Who We Are

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Garcia & Qayum Law Group, P.A. is a full-service law firm committed to providing personalized, competent, and aggressive legal representation. Our team of immigration and criminal defense attorneys in Miami is proud to offer practical and prompt legal advice to our clients.

Not only do we know about immigration laws and procedures, but we have experienced them first-hand. Like so many of our clients, we are immigrants ourselves, making us uniquely qualified to understand your individual concerns, questions, needs, and to help you remain legally in the United States.


Mr. Karamat Qayum is dedicated to representing the immigrant community. Born in Medellín, Colombia. Mr. Qayum arrived to the United States when he was 10 years old. He was actually undocumented in the United States for a period of time. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Mr. Qayum graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. While obtaining his undergraduate degree, he interned with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, where he gained invaluable knowledge of the criminal justice process. He is a proud alumni of Florida International University’s College of Law.

During law school he participated in the Immigrant Children’s Justice Clinic, where he represented immigrant children facing removal. He also participated in the Community Development Clinic, where he provided legal counsel and transactional services to small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Qayum served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Stacy D. Glick. In addition, he was a law clerk with the United States Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, where he advised and drafted legal decisions for immigration judges on issues involving removal cases. He later worked for a prestigious immigration firm in Coral Gables.


Ms. Kenia Garcia was born in Cuba. At 14 years old she and her family came to the United States on a raft and they were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (formerly INS) at Krome Service Processing Center.

Ms. Garcia obtained her undergraduate degree at Troy University, where she graduated with the highest honors, summa cum laude. She attended Florida International University College of Law and graduated cum laude, third in her class. While attending law school she participated in the prestigious Immigration and Human Rights Clinic.

Ms. Garcia worked at Legal Services of Greater Miami handling landlord/tenant issues, and later had the opportunity to conduct several bench trials while serving as a Certified Legal Intern at the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office. During her time at the Third District Court of Appeal she assisted the Honorable Judge Barbara Lagoa.

Shaped by her unique life experiences, Ms. Garcia is a committed and dedicated advocate for her clients. She is fluent in English and Spanish.


Ms. Liliana Gomez was born in Cuba and came to the United States at the age of 9. She attended Florida State University, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, Ms. Gomez volunteered at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, which sparked her interest in a career in law.

She later attended Florida International University College of Law. During law school, Ms. Gomez participated in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where she had the opportunity to represent clients in their removal proceedings and gained invaluable insight into the immigration system. In her second year of law school, she began working as a clerk at Garcia & Qayum Law Group, where she built upon her experiences from the clinic and solidified her passion for immigration defense. Upon graduation, she joined the GQ team as an associate attorney.

Being an immigrant herself, Ms. Gomez is committed to advocating for the immigrant community. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

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