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Angel Fermin Leal Jr.

Immigration Attorney at Doral, FL

4.9   48 reviews

also known as Angel Leal, Angel F. Leal

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Angel

Learn Angel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    50%
    Practice in all areas of immigration law including removal cases, detained aliens, appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Administrative Appeals Office, family and employment based immigration, consular processing, Motions to Reopen, adjustment of status, naturalization, alien relative petitions, reentry permits and travel documents, emplyment authorizations, all criminal waivers, immigration court proceedings, all employment based visas such as E visas, L visas, H visas, O & P visas

    28 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    All areas of family law including dissolution of marriage, alimony, distribution of marital assets and liabilities, qualified domestic relations orders, children's issues such as child support, relocation, parenting plans, timesharing, domestic violence cases, paternity cases, child support enforcement cases, modifications, adoptions, name changes, enforcement proceedings, income deduction orders, state disbursement unit orders, and all domestic realtions matters, contested & uncontested cases

    30 years

  3. Child custody
    10%
    Prepare Parenting Plans and Timesharing Agreements as well as representation in cases involving parental relocation issues

    30 years

  4. Child support
    8%
    Calculate child support based on Florida's Child Suppoirt Guidelines/ Prepare Income Deduction Orders and Orders for Payment of Child Support through State Disbursement Unit

    30 years

  5. Real estate
    5%
    Prepare Purchase and Sale Contracts and represent parties at settlements or closings

    30 years

  6. Family
    1%

  7. Wills and living wills
    1%

¡SU ABOGADO Y AMIGO! ANGEL F. LEAL, JR., P.A. IS A FULL SERVICE LAW FIRM AND TOP IMMIGRATION LAWYER ON CASO CERRADO.

In addition to my private practice, I previously served as the Special Master for Code Enforcement Hearings for the City of Hialeah, Florida from 2005 until 2012.  Prior to returning to private practice, I was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Hialeah, Florida from January 2001 through April 2004.  Subsequently I have been engaged by the City of Hialeah Law Department as an expert witness in immigration matters.       

