Juan Antonio Lozada

Juan Antonio Lozada

The Law Office of Juan Antonio Lozada
  • Personal Injury, Immigration Law, Military Law
  • Texas
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The Law Office of Juan Antonio Lozada was founded with one goal in mind - to provide high-quality legal services to clients needing assistance with matters of immigration anywhere in the US. Customer service and zealous representation are essential to our practice.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Portuguese: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Law Office of Juan Antonio Lozada
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law practice focuses on immigration and personal injury. I am an experienced trial attorney, with a commitment to my clients and their rights. I am a former state and federal prosecutor. I also worked as an immigration law attorney for the United States Army and as a trial attorney for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Duties: Represent high profile cases and develop good working relations with government counsel - Develop and coordinate Continuous Legal Education programs - Develop and conduct legal presentations to the community - Argue cases and represent clients before state and federal criminal and civil courts as well as immigration courts/immigration service - Research and write opinion letters - Research and write briefs to appellate courts - Work with community organizations and government entities - Represent clients in mediation - Conduct Independent Reviews of Anti Money Laundering Programs for Money Service Businesses
Sr. Manager Compliance Anti Money Laundering
MoneyGram International
I led a team of accomplished AML professionals that served as a primary compliance resource with responsibilities of: measuring Agents’ Compliance and Anti-Fraud programs; driving training and awareness initiatives and, providing guidance and support to authorized MoneyGram Agents in the United States. I served as Subject Matter Expert on compliance issues for the company’s operations in the US region and in other regions as necessary. I monitored and assessed regional compliance risks to identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability. I evaluated issues raised by other regional compliance managers and business representatives to determine corporate action plan. My team was responsible for assisting with design and implementation of the company’s automated due diligence program and review and evaluate due diligence files for approval; we also reviewed and approved requests for suspension and termination of agents. My team worked closely with the Financial Investigation Unit to conduct investigations of proposed high-risk third parties and collaborated with Internal Audit, HR, Security, IT, Finance and Operations as necessary. I also managed the application of the company’s ethics and compliance policies, including the Code of Ethics, Anti-Bribery, Anti-Trust, Gifts, Meals and Entertainment, Travel and Hospitality, Charitable Contributions, Facilitating Payment, Social Media, and Trade Restrictions and Sanctions for a team of nine. I regularly reviewed and approved requests related to the application of the company’s ethics and compliance policies and assisted in the development of classroom and web-based training on FCPA, trade compliance, anti-trust, code of ethics, and fraud recognition training in high-risk countries (English and Spanish). We developed and delivered specialized training to executives, middle management, and high-risk business functions.
Trial Attorney
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Used Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters. Conducted necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings. Researched the law applicable to cases or matters; drafted legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and opinions as required. Conducted settlement negotiations in dozens of cases. Advised, communicated and conferred with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Personally met with, and maintained good relations and communications with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients as required. Remained current with developments in the law; understood medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters. Prepared and conducted training sessions for Legal, Claims or other departments as required. Provided daily direction and guidance to junior attorneys. Understood and creatively used technology; applied technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost. Acted as a team or group leader for an assigned group within the office. Interfaced with Home Office Legal department.
Assistant United States Attorney
Department of Justice
Federal prosecutor in one of the busiest jurisdictions in the United States. As an AUSA, I worked in the investigation and trial preparation of a wide variety of federal crimes, including a large number of drug and human smuggling and illegal reentry cases. I assisted DHS and DOJ departments involved in the investigation of serious federal crimes and provided legal support and direction during their investigations.
Military Prosecutor/Defense Attorney
US Army
US Army Officer/Attorney - Served as military prosecutor, defense attorney, administrative law attorney, international law chief and legal assistance attorney
Assistant District Attorney Polk County
State of Texas
Responsible for general criminal prosecutions. Performed legal functions related to the investigation and prosecution of misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency, conservation and other types of cases. Reviewed police reports and determined criminal charges for arrest and non-arrest cases daily, secured additional information from law enforcement personnel when required. Prepared state cases and scheduled trials. Formulated trial strategy, determined sentence sought, conducted plea negotiations, investigated case data and researched applicable case law. Secured and interviewed witnesses to ascertain facts of case. Secured expert testimony, prepared witnesses for trial, assembled case files, attended pre-trial hearings and filed or responded to pre-trial motions. Communicated information on case status to all involved parties such as defense attorneys, police officials and victims. Prepared and responded to post-trial motions and represented the County at sentencing hearings. Responsible for prosecution of specific types of crime such as illegal drug use, child abuse and/or neglect, violent crimes. Performed legal functions related to the investigation. Responsible for maintaining certification and reviewing criminal history checks prior to criminal case charging. Screened and prosecuted cases in juvenile court and determined need for protective custody. Filed petitions for termination of parental rights, litigated cases of child molestation and conferred with various professionals and social agency staff on issues of abuse and/or neglect. Determined if child victims were able to provide testimony and prepared witnesses for court. Worked with social service staff on initiating or terminating parental custody, prosecution of neglect areas and allowance for adoption procedures.
American University Washington College of Law
LL.M. (2021) | human rights
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The University of Texas School of Law
LL.M. (2019) | International Law
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University of Houston - Main Campus
LL.M. (2016) | International Law
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St. Mary's University School of Law
M.A. (2015) | International Relations
Honors: Distinguished Graduate
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Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. (2004) | Law
Honors: Public Service Fellow with the Dean's Highest Honors
Activities: Founder, Ohio State Law Students for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (2001) | Latin American Studies
Honors: With Honors
Activities: Texas Rugby, volunteered at the Project of Political Asylum of Texas
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Meritorious Service
US Army
Meritorious Service
US Army
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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American Immigration Lawyer's Association
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Iraq and Afghanistan's Veteran Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Bridge Builder
All Rise
Speaking Engagements
Private Security Companies and International Law, International Humanitarian Law Institute, San Remo, Italy
Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist
Websites & Blogs
Firm's website
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered
Q. If I have a family manager that lives in Mexico but is a U.S citizen but lost her original birth certificate
A: When crossing the border back and forth between the US and Mexico, she’ll need to have a valid passport or other acceptable identification handy. When entering the United States, U.S. citizens are required to show passport, U.S. passport card, Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry or FAST) or an Enhanced Driver's License. Knowing which ID to bring depends upon your method of travel (air, land, or sea). Voter's registration card, military ID, driver's license and social security cards are not considered valid forms of citizenship identification.

