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Rolando E. Rodriguez was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He came to South Florida at the age of 13. He attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. He graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 2000 and obtained a biotechnology certificate in 2001. In 2008 Rolando joined the United State Navy. Following his enlistment in the United States Navy he finally achieved his dream of United States Citizenship. He is currently assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion-14 Headquartered in Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. In January 2009 Rolando enrolled at Florida Coastal School of Law where he was recipient of Governor’s Scholarship, a member of the schools Moot Court Team and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society. He was also a founding member and past President of the Military Law Society. Rolando was actively involved in helping others and graduated with the Pro-Bono Honors. Rolando was also very involved with the Moot Court Honor Board. He competed at the Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition and the Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court Competition. Following his admission to the Florida Bar Rolando had the distinct pleasure of serving his country in a deployment to Afghanistan where he served as the Acting Legal Officer for NMCB-14. There, he started to run as a hobby and competed in his long distance run, the Army’s 10 mile Shadow Run. Rolando currently practices law in Cocoa, Florida at Cantwell and Goldman P.A.

Rolando handles cases primarily in the areas real estate transactions, and immigration law. He is married to Mrs. Laura Rodriguez of seven years, and they currently reside in Palm Bay, Florida with their son Alexander who is 3 years old. Rolando is an avid runner, loves cooking gourmet meals for his families and water sports.


J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law, 2011 


  • Governor’s Merit Scholarship

  • Pro-Bono Honors (completion of more than 250 hours pro-bono hours)

  • Activities:

  • Student Bar Association Senator

  • Moot Court Honor Board

  • Military Law Society


  • Student Bar Association Senator

  • Moot Court Honor Board

  • Military Law Society


B.S., Florida Atlantic University, 2000 
Certificate Biotechnology, 2001

Bar Admissions


Middle District of Florida

Southern District of Florida

Sample speaking engagements

  • November 20th, 2013, Key Note Speaker for the Indian River Medical Association “Apology Law and the Reduction of Medical Malpractice Claims against Florida Physicians” 2 C.M.E. credits awarded to attendees.

  • January 22, 2014, Key Note Speaker for the Women in Diversified Services Orlando Chapter  "To Buy or Not to Buy, the Dodd-Frank Act, Consumer Protection Beureau and what every realtor should know"

  • Monthly column for the Spanish language on “Al Dia” Newspaper

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Brevard Chapter of the Veterans Real Estate Professionals. (2014-2017) Term.

  • At Large member of the steering committee of the 20/40 Young Professionals for the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce.

  • Chairperson of the Community Service Committee for the 20/40 Young Professionals for the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Military Awards

  • Navy-Marine Corp Achievement Medal Award with Gold Star (2 Awards)

  • Navy Battle “E” (2 awards)

  • Naval Reserve Meritorious Service

  • National Defense Service Medal

  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star

  • Global War on Terrorism Medal

  • Armed Forces Reserve with M Device

  • Navy Sea Service Deployment

  • Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service

  • Navy Reserve Medal

  • NATO ISAF Medal

  • NAVY Marksman


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 80%
    4 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    4 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Hans Christopher Wahl

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hans Wahl Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mario Musil

    Mr. Rodriguez is highly knowledgeable and experienced in immigration court matters. If you are facing deportation proceedings, I recommend you consider consulting with with Rolando.


    Mario Musil Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cantwell & Goldman, PA

96 Willard Street
Suite 302
Cocoa, FL, 32922


FLMember in Good Standing - Suspension Pending201209/08/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in FL, 2015


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement MedalUnited States Navy2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateCantwell & Goldman, P.A.2014 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Brevard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard Member2013 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of KCase dismissed. Minor allowed to stay in the United States as a Legal Permanent Resident
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2011
Florida Atlantic UniversityMicrobiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly meeting at Indian River County Medical Association“Apology Law and the Reduction of Medical Malpractice Claims against Florida Physicians2013