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I attended Vanderbilt University School of Law, and graduated with my Doctor of Laws (JD) in 1995. I have been an actively practicing in the field of iimmigration law for 16 years.  I represent clients primarily located in Nashville, TN and Huntsville, AL, and the surrounding areas.  The first sixteen years of my career I practiced with Rose Immigration Law Firm, PLC, where I was a Partner of the firm. I recently left Rose Immigration to pursue another opportunity.


I am active in pro bono matters, and am dedicated to the cause of educating clients, attorneys, and the public alike in issues surrounding the U.S. immigration laws.  As an active member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)  I have served as a apractice  mentor, a liaison to the USCIS Service Center, and have spoken and written extensively on immigration issues. 


I have extensive experience in employment-based immigration matters, including:


- All nonimmigrant and immigrant petition types

- Adjustment of status after the employment-based petition

- Family-based immigration cases, including:



     Children and


- Employee verification (Form I-9 and E-Verify), including aduits and litigation

- Naturalization matters

- Adoption of foriegn children

- Humanitarian cases (U, T, and VAWA cases)

- And much more.


I am a wife and mother of two school-aged boys, and am active in their Boy Scout Troop (Troop 17, chartered at Blakemore United Methodist Church.) I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, vegetable gardening, our chickens and dogs, reading, international travel, and SCUBA diving.


I would consider it an honor to assist you with your immigration case. Please contact me to see what I can do for you!


Languages spoken: English, French

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    20 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • M. Gabriela Ungo

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Contact info

Cheryl Williams, Esq.

Siskind Susser, PC
2300 21st Avenue, South
Nashville, TN, 37212


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ValedictorianUniversity of Alabama1991
Top Scholar AwardKappa Tau Alpha - Journalism Honor Society1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberSiskind Susser Immigration Lawyers2013 - Present
PartnerRose Immigration Law Firm, PLC1996 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Justice for Our NeighborsBoard Member2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (MidSouth chapter)Assistant Liaison USCIS Memphis Sub Office2013 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Nashvile Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaCubmaster, Troop Committee Member2003 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Lawyers' Association for WomenMember1997 - Present
State Bar of TennesseeLawyer1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
J-1 Hardship WaiverJ-1 Waiver Granted
J-1 Harship WaiverJ-1 Waiver Approved
Ph.D. Math Professor from India returned to lawful statusH-1B reinstatement granted. Client now a U.S. Citizen
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fundamentals Materials for AILA Annual ConferenceChecklist for Form I-865, Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address2012
Immigration Options for Religious Workers (2nd ed.)Using the First Amendment to Support Religious Worker Applications2005
AILA’s Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, 2005-06 ed.Unmet Labor Needs: NIV Strategies for the Nondegreed Worker2005
AILA’s Immigration & Nationality Law HandbookL Nonimmigrants2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawDoctor of Laws1995
Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris I)FrechFrench Language Study1992
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AILA MidSouth / Ohio ConferenceAdvanced Nonimmigrant Petitions & Visas – RFEs, NOIDs, Revocations and Re-adjudications2013
AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawIt’s a Family Affair” Part I: Putting Together a Non-Marriage-Based Case2012
AILA TeleconferenceI-751 New Developments2010
AILA WebcastThe New Affidavit of Support, What You Need To Know2009
TBA Association Ethics CLEEthics Presentation2008
AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law ConferenceFundamentals of Family-Based Immigration2008
AILA TeleconferenceI-864 Affidavit of Support2006
AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawNuts & Bolts of Preparing a PERM Application2006
AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawUnmet Labor Needs: NIV Strategies for the Nondegreed Worker2005
Scarritt-Bennet Center Celebration of CulturesThe Department of Homeland Security – ‘A Brave New World’ in U.S. Immigration2003
AILA Annual Conference on Immigration LawNonimmigrant Visas Part II: Visas for Business Purposes2003
AILA MidSouth ConferenceDe-Mystifying RIR” and “EB-2 Labor Certification for those without an Advanced Degree2000
AILA MidSouth ConferencePrompting INS Action Through Mandamus1999