Claudia Canizares

Claudia Canizares



Claudia Canizares is originally from Habana, Cuba.

In 2009, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology from Florida International University.

In 2012, she graduated cum laude from Nova Southeastern University where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree. She was admitted to the Florida Bar on September 19, 2012.

She started her law career doing Personal Injury. She then transitioned into Immigration Law which has been her main area of practice since the beginning of 2013. Since then, Mrs. Canizares has completed thousands of cases before USCIS and the immigration court.

Ms. Canizares's case experience includes asylum applications, adjustment of status applications, waivers for unlawful presence, fraud, criminal issues, smuggling and others, cancellation of removal, special visas for crime victims, victims of domestic violence and juveniles, humanitarian deferred actions, TPS applications, Parole in Place and others.

She has appeared in USCIS interviews and court hearings in various places of the United States including but not limited to: Florida, California, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Missouri, Nevada, Arizona, Minneapolis, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Louisiana.

Mrs. Canizares came to the US at the age of 16 and endured detention at the southern border followed by a lengthy immigration removal proceeding. Thankfully, Mrs. Canizares was granted lawful permanent residency. During her early years in the United States, she did not imagine that she would become an immigration attorney. However, it is her personal experience that has allowed her to empathize with the thousands of people she has met and serviced during her last decade as immigration attorney.


  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Florida International University

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Practice Areas

  • Immigration

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association