Our Team

FERNANDO FRANCO

Attorney Fernando Franco earned a Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. During his law studies at Nova Southeastern University he earned various honors and awards. Among these, the Book Award in four courses: Criminal Law, Securities Regulations, Contracts, and Torts. Additionally, he was a recipient of the Merit Scholarship in recognition of his outstanding performance during his first year of law. He was also a member of the most prestigious honor organizations: Nova Law Review and Nova Moot Court Society.

Attorney Franco is admitted to practice law by the Florida and New York bars, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Colombia Consejo Superior de la Judicatura.

Attorney Franco is a versatile lawyer with experience in various areas of law including, state and federal criminal defense, immigration law, civil litigation, defamation law suits, and OFAC list removal. For the most part, attorney Franco has placed his legal acumen and skills at the service of fellow Colombian nationals (as well as other Latin America nationals) doing business or facing problems in the United States. For instance, attorney Franco has represented prominent businessman in defamation law suits before the New York courts, multiple criminal defendants accused of crimes ranging from narcotics offenses to violent crimes, petitions of removal from OFAC list before the U.S. Treasury, and clients in immigration related matter including asylum, removal defense, investor visas, and extraordinary ability visas.

Attorney Franco's clients include politicians, such as senator and former President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe Velez, as well as models, prominent businessmen, sports celebrities, social media influencers, among others, from Colombia and other countries in Latin America.

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FERNANDO FRANCO

Attorney Fernando Franco earned a Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. During his law studies at Nova Southeastern University he earned various honors and awards. Among these, the Book Award in four courses: Criminal Law, Securities Regulations, Contracts, and Torts. Additionally, he was a recipient of the Merit Scholarship in recognition of his outstanding performance during his first year of law. He was also a member of the most prestigious honor organizations: Nova Law Review and Nova Moot Court Society.

Attorney Franco is admitted to practice law by the Florida and New York bars, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Colombia Consejo Superior de la Judicatura.

Attorney Franco is a versatile lawyer with experience in various areas of law including, state and federal criminal defense, immigration law, civil litigation, defamation law suits, and OFAC list removal. For the most part, attorney Franco has placed his legal acumen and skills at the service of fellow Colombian nationals (as well as other Latin America nationals) doing business or facing problems in the United States. For instance, attorney Franco has represented prominent businessman in defamation law suits before the New York courts, multiple criminal defendants accused of crimes ranging from narcotics offenses to violent crimes, petitions of removal from OFAC list before the U.S. Treasury, and clients in immigration related matter including asylum, removal defense, investor visas, and extraordinary ability visas.

Attorney Franco's clients include politicians, such as senator and former president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe Velez, as well as models, prominent businessmen, sports celebrities, social media influencers, among others, from Colombia and other countries in Latin America.

Experience

Notable Clients

Education

Bar Admissions/Licenses

Court Admissions

Honors and Awards

News

STEPHANIA FRANCO

Stephania earned a bacherlor’s degree in dentristry in Colombia before relocating to the United States. She is also a former model. She is the Client Services Manager and assistant to attorney Fernando Franco at Franco Law.

ANGELICA RICE

Angelica Rice is the lead Attorney/Director of the firm’s Immigration Division. Angelica specializes in immigration law but also has significant experience in family law.

Before joining the Franco Law team, Angelica worked as a family law attorney for a prominent Ft. Lauderdale based family law firm, and before that she served as an Assistant Chief Counsel with the Department of Homeland Security ICE in Los Angeles, California

Angelica is an experienced trial attorney, who’s main focus is representing clients before USCIS and the Immigration Court. She is familiar with all types of immigration applications including, Adjustment of Status, Asylum, Naturalization, I-601 and I-601A Waivers, to name a few.Angelica also represents business immigration clients and prepares visa applications such as, EB-1, O-1, E2, and H-1B.

Education

St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2016.

University of Florida, B.A., Criminology, 2013.

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ANGELICA RICE

Angelica Rice is the lead Attorney/Director of the firm’s Immigration Division.Angelica specializes in immigration law but also has significant experience in family law.

