All people, regardless of their origin, deserve the full protection of the law at all times.
Our managing shareholder John L. de Leon is AV rated by Martindale Hubbel
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - Are you eligible?
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. (Text source: http://www.uscis.gov/)Click here to to find out if deferred action is right for you?
We Power Justice, One Case at a Time.
Chavez & De Leon, P.A. has grown into one of the premier immigration related, civil rights, employment and personal injury law firms in the Southeastern United States since its inception in February 2003. At Chavez and De Leon, we power justice, one case at a time. We’ve built our national law firm by fighting for the human and civil rights of our clients. Our legal team is regularly called upon to collaborate on complex cases due to their significant expertise and have won settlements, verdicts, and judgments in several nationally groundbreaking cases. We have filed successful amicus briefs in national and state Supreme Court cases. We believe that all people, regardless of their origin, deserve the full protection of the law at all times.
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At a national level, Chavez and De Leon, P.A. has settled millions of dollars in cases ranging from catastrophic construction accidents, multiple death trucking accidents, workplace discrimination and harassment cases, sophisticated products liability cases, collective actions against corporate actors, civil rights cases including police killing of civilians. Additionally our attorneys have successfully resolved criminal felony and misdemeanor cases as well as successfully resolving overtime, workers compensation, traffic and workplace accident cases. In 2011, the firm won a landmark summary judgment for the family of a young African American man killed by the Miami Dade Police Department. Chavez & De Leon, P.A. is lead local counsel in a national lawsuit representing the family members of labor leaders and others victimized by Colombian paramilitary groups who were allegedly connected to the Chiquita Banana Company. In a case that led to significant changes in the treatment of mobile park residents in the state of Florida, our lawyers successfully represented hundreds of residents in their fight against the County and the owner of a mobile home community because of their unfair treatment.
The Chavez and De Leon legal team advocates for their non-English speaking clients, helping them navigate an often confusing and intimidating American legal system which is increasingly legislating anti-immigrant laws.
The Firm has cooperated with petitions brought before the Inter American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica relating to the medical repatriation of immigrants from the United States, several amicus curiae briefs in state Supreme Courts, and multiple impact litigation matters. The Firm represented a group of dozens of immigrants who were defrauded by a shopkeeper in Homestead who was stealing the money they were sending to their home countries, including Guatemala and Mexico.
The Law Offices of Chavez & De Leon. P.A. is the recipient of the 2008 Greater Miami American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Rodney Thaxton Racial Justice Award.