- Senior Associate Attorney, 2019
- Associate Attorney, 2015
Jennifer Villani Burton practices immigration law exclusively. She has experience with all types of family and victims’ based immigration, as well as special government programs and deportation defense. Prior to joining Chavez and Valko, Ms. Burton worked for an immigration law firm in Dallas, as well as Catholic Charities, where she was an accredited representative.
Ms. Burton obtained her juris doctorate from The University of Oklahoma College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Burton was a member of The International Human Rights Clinic, and co-authored a report cited by the United Nations on Ecuador’s treatment of its’ indigenous people. Ms. Burton was also one of six students chosen nationally to write a report on human trafficking funded by The State Bar of Texas. Ms. Burton also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Letters, and a minor in Spanish from The University of Oklahoma.
Ms. Burton is fluent in Spanish. She has appeared on television and the radio to speak about immigration. She also regularly speaks at community events. Ms. Burton also serves on the advisory board for L.G. Pinkston, Pinkston Preparatory Collegiate Academy in the Dallas Independent School District.
Ms. Burton lives in Dallas with her husband and their sons. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and being outdoors.
Areas Of Practice
- Immigration Law 100%
- Supreme Court of Texas, 2013
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2019
- University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
- Juris Doctorate - 2013
- University of Oklahoma
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2009
- Minor: Spanish
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, Present
- Dallas Bar Association