Patricia “Patty” Sandoval was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Patty completed her first law school degree in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. While in Law school she worked as a Law Clerk in the Supreme Court of Honduras. After graduating she began working in her family-owned Law Firm which dated back several generations.
She quickly developed respect and reputation among her colleagues and private individuals in family law, especially on international adoptions within few years of becoming a legal practitioner. This allowed her to impact the lives of hundreds of abandoned and homeless children. She discovered a passion to work closely with disadvantaged people.
In 2006 she obtained a religious visa and relocated to the U.S. She was “called” to plant a Hispanic Church in the U.S. She trained members in multiple areas like theology, leadership and operations and maintenance of the ministries. She feels blessed to be able to have experienced various positive social environments that afforded her firsthand experience in witnessing how important people are to one another regarding motivation, influence, and spiritual support.
Patty is married and has four children. Her lawyering experienced in Honduras and ministering in the church in the U.S. has helped her understand the needs of the community specially to the disadvantaged and the most vulnerable.
Patty graduated from Stetson University College of Law with a JD and LLM in International Law degree in 2018. Before then, she obtained a law degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras.
Previous law experience
During her study at Stetson Law School, Patty interned as a Law Clerk – working on immigration matters in different law firms which she was assigned to by the University.
Associations and memberships
Patty is a member of the Florida State Bar and the Honduran Bar associations.