Raised in El Paso, Texas, Carlos saw the challenges that make up daily life on the border, and the needs of its most vulnerable residents. He still remembers waiting for a bus in downtown El Paso when suddenly most of the crowd cleared out at the sight of Border Patrol pulling up. Reflecting on those moments, made him aware and protective of the fragile lives in the community.
After finishing his B.A. in 2002 from the University of Texas at Austin, Carlos spent several years teaching English as a Second Language classes to professionals in Madrid, Spain. While in Madrid, he became fluent in Spanish, and traveled extensively, visiting approximately two dozen countries. Upon his return, Carlos used his teaching skills to help immigrants learn English. As rewarding as helping his students with the language was, Carlos felt that he could better serve his community through representation.
Carlos went on to attend Texas Tech University School of law on scholarship. During his time at the law school, he volunteered in several pro bono clinics, and spent his final year helping indigent clients overcome tax burdens through the school’s Low Income Tax Clinic. He also earned the Excellence in Legal Research certificate, and held a summer intern position with the Western District of Texas.
Carlos spent the first few years of practice at a small firm in West Texas with a focus on immigration removal defense, and disability cases. Through his representation, he was able to help many clients gain lawful status, and keep families together.
He is currently admitted to practice in the State of Texas, Western District of Texas, and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In his free time, Carlos enjoys training for cycling road races and restoring vintage bicycles.
Admissions to Practice
- State Bar of Texas
- US Western District of Texas
- U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals