Born to Cuban parents in New York, N.Y., Irving was raised in West New York, New Jersey and Hollywood, Florida, where he graduated in the top 10% of class at Chaminade College Preparatory School. Thereafter he attended Fordham University, graduating in 1983 with a B.S degree in Business Administration and a concentration in marketing. He attended Brooklyn Law School, working full time for the Wall Street Insurance Brokerage Firm, Johnson & Higgins in its actuarial department. In 1987 he earned his doctorate of law degree and continued working for Johnson & Higgins as an attorney writing pension plans and in ERISA (Employee Retirement and Income Security Act) compliance.
That same year, he passed the New York and New Jersey Bar Exams and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar, along with the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He later moved back to Florida and n 1989, he was admitted to the Florida Bar. Irving’s practice was initially dedicated to business transactions as well as real estate transactions and criminal representation, both in state and federal courts. While continuing to practice in these areas, he began the immigration section his firm since there is a great overlap in these different disciplines.
He has become a prominent figure in the Miami, FL market and across the country, when it come to dealing with all immigration issues. He has held the role of advisor to the media for many years on the local Miami, Telemundo and Univision affiliates. He has been interviewed by national and international media outlets, and can be currently seen on “El News Cafe” on Unimas as a regular contributor on immigration issues. Irving hosts a national radio show every Saturday from 5pm – 7pm EST where he discusses the law and politics as they relate to immigration, deportation and naturalization as well as criminal and business issues. He was invited in January of 1999 to speak with the Foreign Minister of Honduras in that country and to address the people of Honduras both on television and radio as to the requirements of the TPS designation afforded to citizens of that country in the United States after hurricane Mitch.
He is a member of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, as well as the Third, Ninth and Eleventh U.S Circuit Court of Appeals. He has published decisions in the State of Florida Third District Court of Appeals [World on Wheels Miami v. Interntional Auto Motors, 569 So. 2d 836 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)] (civil procedure issue(s)); the Federal Circuit Court for the Eleventh Circuit [(U.S. v. Rodriguez, 959 F.2d 193 (11th Cir. 1992)] (Federal Sentencing Guidelines and constitutionality issue(s)) and the Federal Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit [Meza-Vallejos v. Holder, 669 F.3d 920 (9th Cir. 2011) (Immigration issue(s)).
When you work with Irving González, you are working with an attorney who has been involved with thousands of cases over the last 30 years. He will thoroughly analyze your case and has the interest and dedication to explore all options available to you. As political administrations change, you will need an attorney who is on the forefront of those changes. With Irving, you’ll always be treated with fairness and respect and receive the time and effort you need.
Irving has been to Washington on various occasions to speak to members of Congress in an effort to have immigration reform passed. He has served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Hollywood, FL; was a Governmental Liaison for the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward County, and was a Board member and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Lycée Franco-Américain school in Broward County.