Dallas, Texas Family, Immigration and Business Lawyers

Goldstein & Scopellite, PC

Goldstein & Scopellite, PC
2515 Thomas Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201

Phone(214) 326-0114 or(800) 653-7235
Fax (214) 351-2889

Website www.lawyersdallas.com
E-mail  Contact Michelle J. Scopellite

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Law Firm Overview

Goldstein & Scopellite, PC is an immigration and family law firm based in Dallas, Texas providing legal services to clients throughout the surrounding areas of Texas, as well as parts of Arizona via their satellite office in Tucson.
The firm’s attorneys combine several lifetimes’ worth of experience as legal professionals as well as business owner and have the knowledge and expertise to take on even the most complicated cases and produce results. They pride themselves in providing the highest standard of service and professionalism to every single client and have a track record to prove it.

At Goldstein & Scopellite, attorneys have assisted countless clients with matters of family law, including custody/visitation rights, support payments, and decree modification/enforcement. The firm is fully capable of handling all types of divorce, including contested and uncontested divorce. The firm is also a well-regarded immigration firm which assists clients with immigration related matters such as non-immigrant visas, employment based visas, family-based visas, citizenship and naturalization services, and even deportation defense. Additionally, the firm also takes on certain criminal defense cases as well as matters of estate planning and probate.

Family law and immigration law cases can be extremely complicated matters, and each is case fraught with its own unique mix of complexities and pitfalls. Luckily, a skilled attorney such as those at Goldstein & Scopellite can help you navigate these obstacles and achieve positive results. These types of cases have a huge impact on the lives of clients and families, and the attorneys at Goldstein & Scopellite understand and appreciate how important results can be in such matters. They are dedicated to providing clients with the quality legal services and finding efficient, cost-effective resolutions to your legal matters.

Year this Office was Established: 2002

Languages: Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, German, French, Russian, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Property Division; Real Estate Division; Forensic Accounting; Allocation of Debt; Protective Orders; Custody Modifications; Visitation Modifications; Move-away Disputes (Parental Relocation); Grandparent Visitation; Deportation and Removal Defense; Asylum; Expedited Naturalization; Breach of Contract; Business Torts; Partnership Disputes; Corporate Dissolution; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Investment Fraud; Unfair Business Practices; Conversion; Non-Competition Agreement; Tortious Interference; Unfair Advertising; Negligent Misrepresentation; Business Successions; Misdemeanor; Suspension of Driver's License; Municipal Violations; Probation Violations.

Areas of Law Description

Our practice areas include:

- Family Law

At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, we listen to what you have to say, and we work together with you to find the best path and strategy which will ensure that your needs are met and that your rights are protected. Our objective is to help you achieve an amicable and successful resolution to your case if possible. If the law is not on your side, we will advise you accordingly. We will not advise you to go down a path that could end up harming your family or your case.

* Divorce

When dealing with a divorce and the resulting issues, you will need an attorney who works to protect your rights and your interests and who minimizes the additional stress and anxiety that any divorce process can cause. At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, we focus our attention on you and your needs. We take time to listen to you. We discuss your concerns and your situation throughout the litigation process, whether you are facing a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce.

* Child Custody and Visitation

Resolving disputes as amicably as possible is particularly important in cases involving minor children. At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, we take time to understand our clients' views and to communicate them in a way that facilitates effective resolutions to legal disputes. If you and your spouse are not able to reach an agreement on a custody or visitation matter, you can be confident that you are in the hands of skilled and seasoned trial lawyers who will ensure that your rights are vigorously protected.

* Modifications

Anyone seeking the modification of a custody or visitation order should consult an experienced family law attorney before beginning. A family law attorney can review the facts of your case and help you make an informed decision about how to best proceed. To obtain a visitation or custody modification, you must demonstrate a substantial change of circumstances since the time of the previous court order.

- Immigration

If you are in need of assistance with an immigration matter, our experienced immigration attorneys at Goldstein & Scopellite, PC can help you. One reason for our success is that we research each issue thoroughly before recommending any action or filing any application. We are detail oriented, and we will assist you in gathering the information the government will need in order to approve your application, petition, brief or RFE.

* Visas

At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, our immigration lawyers can assist in your application for any type of visa, including family visas, temporary worker visas, business visas, travel visas, investor visas, student visas and more. Prior to the filing of any visa application, we thoroughly interview our clients. As a result, we are able to determine the best approach when filing a visa application. We work hard to provide the help our clients need.

