Carla Canales


Carla’s practice focuses on immigration and nationality law. She received her B.S. at Trinity University and J.D. at DePaul University College of Law. Carla joined the Firm in 2016.

Carla is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and gives back to the community through the FEMAP Foundation/FEMAP, a multinational charitable organization that provides support to low-income residents through healthcare, education, outreach and economic development in Cd. Juarez.


Prior to joining the Firm, Carla ran a practice with her sister, Cynthia Canales. Cynthia is now also a part of the Firm.

Carla’s motivation to serve immigrants stems from her own history with immigration. As the only member of her family to be born in the U.S., Carla watched her parents and family personify the American Dream after emigrating from Mexico. Their story reinforces Carla’s desire to help others pursue their dreams.

Carla has a soft spot for animals, in particular, for her own four dogs and cat.

Professional Affiliations and Accomplishments

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Pro Bono Award from the El Paso Bar Association

Admissions & Qualifications

Texas, 2009


DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2009

Trinity University, B.S., 2006

El Paso Texas Law Firm