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Melissa Wilks

Melissa Wilks holds a Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Texas Christian University.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Melissa was a respiratory therapist. Though practicing law is certainly different from working in healthcare, Melissa feels she can still provide services with a caring and sincere attitude while helping clients through difficult situations in their lives.

Melissa lives in Tarrant County with her husband, son, a chocolate lab, and three Great Danes. When she is not working, Melissa tries to keep up with her busy family, and she loves to snow ski.

 

Education

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2011

Texas Christian University
B.S., Political Science, 2008

Activities & Affiliations

• Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
• Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, Member
• TCBA International & Immigration Law Section, Member

Bar Admissions

• Texas, 2012

 
 

 
 
 
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paralegal

Oliva B. Murillo

Oliva B. Murillo provides paralegal assistance to Wilks Law Office Immigration attorneys. She began her immigration legal career in 1994 as a volunteer for a local church. Fluent in Spanish, Oliva has worked in all areas of family immigration for more than 20 years and currently works in areas such as U.S. citizenship applications, immigrant visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival applications, waivers and consular processing. She was BIA Certified for eight years during her employment with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Worth. Prior to coming to the United States, Oliva worked as a public accountant in Michoacán, Mexico. Oliva lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Jose Murillo, and their three children and 9 grandchildren. In her spare time, Oliva likes to design and make clothes for her grandchildren for special events.

 

Education

University of Michoacán, Morelia
Public Accounting

 
 

 
 
 
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Of Counsel

S. Gary Polozola

Mr. Polozola earned a Juris Doctorate in Law from Texas Wesleyan University of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law), and an MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University.He practices Immigration Law exclusively in the DFW and surrounding areas. His main emphasis in his practice is family-based petitions such as U.S. citizenship applications, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival applications, waivers, and consular processing. Mr. Polozola is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Tarrant County Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in all of the Texas courts, in the Federal District Courts for the Northern District of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He regularly provides presentations on immigration rights and changes in the law to local schools, churches and public organizations.

Mr. Polozola first worked on an immigration case while practicing business and employment law. A business client had asked him to help her get her citizenship as she had been a Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) for many years. Ten years later, he has successfully provided immigration legal support to that business client and many more to primarily the DFW Hispanic community.He believes that practicing immigration law is as important a mission as any attorney could provide as it affects his clients and their families for the rest of their lives.

Mr. Polozola is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lives in Arlington, Texas with his wife Kathy. He has three children and seven grandchildren. He is an avid cook, currently writing his first Italian cookbook and believes a bad day fishing is still better than a good day at the office.

 

Education

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Juris Doctor

Southeastern Louisiana University
MBA

Activities & Affiliations

• American Immigration Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

• Texas