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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.




Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 95%
    16 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Asylum: 5%
    16 years, 500 cases



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  • Maria Vladimirovna Davydova

    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.


    Maria Davydova Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Louiza Tarassova

    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.


    Louiza Tarassova Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Brandt Immigration

5575 South Semoran Boulevard #1
Orlando, FL, 32822


FLMember in Good Standing200206/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Appreciation of Commitment and DedicationHispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO)2013
Appreciation of Commitment and DedicationHispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO)2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
A RatingBBB2011
Florida Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Appreciation of Commitment and dedicationHispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO)2011
AV Rated Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell2011
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2011Martindale-Hubbell2011
AV Rated Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Pro Bono Excellence AwardFlorida Supreme Court2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
AV Rated Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell2009
Rising StarSuperLawyers2008
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Business Advisory Council Businessman of the YearNational Republican Congressional Committee2005
With HonorsUniversity of Florida2002
Who's Who in American Law SchoolsWho's Who In American Law2001
National Honors SocietyGolden Key1998
Cum LaudeFlorida International University1998
Who’s Who Among College StudentsWho’s Who Among Students1998
National Political Science Honors SocietyPi Sigma Alpha1994
Outstanding Academic Achievement AwardMiami Dade Community College1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding Attorney / OwnerBrandt Immigration2012 - Present
ShareholderColombo, Hurd & Brandt, PL2006 - 2011
AssociateZimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A.2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (MidSouth chapter)Member2011 - Present
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Of Metro OrlandoBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Don Quijote AwardsSelection Committee Member2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida, Inc.Board of Directors2006 - Present
Hispanic Bar AssociationAttorney Member2004 - Present
American Immigration Law FoundationAttorney Member2002 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers FoundationAttorney Member2002 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2002 - Present
Orlando Bar AssociationAttorney Member2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAttorney Member2002 - Present
Florida BarMember2002 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAttorney Member2002 - Present
Hispanic Business Intitative Fund of Florida, Inc.Chairman2010 - 2011
Orange County Clerk of Court Advisory CouncilMember2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Deportation DefenseApproved Permanent Residency
EOIR Removal DefenseCase Dismissed
Cancellation of RemovalGranted Withholding of Removal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Advocacy Group OpinionMany Illegal Immigrant Children Can Now Stay in U.S.2012
chb-law.comUS Enacts Legal Status for All Haitians2010
chb-lawSenate Fails to Pass DREAM Act2010
chb-lawHaiti Earthquake Reinforces Immediate Need for Temporary Protected Status2010
chb-law.comH-1B Cap Begins to Close2009
chb-lawTexas Charities Refuse to Give Toys to Undocumented Children2009
Asia Trend MagazineImmigration Reform under the Obama Administration2009
La PrensaSeccion 245(i)2008
Ahora Orlando MagazineThe Importance of Immigration Compliance in the Workplace2007
Orlando Sentinele-Business: Protecting Your Business From the Pitfalls of the Electronic Age2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
Florida International UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Miami Dade Community CollegeBusiness AdministrationAssociate of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UF Levin College of LawImmigration2012
Immigration ForumImmigration2008
Immigration DebateImmigration Debate2008