Juan Carlos Gomez
Vastly Experienced Practitioner in the Field of Immigration Law
Juan received his B.A. from Florida International University in 1985, with honors, and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. Upon graduation from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Philip Carchman of the Superior Court of New Jersey before joining the American Friends Service Committee, Central American Asylum Project as a staff attorney where he coordinated the outreach program focusing on representing Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees in immigration proceedings.
In 1992, Juan became a staff attorney for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Chapter Pro Bono Project/Legal Services of Greater Miami where he continued his immigration work representing poor undocumented people in immigration proceedings.
Juan joined East Little Havana Legal Services as a project director in 1994, and, in 1996 he co-founded the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center to provide free legal services to undocumented individuals. Since 1996, Juan has been in private practice handling immigration and civil matters.
Juan has won asylum for persons fleeing persecutions from countries ranging from Eritrea and Rwanda to Colombia and Venezuela. He has gained waivers of inadmissibility for persons with multiple felony convictions. He also obtained visas for investors, executives, managers, and professionals at consular posts on every continent in the world.
Juan has also served as an adjunct faculty member at St. Thomas University School of Law since 2000 teaching courses including Immigration Law, Administrative Law, and Remedies.
Juan is Of Counsel to Lewis Tein.