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Jennifer Villani Burton
  • 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%

Bar Admissions

  • 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


  • 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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