Carlos was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela and raised in Lakeland, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1994. Prior to joining DSK Law in 2013, Carlos worked as an Assistant Public Defender, Staff Counsel for a national debt collector, and maintained a private practice for 13 years. He is a veteran of the United States Army.
Carlos is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.