Mr. Carmona is a founding partner at the law firm Meléndez & Carmona, P.L., where he leads the firm’s corporate and international practice. Licensed to practice law in both Florida and Puerto Rico, Mr. Carmona, also specializes in family, bankruptcy, collection and foreclosure defense. With respect to his international practice, Mr. Carmona devotes a substantial portion of his time assisting both businesses and individuals in obtaining temporary visas and permanent resident status. As a result of his experience working for a bankruptcy trustee in the past, he is able to guide clients successfully through either chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings.
Born in Puerto Rico, Mr. Carmona immigrated to the mainland United States at a young age. He attended Oviedo High School and completed two bachelor degrees at the University of Central Florida (UCF): Legal Studies and Spanish. He received a full scholarship from the same institution to complete a Master degree in Spanish. He later went on to receive his Juris Doctor, cum laude, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and completed internships and comparative international law classes in London and Spain. After graduating from law school, he went to work as a legal consultant for a Bankruptcy Trustee for the Middle District Bankruptcy Court of Florida. He worked as a legal consultant and associate attorney in charge of the bankruptcy section of a local family practice firm with offices in Tampa, Orlando, and Maitland. He was later hired by another local firm as an associate attorney to expand their practice into the areas of bankruptcy and civil law. Additionally, Mr. Carmona is an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Attorney Carmona is licensed to practice law in Florida and Puerto Rico and has represented clients in both jurisdictions. He practices and virtually all types of cases in Puerto Rico.
Omar Carmona is married to Zoraida Velasco.