Maithe Gonzalez, Esq.Immigration Lawyer in Miami, Florida
Founding Immigration Law Firm Partner
Maithe Gonzalez, founding partner of Law Firm of Maithe Gonzalez, P.A., obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2005, and prior thereto received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida International University, in 2002.
While attending law school, Ms. Gonzalez served as a legal intern in the St. Thomas University School of Law Immigration Clinic, where she was awarded the “Book Award” for her outstanding performance. Ms. Gonzalez also interned with the Broward State Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted criminal misdemeanor and traffic cases. During this period, Ms. Gonzalez served as vice president of the “Florida Association of Women Lawyers – St. Thomas Chapter”, select member of the “Peter Fay Inns of Court”, treasurer of the “International Moot Court Board” and honorary member of the “Mock Trial Team.”
Top Immigration Law Firm Experience
From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Gonzalez was associated with several top immigration law firms, where she served as counsel in trials before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Office of the Immigration Judge and in administrative proceedings before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She has also handled appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals in and for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. She has co-authored briefs and presented oral arguments before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; several such cases have been published.
Admitted in the State of Florida & U.S. Supreme Court
Ms. Gonzalez is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Professional & Civic Organizations and Committees
She currently serves as an appointed member of the Florida Bar’s 11th Circuit Grievance Committee. From 2011 to 2017, she also served as an appointed member of the Florida Bar’s 11th Circuit UPL Committee. She is presently the Chair of the HSI Committee for AILA’s South Florida Chapter. She has previously served as an ambassador to the American Immigration Council, and is a former member of the Congressional Committee, the ERO Committee, the OCC Committee, the Media Committee and the UPL Committee for AILA’s South Florida Chapter. Ms. Gonzalez is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Involved with Meaningful Community Programs
From 2016 to 2019, Ms. Gonzalez served as a Board Member of the City of Miami’s Community Advisory Board (“CAB”). The Community Advisory Board was created to provide oversight and feedback to the Miami Police Department to address policing concerns and promote greater transparency and public understanding of the Miami Police Department. During her time on the Board, Ms. Gonzalez also chaired the Sub-committee on Training, Policy and Procedures, and served on the Board’s Sub-committee on Community Policing.
In 2019, Ms. Gonzalez was appointed to the City of Miami’s Civilian Investigative Panel (“CIP”), where she currently serves as the panel’s Chair. The CIP provides independent and impartial citizen’s oversight of the City of Miami’s Police Department. Ms. Gonzalez has served as a member of the CIP’s Committee on Policy and Procedures and is currently a member of the Panel’s Complaints Committee and the Nominating Committee.
In her spare time, Ms. Gonzalez also enjoys volunteering with non-for-profit organizations within our community. She previously served as a Board Member of the Women’s Committee for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. She resides in Miami, together with her King Charles Cavalier, Paris. Ms. Gonzalez is fluent in English and Spanish.
Immigration Law Practice Areas
Individual & Family Immigration
Asylum & Appeals
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