Carla De Leon Stafford Of Counsel




Carla De Leon Stafford joined Wilson Elser as dual-licensed attorney capable of reaching cost-effective results for clients doing business and evaluating risks in the United States and throughout Latin America. Carla serves as a versatile, experienced bilingual lawyer who serves our clients in the global market. She has represented clients in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. Her legal experience in Mexico and Texas covers transactional, breach of contract, construction, hotel, retail, personal injuries, premises liability, dram shop, commercial trucking, vehicular negligence and work-related injuries.

In addition, Carla is deeply involved in immigration law and has assisted clients in obtaining work permits, visas, legal permanent residency (green cards) and citizenship.

Carla, born in Monterrey, Mexico, earned her first law degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, in Monterrey, México, and worked at one of the oldest and largest Mexican law firms where she represented U.S. corporations doing business in the northern states of Mexico.

Through the representation of U.S. companies and their Mexican subsidiaries (maquiladoras), Carla identified the need for an attorney who could practice law on both sides of the border and serve corporate clients developing business in Latin America while measuring and controlling risks. Carla continued her legal education and licensures to practice law in Texas and Mexico. Carla's law practice has led her to participate in a popular Spanish-speaking morning radio program on CBS educating audiences about laws and policies affecting their communities.