Inspiring conversations with Darius Amiri, chair of Rose Law Group immigration department

By Voyage Phoenix

Today we’d like to introduce you to Darius Amiri.

Hi Darius, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.

I attended law school at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and upon graduating decided to call Arizona home. I began my legal career as an associate attorney at a high-volume criminal defense and immigration firm in downtown Phoenix and worked my way up to the managing attorney in the immigration department. After five years, I departed to start my own immigration practice in Los Angeles, CA. I was just getting started in my solo practice when the controversial “Muslim ban” came down from the Trump Administration and decided to volunteer at the LAX airport to assist travelers who had immigration issues from the overnight decision. My actions gained a lot of media attention which really helped propel my solo practice. After three years in LA, we decided to start a family and return to Phoenix, AZ to be closer to my wife’s parents. I was able to maintain a multistate practice, and in 2020 brought this practice to the Rose Law Group, PC, joining the reputable firm as its first immigration attorney and the Chair of the immigration practice group. We have represented athletes, startups, investors, families, fortune 500 companies, and even vulnerable refugees like interpreters and resistance fighters fleeing violence and retribution from the Taliban in Afghanistan. Immigration is an incredibly active, evolving, temperamental, and emotionally charged practice area of the law and I have committed my entire career to being the best immigration attorney that I can be.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?

It’s definitely had its challenges. Immigration can be very emotional because many times someone’s right to come to this country or stay in this country is at stake. So, there’s an emotional element for not only my clients but the families and businesses invested in them remaining in the United States. Then there’s the political aspect, like it or not, immigration is a very politicized area of the law where everyone seems to have an opinion. I try to respect anyone’s opinion so long as they are willing to listen to the facts and try and empathize.