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Pedro A. Miranda

Immigration Attorney at Hollywood, FL

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 16 years
    Puerto Rico - PR 48 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State PR
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Pedro

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    As an immigration judge for 18 years, I presided over approximately 15,000 immigration contedted hearings, evaluating evidence and rendering oral an written decisions. In private practice I litigated numerous jury trials as well as appeals to the U. S. Court of Appeals.

    36 years, 15,000 cases

Former Immigration Judge - Former immigration trial attorney. I have presided over thousands of immigration court proceedings throughout eighteen years as a judge. As a trial attorney with the then Immigration and Naturalization Service, I prosecuted thousands of cases and assisted in training of INS personnel. As an attorney in private practice I litigated numerous cases before local and federal courts and was in charge of federal appeals to the Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit where I briefed and handled oral argument for between fifty  to seventyfive cases.

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Hollywood office: 450 N. Park Rd., Suite 502

Location

Garcia, Miranda, Gonzalez-Rua, P.A.
450 N. Park Rd.
Suite 300
Hollywood, FL, 33021
Garcia, Miranda, Gonzalez-Rua, P.A.
9655 S. Dixie Hwy
Suite 312
Miami, FL, 33156
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you!
Thank you for your comment with all your understanding and support. It is very important to understand feelings of clients, not only to solve their problems as a lawyer but as a man with good heart. Even if I posted question with different title, and not about immigration case, you still gave me advise.
Posted by Andres | June 3, 2015
Highly Recomended
Very good service and professionalism. Pedro Miranda and company is trustworthy, effective and got the job done.
Posted by karen | June 2, 2015
Pedro saved my life!
After other lawyers said they had no answers, I found Pedro online and he proved to be what I was looking for. Pedro came up with the strategy that no-one else thought of and it worked. I am extremely grateful for Pedro's knowledge and he was very kind and fair with my husband and I. Thank you.
Posted by Komel | June 1, 2015
Incredible Super Lawyer
Mr. Miranda is my current legal counsel for my complex immigration matter. It's an honor and so relieving to be his client. He is very knowledgable and professional when it comes to immigration matters. Being a former judge, he comes with extraordinary skills that sets him apart from other immigration lawyers. I'm glad that he is with me helping with my very complicated issues. Other lawyers provided no optimism for my case, while Mr. Miranda, after looking at the details, found practical ways to fight my case, which no one could find it and has been successful so far. I was very much hopeless before I met Mr Miranda. I am very much lucky to find awesome Lawyer like Mr Miranda. And yes Not only he is incredible lawyer but he is great human being too Thanks for everything.
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Posted by Guillermo | May 2, 2014
Integrity in Immigration Law
Pedro Miranda has shown to be a lawyer/advisor with the highest values, besides been very helpful and knowledgeable (former immigration judge) with regards to immigration law issues. His honoraries were fair and I recommend his services without reserve.
Posted by Manuel | May 2, 2014
Honest, effective representation.You are in good hands.
Mr. Miranda provided invaluable and effective advice and assistance regarding an immigration issue involving a visa petition for the fiancee of a good friend. Visa was obtained without a hitch, beneficiary entered the country and the couple is now happily married.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Garcia, Miranda & Gonzalez-Rua, PA
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Garcia & Miranda, PA
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Legal Advisor
  • Catholic Legal Services Miami
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Brauwerman, Sibirsky & Miranda, PA
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Pozo, Goldstein & Miranda, LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judge
  • U.S. Department Of Justice
  • 1994 - 2011
  • Trial Attorney
  • Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • 1988 - 1994
  • Partner
  • Urgell. Miranda & Gonzalez
  • 1982 - 1988
  • Attorney
  • Ricardo Rodriguez Padilla Law Offices
  • 1978 - 1982
  • Attorney
  • Dubon, Gonzalez & Berrios
  • 1977 - 1978
  • Adjunct Professor Business Law
  • University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Attorney
  • Gonzalez & Rodriguez
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Special Prosecutor
  • Puerto Rico Department of Justice
  • 1976 - 1976
  • Trial Attorney
  • Puerto Rico Department of Justice
  • 1976 - 1977
  • English Instructor
  • Berllitz Language Academy
  • 1974 - 1975
  • Law Clerk at Puerto Rico Department of Justice.
  • Puerto Rico Department of Justice
  • 1973 - 1973
  • Airman First Class
  • Air National Guard
  • 1968 - 1969
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Education