If she has ever hold a US passport, she could go to the nearest US consulate and try to get a replacement, she can probably get an emergency passport pretty quickly see requirements here: https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/emergency-passport/.

She will probably need to make an appointment by going to https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/making-an-appointment/

If she has never applied to a US passport, she may still be able to apply for one there but the process may be a bit longer and she will probably need her birth certificate, a family member may need to go to the county where her birth was registered and get a copy of her birth certificate.
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Q. If I am applying for citizenship and I put down that my son was not living with me and that i pay child support
A: I don't think that this is going to be a problem, changes like this are not uncommon, you simply need to explain the change at the interview. You can also amend your N400 application before the interview. As long as you don't owe any child support from the time your son didn't live with you, you should be okay. Also remember taxes and no criminal convictions as Good Moral character is a requisite for naturalization
Q. Will I need to retain a lawyer if my husband and I are divorcing and he is active military and deployed overseas?
A: If you and your husband agree on everything (custody of children if any and division of assets) and you have a military legal assistance office nearby you may be want to consult with them, sometimes, they offer assistance with uncontested divorces. Having your husband deployed will certainly make things harder, if you need to hire an attorney, try to get an attorney that has been in the military or is familiar with the military system, it is not always something that most civilian attorneys understand very well and not knowing about retirement benefits and other unique features of the military compensation packet could cost you.
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The Law Office of Juan Antonio Lozada, PLLC
11455 S S Orange Blossom Trail Suite 18
Orlando, FL 32837
Toll-Free: (888) 274-5433
Cell: (512) 296-5033
Fax: (866) 586-5513
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed