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Karen-Lee Pollak

Karen-Lee Pollak

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About Me

I lead our Immigration Practice Group.  My education has taken place literally worldwide and from coast to coast.  I obtained my law degree in South Africa and am licensed by the State Bar of California and State Bar of Texas.   As an immigrant myself and the former chair of the immigration practice of the Dallas office of a large international law firm, I understand what a critical and life-changing decision it is moving family or employees to the United States.   I focus on both family and corporate based immigration representing athletes, spouses, authors, individuals and fortune 500 corporations with their immigrant and non immigrant visa needs.  My dedication and efficiency enables me to manage my busy life as a lawyer, wife and parent of two active children.


Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Immigration: 100%
    19 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

39 total 

  • Franklin L. Broyles

    Very smart, hard working and good court room demeanor.


    Franklin Broyles Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jeffrey H. Rasansky

    If you are looking for honest and reliable representation in immigration law in Texas, there is no one else to call other than Karen Lee Pollack. Karen makes sure that her clients understand their legal rights and options so they can make informed decisions. Karen has practiced immigration for thirteen years and is committed to empowering her clients with the knowledge they must have to protect their rights. Karen is actively involved in her community and has helped many immigrants go through the naturalization process on a pro bono basis as well. Karen cares deeply about each of her clients and is committed and dedicated to each one. She is a passionate advocate and will always go the extra mile to ensure that every last need is taken care of. I highly recommend Karen for all of your immigration needs.


    Jeffrey Rasansky Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

3232 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX, 75204


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in Dallas: Immigration (2014)D Magazine2014
HonoreeMontclair's Who's Who in Law2011
Law Firm | Internet Marketing SuccessHubspot2010
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBell Nunnally & Martin, LLP2011 - Present
PartnerGoins Underkofler Crawford & Langdon2006 - 2011
AttorneyDarrell W. Cook & Associates2005 - 2006
AttorneyKirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP1998 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Immigration & Nationality SectionMember2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Dallas Women Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Dallas Bar Association Community Involvement CommitteeMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
ICE vs. LeOrder of Removal Withdrawn
ICE vs. NguyenOrder of Removal Withdrawn

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Publication NameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)Immigration Reform In Light Of Last Year's Spending2013
Portfolio Media (Law360)The E-Verify Program: Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?2012
Bloomberg Law ReportsMaking the H-1B Visa Quota2012
Portfolio Media (Law360)How Obama's Re-Election Impacts Immigration Reform2012
Portfolio Media (Law360)Spotlight on Obama's Policy for Undocumented Youth2012
Texas LawyerPass the ICE Test: Nine I-9 Recordkeeping Tips2012
Business BriefNot Born in the USA?2011
Avocado MagazineWhat's Cooking in Immigration?2011
Inside the Minds: Employing International WorkersKey Issues an Employer Needs to Understand When Sponsoring an Employee for a Non-Immigrant Visa or Green Card2010
Dallas Bar Association HeadnotesGreen Cards Via Trade & Investment in the U.S.2009
Immigration BlogOther Visa Options J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa2009
Immigrant's WeeklyMaking the H1-B Visa Quota2008
Immigrant's WeeklyDealing with the H-1B Cap - Now and in 20052005

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WitwatersrandLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of WitwatersrandInternational Relations & SociologyLiberal Arts1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Dallas AILA MeetingThe Provisional Waiver of Unlawful Presence Rule2013
SAFM | JohannesburgEmployment-Based Immigration to the USA2010
Avvo | Immigration WebinarImmigration 1012010
Avvo | Immigration PodcastFamily-Based Immigrant Visas2010
Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket - MLB Immigration ScamBaseball Immigration Scam - Major League Implications2006