Nash Joseph Fayad

Nash Joseph Fayad is the Founder and President of Fayad Law, P.C. He was born on June 2, 1966 in Lebanon, the oldest of three children.

In 1986, Mr. Fayad earned a scholarship to the prestigious Russian People's Friendship University in Moscow, Russia, where he received his Bachelor of Arts & Master of Laws Degrees with Honors in 1992.

From 1992 to 1998, he attended the Institute of States and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and in June of 1998, he received his PhD in Jurisprudence with Honors from the Academy with a specialty in International Human Rights Law.

While enrolled in his Ph.D. program, Mr. Fayad co-edited "Human Rights for the 21st Century" with Vladimir Kartashkin, the Chairman of the Russian Presidential Human Rights Committee.

In 1998, Mr. Fayad immigrated to the United States. In 2006, Mr. Fayad was sworn in as a proud United States citizen.

In 2002, Mr. Fayad earned his Master of Laws degree from the William and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, VA. In July of 2003, he was admitted to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

That same year, Mr. Fayad worked with the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Refugee and Immigration Services, representing indigent immigrants and refugees with their asylum and refugee cases.

Also in 2003, Mr. Fayad joined Affiliated Attorneys in Richmond, where he established the Immigration Law Division for the firm.

In 2004, Nash Fayad founded Fayad Law, P.C., a full service Immigration Law firm dedicated to the protection of the rights of immigrants in both family and business immigration cases, and to advancing the cause of human rights and the rights of all persons coming to America seeking freedom from persecution and greater opportunities for themselves and their families.

Nash Fayad lives in Chesterfield, VA with his wife, Susan. He has three sons and one daughter.

Leadership includes (but is not limited to):

  • 2014-2015 National Conference Committee Member – AILA National
  • 2014-2015 Treasurer – AILA Mexico District Chapter
  • 2013-2014 Consular Committee Chair – AILA Mexico District Chapter
  • 2013-2014 Secretary – AILA Mexico District Chapter
  • 2012-2013 Immigration and Customs Enforcement Liaison – AILA DC
  • 2012-2013 Virginia DMV Liaison
  • 2012-2013 Media Committee Chair – AILA Mexico District Chapter
  • 2011-2012 Spring Conference Committee Member – AILA Rome District Chapter
  • 2011-2012 Norfolk Customs and Border Protection Liaison – AILA DC

Speaking Engagements:

  • "False Statements and Misrepresentation in Immigration Proceedings and Ethical Implications for Law Practitioners" AILA Bangkok District Chapter (Bangkok, Thailand 2014)
  • "Arab Spring and Persian Fire: Issues Special to the Middle East" AILA Rome District Chapter (Athens, Greece 2014)
  • "Immigration and you: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)" The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (Washington, D.C. 2013)
  • "Challenges of Consular Processing in the Middle East and East Asia" AILA Rome District Chapter (Bucharest, Romania 2012)
  • "Immigration Consequences of Criminal Law" University of Richmond (Richmond, Virginia 2012) "Business Immigration in the US: E and L visa" Center for International Legal Studies (Kitzbühel, Austria 2009)

Member and supporter of:

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA)
  • American Society of International Law (ASIL)
  • Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC)
  • Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC)
  • The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)

Community Engagements:

  • Asian Leadership Inspiration Award from the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Interviewed on immigration issues for local Telemundo show, Soy Inmigrante
  • Sponsor and Judge for the Hispanic Association Sports Academy Miss Hispanidad 2014

Immigration Columnist for:

  • La Noticia Newspaper
  • Latinos News Newspaper (VA)
  • La Voz Hispana (VA)
  • Metro (VA)
  • Que Pasa (NC)
  • Al-Shaab Al-Arabi

Practice Areas:

  • Business Immigration
  • Entrepreneur visas
  • Family Immigration
  • Employment Visas
  • Permanent Visas
  • Citizenship
  • Political Asylum
  • Deportation and Removal
  • Immigration bond determination
  • Refugee Law
  • Immigration Discrimination
  • Religious Visas
  • Human Rights
  • DV (Lottery) Visa

Languages: English, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish