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Chad Michael Brandt

Immigration Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.8   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    95%
    Deportation & Removal Defense, Business Visas, Investor Visas, Work Visas, Immigration Court, Criminal Court, Family Petitions, Marriage Visas, Fiancee Visas, Green Cards, Citizenship, & More

    24 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Asylum
    5%

    24 years, 500 cases

I am a founding partner at the law firm of Brandt Immigration, specializing in immigration law.  I have extensive litigation experience, allowing me to successfully represent clients in Immigration and Federal Courts.

 

I devote a substantial portion of my immigration practice to deportation defense, both in Immigration Court and before deportation officers at Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s Detention and Removal Offices throughout the U.S. I also regularly represent individuals, families, and businesses in an expansive array of interviews and appearances before immigration officials.

 

Additionally, I assist both individuals and businesses in obtaining temporary visas and permanent resident status in a variety of categories, including visas for businesses, investment visas, student visas, exchange visitors, and artists and entertainers. Finally, I have extensive experience in handling criminal related matters in both immigration cases and in County Courts regarding criminal traffic infractions involving immigrants, who often encounter problems obtaining or renewing driver’s licenses.

 

I am a first generation Cuban-American who is fluent in Spanish, I come from an immigrant family, and have witnessed the challenges that immigrants face in the United States first hand. As a result, I founded Brandt Immigration based upon our shared vision to serve the cause of immigrants.

 

