Lucia Baez Luzondo, Founding Partner of San Antonio, TX Office

Lucia Baez Luzondo is a Founding Partner of Lucy Lu & Associates’ San Antonio, Texas office. She is responsible for the firm’s expansion in the Hispanic/Latino communities and entertainment law practice. In addition, Mrs. Luzondo leads the firm’s pro-bono seminars and clinics to serve disadvantaged population.

Mrs. Luzondo’s practice encompasses all aspects of business and family-based immigration. She has extensive experience and a high degree of success in securing non-immigrant extraordinary ability visas-O and P- and immigrant visas – EB-1 (in the arts, sciences, academics). She has successfully represented numerous renowned television actors, directors, producers, television hosts, creative directors, symphony orchestra directors, painters, musicians, performers, professors and researchers who have been engaged to work in national television networks, production companies, galleries and universities a in the United States.

She has also represented multiple professionals and workers in employment-based visas such as HB-1, HB-2, religious worker visas, PERM, L-1 intracompany transferee visas, and investor visas. Moreover, Mrs. Luzondo has helped numerous clients obtain their student visas. She has also successfully represented clients in all aspects of family-based immigration, including adjustment of status/residency petitions and fiancée visas and has also represented numerous clients in complex deportation proceedings, petitions for asylum, waivers, consular processing and petitions for naturalization.

Mrs. Luzondo is an international conference speaker, a television and radio program host, consultant, author and mediator. She has served immigrant populations in matters of law and faith throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. She possesses extensive knowledge on matters of cultural diversity, inclusion and faith, making her especially proficient at presenting clients’ cases in a compelling, accurate and clear manner.

Mrs. Luzondo has been licensed by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida since 1990 and has focused her practice on Immigration and Nationality Law and Family Law. She began her successful legal career as a Commercial Litigation Attorney with the prestigious Florida law firm of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. She was in private practice in Orlando and Miami, Florida for 23 years. For two years, she immersed herself in an immigrant community in north Georgia, where she represented multiple immigrants in removal proceeding in Immigration Court, while serving as a Senior Immigration Attorney at a major Atlanta law firm, where she met Ms. Lucy Lu in 2007.

Mrs. Luzondo is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico and has resided in the mainland United States since 1981. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 1986. In 1990, she earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree Cum Laude from Stetson University College of Law, a law school consistently ranked as No. 1 in the nation in Trial Advocacy. While at Stetson, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Stetson Intramural Law Journal, was President of the Spanish American Law Students Association (SALSA), received the award of Best, Moot Court Competition and an American Jurisprudence Book Award. She also completed a Master of Practical Theology and Ministry from Barry University, in Miami Shores, Florida. She is married and has a son.


Location

  • San Antonio

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Practices

  • Immigration
  • Entertainment

Professional Activities

  • Member of Florida Bar
  • Member of the American Immigration Lawyer Association
  • Member of San Antonio Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
  • Barry University, Master of Practical Theology and Ministry (cand.)
  • University of Central Florida, B.S.
  • ABA Family Mediation Certification Course (1997)

Legal Publications

  • Mandatory Replacement of I-551 Permanent Residence Cards:  A Method to Increase Border Control and a Trap for the Unwary, Lexis-Nexis Expert Commentaries (March 2008)
  • The New Naturalization Test:  Is it Truly an Improvement from the Old? Lexis-Nexis Expert Commentaries (December 2007)

Language

  • Spanish
  • English