Welcome to Chavez & Valko, LLP
Nationwide Immigration Law Firm with Offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano confirmed that USCIS will accept family-based petitions filed on behalf of same-sex couples by U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents.Acción Diferida Directiva para DREAMers - Estudiantes Indocumentados y Jóvenes con Autorización de Empleo (es también conocida como la "Dream Act" Directiva)
At the Texas-based immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko, LLP, with offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, our lawyers provide effective immigration legal services for our clients. Our immigration attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of immigration laws, and are attentive and informative to our clients' needs throughout the entire process.
Immigration lawyer Nick Chavez is an expert in immigration laws as he is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law. Immigration attorney Martin Valko was appointed by the Government of the Slovak Republic as Slovakia's Honorary Consul to the State of Texas. Attorney Martin Valko has also been providing legal advice to the Embassy of the Slovak Republic on U.S. immigration laws and policy. Finally, firm's partners Nicolas Chavez and Martin Valko have been appointed by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and currently serve as legal advisors on all matters involving U.S. immigration laws to the Mexican Consulate General in Dallas, Texas.
The Firm's clients range from individuals to families, and from small businesses to a publicly traded U.S. company with over $8 billion in annual sales. Among others, we have been representing and provided immigration counsel to Fortune 500 and other multi-national companies, Grammy-nominated pianist, ballet dancer, singer, and violinist, MLB and NFL trading card manufacturer, medical doctors and nurses, clergy and ministerial staff, school districts, World Champion Track & Field athletes and Olympians, a professional race car team, and several NHL players.
We often speak with prospective clients who were frustrated with the immigration process because (1) their case proceeded too slowly, (2) they were unable to reach their immigration attorney, and (3) the legal process was "invisible" to them. Our passion is to help individuals and companies fully resolve their immigration law challenges quickly and completely, by:
- Efficiently processing each petition
- Sending case reports to clients to keep them informed
- Remaining easily accessible to clients. For convenience we are open on Saturdays to further help clients reach us to discuss their legal matter.
It is for this reason that our Dallas and Fort Worth immigration lawyers and our exceptional office staff strive to provide the best possible legal services to our clients, with relentless pursuit of their immigration relief under the law. Immigration laws and regulations are dynamic in nature and change constantly, so our lawyers stay on top of latest developments and attend mandatory continuing legal education classes. Best of all, all of Chavez & Valko attorneys have thought other immigration lawyers and presented at such CLEs.
Immigration lawyers Nicolas Chavez (Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law), Martin Valko, Michelle V. Alonzo, Gary Frost, Liset Lefebvre Martinez and Omar Salas are experienced in resolving all types of immigration law challenges. Our team's credentials include:
Legal advisors on all aspects of U.S. immigration laws and policy to foreign consulates (Mexico, Slovak Republic)
Presenters and instructors regarding family- and employment-based immigration, employer compliance, and ethical issues in employment-based immigration, naturalization, immigrants' rights and immigration consequences of criminal activity
Attorney Nick Chavez is a Member of the AILA National Amicus Committee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Attorney Martin Valko is a Member of the AILA National USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee
Attorney Gary Frost is a Liaison for the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR or Immigration Court) in Dallas, TX
Members of American Immigration Lawyers Association, U.S.-Mexico Bar Association and the Texas State Bar Standing Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality, Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Contractors Association of DFW, and World Affairs Council of Dallas
Immigration law is often compared to tax law in its complexity. Do not struggle alone with complicated state and federal immigration laws and the varying immigration laws of other countries. We have helped thousands of individuals, families and businesses resolve their immigration law challenges. Contact us for a low-charge initial consultation to discuss how we can help you, your family or your business.
If you have any questions regarding immigration law, including questions relating to naturalization, deportation, permanent visas, working in the United States, traveling abroad or employer compliance, please contact our law firm to schedule an in-person, telephonic or video consultation regardless of your location within the United States or anywhere in the World.
We speak Spanish , Slovak, and Czech, accept credit cards, and provide initial consultations with an attorney for a low fee, which will be credited to your legal fees should you retain us the same day. To contact us, call 214-251-8011 (Dallas, TX area), 817-332-1100 (Fort Worth, TX area), 225-291-2155 (Baton Rouge, LA), or toll-free 1-888-562-0398 (nationwide).
* The information on this website should not be construed as legal advice. Use of information on this site does not form an attorney-client relationship. Fully licensed by the Texas Supreme Court.
** Louisiana Office - not licensed to practice law or represent clients in matters of State Law in Louisiana; but Authorized by Federal Law to advise and represent clients in Immigration Matters in Louisiana and throughout the United States. Practice is limited to Immigration Law.