David Alejandro Calles Smith

David Alejandro Calles Smith

Associate Attorney
Miami, Florida

David Calles Smith obtained his J.D. from University of Miami School of Law in 2018. While at University of Miami, David was a member of the Society of Bar and Gavel. David additionally participated in the Federal Appellate Clinic, Immigration Clinic, and Litigation Skills Program. During his year with the Immigration Clinic, David earned the Dean's Certificate of Achievement Award.

Ecuadorian-born, David has both extensive personal and professional experience with the US immigration system from processing Diplomatic and Student visas to Immigration Court removal defense and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Prior to joining the firm, David interned with Americans for Immigration Justice in their Family Defense Program, and with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. in their Defending Vulnerable Populations Project and Board of Immigration Appeals Pro-bono Project. David joined the firm in 2018 as a law clerk and continued as an associate attorney after being admitted to practice in the District of Columbia in 2018.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2018


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 2018
  • Towson University, Towson, Maryland
    • B.S. - 2014
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Certificate of Achievement for Immigration Clinic, 2017 - Present
  • Dean's Certificate of Achievement for Civil Procedure, 2015 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2018 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Miami Law Federal Appellate Clinic, 2018
  • Miami Law Immigration Clinic, 2016 - 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Americans for Immigrant Justice, 2017
  • Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., 2017


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Beta Theta Pi