Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University, 1986
Law Degree, Boston University, 1995
David K. McHaffey, the firm founder, is a spirited advocate for his clients inside and outside the courtroom.
Mr. McHaffey initially worked in the nonprofit community as staff attorney for Catholic Charities and then as the asylum attorney at the PAIR Project. He went into private practice in 2003, where he has developed his skills as an asylum attorney and litigator.
Mr. McHaffey has also been an active member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He served as the Asylum office liaison for more than ten years and has served on the executive board of the AILA New England Chapter. He was the 2015-2016 Chair of the AILA New England Chapter. Mr. McHaffey also taught immigration law at Boston University School of Law as an adjunct professor since 2008.
Massachusetts Bar Admittance: 1995
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Past Chair, current member)
Phone: 617-482-4900, ext. 2120
IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM
“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”
― A. A. Milne
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Wellesley College, 2007
Masters of Science degree in Human Rights, London School of Economics in 2008
School of Law Degree, Boston University, 2012
Ms. Robin N. Nice has a strong desire to help people, whether it’s through her work as an attorney or in her community. She has exclusively practiced immigration law since being admitted to the Massachusetts and New York bars.
Massachusetts Bar Admittance: 2012
New York Bar Admittance: 2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chair, 2023-2024)
JOANNA GOLDING, Esq.
Since graduating from law school, Joanna has practiced exclusively in the field of immigration law. She is dedicated to working with clients and their families to develop strategies and solutions to best achieve their immigration goals.
American Immigration Lawyers Association (member)
BA, Carleton College, 1999
JD, Northeastern University, 2006
Bar Admittance, Massachusetts 2006
Phone: 617-482-4900, ext. 2180
Harrison graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American Studies in 2023, with a focus on building racial and economic equity. He believes strongly in community and the power of each individual’s story.
Phone: 617-702-8922, ext. 2150
Shamim Namuyanja graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2012 and has experience working with marginalized communities. She speaks and writes Luganda fluently.
Phone: (929) 203-0115, ext. 2050
VERONA DAOUD, Esq.
Verona Daoud graduated from Suffolk University in 2014 with a Bachelor degree and earned her law degree from Suffolk University School of Law. As an immigrant herself, Verona has developed a passion for immigration law. She has been working in the immigration realm since she was 17 years old.
She is fluent in Arabic.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Phone: 617-482-4900, ext. 2170
Brett graduated from Bowdoin College in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Hispanic Studies. He plans on attending law school in the future. Brett speaks Spanish.
Phone: (617) 702-8923
Morgan graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in International Studies in 2021. She is passionate about immigration law.
She speaks Spanish. Habla español.
Phone: (929) 203-0114, ext. 2040