Lauren Wallis is an associate at The Law Office of Jason Mills, located in Fort Worth, Texas. She has practied immigration law since licensure in 2012 and has experience repreenting families and companies navigate the complex structure of immigration laws.
Lauren graduated with honors from the University of Texas in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Government. While at UT, she interned for Congressman Pete Sessions in Washington, D.C., the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), and for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Gamma Bet Phi honor societies and was nominated to participate in UT’s Senior Leaders program, where she was recognized for her accomplishments in ethics and leadership.
In 2012, Lauren graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. While in law school, she competed on the ABA Labor & Employment mock trial team, served underrepresented communities in the legal clinic, and was an editor of SMU’s International Law Review. Her paper discussing Cuba’s changing property laws was nominated for publication.
Lauren is licensed to practice law in Texas. She is admitted before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Tarrant County and Dallas Bar Associations.
Descended from Cuban immigrants, Lauren was born in Dallas. She has also lived in the San Antonio, Houston, Austin and Fort Lauderdale, Florida areas.
Outside of the office, Lauren enjoys reading and is committed to community service. She has obtained the Girl Scout Silver Award for her dedication to service. Her volunteer work has included: educating children of opportunities for higher learning; caring for animals at the Dallas Humane Society; packaging Bible study materials for use in prisons; working with Habitat for Humanity; and Pro Bono work with the Dallas District Attorney’s Office in the Family Violence Division.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2012||08/23/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Senior Leaders Award||Univeristy of Texas at Austin||2009|
|Ethics and Leadership Award||Bridging Disciplines Program||2009|
|Public Service Award||Federal Executive Board||2009|
|The President's Volunteer Service Award||President's Council on Service and Civic Participation||2002|
|Silver Award for Service||Girl Scouts of America||2001|
|Associate||The Law Office of Jason Mills||2018 - Present|
|Immigration Attorney||Brewer & Lormand, PLLC||2016 - 2018|
|Legal Intern||Dallas County District Attorney's Office, Domestic Violence Division||2012 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||Petty & Associates, PLLC||2012 - 2016|
|Law Clerk||Improved Petroleum Recovery||2011 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Merit Systems Protection Board||2010 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||County Court of Law No. 2||2010 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||U.S. Department Of Homeland Security||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DBA, Pro Bono Activities Committee||Immigration Section Chair||2014 - Present|
|U.S District Court for the Western District of Texas||Admitted to Practice||2014 - Present|
|U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas||Admitted to Practice||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (Texas chapter)||Member||2012 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Dallas Association of Young Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Headnotes (Dallas Bar)||Pro Bono Immigration Opportunities||2014|
|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||2012|
|The University of Texas At Austin||BA||2009|
|State Bar of Texas CLE Conference||How Marriage Cases Come About||2017|
|Travis World Languages Workshop||Immigration - Preparing for the New Presidency||2016|
|Kipp DFW Immigration Workshop||Know Your Rights||2016|
|Infórmate Dallas!||Immigration under Trump Administration||2016|
|Handling Your First (or Next) Family Sponsored Immigration Case ( Austin, TX)||Family Immigration||2016|
|Seminario Sobre La Accion Ejecutiva||Immigration Reform, DAPA, DACA||2015|