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Mauricio Torres Sanchez


Mr. Torres, born in Cali, Colombia, graduated from the School of Law at the National University of Colombia where he earned his Bachelor of Laws. In addition, he earned a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He is admitted to the California State Bar.

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Background and Experience

Mr. Torres specializes in family-based immigration and humanitarian cases.

During his time in law school, Mr. Torres spent considerable time volunteering at the Legal Aid Clinic Jaime Pardo Leal in Bogota, Colombia, assisting victims of domestic violence, and employment and child custody cases. For his outstanding public service in the Legal Aid Clinic and as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of Colombia, Mr. Torres received the Shawn Bentley Public Service Award granted by the J. Reuben Clark Law Society—Washington D.C. Chapter.

Having gone through several consular interviews and visa applications himself, Mr. Torres understands the difficulties many immigrants face, which allows him to help others navigate the immigration system.


Mr. Torres worked as an Associate Attorney and as Chair of the Family-based Immigration Department at Wilner & O'Reilly, where he focused on family-based immigration and adjustment of status applications, nonimmigrant status in the United States (such as U and T status for victims of qualifying crimes and trafficking), DACA applications and Advance Parole, waiver applications, naturalization, VAWA petitions, consular interviews, and benefits granted to military personnel and their relatives.

Mr. Torres is fluent in English and Spanish and is currently learning Portuguese. During his free time, Mr. Torres enjoys going to the movies and theater, hiking, playing the piano, singing, and reading.

Areas of Practice

Family Immigration, Employment Immigration (immigrant and nonimmigrant), Citizenship , and Humanitarian Relief

Bar Admissions

California, 2019

Colombia, 2016


  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

    • Master of Laws (LL.M.) – 2017

  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) – 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

    • 2020 - Present

  • California Lawyers Association, International and Immigration Section

    • 2019 - Present

  • American Bar Association

    • 2019 - Present​

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

    • 2015 - Present


Please contact us to set up a consultation and find out more about our immigration services.

(385) 645-3001

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