In May 2013, Mr. Urbina founded The Urbina Law Firm in Marietta, Georgia. While Mr. Urbina specializes in family immigration law, he also practices in the areas of criminal law, business law, and personal injury.
This is His Story
Attorney Michael Urbina was born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. He moved to Georgia in the summer of 1999. Mr. Urbina holds a B.S. in Managerial Science from Georgia State University. He received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School, where he graduated amongst the top of his class in 2011.
During his early law school career, Mr. Urbina worked for several in-house legal departments with international corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Invesco Limited, Crawford & Company, and Kemira Chemicals. During these opportunities, he worked on numerous projects that involved mergers and acquisitions, trademark law, franchise law, employment law, securities law, and contract law.
During his third year of law school, Mr. Urbina interned at the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA) for the Department of Homeland Security. Under the supervision of OPLA attorneys, he represented the government in bond hearings and cancellation of removal hearings, second-chaired numerous types of hearings, conducted legal research, and drafted documents to assist the OPLA attorneys with their immigration cases.
During his last year of law school, Mr. Urbina started working for an immigration law firm in Roswell, Georgia. During this time, he represented numerous clients in immigration courts in Atlanta, Stewart Detention Center; New Orleans, Louisiana; Memphis, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, Mr. Urbina represented numerous individuals in processing their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications, Adjustment of Status applications, consular processes, TPS applications, and U-visa applications.
Mr. Urbina’s associations during law school include Research Editor for John Marshall’s Law Review, Student Ambassador, Peer Mentor, Chairman of Service Committee for the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, member of the Corporate Counsel Society, and member of the Immigration Law Society. He earned numerous awards including the Dean’s Award and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Advanced Legal Research.