* Deportation and Removal Defense

Many people give up their right to live and work in the United States because they do not know their rights. Sometimes, they think it is impossible to go up against the U.S. government and win. At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, we have successfully helped clients fight deportation and removal actions.

* Expedited Naturalization

If you are married to a U.S. Citizen working for certain organizations overseas, you may be able to naturalize without having resided in the United States during the requisite period of time. This is process is called “expedited” naturalization and it is authorized under section 319(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The purpose of INA section 319(b) is to allow people who reside abroad with their U.S. Citizen spouses, to become Citizens, as residing abroad, under certain circumstances, was no fault of their own (the Legal Permanent Resident).

- Civil Litigation

As an experienced civil litigation firm, we understand how to best address your legal issues within the civil litigation process. Although we diligently prepare each client's case for the possibility of trial, we make every attempt to resolve legal matters through the settlement process to save clients the time, stress and cost associated with protracted litigation. Together, we will devise a plan of action and meet your challenges head-on.

* Business Disputes

If you are involved in a business dispute and need effective litigation support, we encourage you to talk to an attorney at our law office in Dallas, Texas. Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, offers effective litigation support to business professionals and business owners. We put our clients' interests first by diligently exploring settlement options and utilizing alternate dispute resolution (ADR) measures to pursue cost-effective resolutions to legal disputes.

* Business Torts

A business tort is a wrongful and actionable act that often involves fraud, unfair competition, or breach of fiduciary duty. At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, we offer effective litigation support to individuals and small business owners. Whether your case involves a business tort, breach of contract or complex commercial litigation, we are prepared to provide the sound advice and effective representation you require.

* Employment and Labor Law

Employers must fully understand their obligations under state and federal laws and comply appropriately to avoid unnecessary risk of civil liability. Employees must understand their rights to know how to respond if they have suffered as a result of a wrongful termination, sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination. The experienced civil litigation attorneys at Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, represent clients in a variety of employment and labor law matters, ranging from sexual harassment claims to retaliation and wrongful termination claims.

- Business and Commercial law

The lawyers at Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, are capable of handling a wide variety of business law issues. Whether you need sound advice or experienced litigation support, we can provide the quality legal representation you require. We carefully examine your situation in order to determine the best way to proceed in your matter.

- Criminal Defense

At Goldstein & Scopellite, PC, you will receive experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive representation. We will challenge the prosecution every step of the way, and we will work to get you the best result even if that requires a jury trial. Our Dallas criminal defense lawyers are experienced in a wide range of criminal law matters.


We handle all aspects of DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) matters, including: Suspension of your driver's license; Occupational driver's license; ALR hearings; Second/third offenses; Felony DWI; Breathalyzer disputes; Jury trials.

* Drug Crimes

We represent clients that have been charged with a range of drug crimes involving methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs. We also defend clients charged with illegal possession or distribution of a prescription medication.

- Estate Planning

Estate planning is a very important endeavor. Working with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, who has had life's experiences, in the Will and Trust process and who will take the time to explain your options and find a solution that is appropriate based on your unique personal and financial circumstances is also important. At Goldstein & Scopellite, we believe that our clients' needs and desires are paramount and that is the key to our success.

* Wills and Trusts

Wills and Trusts are essentially a set of finely drafted instructions which will assist your executor/trix or Trustee in the distribution of your assets upon your death or in the case of trusts, your incapacity or death. Some Trusts can even begin while the person forming the Trust is living and that person can even be Trustee until his or her death occurs.

* Probate and Estate Administration

After a person is deceased and they leave a will, probate is the court proceeding through which a will is proved to be valid and the estate of a decedent is administered. When you have lost a family member, the last thing you need is to spend your time dealing with a complex probate process that can be frustrating and time-consuming. We can handle your probate case from A to Z, so you can focus on your family and loved ones during this difficult time.


Sheldon Goldstein Mr. Sheldon I. Goldstein
Business Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation

Michelle Scopellite Ms. Michelle J. Scopellite
Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Immigration


Diana Robles Ms. Diana E. Robles
Business Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law

Ms. Teresa G. Sanchez
Business Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Immigration


  • Dallas Bar Association
  • National American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas

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