Mauricio Torres Sanchez - LGBTQ lawyer in West Jordan UT

Mauricio Torres Sanchez

Gaertner Torres PLLC

Mr. Torres, born in Cali, Colombia, graduated from the School of Law at the National University of Colombia where he earned his Bachelor of Laws. In addition, he earned a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He is admitted to the California State Bar.

Mr. Torres specializes in family-based immigration and humanitarian cases.

​During his time in law school, Mr. Torres spent considerable time volunteering at the Legal Aid Clinic Jaime Pardo Leal in Bogota, Colombia, assisting victims of domestic violence, and employment and child custody cases. For his outstanding public service in the Legal Aid Clinic and as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of Colombia, Mr. Torres received the Shawn Bentley Public Service Award granted by the J. Reuben Clark Law Society—Washington D.C. Chapter.

​Having gone through several consular interviews and visa applications himself, Mr. Torres understands the difficulties many immigrants face, which allows him to help others navigate the immigration system.

Mr. Torres worked as an Associate Attorney and as Chair of the Family-based Immigration Department at Wilner & O'Reilly, where he focused on family-based immigration and adjustment of status applications, nonimmigrant status in the United States (such as U and T status for victims of qualifying crimes and trafficking), DACA applications and Advance Parole, waiver applications, naturalization, VAWA petitions, consular interviews, and benefits granted to military personnel and their relatives.

Mr. Torres is fluent in English and Spanish and is currently learning Portuguese. During his free time, Mr. Torres enjoys going to the movies and theater, hiking, playing the piano, singing, and reading.


California, United States Active
Licensed for 4 Years 4 Months
since May 2019
Licensed for 7 Years 1 Month
since Aug 2016


J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Masters American Law
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Bachelors Law


American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member since 2020
American Bar Association
Member since 2019
California Lawyers Association
Member since 2019
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Member since 2015

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Gaertner Torres PLLC

6783 South Redwood Road, Suite 101
West Jordan, UT 84084

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