Before joining the Franco Law team, Angelica worked as a family law attorney for a prominent Ft. Lauderdale based family law firm, and before that she served as an Assistant Chief Counsel with the Department of Homeland Security ICE in Los Angeles, California

Angelica is an experienced trial attorney, who’s main focus is representing clients before USCIS and the Immigration Court. She is familiar with all types of immigration applications including, Adjustment of Status, Asylum, Naturalization, I-601 and I-601A Waivers, to name a few.Angelica also represents business immigration clients and prepares visa applications such as, EB-1, O-1, E2, and H-1B.

Education

St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2016.

University of Florida, B.A., Criminology, 2013.

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LORI DILICAN

Attorney Lori Dilican earned her JD, along with a litigation certificate from the University of Miami. During her legal studies, she was a member of the criminal Federal Appellate Clinic. Attorney Dilican’s commitment to public service earned her a pro bono service award. Attorney Dilican was honored to receive the Cali Book Award for Excellence in criminal evidence from notable Professor, Roy Black. Ms. Dilican also authored Habeas Corpus Relief in the Post-Martinez era under the proctorship of distinguished scholar, Professor Patrick Gudridge.

Attorney Dilican’s practice at Franco Law Firm is diverse and dynamic. She has significant criminal, civil and appellate experience. Attorney Dilican is a former Assistant State Attorney. Her criminal practice at Franco Law is very broad and encompasses both State and Federal Court. Her work includes both misdemeanor and felony trial work, post-conviction relief, appeals, asset forfeiture and other specialized proceedings. Attorney Dilican has also worked in an Of Counsel capacity at a prominent South Florida criminal defense firm.

Her civil practice focuses on business litigation and divorce law. Attorney Dilican represents high profile and prominent clients in contract formation and dispute matters, purchase and sale agreements, negotiations and settlements. Attorney Dilican’s civil law acumen enhances and informs her marital dissolution practice. She handles contested dissolution proceedings involving business assets. Attorney Dilican’s skill and experience enable her to provide comprehensive representation for clients.

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LORI DILICAN

Attorney Lori Dilican earned her JD, along with a litigation certificate from the University of Miami. During her legal studies, she was a member of the criminal Federal Appellate Clinic. Attorney Dilican’s commitment to public service earned her a pro bono service award. Attorney Dilican was honored to receive the Cali Book Award for Excellence in criminal evidence from notable Professor, Roy Black. Ms. Dilican also authored Habeas Corpus Relief in the Post-Martinez era under the proctorship of distinguished scholar, Professor Patrick Gudridge.

Attorney Dilican’s practice at Franco Law Firm is diverse and dynamic. She has significant criminal, civil and appellate experience. Attorney Dilican is a former Assistant State Attorney. Her criminal practice at Franco Law is very broad and encompasses both State and Federal Court. Her work includes both misdemeanor and felony trial work, post-conviction relief, appeals, asset forfeiture and other specialized proceedings. Attorney Dilican has also worked in an Of Counsel capacity at a prominent South Florida criminal defense firm.

Her civil practice focuses on business litigation and divorce law. Attorney Dilican represents high profile and prominent clients in contract formation and dispute matters, purchase and sale agreements, negotiations and settlements. Attorney Dilican’s civil law acumen enhances and informs her marital dissolution practice. She handles contested dissolution proceedings involving business assets. Attorney Dilican’s skill and experience enable her to provide comprehensive representation for clients.

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THANIA OCQUE

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THANIA OCQUE

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SEBASTIAN VISBAL

Sebastian is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He plans to become an attorney. Sebastian has a well-rounded background with over 5 years of experience in client services. He is a Florida Notary Public.

SEBASTIAN VISBAL

Sebastian is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He plans to become an attorney. Sebastian has a well-rounded background with over 5 years of experience in costumer service. He is a Florida Notary Public.

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ROBERTO J. FUENTES

In our team Roberto J. Fuentes, with more than 5 years of experience in customer service attention and sales, currently studying his last Law year in a Public University in Colombia. He is our Legal Intake Specialist and helps us to adapt our services to give you the best attention.

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ROBERTO J. FUENTES

Roberto J. Fuentes, with more than 5 years of experience in customer service attention and sales, currently studying his last Law year in a Public University in Colombia. He is our Legal Intake Specialist and helps us to adapt our services to give you the best attention.