An Immigration Law Firm Offering a Compass

Immigration and Nationality Law is an intricate maze filled with complicated statutes and tangled regulatory nuances. This combination often creates a confusing course which can be difficult and frustrating to navigate. We are guides, helping to direct people through these legal complexities as they aim to achieve their desired legal status in the United States.

Our professional team places the best interest of our clients first. The Aziz Law Firm assesses and provides effective counsel suitable to the specific needs and concerns of the individual. With more than 30 years accumulated experience in this specialized area of law, our lawyers provide a high level of professional expertise to each client.

Capabilities, Commitment, and Mission

Aziz Law Firm offers a complementary balance of talent, skills and compassion committed to the education of and the zealous representation of their clients. Its members are known for their attention to detail, responsiveness, ethics and appreciation for culturalism and diversity. They are personally dedicated to helping their clients through the legal channels of immigration law. By choice, the firm remains small to maintain client familiarity and to give personal and detailed attention to each case.

The firm believes our country is richly dynamic because of immigration, not in spite of it. Therefore, the firm strives to offer knowledgeable counsel and human compassion to those that it serves with respect to immigration and naturalization concerns.


The firm practices all aspects of U.S. Immigration Law. Cynthia A. Aziz founded Aziz Law Firm in 1990 and was joined by Elizabeth Edwards in 1995. Both Ms. Aziz and Ms. Edwards have achieved recognition as North Carolina State Bar Certified Immigration Specialists.

The firm offers a wide variety of legal experience in immigration and nationality law to growing companies, religious-based and non-profit organizations, educators, healthcare providers, small and mid-sized business owners and investors who seek multi-national workers. Aziz Law Firm also has an established practice in immigration defense, family based applications, asylum and U.S. citizenship.

Services of the firm include:

  • Visa for immigrants a.k.a. lawful permanent residence based on employment, family relationships, asylees and refugees
  • Naturalization and claims to U.S. citizenship
  • Immigration court proceedings
  • Visas for non-immigrant business professionals
  • U.S. Department of Labor audits
  • Appellate review to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the federal courts, when appropriate
  • Asylum applications
  • In-office Spanish translations and interpreting available


Cynthia Aziz

Attorney at Law

In 1990 Cynthia founded the law office of CA Aziz P.A. now recognized as Aziz Law Firm. From its inception, its focus has been U.S. immigration and nationality law. Cynthia is a North Carolina State Board Certified Specialist in immigration and nationality law. Her professional memberships are numerous, and she has often served in leadership roles for these organizations.

Originally from New England, Ms. Aziz is of Lebanese descent. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and her juris doctorate from New England School of Law in Boston. She was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and, following her move to the South, was admitted to the North Carolina Bar and the  U.S. Supreme Court Bar.

Recognized for her knowledge and commitment to the field of immigration law, Cynthia is often invited to plan, present, and/or write for CLE programs both at the state and national level as well as other community and professional symposiums throughout the state. Cynthia provides pro bono work when called upon by the Mecklenburg County Program, the Refugee Office of Catholic Social Services, Immigrant and Refugee Children’s Project of UNHCR, and has served as a mentor to her professional colleagues.

In 2001, Cynthia was recognized for her generous spirit. She was presented with the Elizabeth Gurvais Gruen Award—a Mentor Award given by the Carolinas Chapter of the AILA. In 1999, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Chapter of Phi Delta recognized Cynthia as an honorary member of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society of International Scholars for her significant contributions to the internationalization of the Charlotte community. In 1992, the mayor of Charlotte and Board of County Commissioners appointed Ms. Aziz to serve on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Advisory Committee.

Cynthia is a member of or affiliated with the following organizations:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association —  Past Chair of Carolinas Chapter, Current Immigration Court Liaison
  • International House of Charlotte, North Carolina — Member of Board of Directors and Secretary
  • National Immigration Project
  • North Carolina Justice Center — Past member of the Board of Directors
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of the Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Board of Specialization for North Carolina State Bar, member and Chair of Committee on Immigration and Nationality
  • National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children of UNHCR and AILA

Elizabeth R. Edwards

Attorney at Law

Elizabeth R. Edwards joined Aziz Law Firm in 1995 and has dedicated her practice solely to Immigration Law. A native of Charlotte, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Wake Forest University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was chosen to spend her Junior year studying abroad in London, UK.

Ms. Edwards received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. In 2001, she obtained the status of North Carolina Board Certified Immigration Law Specialist.

As an active member of the American Immigration Law Association (AILA), Ms. Edwards served on its Board of Governors while Chair of the Carolinas Chapter from 2002-2004. She has spoken at and participated in the planning of national conferences and seminars on immigration law. She has written articles for conferences put on by AILA, Wake Forest University, and National Business Institute. Ms. Edwards is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, and a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.


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Mailing Address:
1804 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203

Physical Location:
We’re conveniently located near central Charlotte in the Dilworth Community.

1804 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203

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