Carmen Arce


Florida Bar
American Immigration Lawyers Association


Texas Tech University (TTU) where she majored in Spanish and minored in Secondary Education.

Texas Tech University School of Law –  Doctor of Jurisprudence

Georgetown University School of Law – International Law Program in Florence, Italy

Attorney Carmen Arce was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2001 and has been practicing Immigration Law since that time.  She has been an active member of The American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2002.  She spent the first decade of her legal career working for two different prominent Immigration Law Firms in Miami where she learned a strong work ethic and developed a passion for advocating for the rights of Foreign Nationals.  She was fortunate to gain experience in three areas of Immigration Law:  Family Immigration, Business Immigration, and Removal Proceeding.  Although she enjoyed learning everything she could about Immigration Law, she was always drawn towards Business Immigration.

She has been Board-Certified as an Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law since 2009. This makes her part of a distinguished group of very few attorneys to whom the state awards the highest level of specialty certification available in the United States. In Florida, only 78 attorneys of over 100,000 (less than 0.1%) are Board-Certified in Immigration Law having proven their expertise and training with unusually problematic cases, being able to provide the most advanced level of legal counseling. To maintain the certification, attorneys must have at least five years experience in practicing Immigration Law and have to undergo continuing education, testing, and evaluation of ethics in practice. Not only is she Board Certified, she has also served on the Certification Committee as a member, Vice-Chair and Chair helping to evaluate other Immigration Attorneys credentials and write and analyze the Board Certification Exam.

In February of 2011, she founded Arce Immigration Law and has directed the law firm since that time representing foreign nationals from all over the world in all types of immigration matters.

Carmen has also participated in the Investment Migration Council which meets in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss global migration through investments.  She often speaks on immigration issues and has done so throughout the U.S., and abroad including the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Italy, Switzerland, and Venezuela.

Carmen is tri-lingual in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.  She is also proficient in Italian.  She was born and primarily raised in Texas. Her family instilled in her a deep respect of foreign language, art and culture.  Her family also taught her the importance of higher education.

Upon graduating from high school, she received scholarships to attend Texas Tech University (TTU) where she majored in Spanish and minored in Secondary Education.   During her time at TTU, she was an active member of The Golden Key National Honor Society and Vice President of Sigma Delta Pi, a Spanish Honor Society.  She also spent a semester studying abroad in Mexico.

After graduating with honors, (Magna Cum Laude) from TTU in 1998, she went on to study law at Texas Tech University School of Law (TTU LAW).  She was an active member of the student body throughout law school.  In addition, she served as a Representative from her law school for the Hispanic National Bar Association.

In the Spring of 2000, Carmen was admitted to Georgetown University School of Law to attend its International Law Program in Florence, Italy.

Carmen graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law with her Doctor of Jurisprudence in the Spring of 2001.  She then moved to Miami to begin her law career. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She also loves cooking, exercising, and traveling. Carmen is passionate about her profession.  She went into Law to help others and now does that on a daily basis.  She has helped thousands of Foreign Nationals become Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States of America.