Amir Hagoo was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 2004, after graduating with an Honors Degree, in political science from York University, Mr. Hagoo was admitted to St. Thomas University Law School in Miami. This brought a lot of excitement to Mr. Hagoo because not only did he have a passion for the law but it also gave him the opportunity to experience warm tropical weather all year round.
When Mr. Hagoo graduated in 2007, he became a Member of the Florida Bar the same year, and entered the legal profession. As an attorney Mr. Hagoo’s passion for practicing in the areas of criminal defense and immigration law landed him a position with the Broward County Public Defender’s Office from 2008 thru 2012. From day one, Mr. Hagoo began to hone his motion practice and trial skills as a criminal defense lawyer at the Public Defender’s Office. Mr. Hagoo handled over a thousand misdemeanor, juvenile, and felony cases from the investigative stage all the way through to trial by judge or trial by jury. He has taken well over 50 trials to verdict, argued many pre-trial evidentiary motions, defended post-conviction matters, including violations of probation and motions to vacate, and got involved in many cases at the “pre-file,” or case-filing stage. Mr. Hagoo has been successful in achieving positive results for his clients in many of his cases.
After his time at the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Hagoo entered private practice with the intent of providing premium legal services in criminal defense and immigration law. Being an immigrant himself, Mr. Hagoo has first-hand experience in navigating through the complex and daunting American immigration system. Having no immigration status after graduating law school, Mr. Hagoo personally managed to obtain a temporary visa that allowed him to stay here for a total of six years until he finally qualified for a green card in 2012. Since opening up his private practice, Mr. Hagoo has assisted many individuals in immigration related matters including removal hearings and visa applications. Mr. Hagoo also volunteers his time and provides a “Pathway to Residency” seminar to international students on a yearly basis.
Amir Hagoo Trial Attorney & Counselor-At-Law has a law office conveniently located within minutes from the Broward County Courthouse. If you have a criminal matter or an immigration issue, or both, call The Law Office of Amir Hagoo for a free consultation.