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Nicolas Chavez

Nicolas Chavez

Practice areas:

Immigration

Nicolas Chavez

About Me

Nick Chavez is an expert in immigration and naturalization law as he is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He represents individuals seeking solutions in obtaining lawful status or citizenship in the United States.  He has represented several notable immigrants including a Grammy-nominated artist, a racecar team member, and a highly accomplished muralist.  He has written publications for local media and has been featured in radio and television shows to discuss relevant developments in immigration law to the community.  He is regularly invited to speak on immigration topics, and has participated as a speaker at lawyer conferences and community events.  He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is presently serving as a Member of the AILA Amicus Committee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Nick is also a published cartoonist.  He has published over 20 law-related cartoons for national magazines such as the The National Jurist and Immigration Law Today.


 


Areas of Practice:


Appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeal (BIA), Administrative Appeals Off


Motions to Reopen or Reconsider before the BIA, AAO, USCIS, Immigration Judge


Petitions for Review before the U.S. Court of Appeals


Immigration court litigation


Writ of Mandamus & Writ for Declaratory Relief before the U.S. District Courts


Family-based immigration, adjustment of status, and consular processing


Waivers for unlawful presence, crime, deportations


Waivers for misrepresentations & medical conditions


Citizenship & naturalization, and aturalization appeals


EB-1 Extraordinary Visas


EB-5 Entrepreneur Visas


E-1 / E-2 Treaty Trader / Investor Visas


L-1 Intracompany Transferee Employee Visas (Manager/Executive/Specialized Knowle


O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visas


O-1 Extraordinary Ability


P-1 Entertainment Group and Athlete Visas


R-1 Religious Worker Visas


 


Certification/Specialties:


Board Certified in Immigration & Nationality Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Immigration: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Martin Valko

    Nick is one the most knowledgeable and researched immigration attorneys I have known and worked with. Moreover, his appellate skills speak for themselves in light of referrals from colleagues nationwide and local immigration judges. I am proud to call him my law partner. - Martin Valko

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    Martin Valko Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Barry Sorrels

    I endorse this lawyer. Nick is an excellent immigration attorney. Makes the compex simple and understandable for both clients and other attorneys.

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    Barry Sorrels White Collar Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Chavez & Valko, LLP

10830 North Central Expressway Suite 400
Dallas, TX, 75231

Chavez & Valko, LLP

5555 Bridge Street
Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX, 76112

Chavez & Valko, LLP

4913 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA, 70816

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200105/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerChavez & Valko, LLP2003 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Unauthorized Practice of Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
U.S.-Mexico Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Fuentes-Cruz v. R Gonzales (489 F3d 724)N/A

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Houston Immigration ClinicN/AN/A2000
University of Texas System, El PasoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2013 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawPanelist, Federal Litigation Updates2013
2012 UT CLE Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law“Hot Topics in Marriage-Based Immigration”2012
2012 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawSpeaker, Strategies in Complicated I-751 Cases, 2012 AILA National2012
American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) Spring 2011 Texas Chapter ConferenceAppellate and Motions Practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals2011
2011 Conference on Immigration and Nationality LawMock USCIS I-130/I-485 Adjustment of Status Interview2011
Texas/New Mexico/Oklahoma Chapter Fall AILA CLE Conference in MexicoWhen Marriages Go South (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)2010
A Practical Guide to Removal ProceedingsA Practical Guide to Removal Proceedings2010
2010 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawReview of I-751s in Removal Proceedings2010
Knowing your Immigration RightsKnowing your Immigration Rights2009
Knowing your Immigration RightsKnowing your Immigration Rights2009
University of Texas Immigration Law SeminarRemoval Proceedings: The New Practice Rules2008
Texas Chapter Fall AILA CLE Conference in MexicoUPL: Concerns, Tips and How to Get Involved2008
Presenter, "Know Your Rights" Videoseminar for respondentsRelief in removal proceedings2008
Immigration Law & Employer ComplianceBusiness Immigration2008
New "No-Match" Regulations: Employers on "Constructive" Notice that Employee May be Working Illegally and How To Avoid PenaltiesImmigration Law2007
Knowing Your Immigration RightsKnowing Your Immigration Rights2007
Immigration & Naturalization Legal ClinicImmigration & Naturalization Legal Clinic2007