Kathleen Campbell Walker is a past national president (2007-2008) and general counsel (2009-10) of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Currently, she serves on AILA's National Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee. She heads the Immigration Practice Group of Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated from the El Paso office, and is board-certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). In 2010, she received the AILA national Service Excellence Award. She has testified for AILA multiple times before the House and Senate on issues regarding border security, US-VISIT, and immigration reform. She was named by Texas Lawyer magazine as one of five "go to" lawyers in the state of Texas on immigration law in 2007 and 2012, and as one of the Extraordinary Women in Texas law in 2008. In addition, she is recognized in Chambers USA, the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America as a leading immigration lawyer.