Attorney Saman Movassaghi, Esq.
Caring and compassionate, Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez is a Florida immigration attorney dedicated to producing the results her clients need. She has over 17 years of experience helping both corporate and individual clients with an emphasis in employment/investment cases and family adjustment cases.
As the Managing Attorney at Florida Immigration Law Counsel, Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez and her team are capable of representing and helping individuals looking to attain a Family Visa, Work Visa, and Citizenship/Naturalization. Her experience successfully representing clients in front of the Department of Justice for cases involving Deportation/Removal Proceedings will lead to success in your case.
Her experience and expertise in immigration litigation has led to multiple Avvo awards and other accolades, including the Clients’ Choice for 2017 Immigration Attorney. Her clients also consistently post positive reviews on her Facebook page. Her experience has also allowed her to teach a new generation of lawyers as an adjunct professor of law at Nova Southeastern University, and she also regularly gives speeches on immigration matters.
Counselor Gonzalez is also experienced in helping corporate clients through the process of filing for Employment Visas, Labor Certifications, and Business and Investment Visas with the Department of Labor. She takes on the entire case from start to finish, simplifying the process for her clients and allowing them to focus on their business.
Fluent in English, Spanish, and Farsi – Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez is dedicated to making her clients feel comfortable and assured in making her their go-to immigration attorney in Florida. Her goal is to ensure that those who want to live the American dream have a professional fighting for them and making the process as painless as possible.
Saman’s passion for immigration law stems from her personal life as the daughter of immigrants. Her parents were recipients of the student F1 visa in 1971. Her father came into this country with the goal to improve his life and the life of his children. He earned a PhD in Civil Engineering and Business, instilling in his daughter a strong work ethic that she carries to this day. Saman saw first hand what it means to be an immigrant and achieve the American Dream.
Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez can personally understand the struggle of immigrants and the children of immigrants navigating through the bureaucratic process of immigration law. Because of this, she dedicates herself fully and provides her personal attention to every case. She prides herself on developing a strong relationship with each and every client, and she is not afraid of pushing the envelope and looking for answers where other attorneys have failed.
Saman Movassaghi makes it her goal to provide you with only the best representation for immigration matters because she believes it’s time for you to live the American dream!
Attorney Raquel Linda Trujillo-Oria
Raquel Linda Trujillo-Oria is the firm’s immigration attorney with over ten years of experience. Raquel was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and comes from a family of immigrants who fled Cuba seeking protection and better opportunities in the United States. She is fluent in English and Spanish and ensures clients feel comfortable discussing cases in their native language. Due to her many years of professional and personal experiences, Raquel understands the needs of her clients, community, businesses, and foreign nationals, throughout the United States and globally.
Raquel earned her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Mass Communications and International Relations from Florida International University (“FIU”) and earned her Juris Doctorate from FIU College of Law. Mrs. Trujillo-Oria has represented countless of individuals, families, investors, artists, and businesses in their immigration and nationality cases throughout her career.
Mrs. Trujillo-Oria provides each client excellent, personalized legal service, and goes the extra mile to help her clients reach their American Dream.
Florida Bar, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2016
English and Spanish
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- New Members Division Steering Committee, 2018 – 2020
- Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2019 – 2020
AILA South Florida Chapter
- Board of Directors, 2017 – 2018, 2019 – 2022
- Local/State Congressional Committee Chair, 2019 – 2020
- New Members Division Committee Chair, 2016 – 2018
Alba Alonso is of Nicaraguan descent but born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her parents emigrated to the United States in the 1980s. She joined Florida Immigration Law Counsel in 2016 as a paralegal. Mrs. Alonso completed her Bachelor’s in Political Science from Florida International University and plans on attending law school, becoming the first-generation university graduate in her family. Mrs. Alonso’s passion is to help people and make a change in the world. It is because of this, that her goal is to someday become an Immigration Attorney where she can be a voice for those that are afraid to speak up. When she is not working on immigration cases, Mrs. Alonso enjoys family trips and outings. She is always dedicated to staying proactive, molding herself to be an outstanding mother, and a successful career woman. Mrs. Alonso currently resides in Miami, FL, with her wife, seven-year-old son, and their one-year-old pup Kreme.
