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Melissa Campos Avelar

Immigration Attorney at Federal way, WA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Melissa, Campos-Castaneda

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Melissa

Learn Melissa’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, I-601 waivers, Removal Proceedings, VAWA

    17 years

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, 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,  y defensa de deportacion.

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Melissa Campos
33903 pacific ave s main floor
Federal way, WA, 98003


5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
melissa campos
I am very happy for the Serbs that lawyer Campos gives her my case. I have reprencentado in the whole process of my case I am very happy with the results to my help me and I seals I recommend.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Melissa threw a Hail Mary for the win
Melissa came to bat for us when our family couldn't find someone to represent my brother while he was detained at the immigration center. My brother's case had been tied up in several appeals for almost 10 years and everyone was telling us to just cut our losses and allow the removal to happen. Melissa listened to my family and I about the domestic violence my brother had experienced and despite VAWA being a relief often pursued by women and their children, she prepared the case for what appeared to be our last Hail Mary for my brother. Per her direction, we hired a psychiatrist to evaluate my brother and his daughters to help us beef up the case. Melissa successfully persuaded the Judge to approve my brother's VAWA relief. My family is eternally grateful for Melissa's representation, but also her customer service. We had worked with good attorneys in the past, but had not found kind attorneys to help us in the manner she did. She really treats you like part of the family.
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Posted by guillerma | April 15, 2016
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U.S. citizenship
They were so nice to me. I am happy that I found Avelar Immigration law to help me with the process of becoming an American citizen. I would recommend them to someone who is searching for a lawyer to assist with becoming an American citizen. And also it's very affordable. I am now an American citizen!!! YEAH!!! :)
Posted by Eduardo | March 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Perfect Experience
Melissa Campos helped my wife get approved for her green card and become a legal resident of the US. She was conscice, prompt, helpful and most of all genuine about our case. I will definetely be returning with her for future inquiries.
Posted by Betsabe & Cirilo Gonzalez | September 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Her profession at the Service of the Community!
My husband and I had the blessing to be recommended to Sister Melissa Campos. After filing our I-130 petition we were transferred to her and we were quite nervous because she pratically lived on the other side of the country. She made us feel secure and comfortable with her work. We heard many testimonials that she had helped many brothers and decided we were going to go with her. She is very honest, trustworthy, and straightforward. In the initial consultation she told us whether or not she could take the case. She was very professional, efficient in her work. She has an amazing staff who assisted us and worked really hard on this case. We are very pleased & grateful for the outcome of this case. God bless Sister Melissa and thank you so much for all your hardwork and dedication. May God continue to give you the knowledge to help others.
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Posted by jair | April 7, 2015
good experience
We had the pleasure to hire Mrs Melissa Campos for USA Citizenship.She demonstrate professionalism and efficiency during the whole process. We are very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by Jenny | August 23, 2014
Thank You Melissa
I most definitely recommend Melissa's work she is extremely nice and helpful. Goes out of her way to make sure you understand and get everything you need. Honest and trustworthy shes everything you could possibly want in a lawyer i have recommend her and will continue to do so.
Response from Melissa Avelar August 28, 2014
DTP Jenny for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure working with you and an honor to be a part of your special blessing of being able to travel to Guadalajara. I look forward to working on your Adjustment of Status so that you can continue to travel stress-free! The Campos Avelar Law team is dedicated to serving you. DTB!
Posted by Cynthia | June 3, 2014
Sincere, helpful, will fight for you!
A heart of gold. Willing to fight for justice. Very trustworthy and helpful. Helped my mother with her citizenship and was there every step of the way. Thank you Muchas Gracias Attorney Melissa.
Response from Melissa Avelar June 4, 2014
Thank you, Cynthia, for your kind comment. It was a joy to work with you and your mother. I can say you were my best clients. Take care.
Posted by Daniel | October 16, 2013
Kind and Caring
Gracias Melissa, for YouR help. She help us alot in my family case. Went to CouRt with me and my dad and got me a woRk card. Very kind and has a GOOd heart.
Posted by myloe guzman | January 14, 2012
admire her work
I have the honor and pleasure to meet her in person, and I have only to say that she is the best lawyer,, She is very professional,and very special.. I am very proud she is my pride in this life God bless you for your dedication and community support never met a special woman as melissa campos avelar.
Posted by Daniel | December 22, 2010
Great experience
My father went to ms. Campos and he was very impressed with her level of professionalism and compassion for my father's condition. She helped him get his green card and accepted a very low fee for her services. Es un orgullo hispano!
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  • Pro bono 20 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • 2007 - 2010


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2006
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Adjustment of Status
  • Granted
  • TPS Adjustment of Status
  • granted


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Protection Committee
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Above and Beyond Award
  • Access to Justice Institute Seattle University School of Law
  • 2006


  • UCLA Chicano Studies Law Review
  • Noncitizen voting rights in LA county
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration talk with Ms. Campos-Castaneda
  • Immigrant rights in the workplace
  • 2013
  • Univision Seattle KUNS news cast
  • Civil Rights and Drunk driving
  • 2012
  • Univision Seattle KUNS News cast
  • Civil Rights
  • 2012
  • Univision Seattle KUNS News cast
  • DREAM Deferred Action
  • 2012
  • Securred Communities Platica en Burien
  • Immigrant Rights/Civl Rights
  • 2012
  • Platica con Abogada en Mt. Vernon
  • Immigrant Rights/Civl Rights
  • 2012
  • Platica con Abogada Campos
  • Securred Communities
  • 2012
  • Platica con Abogada Melissa Campos
  • Derechos de los Inmigrantes
  • 2010
  • Federal Way Immigrant Rights Presentation
  • Immigrant Rights
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Immigration Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Melissa and she has always treated them professionally and respectfully. As a fellow immigration lawyer, Melissa has been a great role mode for me. She is dedicated and passionate and goes out of her way to help immigrants through various public events and in her own practice. I highly recommend Melissa."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Attorney Melissa Campos Avelar. She is hard working and very intelligent and care greatly for the clients she represents."

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