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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


  1. Immigration: 100%
    20 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • J. Jae Lee

    I endorse Ms. Pollak. I had numerous chances to review her responses to Avvo inquiries as a fellow immigration attorney. They were right on points and detailed. She is a highly recommended.


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  • Nicole Whitaker

    I endorse this extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

3232 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX, 75204


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200008/17/2016
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 Witwatersrand Faculty of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of Witwatersrand Faculty of LawInternational 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