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2015 2012 2011

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Angel F. Leal, Jr., P.A.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Alain Lantigua | August 6, 2012
Brilliant attorney and all around wonderful human being
After consulting with the top immigration attorneys in Miami (Kurzban, Osberg-Braun) I settled on Mr. Leal's former partner Mrs. Lopez-Cisneros who passed the case to Mr. Leal. This was a complicated case which could have resulted in deportation. I was very impressed with Mr.Leal's knowledge of the law and his diligence and I followed him to his solo practice. Through out the case Mr. Leal kept me fully informed. The outcome of the case was very positive and I fully attribute it to Mr Leal's work. Besides being an outstanding attorney, Mr Leal is also a caring and warm human being, which is a pleasure to work with no matter the circumstances.
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Posted by Rosa Maria. | April 6, 2012
Etica Profesional.
Recomiendo ampliamente al Doctor en Derecho Angel Leal, ya que como profesional es sumamente y eticamente responsable; su virtud el de escuchar a su cliente y preguntar, no dar por asentado algun hecho y regirse por su honestidad, tales cualidades son dificiles de encontrar. En mejores manos no pudo haber estado mi asunto de inmigracion. Su sinceridad que demuestra en su participacion en el ya famoso programa televisivo Caso Cerrado, fue lo que me motivo para buscar su ayuda legal; gracias a su labor legal del Dr. Angel Legal fue exitoso mi caso de inmigracion. Muchas Gracias ! Dr. Angel Leal.
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Posted by German Arias | November 23, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Excelente firma de abogados
Quiero felicitar al abogado angel leal, y a todo su equipo de trabajo , el doctor leal es muy profecional y un gran ser humano , siempre a llevado los casos de mi familia y todos los casos se han resuelto de manera satisfactoria, antes de visitar cualquier otro abogado , vayan donde angel leal , que el ni su equipo de trabajado lo van a desfraudar, . Ñ
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Posted by Amparo | January 25, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Hola, mi nombre es Amparo
Hola Abogado Angel Leal no he tenido caso con usted pero todo lo que ha hecho en muchos casos que he visto en caso cerrado se vé que es un exelente Abogado y un ser humano que ayuda a las personas necesitadas Jehová Dios lo bendiga grandemente por todo lo que hace a favor del pobre, especial me conmovio lo que hiso con la familia Olortegui, .
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Posted by Cesar | October 27, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
“Excelente Abogado “
Quiero recomendar al Abogado Ángel Leal y su grupo de trabajo por hacer una maravillosa gestión en mi proceso migratorio, ya que fui víctima de estafa por otro grupo de abogados, el cual me hicieron perder mi estatus legal aquí dentro de los EEUU, con un alto índice de probabilidades de que fuera deportado, pero gracias a Ángel y su equipo tan profesional pudieron solventar mi situación y lograron regresarme mi estatus demostrando que realmente fui víctima. De verdad lo recomiendo como uno de los mejores abogados que puede haber.
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Posted by Fernando | June 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Los más profesionales
El único grupo de abogados que me dieron la esperanza de poder legalizar mi situación en USA , y después de un largo proceso lo lograron , mil gracias Dr. Ángel Leal y muy especialmente Dra. Sandy Pineda , nunca los olvidare .
Posted by Marco Antonio | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
El MEJOR DE TODOS.
El abogado Angel Leal y su firma me representaron en un proceso muy dificil en el cual casi me deportaron, despues de haber consultado tres abogados anteriores la firma del abogado Leal fueron los unicos que pudieron darme una esperanza con su profesionalismo y dedicacion que los caracteriza en todos los sentidos. La abogada Sandy Pineda fue mi guia, representante y asesora en este proceso, que fue largo y tedioso .Pero con su gran profesionalismo, y dedicacion hacia mi caso todo fue posoble gracias a ella y el abogado Angel Leal. Nuevamente quiero agradecer rotundamente a la abogada Sandy Pineda y la firma del abogado Angel Leal por todas sus atenciones hacia mi caso que parecia imposible pero no inalcazable.
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Posted by Guillermo Linares | July 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent professional service
I would recommend Angel Leal and his team for any immigration case, Angel Leal and his entire team proved to be very knowledgeable and professional. From the moment I first consulted with him, he guided me and my wife through right path to follow and all through the process, they provided me with constant updates and guidance. Although not every case is the same, technically speaking, they have the expertise to handle from the “simple” cases to the most complex cases. Angel Leal’s staff were always very amiable and professional.
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Posted by Leonela | July 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Ángel Leal es el mejor!
Mi esposo y yo contratamos los servicios de Ángel Leal para asistirnos con una solicitud de visa basada en empleo. Desde el primer momento él fue muy receptivo, profesional y amable. Creo que su experiencia y su calidad humana se convierten en sus más importantes atributos. Definitivamente cualquiera que quiera sentirse seguro y atendido por un verdadero equipo profesional, debe sin duda contratar a Ángel Leal.
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Posted by John M-L | June 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Honest!
I used Mr Leal Jr. from 2003 - 2006 and he was amazing. I needed legal assistance and after all these years I went looking for him. He cares about his reputation and only works with you after giving you all of the facts... He will only help you if he thinks that he can really help and not just for the money. I highly recommend him to anyone that need legal help with immigration.
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Posted by Franco Giannattasio | January 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excelente Abogado.... lo recomiendo ampliamente.
El Doctor Angel Leal y su grupo de colaboradores hacen un trabajo excelente ademas de ser muy competentes y profesionales, atendiendo mi caso personalmente y resolviendo de manera inteligente, rápida y muy profesional. En lo personal el Dr. Angel es una persona, honesta, sincero, capaz, profesional, amable y con una calidad humana increible. El Dr. Leal siempre preocupado en buscar una solución positiva y satisfactoria para mi caso. Así mismo recomiendo ampliamente al Dr. Leal y su Grupo de profesionales para cualquier servicio legal en referencia. Gracias Dr. Leal. Franco
