Senior Paralegal 

Melody Nixon

Melody Nixon is a Paralegal at Solow, Hartnett & Galvan, LLC that is fluent in Spanish

Melody works in SHG Immigration Law’s Philadelphia office. Prior to joining our firm, she worked for over three years at Surin & Griffin, P.C., and has been working as an immigration paralegal since 2014. Melody specializes in family-based, humanitarian, and removal defense cases, including asylum, cancellation of removal, TPS, U visas, and waivers. She is fluent in Spanish and speaks some French and Italian.


University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Hispanic literature, 2004

Kenyon College, B.A. in Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish & French), 1995

My Immigration Story:

My mother’s family has been in the United States since the colonial times, mostly from Western Europe. My father’s family has been in the U.S. just as long but came here in chains from Western Africa. Although my black family is not of “immigrant” stock, I do consider my father and most of his siblings to be internally displaced people, refugees, driven from their home in rural Mississippi by Jim Crow in search of safety, better living conditions, and greater dignity as full human beings. 

Although not an immigrant myself, I married an immigrant from Serbia and am committed to raising my son as bi-culturally and bilingually as possible, with love and respect for the multitude of roots he comes from.

Before coming to immigration work, I was a professor of Spanish language, literature, and culture, with my specialization in literature by Central American women, all of which serves me every day in my work with our clients. 

How to Contact Melody

Melody can be reached at 215-330-5244 or at [email protected]


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