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Location

Brandt Immigration
5575 South Semoran Boulevard #5014
Orlando, FL, 32822

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Posted by Marina Burkatskaya | February 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It's a powerhouse!
Just recently on February 13, 2020 a had my interview for a Citizenship. This firm truly is a powerhouse! I hired Chad Brandt, and lawyer Kelly Sanchez joined us in my case. So another word I had two lawyers watching after and taking care my case! Chad is very done to the point and Kelly is very detailed and organized. So this team truly is a powerhouse! I was informed from this office of any changes or any appointments in my case in a timely manner. And of cause prior to my Individual Hearing I had free of charge appointments with Chad Brandt and prior to my Citizenship Interview with Kelly Sanchez. Now it's a done deal! I got my Citizenship! Going to apply for US passport now! It's hard to described my happiness and of cause I will always remember and appreciate Chad's and Kelly's professionalism!
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Posted by James | April 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great communication and great service!
Chad & Kelly represented me in my recent Green Card application for permanent residency here in the US. The immigration proceedings took over a year because of the backlog in USCIS, but Chad and Kelly were by my side every step of the way. From helping assemble my paperwork, to completing the application, all the way to the interview, Chad and Kelly made sure the process was smooth and nothing was missed along the way. Great communication and great service!
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Posted by Amadeo | August 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Personal case
I knew Mr Brant true a friend of mine which he helped him get his green card, I made and appoiment for me and my wife, so we felt really secure and comfortable with our first visit, that we put our case on his hands, it was the best decision ever, he solved our status, as well as other family members, he is not just an attorney for us, he is a family member. We highlly recomend him and his firm for any Imigration case you might have. Thank you Chad for all the happiness you have bring you our houses, God continue tu bless you and your family.
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Posted by Ernesto morales | June 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
He is a excellent lawyer! He fought my case hard, I believe in the law because of him. The only think I could say is, thank you for everything & If i would to hire again I will choose Chat brant!!.
Posted by enedina | June 19, 2017
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enedina Gomez
Chad Michael Brant; he is one of the best lawyer in florida!, ive been knowing him for more the 10 years!. if you are looking for a good lawyer don't think twice he resolve so many cases from my family!!, he is not just a lawyer; his is a family!.
Posted by Enedina Gomez | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A perfect lawyer! chat michael brandt
His one of the best "immigration lawyers" in Florida! I know him for more than 10 years! if you are looking for a good lawyer, don't think twice! he resolve my dad USA citizenship process!! thank you so much for your help!!! god bless you!.
Posted by Catalina O. | January 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very efficient law firm
I came to Brandt after having my citizenship application denied twice. He started the process from scratch with me, filling the application (which I had already done twice with another lawyer), when we did this I realized how many mistakes the other lawyer had made. Brandt's office was very diligent and throughout getting all the information rectified and updated. I had other documents that I needed to get for the application and Kelly was amazing at getting everything ready for me so I could go pick up the documents without any delays or issues. The Interview day came, Kelly went with me. I had an awful experience. The Interviewer was rude and nasty, but Kelly stood up for me, and did not allowed for that treatment to continue. After the interview she spoke to the interviewer's supervisor, she was very firm and very professional but she got her point across about how unprofessional the Interviewer was. The next day we met with Kelly and Brandt to write a letter explaining all the points we couldn't get across to the interviewer. The following day Kelly delivered that letter personally to the supervisor. After two denials, and an interview from hell, i got my citizenship. Thank you Brandt and Kelly, without your help, support, tenacity i don't think I could have done it. You guys are amazing!!!!!
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Posted by Islen | September 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
My husband came to Mr. Chad for his green card and it's been a wonderful experience. Chad and his team has done a wonderful good in keeping us update on everything that's going on with our case and have helped us out threw it. I am happy to say that soon we are going to be traveling to Honduras ! !
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excelente Job!!
I hired this firm to help me with my immigration process. I never have a problem or reason to get mad. They did what they offered to do for me and I am pleased.
Posted by Jose Elias | August 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A total bad ass..!
Mr chad, was hired by my wife for her naturalization once that was done I requested his services, out of the blue a old criminal charge came up, him and his partner kelly took the case with 4 days to court date, they totally kick ass in there..! The " A " team, thank you guys..!
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2014
Good Lawyer! Great staff !
He was really sharp and knowledgeable in case. I visited 5 lawyers before meeting Mr. Brandt , even after my visit with him I kept looking and all the places I went even the lawyers talked really good about Mr. Brandt practice. I decided to hired Mr. Brandt and it was the best decision I could made.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2014
Great lawyer, trustworthy! !
He was really resourceful and dedicated to my case. I spoke with 5 lawyers before him and the weren't able to help me or give me hope. Mr. Brandt took a complicated case a solved it.
Posted by Paul | December 5, 2014
Immigration
Chad Brandt and his staff were the best. I thank everyone of his staff members. They were extremely helpful and Chad was extremely knowledgeable. Me and wife were extremely happy with his level of service and would recommend Chad Brandt to anyone we know. We definitely would use Chad moving forward with the rest our immigration endeavours. Thank you again!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2014
Our experience with Attorney Chad Brandt.
Our case was complicated. We consulted with two different law firms on separate occasions and paid thousands of dollars to them, after a lengthy time with each one they told us there was nothing they could do for us. My wife and I refuse to give up our fight. My wife started looking for another attorney on the internet and found a Law Firm in Orlando and made an appointment for consultation, that is when we first met Attorney Chad Brandt. I can truly say thank God for letting us find Attorney Chad Brandt, he was the nicest person and a great professional, we immediately felt comfortable and reassured that finally we met someone who really does care and will help us. Attorney Chad Brandt is not just our lawyer, we feel he is a friend. He fought our case passionately and we won, He was as happy and emotional as my wife and I. Attorney Brandt and his team were wonderful. They guided us through the process and made us feel comfortable. They made themselves available to us whenever we needed. The staff is compassionate and a pleasure to work with. A VERY BIG THANK YOU CHAD !!!
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Posted by Marisa Connon | May 29, 2013
Finally I am a resident
Thank God for letting me know a great professional and a great human with a big heart. He is a person that helps with his experience and more, he gave me strength to keep going in the hopes of getting legality. Finally I got I am a Permanent resident. God bless you so you can continue helping more illegal people giving them your knowledge. We need more professionals like you,THANKS CHAD
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Posted by LEO | May 29, 2013
THE BEST IMMIGRATION LAWYER!!!!
Attorney Chad is not just my lawyer, He is my friend because He is a great person. I have 5 years working with him and I' m really comfortable, He never avoids fighting behind closed doors as some lawyers do. I highly recommended Chad, it is not easy to find a lawyer as Chad..... God Bless Chad
Posted by Alan & Laura | May 6, 2013
Best in the Business!!!!
While considering a good lawyer to represent my wife and I in her immigration to the United States. I asked my lawyer for his recommendation. He said without hesitation, Chad Brandt. Chad has proven to be an excellent choice; he is very diligent, professional, has the respect of all of those he coordinates and works with.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2013
I highly recommend Brandt Immigration
Mr. Brandt and his team are truly amazing people. We came to them for help in a time when we did not have monies to retain an attorney. He took our case pro bono and assisted us in reuniting our family. We couldn't be happier. We have referred several people to Mr. Brandt and jighly recommend his services.
Posted by Emilie | March 15, 2013
Wow...A great lawyer with a great heart!
Attoreney Chad Brandt is not just my lawyer, he is my friend. We formed that friendship from fighting the case together, and we won!!! He was as happy and emotional as me!
Posted by Maria | February 2, 2013
Wonderful lawyer and staff
Mr. Brandt and his team were wonderful. They guided us through the process and made us feel comfortable. They made themselves available to us whenever we needed. The staff is compassionate and a pleasure to work with
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney / Owner
  • Brandt Immigration
  • 2012 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Colombo, Hurd & Brandt, PL
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2006

