About Wilka Toppins

Principal attorney and founder of the boutique corporate and immigration firm, The Toppins Law Firm, P.C., Wilka Toppins has more than 24 years of expertise practicing immigration law, general business and corporate law, real estate, and general civil litigation. Attorney Toppins has experience representing large and small international and national businesses across various industries, and has represented hundreds of individual investors and entrepreneurs. Her client base extends across the globe, ranging from countries such as Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Korea, England, Venezuela, Turkey, and Australia.

Attorney Toppins has worked for a number of prominent companies throughout her career, beginning as a litigation attorney for Exxon Company, in which capacity she practiced in both federal and state courts. She went on to specialize in federal litigation at the Houston-based firm, Porter & Hedges, LLP, and subsequently joined SBC Communication Inc.’s legal team, where she advanced to a corporate law position at headquarters. Attorney Toppins eventually founded The Toppins Law Firm, P.C., in 2003, in Houston, Texas. The firm is comprised of a team of bicultural and bilingual legal professionals, and as a native Spanish speaker herself, Attorney Toppins personally is able to provide services in both English and Spanish.

Recognized both nationally and locally for her work, Attorney Toppins has received accolades such Rolling Out Magazine’s 2010 “Top 25 Women of Houston” Award, the League of Latin American Citizens’ “Corporate Excellence” award in 2009, and the “Top 25 Lawyers in Houston” by H Texas Magazine in 2007. She has been profiled in national publications such as Hispanics Today Magazine, and in 2011, Texas Executive Women presented Attorney Toppins with the “Women on the Move” award.

Attorney Toppins has admissions to the state Bar of Texas and the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas. Her professional affiliations include the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, and Canacintra – Houston. Attorney Toppins earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, La.

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