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Melody Rae Poole

Immigration Attorney at League City, TX

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Melody R. Poole, Melody Poole

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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With a lineage of family settling in the United States of America over several generations, under many variants of US immigration law, and by all manner of visa pathways, I commit to helping my clients with their own journey to the US, whether seeking opportunity or reuniting with loved ones, a temporary journey or a permanent relocation.  

I earned my JD and Texas bar admission in 2008, and immediately dove into a diverse caseload at Lone Star Legal Aid, the 3rd largest free legal aid provider in the US.  In 2014, I drew on my UHLC clinical training in founding Poole Law Center.  

In addition to helping clients navigate complex immigration laws, I am passionate about enriching the law as a profession. As a Director on the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section, I enjoy serving with an amazingly dedicated and talented group of immigration attorneys and collaborating with other sections to provide programming and resources for the advancement of the profession.

As Chair of the Texas Supreme Court’s Grievance Oversight Committee, I am privileged to work with a diverse group of attorneys and public members to meet with stakeholders all across the state reviewing the Texas attorney discipline system.

As a member of the Alvin Community College Advisory Board, I enjoy endless inspiration from fellow board members and students alike of the dedication and vision that transformation and growth require.

I am a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and Texas Bar College. I previously served in multiple roles for the Galveston County Young Lawyers, Galveston County Bar Association, and on a District Grievance Committee. Locally, I serve in my daughter’s school, our church, and community. When not working or volunteering, you can find me with my family - likely on or near the water.


