Place Category: Accepts Detention Cases, Asylum, Business Visas, Citizenship / Naturalization, Criminal / Post-Conviction Relief, DACA/DAPA, Deportation / Removal Proceedings, Family Petitions, Juvenile Representation, Labor Certifications, LGBTQ Immigrants, U-Visa Petitions, Veteran Immigrants, and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Attorney Brenda Carolina Diaz is a Partner at Phung, Miyamoto & Diaz LLP. She is an experienced attorney with over fourteen (14) years of experience in immigration law. During this time, Ms. Diaz has provided exemplary representation for hundreds of clients and has successfully represented her clients in the areas of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention Against Torture Act, cancellation of removal, NACARA, Temporary Protective Status, Adjustment of Status, 212(c), 212(h), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), self-petitions, and contested hearings on removability. She also represented clients before the Immigration Courts, United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth, Eighth and Fifth Circuit Court.
In 1999 Ms. Diaz graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In 2002, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern School of Law.
Ms. Diaz has always had a strong commitment to servicing impoverished communities. Ms. Diaz routinely discounts fees for many clients, and also represents many clients on a pro bono basis. Ms. Diaz’ effectiveness in these cases is evidenced by the declarations of her clients, and the recognition of her outstanding efforts in these areas by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Additionally, since 2007 Ms. Diaz has been providing free legal advice on a monthly basis to La Placita Church, Our Lady Queen of the Angels.
Ms. Diaz and her staff are fluent in the Spanish language.
State(s) of Attorney Licensing
Year(s) of Admission
Legal Specialist Certification(s)
Southwestern Law School
Law School Year of Graduation
University of California Los Angeles, BA Psychology
Professional Work Experience (1)
Partner, Phung, Miyamoto & Diaz LLP (12 years)
Professional Work Experience (2)
Associate, Martinez, Goldsby & Associates (2 years)
Community Service / Bar Membership (1)
Active Member, The State Bar of California (14 years)
Community Service / Bar Membership (2)
Attorney Volunteer, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. (12 years)