Luis A. Guerra, Esq.

  • The Florida Bar Board Certified - Immigration and Nationality
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top Lawyer 2015
  • Avvo Rating - Superb

About Attorney Luis A. Guerra

En Español

Mr. Guerra was born in Peru to a pair of doctors who gave him the best upbringing possible. In 1989, when he was only 15 years old, he came to the U.S. for a visit and fell in love with the country, deciding to remain here and overstaying his visa. His parents—and the rest of his family as well—thought this was a crazy move, particularly for someone so young, and even traveled from Peru in an attempt to bring him home. He refused, saying that this was now his home. Before leaving, they made him promise that he would obtain an education, a promise which he upheld, but not without a struggle.

Fighting for the Right to Stay in the U.S.

To begin with, Mr. Guerra at that time did not speak a word of English, and had to take many low-paying jobs just to get by. Making matters even more challenging, he had to literally fight to secure his green card and the right to stay in the country. He was even placed in deferred inspection and was nearly deported at one time in 1994. Finally, he achieved permanent resident status, followed by full citizenship. Along the way, he worked and went to school at the same time, even earning an International Concentration Certificate by studying international law in London through a University of Notre Dame program and in Rio de Janeiro as part of a Georgia State University program.

He ultimately graduated from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in the top 5% of his class. Since then, he has made it his duty and privilege to help others through his experience and education and has become an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law

As of 2014, Mr. Guerra is proud to say he is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Board Certification is a high accomplishment for an attorney and proves they have been evaluated for professionalism and expertise in their area of the law. In Florida, only attorneys who have been Board Certified can identify themselves as specialists or experts.

By becoming Board Certified, Mr. Guerra has met all of the following requirements:

  • He has practiced law for a minimum of 5 years
  • He had demonstrated substantial involvement in immigration & nationality law
  • He has passed peer review regarding competence, ethics, and professionalism
  • He has satisfied all requirements regarding continuing legal education
  • He has passed the examination required of all applicants

Awards & Accolades

  • Board Certified in Immigration & Nationality Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 10.0 "Superb" Avvo Rating
  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers®

Mr. Guerra's Bar Admissions

  • Florida Supreme Court, 2007
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2009
  • United States District Court Northern District of Florida, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2009

Education

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Juris Doctor, 2006
  • Honors: Dean List, NSU Certification in International Legal Practice
  • Law Review: ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Bilingual Editor (2004-2006)

University of Notre Dame Law School, London, England

  • London Summer Law Program, Summer 2005

Georgia State University School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Rio Summer Legal & Policy Study, Summer 2006

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2001
  • Honors: Political and International Affairs Society

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese (Conversational)

Let an Immigrant Attorney Fight for You

All these experiences have made Mr. Guerra passionate about immigration law, and our firm is dedicated to providing quality and personal service to our clients. We can work with you in Spanish, and unlike at many law firms, you can feel confident that your attorney—not a secretary or legal assistant—will be meeting with you to explain everything in your native language. Immigration law is under federal jurisdiction, so we can represent you in courts throughout the country. Contact us now at Guerra Sáenz, PL for an initial consultation and to get started on your case. Mr. Guerra feels that he is living the American Dream, and wants you to know that if he could do it, so can you.

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