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Carlos was born in Colombia and in 1996 immigrated to the Unites States, to the city of Miami. In an effort to learn English faster he joined the United States Navy in 1997, serving as an aviation mechanic onboard the Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy.  In 2003 Carlos received his bachelor’s degree with high honors from the Florida International University, with a major in International Relations and a minor is sociology. In 2006 he received his law degree with honors from the University of Florida, with a concentration in International law. Carlos has been practicing immigration law for over 8 years.

Carlos is licensed to practice law by the Florida Supreme Court and the Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and serves in the Executive Board of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association.

Carlos Sandoval es el fundador de esta firma. Carlos nacio en Colombia, y en el año 1996 inmigro a los Estados Unidos, y se establecio en la ciudad de Miami. Carlos recibio su licenciatura con altos honores de la universidad Internacional de la Florida concentrandose en relaciones internacionales y sociologia y luego recibio su doctorado en derecho de la universidad de la Florida, con honores, y con una concentracion en Derecho Internacional. Carlos es miembro del Colegio de Abogados de la Florida desde el año 2006 y trabajo en el departamento corporativo de la firma Carlton Fields, una de las firmas mss respetadas de la Florida.

The motto of our firm is Honesty, Excellence and Professionalism because that is exactly what we offer to our Clients. Our firm is building a reputation where the client is treated with respect and justice. We also strive to do things right the first try, working hard to get a positive outcome for our clients. We want our clients to feel they have the backing of a professional who is on their side to help them navigate our complex legal system.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 90%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Contracts: 5%
    10 years, 200 cases
  3. Corporate: 5%
    10 years, 200 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Tania S. Silva

    Mr. Sandoval is a disciplined and passionate advocate. He truly cares for his clients and makes himself available for them. I wholeheartedly endorse this colleague.


    Tania Silva Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Glen Adam Kotten

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sandoval is a top-notch lawyer and is highly respected in the legal community.


    Glen Kotten Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A.

450 N. Park Road
Suite 803
Hollywood, FL, 33021

Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A.

2645 Executive Park Dr
Weston, FL, 33331



FLMember in Good Standing200606/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CertificateVolunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.)2008
Certificate in International and Comparative LawUniversity of Florida2006
Book AwardInternational Litigation and Arbitration2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & Managing PartnerCarlos E. Sandoval, P.A.2008 - Present
Immigration ChairSaban & Solomon, PLLC.2007 - 2008
AssociateCarlton Fields, P.A.2006 - 2007
Certified Legal InternVirgil Hawkins Civil Law Clinic2005 - 2005
Judicial ExternEighth Circuit Court2004 - 2004
ExternSouthern Legal Counsel2004 - 2004
Aviation MechanicUnited States Navy1997 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Broward County Hispanic Bar AssociationRules Compliance Officer2014 - Present
Broward County Hispanic Bar AssociationTreasurer2014 - Present
Florida Lawyers NetworkAttorney Member2013 - Present
Broward County Hispanic Bar AssociationDirector2013 - Present
Broward County Hispanic Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationProfessionalism Committee Member2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Florida BarAttorney Member2006 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Florida Journal of International LawMember2005 - Present
Phi Delta Legal Honors SocietyMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Deferred Action based on Humanitarian ReasonsDeferred Action Granted
Motion to Reopen in absentia Order of RemovalCase reopened and terminated by immigration judge.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawInternational LawJD - Juris Doctor (Law Degree)2006
Florida International UniversityInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Miami Dade CollegeAssociate of ArtsAssociate of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Lawyers NetworkFundamental of Investment Visas2013
Aproveche su Viaje a Miami y haga una Excelente InversionImmigration for Foreign Investors2013