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Fort Worth 817-332-1100

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Benjamin Hamilton
  • Senior Associate Attorney, 2018
  • Associate Attorney, 2016







Ben Hamilton practices exclusively in the field of U.S. immigration law, and has a wide-range of knowledge and experience with an emphasis on employment and investment related cases. His background includes nonimmigrant employment visas, employment and family based immigrant visas, immigrant and nonimmigrant investment visas, citizenship and naturalization, U.S. waivers, and federal compliance with immigration laws.

Ben works with individuals and companies of all sizes to assess eligibility and facilitate entry into the U.S. including long term case planning and management and strategic advice regarding qualifying investments and corporate structures. Ben has extensive experience with E-1, E-2, L-1A and TN visas as well as experience in, but not limited to, O, P, L-1B, H1B and H-2B visas, and green cards through employment (multinational managers and PERM), entrepreneurship (NIW), and investment (EB-5).

Ben also works with families and individuals to resolve their U.S. immigration issues, including obtaining family based green cards, U.S. waivers due to criminality, misrepresentation and deportation.

Ben attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in Houston, Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is also fluent in English and Spanish.

Ben is married with four children. His wife is from South America where he lived for nearly two and a half years. He experienced the immigration process firsthand as he guided his wife from conditional residency to citizenship. Immediately before joining Chavez & Valko, Ben and his family also spent a year in Calgary, Canada. As a result, Ben understands the trials and tribulations of navigating a complex immigration system through both personal and work experience.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2019


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • Juris Doctorate - 2011
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2007
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Spanish
    • Minor: Business Management


  • English
  • Spanish
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“Mr. Chavez I cannot THANK YOU enough for helping us in reuniting our family. The WAIVER you completed for my husband was EXCELLENT. We will forever be grateful to you and your professional staff. I knew from my first consultation that you were sincere about helping your clients. You are an example of what a great attorney is. I HIGHLY recommend your law firm to everyone.“

– Elizabeth C., Crowley, TX (I-601 Waiver of inadmissibility in Cd. Juarez, Mexico)

“I am the General Counsel for a global internet security company. I have been working with Martin and his team for over three years on immigration matters including permanent residence, intracompany-transferee, investor’s, and H-1B matters. My experience has been outstanding. Martin or anyone in the firm always respond promptly and professionally. I usually work on very tight deadline and Martin and his team have always helped us achieve our goals. In my experience in comparison to working with other immigration lawyers, Chavez & Valko makes the complicated and burdensome process feel like a breeze. I would recommend Chavez & Valko to anyone who wants precision, promptness and professionalism.”

– Alexandra Albro, General Counsel, ESET ESET

“My husband WAS detained in a detention center, facing the possibility of deportation. As of today, my husband is home . . with the judge granting his cancellation of removal, and he was able to keep his permanent resident status here in the United States. . . The law firm of Chavez & Valko was wonderful to work with, guiding us through this long and difficult process with such conviction and compassion, that they gave my family and I that peace of mind of hope and encouragement that everything will be fine. . . I highly recommend the law firm of Chavez & Valko to anyone with immigration matter(s). . . Please continue doing what you do because you guys really do change lives. ”

– Removal client, Dallas, TX (Cancellation of Removal of Lawful Permanent Resident)

“My family and I would like to thank the attorneys from the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko LLP for the great work fulfilled in my immigration case which had a happy ending. . . the immigration law argued that a criminal case like the one I had was eligible for deportation and my options were minimal. . . With their experience and great knowledge in immigration law, their perseverance and professionalism, they were able to win my case in my favor in Dallas immigration court (EOIR). I would like to give special thanks to the law firm of Chavez & Valko, who was with us at all times giving us support, security and great optimism.”

– Cecilio & Family, Dallas, TX (Defense against deportation in immigration court with 212(h) Waiver and Cuban Adjustment)

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