  • HarvardX
  • Certificate
  • 2016
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Professional Development
  • 1977
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972
  • The Perkiomen School
  • High School
  • 1965
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Agosto vs. Aponte Roque, 889 F2d 1209
  • Remanded to District Court for further proceedings consistent with the opinion
  • Morales vs. Arias, 856 F2nd 396
  • Adverse decision in District Court dismissing claim reversed in part
  • Gierbolini vs. Aponte Roque, 848 F2d 331
  • U. S. Circuit Court for the First Circuit affirmed trial court's findings andorders that plaintiff was fired in violation of his First Amendment rights and ordering restitution, back pay, compensatory and punitive damages to be paid by defendants.
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2008 - Present
  • D. C. Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1977 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Disrrict of Puerto Rico
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1977 - Present
  • Bar Association of Puerto Rico
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • National Association of Immigration Judges
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Service Award
  • U. S. Department of Justice
  • 2007
  • Service Award
  • U. S. Department ofJustice
  • 2002
  • Certificate
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 1976
  • Special Prosecutor
  • Puerto Rico Department of Justice
  • 1976
  • Law Review
  • University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  • 1974
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Publications

  • The Florida Catholic, Archdiocese of Miami
  • From Judge to Advocate
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Catholic Legal Services CLE
  • Courtroom issues and practice.
  • 2017
  • Catholic Legal Services CLE
  • Judge's Panel
  • 2015
  • Catholic Legal Services CLE
  • Judge's Panel
  • 2013
  • interpreter Issues Conference
  • Courtroom language and issues of interpretation
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (40)
Given (30)
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Immigration Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We are extremely fortunate to have Attorney Miranda advocating for the rights of immigrants. As a prior IJ, Attorney Miranda is a true professional and a leader within the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Pedro for over twenty years. I knew him as a government attorney, a private practitioner and as an immigration judge, and now he is in private practice close to me in Hollywood. I highly recommend Pedro in immigration matters especially immigration litigation as he has always been honorable, informed, fair and ethical. He has the respect of the legal bar and the EOIR."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Miranda is a well-respected lawyer and a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Miranda is a seasoned and well-respected practitioner."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Judge Miranda. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Miranda is one of the finest attorneys in his state, he is a true credit to the legal profession and I highly recommend his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"Highly skilled and knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"When it comes to ethics and concern for clients, this attorney goes above and beyond, I highly endorse this attorney for legal representation. Not only are they a well respected member of their community but a respected member in the legal field."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer because his many contributions on Avvo readily indicate he is a seasoned immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure to practice in front of Mr. Miranda in the Miami EOIR. Mr. Miranda always displayed exceptional knowledge of the law while maintaining a level of professionalism and respect with the attorneys, which was unparalleled.I highly recommend him to any potential client."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Practicing before Judge Miranda was a pleasure. He has been a great addition to the private Bar."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"39 years of practice as a prosecutor, professor, appellate specialist and judge. EXPERIENCE COUNTS! Loved and respected by his peers and now his clients. A treasure trove of advice for lawyers and clients is made available to us daily by his contributions here. His library of answers is just another part of his legal legacy. If you are considering hiring an immigration attorney you would be doing yourself a disservice by not seeking a consultation with him. KUDOS."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Counsel Miranda is a highly skilled and experienced immigration attorney. His advice on the avvo website demonstrate his keen understanding of the complex area of immigration law. I recommend him to anyone with immigration issues without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The time a lawyer spends giving back through sites like this show passion for the law and compassion for people. Kudos to you for helping so many people."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of appearing before Pedro Miranda on numerous occasions while he was an immigration judge in Miami. He was one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable judges that I have ever known. I was sad to see him retire, but I am glad to know that he is using his vast knowledge and experience to help those in need."
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