Practice Areas

Personal Injury

If you have suffered an injury due to the carelessness of another party, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury law suit. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, a personal injury lawyer may seek personal injury damages including, but not limited to the following:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Injury victims should be aware that personal injury claims must be brought within a specific period of time following the date that the injury occurred. This time limit, known as the statute of limitations, varies by state. for this reason, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident takes place in order to ensure that your rights will be fully protected.

Corporate Law

Our mission is to provide the highest quality legal counseling addressing the needs and objectives of our clients, and to do so on a cost-effective basis. Because of both our lower overhead cost and diverse background, clients often find us to be more effective in serving their day-to-day business needs than larger local, national and multi-national law firms, usually at substantial cost savings.

We provide representation to a variety of businesses and individuals in the U.S. and abroad, including start-ups, emerging and established companies. We can assist in business formation, contract negotiations and review, licensing agreements, purchase and sale of businesses, corporate governance and structuring.

In order to effectively provide a broad range of services, we also maintain strategic alliances with other professionals, including attorneys in complementary areas of practice; accountants and financial advisors; and individuals and entities with access to capital markets.


The United States is a top destination for immigrants from across the globe, and the Federal Government places heavy restrictions on the number of people who can legally enter and remain in this country every year. Whether you need a work visa, student visa or investor visa, or if you want to achieve permanent resident status, our firm can help you with every aspect of the application process. Our firm also assists immigrants who want to attain citizenship through the challenging procedure for naturalization. We treat every case as if it were our only case, and will work diligently to help you achieve your goals as quickly as possible.

Real Estate

Real Estate transactions can be complex, especially when it comes to closings. Certain legal issues must be resolved prior to closing and a title insurance policy must be issued. In order to ensure a stress-free closing, it is best to have a highly competent Real Estate lawyer manage this transaction for you. The Machado Law Firm will draft, negotiate, as well as prepare conveyance documents, closing statements, loan documents, deeds and issue title insurance for you.

Criminal Law

The Machado Law Firm handles criminal cases in Federal and State courts. Also, our firm can assist you with Traffic cases including D.U.I. (Driving Under the Influence) arrests.

If you are facing criminal charges, you can't afford to take a chance on your defense. With your freedom, employment opportunities, and reputation at stake, it's important to turn to a defense attorney who will fight hard as your advocate. A criminal defense attorney can help find details surrounding your case that can be used to your advantage and weaken the prosecution's case against you.


If you are arrested, charged with a crime, indicted Federally or State wide, immediately tell the officer that you would like to speak with your criminal defense attorney, prior to giving any statements. A criminal arrest can occur prior to you being put in handcuffs. If you feel you are not free to leave in a criminal investigation, tell the arresting officer you want to speak with a criminal defense lawyer.

You should contact The Machado Law Firm as soon as possible in a criminal investigation. Most times our firm can contact the State Attorneys Office to discuss the matter prior to criminal charges being filed against you.

This is a matter of your freedom and liberty. Hire an attorney with the arsenal of defenses to help you in your criminal defense.

Family Law/ Divorce

When dealing with a divorce, such as an uncontested divorce or a collaborative divorce, or when dealing with another family law related issue, such as alimony or paternity, you need to be confident that you have an experienced advocate on your side and that you can fully trust. At our firm, we recognize the stress associated with this area of the law and the personalized way in which it will affect you. For this reason, we are deeply committed to providing our clients with the high-quality assistance that they truly deserve regardless of the extenuating circumstances they might be dealing with.

Child Custody Information

Since october 1, 2008, Florida courts have followed a revised statute in determining issues regarding minor children in dissolution of marriage cases. This statute prescribes that all cases with minor children have a parenting plan. At a minimum, a parenting plan will be required to describe in adequate detail how the parents will share and be responsible for the daily tasks associated with the upbringing of the child, the time sharing schedule arrangements that specify the time the child will spend with each parent, and designation of which parent will be responsible for any and all forms of health care, school-related matters, other activities, and the methods and technologies that the parents will use to communicate with the child. If you have questions or concerns about your custody situation, please contact our firm.

Civil Litigation

Effective litigation requires a high degree of skill, experience and judgment. In many cases, the best strategy is to resolve business disputes without the risk or expense of trial. That is why we explore suitable opportunities for early resolution in every case through mediation, arbitration, or informal settlement, with trial being the last, but sometimes necessary solution. The Machado Law Firm is aggressive, thorough, and above all, practical in our approach. Our goal is to protect our clients' interests in the most cost-effective way, positioning a case for trial or settlement.

Whether a case involves a simple contractual matter or a complex multi-party action, our lawyers find practical, real-world solutions for our clients. Our firm represents businesses and individuals of all types, including corporations, manufactures, distributors, brokers, agents, directors, officers, partners, investors, shareholders and small businesses of all types. We take pride in the fact that we provide the same degree of service to all our clients, regardless of the size of the business or the problem.