About Us

Our passion is providing the best in legal support for the immigrant community.

Our Mission

Through excellence in legal representation and customer service, Walker Gates Vela PLLC supports the immigrant community in the quest to build a life with prosperity, dignity, and justice in the United States.

Firm Values

Highest quality legal services

Our legal advocacy is grounded in a comprehensive knowledge of the laws, regulations, and adjudicatory guidance that govern how immigration cases are decided, as well as the client’s particular needs and circumstances.

Satisfying and delighting clients

We seek not to meet, but to exceed our clients’ expectations, and to provide an experience to our clients that will win their lifelong trust, loyalty, and appreciation.

Staff and owner excellence and happiness

We love what we do, and it shows in the quality of our work. Each member of our staff is passionate about working with our clients, and we seek staff who reflect the highest possible caliber of quality, service, and professionalism.

Generous and responsible community membership

We give generously of our time, energies, talents, and profits to support organizations whose values are aligned with our own. Community non-profits whom we support include American Gatesways (PAPA), Catholic Charities, Workers Defense Project, University Leadership Initiative, and Safe Place. For a more comprehensive list of immigrants’ rights organizations, please see our “Resources” page.

Continuous improvement

We consistently seek feedback from clients, and work to think creatively, strategically, and continuously about how to improve as professionals and as an organization.

Our Team

Jennifer Walker Gates

Jennifer Walker Gates

Attorney, Partner

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Jose "Chito" Vela III

Jose "Chito" Vela III

Attorney, Partner

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Jacqueline Watson

Jacqueline Watson

Attorney, Partner

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Sandra Arrellano Posado

Sandra Arrellano Posado

Associate Attorney

Diana Arrellano

Diana Arrellano

Office Manager

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Blanca Madriz

Blanca Madriz

Case Manager

Ashkon Charles Azar-Farr

Ashkon Charles Azar-Farr

Associate Attorney

Ivon Hinojosa

Ivon Hinojosa

Case Manager

Alicia Perez, Esq.

Alicia Perez, Esq.

San Antonio Of Counsel

Ana Hinojosa

Ana Hinojosa

Case Manager

Marisol Duran

Marisol Duran

Case Manager

Advantages of Working with WGV

Focus on and Dedication to Immigrants
At Walker Gates Vela, we believe that a strong and vital immigrant community translates directly and immediately into a stronger, healthier, more vibrant America. Therefore, the mission of Walker Gates Vela PLLC is to support the immigrant community in building a life with prosperity, dignity, and justice in the United States through unsurpassed excellence in legal representation and client service. Our office is steeped in this mission and every aspect of our practice is constructed with the aim of supporting our clients’ personal, professional, and educational aspirations. We work not just to win your case, but to earn your lifelong trust, loyalty, and appreciation.
Resources
All Attorneys at WGV are members of several prominent, national organizations of immigration attorneys including the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and ASISTA. As a result, WGV attorneys have access to national networks of professional immigration practitioners who provide daily, real-time information about trends in adjudications, problem areas in processing, changes in law and policy, and best practices for all types of immigration cases.
Global Fees With No Surprises
Before you hire WGV to handle your case, you will know how much your case will cost. We bill on a flat fee model rather than by the hour, as this allows clients to plan with certainty for the expense involved in immigrating to the United States. Furthermore, our fee quotes are global in nature and include the expenses ordinarily incurred in the preparation and execution of a case. In other words, we will not bill you separately for the cost of copies, mail fees, phone calls, consultations, travel, and other routine expenses.
Payment Plan With Flexible Terms
Our goal at WGV is to make excellent legal representation available to as many clients as possible. To this end, we offer payment plans with affordable monthly terms and no interest.
Communication and Updates
At WGV, we believe in promptly returning client phone calls, emails or other communications. In addition, we provide clients with regular updates regarding legal changes, new office policies and practices, and available community resources.
Discounts for Families

WGV offers substantial discounts to families seeking to process multiple cases at once. Typically, dependent family members receive a 20% discount on the standard legal fees.

Tenacious Advocacy in Complex Cases
At WGV, we will pursue every opening in the law to help our clients achieve their goals. We will not shy away from a case just because it is challenging or complex, and in fact, welcome the opportunity to review complex cases for hidden opportunities.
Convenience
At WGV, we strive to take every possible task off our clients’ to-do lists and minimize the work and stress of preparing a legal case. To that end, we will research and obtain any publicly available documentation needed for your case such as criminal dispositions, police reports, marriage certificates, and divorce decrees, among others. In addition, we can take and print your required passport photos as well as your fingerprints for criminal background checks. We accept all major credit cards for legal as well as filing fees, and provide clients the tools and supplies needed to easily compile required information and documentation.

Contact Us About Your Case

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info@walkergatesvela.com

505 East Huntland Drive,

Suite 300

Austin, TX 78752