The Law Offices of Melissa A. Gawelek is a boutique law firm focusing on immigration law.
Founded in 2014, the firm has expanded to two offices in the Ohio area and has assisted clients and their families from over a hundred nations all across the globe.
Attorney Gawelek graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2013 with a concentration in International and Comparative Law. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and she earned her first Associate of Arts Degree at age 17, after graduating high school early. Attorney Gawelek truly enjoys the challenging and changing nature of immigration law and has devoted her career to walking families through the immigration process. She has helped immigrants from many different nations file hundreds of applications and petitions. Among her many interests, Mrs. Gawelek is greatly interested in refugee issues and human trafficking cessation. A compassionate advocate, Attorney Gawelek has participated in relief work in many developing nations. She has additional training in Critical Incident Stress Management and Disaster Response, tools which aid her in compassionately representing clients who may have survived torture, domestic violence, or displacement. Her current and former clients have appreciated her down-to-earth approach, her warmth, and ability to connect on a human level.
Attorney Gawelek is licensed by the Ohio Supreme Court and can practice immigration law in all fifty states. She is a proud member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association, the West Shore Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.