Julie Sparks

Julie Sparks

Experienced Immigration Attorney, Board Certified in Texas
  • Immigration Law
  • Texas
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Julie Sparks is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law. During her nearly 17 years of practice in this field, she has represented immigrants from more than 120 different countries.

A passion for aiding individuals from around the world led Julie to give up a teaching career and pursue a law degree. The seed of this passion was planted when Julie met a Rwandan refugee in the 90s through her work in a homeless shelter. Her love for this area of law remains to this day. Clients and potential clients often tell her that she is the first person to show true concern for their case and the first to help them thoroughly understand the complexities of the legal issues they face.

Julie is a former immigration law clinical instructor at the Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California and a former instructor at California State University – Los Angeles. During her years in California, she also founded and managed a non-profit organization through which she supervised numerous law students in their representation of indigent immigrants seeking asylum and other relief. Julie has served as a volunteer attorney for many community organizations at dozens of community events. Prior to the creation of the DACA program, she served as a legal advisor to “Dreamers” in their struggle to pressure the Obama administration to provide relief to undocumented students. She also volunteered for several years for NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) and for AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) as a pro bono attorney liaison.

Julie earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Baylor University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree from the University of Houston Law Center where she was the recipient of a fellowship in public interest law. She has been a featured speaker at Southwestern Law School and at an AILA national conference for immigration attorneys.

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sole Member/Attorney/Owner
J Sparks Law PLLC
- Current
Partner/Attorney
Morales & Sparks, PC
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Attorney/Owner
Sparks Law Corporation
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Education
University of Houston - Main Campus
J.D. (2004) | Focus on Immigration Law
Honors: Public Interest Fellowship
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Baylor University
B.S. (1997) | Science and Education
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Awards
Beacon Of Justice
National Legal Aid and Defenders Association
Acknowledges law firms that have provided an exemplary pro bono commitment to a designated area of representation.
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 24046886
Member
Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Fiancé Visa Timeline
J. Sparks Law, PLLC
How Do I Apply for a Green Card?
J. Sparks Law, PLLC
Immigration Legal Services in Austin
J. Sparks Law, PLLC
The Benefits of Citizenship
J. Sparks Law, PLLC
Who Is Covered Under DACA?
J. Sparks Law, PLLC
Websites & Blogs
Website
sparksimmigration.com
Blog
sparksimmigration.com/blog
Contact & Map
J Sparks Law PLLC
4402 Merle Dr
Austin, TX 78745
Toll-Free: (512) 952-2176
Monday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Saturday open by appointment only