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2015
Best human being
Honestly I don't have words to describe how amazing DR Angel Leal was and still doing I. His career and experience is amazing. Since my case was 50/50 to happen or not , incredible he did a great job. Highly recommend it and also thank to make this happen.
Posted by Rogger Olortegui | July 31, 2015
El mejor Abogado de immigracion, el mejor ser humano
El abogado Angel Leal , y sus oficinas. Hacen un gran trabajo. Hay Que tener en mente que es un abogado reconocido que trabaja con la gran cadena de caso cerrado, Telemundo. En la primera entevista tu tienes que contar la verdad para que el pueda ver las posibles soluciones. El caso mio Era casi impossible, Pero el hizo que durante el proceso me permitio salir del Pais 2 veces, una para ver a mi hija despues de 13 anhos, se enfermo de repente, y desafortunadamente ella fallecion. pero no ser por el no hubiera podido ver y compartit un mes con mi hija. y luego poder decirle el ultimo a Dios. y eso nunca se me va olvidar. y por el ahora puedo estar con mi esposa y mis tres hijos, con un gran basio por la perdida de mi hija, pero el me dio la oportunidad de estar con ellas hasta lo ultimo. Solo tenia 13 anhos. Mejor Angel que el, no te va a mentir var ser directo y honesto. Sobre todo de un gran ser humano. Gracias, de lo imposible usted lo hizo posible. Lo recomeindo y ahora tiene nueva surcusal en Oakland part, serca a immigation office.
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Posted by jenny g | July 31, 2015
One of the Best Immigration Lawyer
I am Original From Colombia But EEUU citizen, I got married with my husband who's Immigration Statues was really Critical. We had told chances for waiver was 50/50. However, Respectful Lawyer Angel Leal did a more that incredible, Extraordinary Job. Very reasonable and honest human being. All I have to say thank you so much.Highly recommend it . Do not waste time looking for answer, he will tell you the truth.
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Posted by Hallamarys | July 2, 2015
Mis respetos, Honor a quien Honor merece, Me siento bendecida por la profesionalidad de usted y su equipo
Estimado Doctor Ángel Leal ,estoy muy feliz, por como usted y su equipo, guiaron mi 2 casos a feliz termino. Siempre me senti en sus oficinas como en casa por su locuacidad, su trato amable, su educacion y respeto con todos sus clientes, sus inagotables conocimientos legales y su experiencia al interpretar la ley al igual que la de su equipo, me dio mucha seguridad y confianza. Hace mucho tiempo que no me encontraba con un equipo tan professional, realmente ha sido un privilegio, Vale destacar a usted primero que todo por su dedicacion y en su equipo a Mitchel la abogada por su guia, Lisinet tan organizada y pendiente de todo es un eslabon muy fuerte dentro de su equipo, a Maria por su paciencia y organizacion en las finanzas, a las chicas de la recepcion tan amables siempre y pendientes de todo, Y a todo el resto del colectivo los cuales no recuerdo sus nombres pero en multiples oportunidades me ayudaron tambien en algunos tramites. " CONSIDERO QUE EL MEJOR CUMPLIDO ES UN REFERIDO".... Realmente vale la pena dejarse guiar por usted, bendiciones y que siga la cosecha de exitos!!!!.
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Posted by Amaira | May 13, 2015
EXCELENTE ABOGADO. 100% CONFIABLE Y SEGURO :-)
Doctor ANGEL LEAL,  desde lo mas recondito  de nuestros Corazones le damos infinitas GRACIAS, porque al asumir nuestro caso Inmigratorio , no solo se apropio profesionalmente, sino tambien con un caracter abnegado , personal y humanitario; logrando llevarlo a Feliz y Exitoso termino . A su EQUIPO DE APOYO, con  su dedicacion, colaboracion y orientaciones nos impregnaron mucha Fe y positivismo como personas y como pareja, por ello mil GRACIAS. Por siempre nuestros agradecimientos  y reconocimiento a su gran labor. Muchas Bendiciones y Exitos. AMAIRA Y JOSE.
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Posted by Yosmelyn | March 30, 2015
Simply the best
As soon I had my first appointment with him I knew he was going to be my lawyer...I felt more like he was treating me like a daugther giving me advices and telling me the true at every moment...I dont have words to describe how proud I am to hired Angel Leal as my lawyer. He is a must if you need a lawyer for any case.
Posted by Ivan Alexei | March 14, 2014
When the law is carried with love and professionalism, the result will always be right!
Log in to the offices of Dr. Angel Leal is more than significant, important! By opening the doors of his office, a welcoming smile and comforting and reassuring gesture will make you, launched to understand how a man is able to develop one of the most complex professions with an amazing humanism . The Lawyer Mr. Leal only will ask you to explained well and always provides the most absolute listening. Then, he will start to speak of the intricacies of the law and its decrees and accessible ways to take your case hoping you will listen well and understand not only what he speaks, but rather UNDERSTAND everything with the same passion, respect and ethic. I remember in my first appointment I asked the Doctor Leal: You promise me solve my case? And seriously and professionalism, he replied: " I can not promise you results but will give you results. " Mr. Leal as a lawyer and his entire team, ingenious hidalgos, who are fighting against the ferocity of the giant windmills in laws, carefully and with ETHICS Common sense, wisdom, and LOYALTY make of Mr. Angel Leal a perfect candidate for ADVOCATE for who really require the services of a good lawyer. Mr. Angel my wife and myself, we really appreciate for all your professionalism and charisma. Thank you sincerely! Ivan & Nancy
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Posted by Heidy | May 9, 2013
Thanks to you and your team my Asylum Approval letter came God bless!
Thanks to Dr. Leal and his team, and I have the approval of my application for asylum! Thousand Thanks for all your support and 100% recommend Dr. Leal, as it is a very experienced lawyer, also always ready to help and always responds quickly to any situation to be present during the event. Super really Thankful, and god bless!
Posted by Luz | December 8, 2012
Great and excellent Attorney
Doctor Angel Leal has been impressive in our case his team is diligent, and excellent. As professional and as a person is an Angel as his name says. For me excellent attorney Wow. Highly capable to take any case. God bless you. God is everything.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Angel F. Leal, Jr., P.A.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Member/Manager
  • Lopez-Cisneros and Leal, LLC
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City of Hialeah, Florida
  • 2001 - 2004

