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Melissa Campos Avelar

Melissa Campos Avelar

also known as Melissa, Campos-Castaneda

Practice areas:

Immigration, Consumer Protection

About Me

Avelar Immigration Law is a dedicated and hardworking legal team ready to help you make your American dream a reality.  We take family petitions, waivers, DACA, Advanced Parole, U visas and removal defense.


Somos un equipo dedicado a hacer su sueno una realidad.  Tomamos casos de peticiones familiares, perdones, DACA, permisos para salir del pais, Visa U y defensa de deportacion.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Immigration: 85%
  2. Consumer Protection: 15%



Fixed (Always), Pro Bono (20%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Jacob Brian Smith

    I highly recommend Attorney Melissa Campos Avelar. She is hard working and very intelligent and care greatly for the clients she represents.


    Jacob Smith Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Avelar Immigration Law

1711 S 312th St
Suite 2
Federal Way, WA, 98003




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Above and Beyond AwardAccess to Justice Institute Seattle University School of Law2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Staff AttorneyNorthwest Immigrant Rights Project2007 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationConsumer Protection Committee2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
TPS Adjustment of Statusgranted
Adjustment of StatusGranted

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Publication NameTitleDate
UCLA Chicano Studies Law ReviewNoncitizen voting rights in LA county2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2006
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Immigration talk with Ms. Campos-CastanedaImmigrant rights in the workplace2013
Univision Seattle KUNS news castCivil Rights and Drunk driving2012
Univision Seattle KUNS News castCivil Rights2012
Univision Seattle KUNS News castDREAM Deferred Action2012
Securred Communities Platica en BurienImmigrant Rights/Civl Rights2012
Platica con Abogada en Mt. VernonImmigrant Rights/Civl Rights2012
Platica con Abogada CamposSecurred Communities2012
Platica con Abogada Melissa CamposDerechos de los Inmigrantes2010
Federal Way Immigrant Rights PresentationImmigrant Rights2009