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Omar A. Salas
  • Senior Associate Attorney, 2018
  • Associate Attorney, 2013

Omar Salas earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  He earned his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University’s Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Mr. Salas was exposed to immigration law at a very young age.  He is a first generation Mexican-American.   While in law school, Mr. Salas worked for the LSU Law Center’s clinical programs as a translator for the immigration clinic.  He translated for indigent Spanish-speaking clients meeting with their student attorneys in preparation of their removal cases and other immigration applications.  Additionally, he volunteered with the immigration clinic by visiting detained individuals at the federal detention center in Oakdale, Louisiana to help advise them of their rights.

Prior to joining Chavez & Valko, Mr. Salas worked with a Dallas area firm focusing on deportation defense, as well as adjustment of status, citizenship and naturalization, and deferred action (DACA).

Mr. Salas is a member of the Texas Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association and is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Bar Admissions

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


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctor - 05/2011
    • Minor: Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 05/2008
    • Minor: Bachelor of Arts – Foreign Languages (Spanish)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas; Texas Young Lawyers Association; Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Young Lawyers Association; Dallas Hispanic Bar Association


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

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– 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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