Martin Valko

Martin Valko

  • Business Law, Divorce, Employment Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Texas
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Attorney Martin Valko of Dallas immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko, LLP, represents individuals and families from around the world, private and publicly traded companies in employment-based immigration, international Olympic and professional athletes, car racers, artists, and musicians in various non-immigrant and immigrant matters, and visas to foreign countries.

Martin Valko has a first hand knowledge about the U.S. immigration laws as he has been through the entire process – from being a high-school exchange student, college student to an H-1B worker to his permanent residency and dual citizenship. Martin's clients greatly appreciate his in-depth understanding of the complex immigration process. Among others, he is experienced in the areas of labor certifications (PERM), EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 immigrant visas, H-1B specialty occupation and H-2 visas, L-1A/B visas for intracompany transferees, E treaty investor and trader visas, F and J visas for foreign and exchange students, O and P visas for extraordinary ability aliens, athletes and performers. He assists his clients with securing I-212 and I-601 waivers of inadmissibility, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Haiti and of other designated countries, represents clients in removal proceedings, and on appeal. He has been a speaker for educational and business seminars on various immigration law topics.

Born in Levoca, Slovakia, Martin Valko spent his childhood traveling and living in several countries due to his father’s career as a diplomat and Ambassador for Slovak Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia). He moved to the United States in 1991 to complete his high school studies, where he also obtained his college and law degrees.

Martin Valko is married to a 5-time Olympian (2-time Olympic silver medalist, World and European Champion) swimmer Martina Moravcova, and they reside in Dallas, Texas. Martin is fluent in Slovak, Czech, and English, and is conversant in Russian.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Entertainment & Sports Law
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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    Cash, Money Orders, Payment plans
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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  • Russian
  • Spanish
Southern Methodist University
Master of Laws
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Oklahoma City University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 24042081
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Chavez & Valko, LLP
10830 N Central Expy
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Telephone: (214) 251-8011
Telephone: (214) 251-8011