Attorney Manzanero joined the firm in February, 2013. Her practice is limited
to immigration and nationality law. She currently manages a case portfolio
of family-based immigration, including inadmissibility waivers and consular
processing; citizenship and naturalization; humanitarian relief, including
asylum, VAWA petitions, U Nonimmigrant status applications; and deportation
litigation. Manzanero represents clients before U.S. Immigration Courts,
the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Department of Homeland Security
agencies. Manzanero is admitted to practice before all Florida State Courts,
the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and
the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is fluent in Spanish.
Attorney Manzanero was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She graduated
from the New College of Florida, the Honors College of Florida with a
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 2003, Manzanero was awarded
the prestigious Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship.
While conducting U.S. foreign policy analysis in Washington, D.C., she
co-authored and contributed to several publications.
Attorney Manzanero received her Juris Doctor with a Certificate of Concentration
in International Law from Stetson University College of Law. While at
Stetson, she served as a law intern in the U.S. District Court, Middle
District of Florida; the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs
and Border Protection; and the Immigration Unit at Gulfcoast Legal Services.
Manzanero also worked as Research Assistant to Professor of Law, Luz E.
Nagle, a renowned international law scholar and former Colombian judge,
inter alia, the rise and expansion of transnational criminal organizations in Mexico
and Central America, and human trafficking.
Attorney Manzanero served as Discussion Leader for the panel on “Fleeing
Persecution” at the 2015 Conference of the American Immigration
Lawyers Association – Central Florida Chapter. Manzanero has also
written several contributions on immigration law matters for the
Mi Orgullo Latino magazine.
Attorney Manzanero is the recipient of the Carol R. Samuels Unsung Hero
Graduation Award, William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, and the 2015
Guardian of Justice by Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida CLSMF,
among other recognitions.
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2013
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2014
- George Perkovich and Silvia Manzanero, “Plan B: Using Sanctions to
End Iran’s Nuclear Program?” , Arms Control Today, vol. 34
no. 4, 2004
- George Perkovich with Silvia Manzanero, “Iran Gets the Bomb –
Then What?, Getting Ready for a Nuclear Iran , Strategic Studies Institute, 2005
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The Florida Bar, 2012 - Present
- American Bar Association, 2012 - Present
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013 - Present