My practice focuses on immigration, criminal law and commercial litigation. I started my legal career at the Public Defender’s Office where I handled thousands of cases and conducted over twenty jury trials. In private practice, I focused on family and business immigration by representing clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Courts and the Executive Board of Immigration Review. I have also represented numerous clients in commercial transactions, both as a plaintiff and as a defendant, including real estate transactions, contract disputes, property damages and employment cases.
I was born in Brazil and moved to the United States with my family as a teenager. After graduating high school in Virginia, I attended George Mason University in the Washington D.C. area, where I obtained a B.A. in Government and International Politics. I relocated to Florida in 2006 and went on to graduate from Florida State University College of Law.
As an attorney I have used my diverse professional experience acquired in other industries to better represent my clients. I also had the opportunity to live in other countries and experience other cultures. I speak Portuguese and Spanish.
I am a dedicated professional who is committed to my clients’ cases. I understand my clients come to me with issues that deeply affect their lives and future. I will strongly advocate for my clients but believe that civility is the path the best results.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2013||12/17/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member of the Year||Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida||2015|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office Of The Public Defender 9th Judicial Circuit||2013 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter)||Member||2016 - Present|
|Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida||Member||2015 - Present|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||2013|
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