Jose Godinez-Samperio came here as a nine year old with his parents on a tourist visa. His parents chose to overstay their visas and now he’s here.
Ultimately, he graduated top of his class at the Florida State University College of Law.
Now he wants to practice law in Florida and the Florida State Supreme Court will decide.
Kendall Coffey, a former US attorney does not feel Samperio should be allowed to practice law.
"A lawyer’s conduct should conform to the requirements of law, including in his personal affairs. I don’t see how that’s possible here given the present position." he said.