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Megan Anne Lantz

Immigration Attorney at Des Moines, IA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Megan

Learn Megan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    90%
    VAWA. U-Visa, Family, Consular Processing, Removal, Business

    18 years

  2. Criminal defense
    5%
    Criminal Defense

    18 years

  3. Family
    5%
    Divorce and Child Custody

    18 years

Location

Dentons Davis Brown, P.C.
215 10th Street, Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA, 50309

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Posted by Tom | June 24, 2014
Great Experience with Megan
I hired Megan to work on a spousal immigration application for my spouse to come from Mexico. We just filed the petition last week, so we don't have the results yet, however I am confident that the results will be positive. Megan was very responsive to all my questions the entire time (and I ask lots of questions). At the beginning she told us of any concerns she had that might cause issues with the application. I apprecieate her honestly. Throughout the process of gathering the information and putting the information together she always would email me status updates of where she was at with the petition, which I appreciate because I always like know everything that is going on. I've worked with a couple other lawyers in other countries for immigration but Megan is the first I feel confortable with and I really trust. Thank you Megan and your entire office staff for the excellent job you do!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2014
Very professional lawyer that does care about legal case.
A family member recommended me over and over again Megan Lantz because of the great work she did with his case. After the first consultation she explained on what we could do about my case and it really seems like she went the extra mile or two to back up my case before sending any paperwork. Also she was great answering some questions over the phone and email while she was working in my case. I can't recommend her enough.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2014
Blessed to have such a wonderful lawyer
My husband and I met Megan a little more than a year ago. She has been so helpful and professional in helping us with our case and she truly does care about her clients. We are so blessed to have her as our lawyer. I wouldn't trade having her as our lawyer for anything.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2014
Excellent Lawyer!!!
I met Megan in 2010 and she has been amazing with helping my family. She is trustworthy and very professional I would recommend her to my friends and family.
Posted by Laura | February 4, 2014
Best Lawyer Ever
Megan is a wonderful person, besides a wonderful professional, I had her take my case back in Dec. 2007, and now with my husband since July 2013. She has been very helpful, always on top of things, making sure we had everything we need it, you could tell that she really got involve in my case, she showed knowledge, willingness to help and put effort into it. She is the best lawyer I have seen, she actually cares for her clients.
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Posted by Ms. Vega | February 3, 2014
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Attorney Lantz was very professional and polite with my immigration case. She would inform me in advance if she needed extra information from us to help our case move forward. I recommend her a lot and will keep recommending her.
Posted by Victor | May 21, 2013
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Since I first met Megan she came off as a person and a lawyer I could trust and put my faith into her hands. She made me feel comfortable with everything I was going through and made me feel safe and believe that she would do anything to help me out and get through the nightmare I was going through. She was very helpful and made everything easy for me to understand. She is the kind of lawyer that interacts with her clients and keeps dating well informed of case and what the next step is to have a successful case. When I thought there was nobody out there for me to help me out she was the one that stepped in and told me how I didn't do anything wrong and how we were going to prove that I was a good person and how she was going to help me out to get my visa and my status here in the United States. I've recommended her to people before and I will continue to do this because she is the type of lawyer that everybody should have. I owe her a lot and she's a very outstanding and knowledgeable lawyer and person as well. The way she works in her cases is impressive and the way she interacts with her clients is flawless, she is what I call a very successful lawyer.
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Posted by Jasmine | May 21, 2013
Tina Turner wrote SIMPLY THE BEST for a reason...she wrote it for MISS. MEGAN LANTZ!!!!!
I highly recommend Megan Lantz. Megan and Staff/Barten Law Firm take the VERY BEST of care for their clients. Her and her team are 100 percent professional and thorough! ALL paperwork is 100 percent accurate -- with all copies made for YOUR records and THEIRS. ALL questions are 100 percent honest -- which is VERY important for anybody in need of an attorney, you will NOT get the run-around and ALL work for you is done promptly -- NO need to worry about lack of communication. The relationship you will have with Miss. Lantz is 100 billion percent perfection. My personal experience with Miss. Lantz has always been nothing but excellent. She embodies everything you would want and need in an attorney. Sometimes it can be very overwhelming searching for the right person to represent you, and trust me I've had my fair share of 'scamming, no working, money hungry' attorneys BUT i personally guarantee that will NOT happen here. Everything Miss. Lantz does for you is done with great integrity and real care for her clients. My personal case has been completed for months now and to this day she has ALWAYS responded to me if I've had any other questions. In fact, recently i emailed her a one liner question and within minutes I received an e-mail from her saying "hey, can I call you?" Miss. Megan cares that much that she goes the extra mile. You automatically know you can trust her. She wants to make sure all her clients know they are cared for and they are going to get the very best of advice as well as truth. With Miss. Lantz you NEVER have to worry. By nature i'm a worry wart and control freak, I always think I have to find out how things are running, if it's done right etc., when working with Megan you NEVER have to worry OR question if things are running smoothly. If she is on the phone to you saying "I have your signature from a fax i'm sending it off today" guess what? It's going to be sent that day and you'll know because you'll get either that e-mail copy or paper copy sent via-mail. Due to her work and expertise my family and I are able to be happy and successful citizens to this country. I know my relationship with Megan will be everlasting. I refuse to have anyone else representing me, my friends, or family. She has helped change my life/lifestyle in more ways then she could ever imagine. I have NOTHING but great things to say about Miss. Lantz and her work. You might have a lot of things in life such as a good car, and a good house, but when it comes to an attorney you NEED the BEST with that said i know you need Megan Lantz. Like Tina Turner sings "YOUR SIMPLY THE BEST, BETTER THAN ALL THE REST!"
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Posted by Kandi | May 21, 2013
My amazing lawyer Megan Lantz
