About us

Avelar Immigration Law, PLLC has been serving the Federal Way, WA. area since October 2010 with measurable success. We are able to walk you through each step of your case, ensuring only the highest quality service. We pride ourselves on a deep tradition of excellence. Dependable, calm, and well-spoken, our legal professionals add the personal touch our clients deserve while approaching each new case with the attention it needs.

Melissa Campos-Castaneda, formerly a staff attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in 2002 with a concentration in Comparative Politics. Ms. Campos-Castaneda received her Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law in 2006. During law school, she served as the president of the Hispanic Organization for Legal Advancement and was a staff member on the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. During this time, she also co-authored an article with national minority voting rights expert Professor Joaquin Avila on non-citizen voting rights issues. Ms. Campos-Castaneda also wrote a policy brief on non-citizen voting rights in the Los Angeles area. She was admitted to the Washington State Bar in May 2007. She has worked as a staff attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Tacoma, WA., visiting detained individuals at the Northwest Detention Center, providing Know-Your-Rights presentations as well as direct representation before the immigration court.

Attorney Campos-Castañeda has experience with removal defense cases, emphasizing on detained cases.  She is dedicated to the cause of the defenseless and is a relentless advocate of those in need of competent as well as price-accessible representation.