Rebeca Useda was born and raised in South Florida. Miss Useda graduated from Flordia International University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She is currently working on a Certificate in Business Management. In the upcoming year, she plans on continuing onto law school in hopes of becoming a Criminal and Immigration Attorney. Miss Useda was born to Nicaraguan parents and understands and appreciates the many sacrifices her parents made to give her a better future. For this reason, she dedicates herself to assisting our clients through their difficult immigration endeavors. Miss. Useda joined Florida Immigration Law Counsel in 2018 and enjoys being a part of and solving the complex immigration cases that our firm handles. In her free time, Miss Useda enjoys traveling and making new memories with friends and family.
Lianette Sanchez was born in Havana Cuba where she studied at Havana University and graduated with a degree in Communications. Ms. Sanchez moved to New York, NY at the young age of twenty-two. Ms. Sanchez is a seasoned Paralegal with more than seventeen years of experience within the Immigration legal field. For over one decade, Ms. Sanchez worked for renowned multi-million-dollar companies in New York City, specializing in employment-based visas, asylums, removal and family-based cases, H1B visas, immigrant visa petitions, and labor certifications. In 2012, Ms. Sanchez decided to move to South Florida and continue her legal career here where she worked at an employment-based boutique immigration law firm in downtown Miami before transitioning to Florida Immigration Law Counsel. Ms. Sanchez is an avid book reader and a movie enthusiast. Ms. Sanchez currently resides in Miami, FL.
Wendie Caruso was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York from Ecuadorian parents. Ms. Caruso understands and appreciates the many sacrifices her parents made to give her and her siblings a better future. She is passionate about volunteering and has devoted 12 years in shaping and assisting children in her community. Ms. Caruso is first-person when you call the Florida Immigration Law Counsel. As the receptionist at our Miramar office she utilities her background as a professional organizer to provide a spectrum of services to help build relationships with our clients to provide a spectrum of services. Ms. Caruso takes great pride in raising her three children, who attend local universities. In her free time, she cultures her artistic abilities by creating custom cakes.
Madelyn Gonzalez was born in Venezuela from a Cuban decent family that had sought asylum from the Castro regime in the 1980s. As a child, she moved to the States where she was raised in Miami, FL. Miss. Gonzalez graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Industrial and Organizational psychology. Ms. Gonzalez is the Client Service Relations Manager for Florida Immigration Law Counsel which combines her passion for helping others, along with her expertise in utilizing different leadership skills to design environments and procedures that foster greater diversity and performance in the workplace. Ms. Gonzalez is driven daily by her two small children Michelle and Adrian. In her free time, she enjoys fitness, traveling, and exploring her creative interests.
Tara Bagherlee was born in New York and raised in South Florida, the daughter of Iranian parents who immigrated to the United States after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. She is passionate about serving and caring for her community, empathetic to the experiences of immigrants and their sacrifices. Miss Bagherlee graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminology and a minor in English. She is also fluent in Farsi. She joined Florida Immigration Law Counsel in 2020, eager and determined to help clients with their immigration cases. She plans on attending law school in the future, passionate about becoming an attorney to help people and community causes. In her free time, Miss Bagherlee enjoys reading novels and poetry, roller-skating, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her cat Sandy.
Marianne Rodriguez was born in Venezuela; and has dual nationality Venezuelan and Portuguese. Mrs. Rodriguez’s mother is from Venezuela and her father from Portugal. When she was 19 years old, she decided to move to Portugal in search of better opportunities due to the Venezuelan crisis. After two years in Portugal learning Portuguese, Mrs. Rodriguez arrived in the United States where she discovered her passion for law. Mrs. Rodriguez understands very well what it is to be an immigrant, for this reason, she dedicates her best attention and knowledge to our clients. Her dream is to become a criminal lawyer. In Mrs. Rodriguez’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and discovering good new places to eat.