A U.S. citizen born in Long Island, New York and raised in Miami, Florida, Attorney Murado is the only daughter of Cuban refugees who emigrated to the United States in the 1960's. Her paternal grandfather was an immigrant as well, having emigrated from Spain to Cuba at the age of 16. Keenly aware of the sacrifices made by her parents and their hard work and tenacity to start a new life, she used the drive of a first-generation American to be the first lawyer in her family. She brings that drive and tenacity to immigrants who seek new beginnings and opportunities.
Attorney Sandra Murado has 25+ years of experience practicing law. Call the Law Offices of Sandra I. Murado for dedicated support.
Sandra Murado draws on more than 25 years of legal experience in both the private and public sectors, providing clients with quality legal representation with attention to detail and personal service. Ms. Murado graduated cum laude from Florida International University's Faculty Scholars Program (“Honors Program”), where she double majored in Political Science and International Relations and a minor in Italian.
Among her achievements during her undergraduate degree, Ms. Murado was:
- Alternate of the Harry S. Truman U.S. Congressional Award for the State of Florida (FIU's first student to attain that honor for the State of Florida)
- President of Omicron Delta Kappa (Academic and Leadership Honor Society)
- Recipient of the Ford Foundation Grant for the Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program (grant required study of U.S. public policy at Stanford University and American University)
- Student of Cambridge University in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom (Study Abroad Program)
- Faculty Scholar (recipient of a full academic scholarship)
Ms. Murado then graduated from Florida State University's College of Law, where she received a scholarship to attend.
Among her achievements at FSU's College of Law, Ms. Murado was:
- Member of the Moot Court Team, where she represented FSU's College of Law nationally
- Member with Distinction of the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
- Recipient of the Book Award in Roman Law
- Student of Loyola University's Rome, Italy campus (Study Abroad Program)
- Student of Vrije Universiteit (Brussels, Belgium) (Study Abroad Program)
- Certified Legal Intern of the State Attorney's Office in Miami-Dade County during the tenure of the Honorable Janet Reno
In the public sector, Ms. Murado was a Case Manager with the Honorable Alan S. Gold while he served in the Family Division of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami, Florida. She received a Certificate of Appreciation for her service to the 11th Judicial Circuit from Chief Judge Leonard Rivkind.
In private practice, Ms. Murado has extensive immigration and nationality law experience, as well as family law litigation experience. Ms. Murado's experience in U.S. immigration, nationality, and consular law includes non-immigrant visas, immigrant visas, labor certifications, and U.S. Citizenship matters. She represents her clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad. Her family law litigation experience is drawn from her years handling complex cases involving dissolution of marriage, domestic violence, child support, alimony, prenuptial agreements, and more.
Ms. Murado is fluent in English and Spanish.
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- The Florida Bar
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Dade County Bar Association (DCBA)
- Broward County Bar Association (BCBA)