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Law
  • 2002
  • Florida International University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Miami Dade Community College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Deportation Defense
  • Approved Permanent Residency
  • EOIR Removal Defense
  • Case Dismissed
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Granted Withholding of Removal
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (MidSouth chapter)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Of Metro Orlando
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Don Quijote Awards
  • Selection Committee Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Orlando Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Foundation
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Immigration Law Foundation
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Hispanic Business Intitative Fund of Florida, Inc.
  • Chairman
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Orange County Clerk of Court Advisory Council
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Appreciation of Commitment and Dedication
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO)
  • 2013
  • Appreciation of Commitment and Dedication
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO)
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Appreciation of Commitment and dedication
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO)
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Florida Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • A Rating
  • BBB
  • 2011
  • AV Rated Law Firm
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated Law Firm
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated Law Firm
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Excellence Award
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Business Advisory Council Businessman of the Year
  • National Republican Congressional Committee
  • 2005
  • With Honors
  • University of Florida
  • 2002
  • Who's Who in American Law Schools
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2001
  • National Honors Society
  • Golden Key
  • 1998
  • Who’s Who Among College Students
  • Who’s Who Among Students
  • 1998
  • Cum Laude
  • Florida International University
  • 1998
  • National Political Science Honors Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • 1994
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
  • Miami Dade Community College
  • 1992
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Publications

  • chb-law
  • Haiti Earthquake Reinforces Immediate Need for Temporary Protected Status
  • 2010
  • chb-law.com
  • H-1B Cap Begins to Close
  • 2009
  • chb-law
  • Texas Charities Refuse to Give Toys to Undocumented Children
  • 2009
  • Asia Trend Magazine
  • Immigration Reform under the Obama Administration
  • 2009
  • La Prensa
  • Seccion 245(i)
  • 2008
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • e-Business: Protecting Your Business From the Pitfalls of the Electronic Age
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • UF Levin College of Law
  • Immigration
  • 2012
  • Immigration Forum
  • Immigration
  • 2008
  • Immigration Debate
  • Immigration Debate
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
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Immigration Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Chad Brandt is an extremely knowledgeable and talented immigration attorney. He aggressively fights for the rights and benefits his clients deserve. Mr. Brandt not only cares not only about the clients’ immigration cases, but about their whole immigrant experience which sets him apart from many other attorneys. He is a great legal mentor, taking the time to invest in developing his associate attorneys’ litigation and client advocacy skills. Mr. Brandt’s reputation both with his clients and immigration officials is impeccable."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brandt has a passion for the work he does. He truly cares about his clients. I would not hesitate to refer my clients to him."
Immigration Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Brandt's answers on Avvo demonstrate a depth of knowledge of immigration law and a profound ability to analyze complex legal problems. I am happy to endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I practice criminal and personal injury law. Often I have a client who will need immigration advice that may impact what we decide to do on the case we are handling. In those cases, I do not hesitate to refer them to Chad Brandt as he has the skill, experience and intelligence to give excellent advice! We trust his immigration expertise. As a result, I highly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I am a criminal defense lawyer & many of my clients require the services of an excellent immigration lawyer. The first person I always think of is Attorney Chad Brandt. He is a highly qualified, intelligent, & knowledgeable immigration attorney. I would highly recommend Attorney Brandt!"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Chad Brandt is the consummate professional. He always goes the extra mile to obtain the best results for his clients and is passionate about giving back to his community. He treats his clients with respect and dignity, while agressively pursuing their legal rights. I would not hesitate to refer immigration matters to Mr. Brandt."
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