Poole Law Center
3027 Marina Bay Drive
Suite 201
League City, TX, 77573

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Posted by Felipe | April 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Immigration Attorney
I found Melody on Avvo and decided to make an appointment after looking at her reviews. We met at her office to discuss my case. Right off the bat she proved to be very knowledgeable and on top of her game by explaining in detail all the steps of my process and estimating how long every step might take. I was very impressed and hired her without even seeing any other attorneys and I don't regret it for a second. She was there to guide me every step of the process, which went through exactly the way she told me it would, and I got my green card approved without any issues or delays along the way. Don't waste time looking for another attorney. I'm grateful I came across Melody and her amazing legal team.
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Posted by Wafaa Maged | September 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
This Lawyer ROCK
What a great lawyer, what a respectful and honest and straight forward lawyer we got. I have been running behind lawyers for updates, but she is not like that, my wife and I were constantly updated on our case, what a great customer service. We are blessed to have her on our side, we finally got our case approved after 7 yearrrrrssss!!!! God bless you and bless the wonderful Yuri who is also above and beyond on handling our questions, and treats her clients like family!
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Posted by Pierre | March 25, 2021
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Excellent, attentive, and very knowledgeable
Mrs. Poole took the time to address all my concerns with great knowledge and compassion. She's extremely reassuring and gets to the bottom of things. She didn't simply answer my questions in a few words, but on the contrary, she brought up many examples and facts based on her experience to provide me with the best possible advice. On top of that, she's also very friendly. I highly recommend this attorney!
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Posted by Khalid | June 5, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional lawyer that utilizes all tools available to help
Melody was not our attorney. We had some questions that our attorney was not answering where he was giving us the run around “nothing we can do” or “this is the way it is with USCIS”. We went to Melody for help and she took our questions and used all tools available to her (other clients, colleagues, community, forum, etc.) and found the answers to our questions. To us, that was priceless. The other qualities we found in Melody were: 1) she listens 2) Ethical and 3) She is laser focus on her clients. Unfortunately, our attorney was laser focus on how fast he can deposit our checks and unwilling to call USCIS in our behalf. I truly wish we used Melody at the beginning of our arduous journey. We are posting this message for others to see and use Melody as their attorney from the beginning so they can have better experience than the one we had. I know going forward, we will call Melody!!! We highly recommend her!!!
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Posted by Larry | May 9, 2019
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L & S Grant
Miss Melody was thee most professional attorney my wife and I have ever encountered. Her guidance and knowledge of us switching from green card status to USA citizenship was top rate. Things could not have gone better thanks to her & would recommend her firm to anyone. The Grant’s.
Posted by Madison | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I would not be living my dreams if it weren’t for Melody
Melody was a god send when I was looking to obtain my residency here in the US after being on a student visa for a number of years. The ins and outs of the USCIS forms and interviews were daunting and at times very nerve wracking. Melody went above and beyond to help us prepare and ensure we were doing everything properly. She was very accomodating when it came to scheduling time to answer our questions and conducting mock interviews. Melody has continued to be a vital resource, ensuring I received communications from USCIS over multiple moves, communicating with USCIS on my behalf if necessary, and sending me helpful reminders of important dates with regards to my residency. The processes by which I finally found myself happily married and settled in the US could not have been navigated without Melody’s calm demeanor and the kind, compassionate way she treats her clients. She retains the utmost amount of professionalism, and there was never any moment where I doubted she was capable and well versed in immigration law. She proved herself trustworthy and capable time and time again. I have witnessed firsthand that Melody’s expertise in her field is second to none.
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Posted by Ayham | November 5, 2015
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Excellent, knowledgeable, and well Organized
When I first got married it hit me that we needed to get her permanent residence status. I was clueless and had to study and understand the process. Then I found Melody Poole. It went from frustrating and difficult to easy and understanding. Melody is one of the most organized and well knowledgeable lawyers I have come across. Any time I had a question, no matter how stupid I asked and she got an answer for me. If she did not know she finds out and will get back with you. The key to Melody is listen to her and do exactly what she says. Even if its as simple as putting the paper neatly and in order. She made a difficult situation very understanding and easy. She teaches you how to play the game the right way and without any problems. If there is a problem she will find a way to fix it and continue on. Once again listen to what the women says she is extremely intelligent and very well organized. I would hire her any day.
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Posted by David | June 15, 2015
Great person to have in your corner!
I enlisted Melody's services when my wife (finance at the time) and I needed help regarding a Student Visa issue. She helped us file the appropriate paperwork and gave us all the information we needed to get her back to her studies in a timely manner. Melody also helped us again we got married; again, filing the appropriate paperwork, prepping us for what to expect, etc. She was very patient with us and made sure we were comfortable and that all our questions were answered. She was kind, courteous, and effective. I would absolutely recommend her services to my closest friends and family. The service she provides is second to none!
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Posted by Michael | February 26, 2015
Look no further...
We have consulted with Melody Poole on various occasions, and she has always impressed us with her ability to accomplish our immigration goals. My wife's brother had been rejected a visitor's visa numerous times, and we believe that her specific actions and recommendations were responsible for him finally being approved. Since then, we have had other questions and concerns and she continues to provide valuable advice. Melody has earned our highest recommendation!
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Posted by Justin | February 26, 2015
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Attorney Melody Rae Poole exceeded all exceptions. Being in the military stationed overseas, the thought of my wife not being able to stay because of how confusing the immigration process is, was one of the most stressful situations I have faced. Attorney Poole took all my stress away and was such a pleasure to work with. She always kept me informed and was very responsive. I could not believe how easy she made this process for me. Me and my wife both cant thank her enough. I can honestly say i could not of done this without her. Me and my Wife are extremely grateful to have such a great attorney. I hope she gets a chance to read this so she can know, me and my Wife thank her from the bottom of hearts.
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Posted by Ray | February 26, 2015
Great experince.
I would recommend using Melody Poole if you need help with immigration issues and visas from foreign countries. She is very professional in her attitude and demeanor. She gets results.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Poole Law Center
  • 2013 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Staff Attorney
  • Lone Star Legal Aid
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Student Attorney
  • University Of Houston Legal Clinic Immigration
  • 2006 - 2008
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  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Texas System, Dallas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Extraordinary Ability O Visa
  • Approved, premium processing
  • Visitor visa approval after 4 denials
  • Approved


  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • Grievance Oversight Committee
  • Attorney Panel Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas
  • Panel Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas
  • Panel Member
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers' Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers' Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Galveston County
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers Association
  • 2012


  • A Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention Report
  • Big Breaks for Big Polluters
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • SBOT INLS Monthly Zoom CLE
  • How to Become Board Certified, Moderator
  • 2021
  • Intersection of Immigration and Family Law
  • Intersection of Immigration and Family Law, Moderator
  • 2021

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Immigration Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melody is an outstanding lawyer! I have known Melody for many years and she always carries herself in the most professional manner. Her expertise in immigration law is an incredible to asset to her clients. Melody is also an incredible volunteer and leader in the local bar. Melody is a Past-President of the Galveston County Bar Association and has been a mentor to me for quite some time. Melody Poole is an A PLUS Attorney."
General practice Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended law school at University of Houston Law with Melody Poole. She has always felt a strong desire to practice law and zealously represent her clients. She works very hard for her clients. I respect her opinion and advice and would be more than happy to be recommend her to friends and family. I endorse this lawyer."
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League City Immigration Lawyer Melody Rae Poole
Melody Rae Poole
Immigration Attorney
League City, TX
Licensed for 15 years