Daryl Buffenstein - Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP

Daryl Buffenstein

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991
Phone: 404-856-5505

Daryl is a Partner in Fragomen’s Atlanta office. His experience includes testifying before U.S. Congress on various corporate immigration issues, and writing key business provisions in major pieces of immigration legislation over the last 16 years.

As a former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Daryl was responsible for leading a successful national campaign to defend legal immigration, in response to efforts in Congress to radically restrict immigration. He also served a four year term as the General Counsel to the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Professional accomplishments, Memberships

  • Bar admissions: Georgia
  • Court admissions: Advocate of the High Court of Zimbabwe
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • General Counsel and Co-founder, Global Personnel Alliance


  • Best Lawyers, Immigration Law, 1991-2016
  • Georgia Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Immigration Law, 2015
  • Super Lawyers, 2004-2016
  • Lawdragon's Top 20 Lawyers in Immigration Law, 2014
  • Chambers Global
  • Chambers USA
  • Who’s Who in Business Law
  • International Who’s Who in Business Law

University of Exeter Master of Law (LL.M.), 1977
University of Rhodesia Bachelor of Law (LL.B.), 1974
University of Cape Town Bachelor of Arts, 1972

Office Location

600 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 4200
Atlanta, GA 30308-2219
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Immigration Law of the Atlanta Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Individuals of the Atlanta Metro Area
Daryl Buffenstein has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Daryl Buffenstein has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management
Immigration Law (Anti-Discrimination, Business, Consular, Employer Sanctions, Employment, International, Labor, Litigation)