Sergio M. Sánchez

attorney at law

Sergio Méndez Sánchez is a lawyer from the island of Puerto Rico where he received his B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. At that university, apart from studying the economic, social, and cultural aspects of human behavior in society, Sergio worked at the Institute of Caribbean Studies as a research assistant to the renowned historian Dr. Felix Ojeda Reyes in the Project of the Complete Works of the Puerto Rican hero Dr. Ramon Emeterio Betances.
From there, Sergio pursued his professional law studies (J.D. Juris Doctor) at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law where, in addition to obtaining a legal education of excellence, he had the opportunity to participate in the Legal Aid Clinic and assist low-income clients in environmental cases of the highest public interest.
After finishing his Juris Doctor, Sergio moved to Andalusia to pursue postgraduate studies obtaining a Master in International Law and International Relations (LL.M. Master of Laws) from the University of Granada in Spain. At this Andalusian university, Sergio obtained the highest grade in his class for his thesis on American Exceptionalism, the Practice of Extraordinary Rendition, and the International and European Human Rights Regime.

Subsequently, Sergio moved to the United States to work as a legal assistant to the prestigious American criminal lawyer of Catalan origin, Raymond Ejarque, in the city of Seattle, Washington where he had the opportunity to serve the Latino community in the northwestern United States in criminal cases before the state courts of that state. Sergio then returned to Puerto Rico where he established his own law firm specializing in criminal law. Recently, Sergio returned to the United States to join Jaime Barron's legal team to defend the rights of immigrants throughout the United States. Attorney Sergio also studied law in Latin America at the prestigious University of Chile Law School where he had the opportunity to familiarize himself with both the civil law system of the Republic of Chile and the nationality and immigration laws of the South American region.

Sergio is an attorney duly authorized by both the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to practice the dignified profession of law. In addition, Sergio is an immigration attorney duly authorized by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to represent clients before the United States Immigration Court.
In his spare time, he enjoys visiting national parks, cruising, visiting new restaurants, and spending quality time with his family.