Carla De La Cruz

Carla De La Cruz

Location:
Irving, Texas
Phone:
972-600-8045
Fax:
972-730-9439
Email:

Carla De La Cruz, born and raised in Puerto Rico, graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 2009 and later attended Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. While in law school, she gained family law experience interning at the Child Support Offices in the District Court of Ponce, Puerto Rico. She further developed her skills at the Legal Aid Clinic working on custody matters and gaining trial experience while still in school. Upon graduation in 2012, she took the Puerto Rico Bar and became licensed in February 2013.

She subsequently moved to Texas and became a licensed Paralegal to better familiarize herself with Texas law. Her work as a paralegal offered her a solid foundation in different areas of law and the confidence to become a licensed Texas attorney in May 2017.

After becoming a licensed attorney, Carla began working for an Immigration law firm where she found her true passion for immigrant rights. She learned the immigration process is one of the most complex legal situations people can find themselves in. She brings this experience with her to provide efficient and compassionate service to her clients who are dealing with this highly emotional area of law.

Carla has experience handling such matters as Family based petitions, U-Visa’s, SIJS, VAWA, Permanent Resident Renewals, and Citizenship Applications. In addition to practicing Immigration law, Carla handles a variety of Family Law and Probate matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration law
  • Family Law
  • Probate

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Licensed Paralegal

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2017
  • Puerto Rico, 2013

Education

  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Ponce, Puerto Rico
    • J.D. - 2012
  • University of Puerto Rico
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Major: Psychology

Past Employment Positions

  • Child Support Offices, District Court of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Intern
  • Legal Aid Clinic