Marcela Gyires


Marcela Gyires is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Immigration Practice. For a decade prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Marcela focused her practice on all aspects of immigration law at a boutique full service Immigration Law firm in South Florida. Marcela is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law in the State of Florida by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

Marcela was born in Central Mexico and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.


Florida Bar Board Certification in Immigration and Nationality Law

Foreign Language Capabilities

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Professional Presentations

  • Ethics Panelist, “How Much Can a Lawyer Delegate to a Non-Lawyer?” 42nd Annual AILA South Florida Conference, February 2021
  • Immigration Section Panelist, 2021 Palm Beach County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, March 2021
  • Team Leader/Presenter, Broward County Hispanic Bar Association’s 2021 Bilingual Conference, January 21, 2021
  • Ethics Panelist, Ethical Issues with Third Party Payors in Immigration, AILA South Florida Luncheon, May 2021


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Florida
    • Texas
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit




U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida

U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Miami, Florida, 2014-present
    • AILA-USCIS West Palm Beach Committee, Member 2016-2017; 2019-present
    • AILA-Border Patrol Liaison Committee, Vice-chair, 2019-2020
    • AILA-Homeland Security Investigations Committee, Member, 2015-2016
    • AILA-Customs and Border Patrol Committee, Co-chair, 2014-2015
  • Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association, West Palm Beach, 2020-present
    • Board Member, 2021-2022
    • Member-at-large, 2020-2021

Awards & Honors

  • The Florida Bar’s Immigration & Nationality Law Certification Committee, 2023-2024


Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2009

  • Top 15%

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

Bachelor of Arts, Government, Minors in Economics and Portuguese, 2006

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