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Miami
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of XXX-XXX-XXX Immigration Court Miami, Florida
  • Grant EOIR-42B pending Visa # availability
  • In the Removal Case of XXX
  • Waiver under 212(h) & Adjustment under 245 of the INA Granted
  • In the Matter of XXX - Immigration Ct Orlando, FL 08/15/2012
  • Adjustment granted by USCIS on 3/16/2012 & Removal Proceedings terminated on 08/15/2012
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 2003 - 2003
  • American Bar Association
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • 1993 - 1993
  • The American Inns of Court Foundation
  • Pupil
  • 1990 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Recognition for Community Event
  • West Gables HealthCare Center
  • 2014
  • Career Day Certificate of Appreciation
  • Pinecrest Elementary School
  • 2011
  • Cert of Appreciation Program Presentation
  • Sida Ayer-Hoy-Manana
  • 2006
  • Appreciation Plaque
  • City of Hialeah Law Department
  • 2004
  • Appreciation Award
  • Natl Assoc of Hispanic Public Administrators
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Hialeah Middle School
  • 2003
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Put Something Back
  • 1993
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Career Day
  • Lawyers and Immigration
  • 2011
  • Conferencia Hispana
  • HIV/Aids and Immigration Issues
  • 2006
  • XXXVIII Brazil/Miami Prog Munipal Public Adm
  • Judicial System of the United States
  • 2004
  • IX ANNUAL CONFERENCE
  • Hispanics: An Emerging Majority
  • 2004
  • Career Day
  • The Practice of Law
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (8)
Endorse Angel
Immigration Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Angel is extremely knowledgeable in many areas of the law. He is the first attorney I think of when it comes to immigration and family law. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Professional, compassionate, hardworking and caring lawyer. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. He is highly skilled, knowledgeable, passionate and above all, ethical."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Leal since he was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Hialeah. He is careful and deliberate and looks out for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Leal for many years and he practiced before me when I was an immigration judge. I always found him to be a knowledgeable, effective and well prepared advocate for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Leal since the time I was an immigration prosecutor at INS. He is an attorney of excellent reputation, integrity and knowledge in immigration law. I am very happy to endorse him in Avvo."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. i work with lots of fellow lawyers and Angel knows his stuff. He was considerate to the clients i referred and acted with concern for their needs and got an excellent result for them. As the referring attorney he made our office look good too. Kudos Mr leal."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Leal's knowledge, proficiency, and excellence in the practice area of immigration has always impressed me and I do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of assistance. His rapport with his clients is also notable as they, too, recognize he is genuine in his interest in helping others, a professional in every respect. I heartily endorse this lawyer not only as an authority on immigration issues, but I also endorse him in the areas of family law and real estate transactions. You are in good hands with Angel F. Leal, Jr., Esq., without a doubt."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Leal enjoys an excellent reputation within the legal community in Sth Florida in the area of immigration law as well as family law. He's always done a great job on cases referred to him by our firm."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Angel Leal is a great lawyer. He knows the law and is great with people. He is also a passionate advocate. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Friend
"Angel Leal is an outstanding attorney. He is bright, hard-working, and passionate about the law and his clients' cases. We first met when I started practicing immigration law over 14 years ago. Over the years, we have worked on cases together, have worked together at the same firm, and have developed a strong friendship. He is not only a fine attorney, but a fine person as well. His reputation in the community as a knowledgable and effective litigator is well deserved. I highly recommend Angel to anyone seeking assistance with immigration, family, or other legal matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Angel Leal was opposing counsel in a divorce case. I discovered that he is a careful, collaborative professional that works toward solutions while protecting his client's interests. He is also top-notch immigration attorney. He is a great lawyer and has become a good friend."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He goes the extra mile for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ethical. Character is beyond reproach. A skilled attorney. Has never let our referred clients down. A+."
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