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Gunda Johanna Brost

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Gunda J. Brost is an immigration attorney (immigration lawyer) in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Gunda is originally from Oldenburg, North Germany, holds a law degree from Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota (May 2006). Gunda went to law school solely because of her keen interest in immigration law - she always knew she wanted to practice in that area. She was inspired by the plight of immigrants she encountered while she was teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, such as exploitation of undocumented workers and families torn apart by an immigration system in which there seemed no protection. Gunda was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2007. Gunda is a former model and a world languages teacher, with experience teaching English as a Second Language, German, French, and Latin. Gunda's legal experience includes working part-time as a law clerk and later an associate for immigration attorney Antunez de Mayolo law office (2003-2012), being a student director for the Minneapolis Public Defender's office (2005), as well as representing clients in mediation proceedings in Hamline's mediation clinic (2005). Gunda is fluent in English, French and German, and she is conversant in Spanish. Besides her law degree, Gunda holds a B.A. from Wartburg College and a Master's Degree from Middlebury College, Vermont. As a fun fact, Gunda was a former Ms. Nebraska. In her free time, she enjoys reading, foreign movies, dancing, art, music and traveling.

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Languages spoken: French, German, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 90%
    8 years
  2. Asylum: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Parva Fattahi

    Gunda is professional, dedicated and pleasant. A very nice combination for an attorney! I endorse her without any reservations.

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Contact info

Brost Law Office

902 W 12th St
https://sites.google.com/site/brostimmigrationlawoffices/
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613-2451

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
IAAuthorized to practice law200701/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2015
Pro Bono AwardAmerican Immigration Lawyer's Association2015
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Best performance in the class (immigration law)Hamline University School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and Principal Managing AttorneyBrost Law Office2012 - Present
Immigration AttorneyCedar Valley Immigration Advocates2014 - 2015
Immigration AttorneyAILA2013 - 2015
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Northern Iowa2013 - 2015
Assistant, later AssociateAntunez de Mayolo Law Office2004 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorWartburg College2004 - 2012
Summer AssociateHennepin County Public Defender's Office2004 - 2005
Mediation Clinic Student AttorneyHamline University School Of Law2003 - 2004
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
International Law SectionABA2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Staatsbuergerschafts-BeibehaltungsantragGranted
Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver I-601AI-601A waiver granted
I-360 then green cardGreen card granted
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Middlebury CollegeN/AMA - Masters2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Ron Steele ReportDebunking myths about immigrants and immigration2015
Our Kids ConferenceImmigration 101 for educators2015
Immigration ForumIowans Coming Together on Immigration2015
Immigration DiscussionCivility in Immigration2015
ILACDACA panel2015
DACA panelRound table discussion on DACA2015
#UniteIowa ImmigrationImmigration Forum2015
Obama's Executive Action informational presentation11/20/2014 New Enforcement Priorities/Know your Legal Rights2014
Ethical Perspectives on the NewsUnaccompanied Children2014
Community workshopDACA/DAPA2014