Mark C. Daly

Immigration Lawyer Mark C. Daly, President and Founder
CINA – Community of Immigration and Naturalization Attorneys, PC

Santa Barbara California Immigration Law office:

When I graduated from the Santa Barbara College of Law in 1999 and passed the California bar that same year, I knew that I wanted to practice Immigration Law. I had grown up in Southern California and had learned how to speak Spanish from studying in elementary school, junior high and high school and from interacting with my friends and community. I had travelled through Mexico several times and had studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain. I had a degree in Political Science from University of California, San Diego and had specialized in US-Mexican Studies. I had worked with Dr. Wayne Cornelius on his immigration/migration study in the San Diego area and had written my honors thesis on land reform policies in Northern Mexico. I had also worked with my mother, Sybil J. Daly for four years in her immigration law office as a paralegal alongside my brother, Jim Daly while attending law school and had landed an internship with the Immigration Legal Assistance Program with the Los Angeles County Bar.

The strange thing was, even though I knew I wanted to practice Immigration Law, I felt like it would be a good idea to branch out and try something different. So I hired on with a construction law firm and began working in complex civil litigation cases. I was attending depositions with 20 attorneys asking grout manufacturers about the processes used in their product because somebody’s bathroom didn’t turn out the way they wanted. The volume of paper and work expended on these matters seemed to me like a waste of time and energy, so in 2002 I started working as an immigration attorney again.

When I moved to Nashville in 2004, I began referring clients to my brother, Jim Daly at his firm “Daly Law Offices” located at 55 Hitchcock Way, Suite 109, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Jim agreed that I could work my Santa Barbara cases through his office and that for the new referrals he would offer the same level of excellence promised by CINA on all cases that are referred to him.

Nashville Tennessee Immigration Law office:

In 2004 I moved from Santa Barbara, California to Nashville, Tennessee. That is when I started Immigration and Naturalization Attorneys, PC which would later change its name to CINA, the Community of Immigration and Naturalization Attorneys, PC. I enjoy helping immigrants with their problems, both large and small, and have designed services that meet their wide range of needs. For eight years I built a reputation for exceptional customer service, great results and high value in the Nashville community. I practiced before the USCIS, USICE, Immigration Court Executive Office of Immigration Review and U.S. Embassies and Consulates across the globe.

In December of 2012 I sold the CINA office in Nashville to a colleague, Dawn Gerhart. She has re-named the office CINA Nashville is continuing with the passionate advocacy for immigrants in Nashville.  She is the go-to immigration lawyer in Nashville.

Memphis Tennessee Immigration Law offices:

Practicing immigration law in Nashville is a challenge because the closest USCIS office is in Memphis at 842 Virginia Run Cove, Memphis, TN 38122. In addition, the closest immigration court to Nashville isClifford B. Davis Federal Building, 167 North Main, Room 460, Memphis, TN 38103. So that is when I decided to open up a satellite office in Memphis at 119 South Main Street, Suite 500, Memphis, TN. Now I have a great relationship with an excellent attorney in Memphis, Babetta Gray-Boggs at 155 North Main St., Suite 203, Collierville, TN 38017. She is carrying on the philosophies of CINA and is a great immigration lawyer in Memphis.

Colorado Immigration Law offices:

I am now residing in Boulder Colorado and have a great set of office locations spanning the front-range area of Colorado. The address for the main CINA Boulder office is 4845 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101, Boulder, CO 80301. In addition we serve clients from our other 7 locations:

  • 11001 West 120th Ave., Suite 400, Broomfield, CO 80021
  • 1624 Market Street, Suite 202, Denver, CO 80202
  • 7350 East Progress Place, Suite 100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • 14143 Denver West Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, CO 80401
  • 2 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100, Littleton, CO 80120
  • 357 S. McCaslin Blvd., Suite 200, Louisville, CO 80027
  • 9233 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124

From these offices I can make appearances and help people at Embassies all over the world, and at USCIS, Immigration Court and Immigration Detention Centers in Denver and across the United States.

Immigration Video Tutorials:

Every year millions of immigrants prepare and file their own forms. In 2007 I posted free videos (link to youtubeusimmigrationlawyer channel) on how to prepare adjustment of status applications for marriage based immigration cases. As of this date our channel USIMMIGRATIONLAWYER has more than 450,000 views and more than 1200subscribers.There have been updated videos added to the site, however most of the videos deal with forms that are expired and have been replaced with new USCIS forms.

For this reason I have launched a new set of forms at that are available for purchase. Beginning with the complete Fiancée Video package, these forms go step by step for each form and each document and describe how to prepare the forms. Plans include adding marriage based visas, adjustment of status, business immigration and waiver video tutorials. provides great assistance for those who wish to get an excellent value on receiving advice from an attorney. For more information go to the immigration videos page on this website.

Immigration Form Attorney Coaching:

Hundreds of people call me who have difficulty preparing their forms and need an immigration attorney to review their petitions and applications to the USCIS and Department of State. For this reason I have also begun providing Immigration Coaching Calls to review and revise immigration paperwork for people who want to do it on their own and just need to feel comfortable sending in their paperwork. We schedule a 2 hour session and the cost is $549. Information on these services can be found on the Personal Immigration Form Coaching and Review page on this website or at

Immigration Lawyer Training:

In 2007 I saw a post on the AILAlistserve by an attorney who needed to learn how to be an immigration lawyer “by following one around for a week.” I replied that I would train that attorney to be a competent immigration attorney in the area of family immigration law in a weekend, and three other attorneys responded that they too needed that service. Since that time I have been providing intensive mentoring/training to attorneys from all of the country in the fields of family immigration law, business immigration law and detention and removal immigration law. More information including training schedules, curriculum and fees can be found at You can see a real testimonial from one of my students here.