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Charles 'Carlos' Torres of Torres Law Firm, PLLC, in Knoxville

Charles “Carlos” Torres

Charles “Carlos” Torres is a bilingual attorney, Spanish and English, practicing mainly personal injury, immigration, and general litigation. Mr. Torres has been licensed to practice law since 1990. Mr. Torres graduated Cum Laude, from the University of Memphis with a B.S.E.T. in Architectural Technology and in 1990 graduated from the University of Memphis Law School with his JD degree.

Mr. Torres first practiced for three years with the Federal Government as an Estate and Gift Tax attorney. Wanting to do more litigation, Mr. Torres left government practice and went to practice with Terry Woods, Esq., and formed Woods & Torres, PC, doing personal injury, immigration, and real estate litigation.

After three years, Charles “Carlos” Torres went on his own at Law Office of Charles “Carlos” Torres, sharpening his skills in litigation, personal injury and immigration. Mr. Torres finally established the Torres Law Firm, PLLC in 2012. The firm practices mainly in personal injury, immigration, and general litigation. Charles “Carlos” Torres has been or is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Knoxville Bar Association, and the Tennessee Bar Association. Charles “Carlos” Torres is licensed and admitted to practice in all Tennessee Courts, all Immigration Courts, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Tax Court.

A Statement from Mr. Torres
I take deep interest and passion in every case handled by my office and staff. I want all clients to succeed in the green card process and I want all of my plaintiff clients to receive the compensation they deserve in their personal injury cases. It takes hours and hours of dedication to each case. In my spare time, I speak to churches, give free consultations, and volunteer my time in youth sports. I am a bilingual attorney born in a US military family and spent numerous years in my birth place of Puerto Rico.

David F. Peeples of Torres Law Firm, PLLC, in Knoxville

David F. Peeples

David F. Peeples earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and has been licensed to practice law in Tennessee since 2013. Before joining Torres Law Firm, PLLC in 2016, David represented clients in Knox, Blount, Scott, and Monroe County courts in the areas of family law, juvenile court, criminal defense, landlord/tenant disputes, and contract disputes.

Since joining Torres Law Firm, PLLC, David’s focus has been on personal injury, immigration, SIJS applications in Juvenile court, and criminal defense. Before embarking on a legal career, David earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 2002 from the University of Tennessee, and freelanced as a professional musician, accompanying local artists on recordings and in concerts, on stages such as the Tennessee Theater, the Bijou Theater, and Bonnaroo Music Festival. David Peeples is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association and is licensed to practice in all courts in Tennessee.

Melba Dolias of Torres Law Firm, PLLC, in Knoxville

Melba Dolias

Melba Dolias was born in Nicaragua, but immigrated to Costa Rica when she was really young. She is a bilingual, Spanish and English, Legal Assistant and Office Manager at Torres Law Firm, PLLC. Melba has been working at Torres Law Firm, PLLC, since 2013, handling mostly immigration cases including visa processing, U visas, DACA, adjustment of status, and all other immigration applications. She has a degree in Commercial Secretary at Technologic Institute in Costa Rica and has attended several immigration seminars sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

A Statement from Ms. Dolias
I have many beautiful things to say about Costa Rica, where I was raised and educated. Costa Rica is also where my sweet daughter was born and where I also met and married my husband who is an American Italian. I moved with my daughter from Costa Rica to New Jersey in 2005. We have been in Tennessee since 2009. Mr. Torres did my US citizenship paperwork.

Megan Carvajal of Torres Law Firm, PLLC, in Knoxville

Megan Carvajal

Megan Carvajal is a bilingual legal assistant who was born in Kansas but has lived in Colorado, Missouri, and Chicago. In May of 2016 she graduated from Maryville College with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Spanish. Megan Carvajal has been working for Torres Law Firm PLLC since September of 2016. Prior to working with the Torres Law Firm, PLLC she was working part-time with Catholic Charities. Megan is married to Enrique, who is from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. They have two sons, Mario and Yuliana.

A Statement from Ms. Carvajal
I am excited to be here and look forward to helping the Latino community while working with Torres Law Firm, PLLC.

Karina Campos of Torres Law Firm, PLLC, in Knoxville

Karina Campos

Karina Campos is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Accounting, after which she plans to go to law school. Karina Campos has been a legal assistant for the Torres Law Firm since 2012. Karina primarily handles the paperwork for I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal, DACA, I-130, Petition for Alien Relative and other applications. Her goal is to become an immigration attorney, to continue helping people who are striving to better their lives through the immigration process in the United States. Karina Campos has attended several immigration seminars sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Karina Campos was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee to parents of Mexican descent. Karina lives by her Central High School motto, “Pride and Tradition,” taking pride in all she does and honoring the tradition of lending a hand in her community. Karina is always learning and fighting for a brighter future for all who are seeking the American Dream.