Francisco “Frank” Symphorien-Saavedra
Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra’s practice is limited to high stakes immigration and nationality law matters. A Board Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra is AV rated “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine. As the Florida Bar’s website explains, less than 8% of all lawyers in Florida have earned Board Certification. Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra has also been a member of the National Advocates Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40. He presently serves on the Florida Bar Immigration & Nationality Law Certification Committee. He further served on the Executive Committee for the National Advocates Top 40 Under 40, and is rated “10.0 Superb” by AVVO.
Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra regularly provides commentary on Univision and has previously provided commentary on Unimas, News 13, and other local news media outlets.
A native of Venezuela, Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra immigrated to the United States when he was 11 years old. His father worked 24-hour shifts as a taxi driver in New York City in order to bring his wife and children to the United States. Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra attended West Orange High School in Winter Garden where he participated in the law magnet program and won a mock appellate brief competition. His promising young career was evident when he presented mock oral arguments on his written brief before the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra attended The Florida State University College of Law after graduating with high honors from the University of South Florida. Mr. Symphorien-Saavedra is married with two children. He enjoys cycling with his wife and children and playing basketball with friends.