1999 from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall)–ranked among the nation’s top 10 law schools. Mr. Dayzad graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1996, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

In his personal life, Navid is a dedicated uncle to his niece and nephews, and an ambitious traveler (having embarked on solo adventures to Amsterdam, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin, Mexico, and Montreal). He loves to laugh at the antics of his cat, Ziggy–and even at himself when he botches colloquial American idioms. His favorite place to catch some laughs is the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, where he was a former student of improvisational comedy (just for fun!).

Navid Dayzad in the News

Navid Dayzad argues for government accountability and immigrants’ rights as court deadline approaches

Navid Dayzad serves as Legal Contributor to CNN’s story on changing border policies

Navid Dayzad explains on ABC News effects of Supreme Court travel ban on businesses & immigrants

Navid Dayzad argues against scapegoating immigrants as criminals and their indefinite detention

kpfk Navid Dayzad comments on Muslim Travel Ban
CBS_News_Radio Navid Dayzad’s expert commentary on CBS News
San Francisco Chronicle Navid Dayzad advocates for immigration justice as he recalls the heroes who saved him from fears of deportation
San Francisco Chronicle
VOA On International Radio Broadcast, Navid Dayzad Discusses Court Deadlines and New DHS Initiative
VOA Navid Dayzad shares his expertise about the travel ban argued at the Supreme Court
La Opinion Navid Dayzad’s immigration advice quoted in the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the United States, La Opinion
La Opinion
KFBK In California’s capital, Navid Dayzad explains the impact of immigration changes on American businesses
VOA Navid Dayzad explains constitutionality of immigration Executive Order
kpfk Navid Dayzad’s expert analysis of the Presidential Immigration Executive Action
kpfk Navid Dayzad’s Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Blade newspaper calling out Congress’ dehumanizing failure on immigration
Los Angeles Blade
Wave Newspepers Navid Dayzad discusses Supreme Court nominee and implications for immigrants
La Opinion
LBGT immigration Navid Dayzad is interviewed about LBGT immigration.

Experience and Honors


  • At the request of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, served on the Mayor’s Advisory Board to advocate for immigrant rights in Los Angeles.
  • Elected to a position in the American Immigration Lawyers Association to chair a national committee of attorneys on LGBT immigration issues. He also serves periodically as Vice Chair  of a similar national committee  to advocate for binational couples.
  • Speaker at the 2018 Los Angeles County Bar Association’s 38th Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium regarding employment law and the immigrant workforce.
  • Published an article in a book for immigration attorneys, Immigration Practice Pointers: Tips for Handling Complex Cases. He has also published articles in Immigration Practice News.
  • Nominated to participate at a quarterly conference organized by Ambassador Philip Lader. At the conference, “Renaissance Weekends,” Mr. Dayzad spoke on a panel with a federal district judge, law professor, and TV commentator on “Finding the Middle Ground on Immigration.
  • Presented seminars on such topics as Labor Certifications, Employment Verifications and Travel Issues. The latter was covered in Silicon Valley’s premiere newspaper, The San Jose Mercury News (View Article).
  • Spoke as an expert for the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s national conference, Immigration Equality, American Chemical Society Annual Conference, Southern California Social Club, and a workshop for immigration activists.
  • Upon nomination, became a member of the prestigious International Network of Boutique Law Firms in which he is the designated as the sole immigration attorney for Los Angeles. Serves as Secretary for its national Immigration Group.
  • Served on the national committee for immigration law practice management, upon nomination by the president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Also spoke to the Association to share trends and best practices in leading an immigration law firm.
  • Has been at the forefront of lesbian/gay/transgender immigration issues throughout his legal career. He has been working with the full spectrum of LGBT immigration solutions even before they were making headlines, including successfully obtaining green cards for the transgender community.
  • NP College Advisory Board Member
  • Member of the California State Bar and admitted to practice law in the state’s four United States District Courts and the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Lead a panel discussion on cultural awareness, bias, and diversity for the 2017 National Immigration Law Conference.
  • Selected as the recipient of the 2018  Avvo Client’s Choice Award and has received their highest 10.0 rating. AVVO ratings are indicative of a lawyer’s experience, professionalism, and background.

Volunteer Activities

Mr. Dayzad’s enthusiasm for protecting and promoting the rights of immigrants extends beyond his office doors. He has volunteered for the following national and community-based organizations:

AILA Member

  • American Immigration Law Foundation
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
  • Immigration Equality
  • Transgender Law Center
  • Models of Pride
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • San Francisco’s Community Boards
  • Los Angeles LGBT Center