Michelle J. Scopellite | Attorney Profile

Location: Dallas, Texas
Phone: 214-351-9100 |
Fax: 850-353-2436
Email: E-mail Me

17 years of Research, Trial and Litigation Experience with an Excellent Track-Record of Successful Case and Trial Outcomes.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration Deportation and Removal Research for Defense
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Paternity
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Estate Planning
  • Complex Litigation
  • Trusts and Wills
  • Litigation
  • Business Organizations
  • Federal Law – Northern District of Texas and Arizona
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Immigration Appellate Research and Defense
  • Writs of Mandamus
  • Writs of Habeas – Including Padilla
  • Petitions for Review
  • Federal Law – Eastern District of Texas
  • AAO – Administrative Appeals
  • Federal – Fifth (5th) Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Naturalization
  • Business Law
  • Probate
  • Corporate Law
  • Federal Immigration Appeals (currently not BIA or DHS)
  • Child Support
  • Criminal Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law Mediation, Texas A & M School of Law (Formerly Texas Wesleyan School of Law)
  • Mediation, Texas A & M School of Law (Formerly Texas Wesleyan School of Law)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Texas A&M School of Law (at Texas Wesleyan University) Fort Worth, Texas
    • J.D.
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.S.
    • Major: Operations Management Technology/Manufacturing Engineering
    • Minor: Communications

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Lifetime Member
  • Lawyer of Distinction, Member
  • University of Arizona Alumni Association, Lifetime Member
  • Texas A&M School of Law Alumni
  • State Bar of Texas – Member
  • Dallas Bar Association (retired)
  • National American Bar Association, Texas Wesleyan Committee Representative, 2001 – 2002
  • Dallas Society of Women’s Engineers, Vice President, 1999 – 2001
  • APICS, 1985 – 1998
  • Pima County Bar Association (retired)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas (retired)
  • National American Bar Association, E-Commerce Task Force Participant, 2000 – 2002
  • Gleneagles Country Club (retired)
  • La Paloma Country Club (retired)
  • American Bar Association, 2000 – 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Approved Active Member (retired)

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo Five Star Rating Award, 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyers Award, 2018
  • D-Magazine – Top Immigration Lawyer

Past Employment Positions

  • Joel Mitchell, P.C., Law Clerk
  • Alcatel USA (DSC), Law Clerk
  • Alcatel New Product Development Group, Senior Engineer
  • Alcatel/DSC, Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Project Manager – International/Domestic
  • Texas Instruments, Industrial Engineer/Materials Supervisor
  • Texas Instruments, Industrial Engineer/Cost Account Manager
  • Mattel Electronics International Marketing Division, Senior Manufacturing Product Planner
  • Intel Corporation, Memory Systems Division, Manufacturing Engineer/New Product & Material Planner