About Melanie Walker

EB-5 immigration attorney Melanie Walker practices on the labor and employment group’s immigration group in Baker Donelson's Chattanooga, Tenn. office. She represents clients from around the world with business-based permanent and temporary immigration needs. A significant portion of attorney Walker’s practice is dedicated to the EB-5 visa program.

Attorney Walker has ample experience coordinating with a wide array of professionals, including real estate, corporate finance and securities law practitioners to prepare documents. She has represented regional centers, developers and investors through the EB-5 process.

Attorney Walker is admitted to practice in Georgia and Tennessee, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Georgia Bar Association, Chattanooga Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Roosevelt University in 1994 and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude and as a member of Order of the Coif.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, attorney Walker served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Curtis L. Collier in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Tennessee. As a judicial clerk, she provided drafting support and research on various state and federal employment claims under Title VI, Title VII, THRA, FMLA, ERISA and FLSA. Before entering law school, she worked as an immigration paralegal, where she assisted clients with their family and employment immigration issues.

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