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Valeria Montalvo
  • Associate Attorney, 2020






Valeria Montalvo practices immigration law exclusively. She has experience with all types of family-based immigration, as well as deportation defense.  Mrs. Montalvo was a legal assistant at our firm, which led her to want to pursue a career in immigration law and go to law school.  Prior to joining Chavez and Valko, Mrs. Montalvo worked at the Mexican Consulate in Dallas in both the Department of Documentation, and Protection and Legal Services.

Mrs. Montalvo obtained her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law.  During law school, she clerked at the San Antonio Immigration Court, and the LaSalle Immigration Court in Jena, Louisiana, writing decisions for Immigration Judges. She was a Student Attorney at the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where she represented detained immigrants at detention centers in South Texas, as well as asylum seekers in Mexico a part of the Migrant Protection Protocol Program (MPPP).  She was a part of The Scholar: Law Review on Race and Social Justice as a Staff Writer and Associate Editor, and was Research Assistant to Professor Roberto Rosas, who focuses on U.S.-Mexico comparative law.  Mrs. Montalvo also holds a Bachelor of Science in International Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas. 
Mrs. Montalvo is a native Spanish speaker who grew up in Monterrey, Mexico. Mrs. Montalvo lives in Dallas, and in her free time likes watching movies and going on walks with her husband and son. 

Practice Areas

  • Immigration Law 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas, 2020


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • Juris Doctorate - 2020
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    • B.S. - 2015
    • Major: International Political Economy

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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