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. Carla serves as a consulting attorney to the Mexican Consulate in El Paso, Texas.
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.