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Ernesto J. Buitrago, Esq.

Attorney and Founder


  • Immigration Law
  • Corporate and Civil Litigation

Admitted To Practice

  • Admitted to Practice Law in the State of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice before the United States District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice before any Immigration Court in the United States
  • Admitted to Practice before the United States District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Nova Southeastern University (Juris Doctor, 2012)
  • University of South Florida – Honors College (Bachelor of Arts, 2008)

Professional And Civic Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Awards And Honors

  • Voted a “Rising Star” in 2023 by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor only bestowed to 2.5% of attorneys in each state.
  • Voted a “Rising Star” in 2022 by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor only bestowed to 2.5% of attorneys in each state.
  • Voted a “Top Attorney” in Tampa Bay by Top Attorney’s List.

Professional Biography

Attorney Ernesto Buitrago is a distinguished and accomplished legal professional, widely recognized for his expertise in immigration law and dedication to serving clients’ diverse needs. As the founder and principal attorney of Buitrago Law Firm, he has built a reputation as a leading advocate for individuals and businesses navigating the complexities of the U.S. immigration system.

Education and Early Career:

Ernesto Buitrago’s journey in law commenced with a strong academic foundation. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a prestigious law school, where he excelled in his studies and demonstrated a passion for assisting those seeking legal solutions in immigration matters. Following his legal education, he gained invaluable experience working with prominent law firms, honing his skills in immigration law, and developing an in-depth understanding of the complexities and challenges faced by immigrants.

Founding Buitrago Law Firm:

With a vision of providing exceptional legal representation and dedicated client service, Attorney Ernesto Buitrago founded Buitrago Law Firm. His mission was to create a legal practice that focused on personalized attention, tailored strategies, and unwavering commitment to clients’ success.

Expertise in Immigration Law:

Over the years, Ernesto Buitrago has emerged as a leading authority in immigration law, specializing in various aspects, including employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, asylum, visas, naturalization, and deportation defense. His deep knowledge of immigration regulations and evolving policies allows him to craft innovative solutions for clients from diverse backgrounds, including professionals, businesses, families, and individuals seeking a better future in the United States.

Advocacy for the National Interest Waiver:

Attorney Buitrago’s expertise extends to the National Interest Waiver (NIW) provision, a critical pathway for highly skilled professionals seeking permanent residency in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. He has successfully assisted numerous professionals, including doctors, pilots, engineers, and others, in securing their Green Cards through the NIW, harnessing their unique talents for the benefit of the United States.

Client-Centered Approach:

Ernesto Buitrago firmly believes that each client’s case is unique, deserving of personalized attention and tailored strategies. His client-centered approach ensures that individuals and businesses receive guidance and support throughout the immigration process. His commitment to understanding the specific needs and aspirations of his clients fosters trust, confidence, and long-lasting relationships.

Commitment to Excellence:

As the head of Buitrago Law Firm, Attorney Buitrago instills a culture of excellence within his legal team. His dedication to staying abreast of ever-changing immigration laws, USCIS policies, and immigration trends ensures that clients receive the most up-to-date advice and effective legal representation.

Contributions to the Legal Community:

Ernesto Buitrago’s contributions to the legal community extend beyond his exceptional legal practice. He actively participates in legal seminars, conferences, and professional organizations, sharing his expertise and insights with peers. He is also deeply committed to pro bono work, using his legal skills to support and advocate for vulnerable individuals seeking asylum and protection in the United States.


Attorney Ernesto Buitrago’s outstanding legal career, coupled with his commitment to client success, makes him a prominent figure in the field of immigration law. With a relentless passion for helping individuals and businesses achieve their immigration goals, he continues to make a positive impact in the lives of countless clients. As the founder of Buitrago Law Firm, Ernesto Buitrago stands as a beacon of legal expertise and compassionate advocacy, shaping a brighter future for those in pursuit of the American dream.

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Mr. Buitrago represented me in business litigation and he was competent, smart, and articulate. When I was in court, I was proud to have him represent me. By the way, we won the case.

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I hired this attorney for my divorce and I could not be happier for the service. My only regret is that I do not have another case for him to take over.

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Best Immigration Lawyer in Florida. He made things so simple for me. His office also gives you a copy of everything they do in real time. Highly recommended.

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Amazing lawyer with the ability to communicate every step of the way. His office is organized. You can tell the Attorney knows his stuff.