Megan was my savior! She is the reason my husband is in the united states today. i could not have done this process with out her. matter of fact i had no clue where to start. A year and a half ago my husband was deported back to mexico. I was an emotional wreck as i was pregnant and i was reffered to Megan through another friend. I was very sceptical at first as i heard all immigration lawyers will lead you on as to getting the help you need, along with taking your money and not really having the intetion of really helping you. Well let me tell you that from the start Megan was up front and to the point. She told me she would not take my case on if she didnt think we had a chance to bring him back. We spent about an hour going over all the history and information and she told me we infact do have a good chance at winning . I think she asked me three or four times if i was sure i wanted to proceed as it was a few dollars and going to take a lot of time. Let me just add when we needed anything done she went above and beyond what i thought any lawyer would do. she even went and visited my husband in jail not once but twice. It was an intense and long 15 months. I had our baby in this time section) and a complete hysterectomy, not to metion i had 8 children at home and a full time job. Did i mention i was a complete wreck this whole process. i must have depressed everyone in my path as i was self destructing. I called megan i swear everyday after the first four months ok probably every month haha. Megan is what kept me and my husband together and calm, even when we wanted to give up and make my husband jump the border again she gave us hope and kept me hanging on to the little strength we had left. its so hard to be away from the ones you love and for so long of time. especially when your taking care of kids, the house, the bills, going through not one surgery but two, and doing this all by yourself. i did not have friends or family helping me out in these areas except while i was at work and during my hospital stays.. by the end every little thing was tearing us apart .telephone calls were non existant due to money, facebook was limited also expensive, and well letters also cost 14 dollars just to send. yes i said $14. you start to wonder if this is how your life is going to end up and it really hits you hard. Megan kept our faith and hope alive and i thank god everyday she had the courage to continue with our case in this very frusterating process. She not only brought my husband back but she saved our marriage and our family. i would not have chosen a beter person to take my case than Megan lantz. i will and have reffered her to my friends, family, and strangers in need of the same services and i will continue to use her in the near future. citizinship here we come. :) A big big thank you to Megan. May god bless her alwas... -Kandi
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Posted by Brenda | May 21, 2013
High commendation
Megan helped with our immigration case after I had been told that there was not anything else that could be done, that my husband had to stay out of the country for a full 10 years. We applied and she wrote an appeal that got him back quickly. She kept me informed every step of the way and was the first to inform me of the great news and what to do next when we were told that the appeal was accepted. She was always friendly and helpful. I have given others with immigrant issues or questions her number and she has answered their questions and been helpful to them also.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Dentons Davis Brown, P.C.
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Barten Law Office, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2023
  • Senior Associate
  • The Bernard Firm P.L.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Bilingual Staff Attorney
  • MUNA Legal Clinic of the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Attorney Supervisor
  • University of Iowa College of Law-Citizen Lawyer Program
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Ta-Yu Yang
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Library Assistant
  • Drake University Law School
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Judicial Intern
  • Polk County Court
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Ta-Yu Yang
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Participant in First-Year Trial Practicum
  • Drake University Law School
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Bilingual Loan Counselor
  • GMAC Mortgage
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Intern
  • KUNI Public Rado
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Bilingual Customer Service
  • Alliance Claims Solutions
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Drake University Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2005
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Defensive Asylum
  • Granted
  • Complex U Visa case involving waiver for multiple inadmissibilities
  • Granted
  • Affirmative Asylum
  • Granted
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hardin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Iowa/Nebraska Chapter)
  • Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • IA/NE Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Continuing Legal Education Commitee Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Iowa/Nebraska Chapter)
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Iowa/Nebraska Chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • AILA Mentor-VAWA, T & U Visas
  • 2014 - 2019
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Iowa/Nebraska Chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Great Plains Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Great Plains Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 Great Plains Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Great Plains Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 Great Plains Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Great Plains Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 Avvo Client's Choice Award in Immigration Law
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Nominated for AILA Mentor Program
  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association
  • 2014
  • "10 Best" Attorney in Iowa for Client Satisfaction in Family Law
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • "10 Best" Attorney in Client Satisfication in Iowa, Criminal Law
  • American Institute of Criminal Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Presentation for Grandview University Faculty and Students
  • Immigration Law Basics
  • 2016
  • Iowa/Nebraska American Immigration Lawyers Association 2016 Conference
  • Asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • 2016
  • Iowa/Nebraska American Immigration Lawyers Association 2016 Conference
  • Family Basics
  • 2015
  • Iowa/Nebraska Fall Aila Conference
  • Advanced Issues in Consular Processing
  • 2014
  • New Juvenile Court Officer School
  • Immigration and Impact on Juveniles
  • 2013
  • Latino Support Group
  • Immigration Remedies for Domestic Violence Victims
  • 2012
  • Juvenile Court Office Training
  • Legal and Social Issues Facing Juvenile Immigrants
  • 2012
  • Officer Training
  • The U Visa
  • 2010
  • Officer Training
  • The U Visa
  • 2009
  • Breaking Barriers Conference
  • Immigration Issues for Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Victims
  • 2009
  • Officer Training
  • The U Visa
  • 2008
  • Officer Training
  • The U Visa
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (30)
Endorse Megan
Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Whenever I've had an issue arise in one of my cases that touches on potential immigration consequences, I've always turned to Megan and her firm for professional advice. The recommendations have always been right on point and extremely helpful. They help me better represent my clients. I would recommend them for immigration matters statewide without any hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whole hearted commitment and excellent services. Very Knowledgeable Mentor and to go person. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lantz has an expansive knowledge of the law and an impressive enthusiasm for her cases. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their counsel. I highly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan Anne Lantz is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients very, very well. She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend and endorse Attorney Lantz. She has an excellent reputation with both judges and fellow lawyers. Mr. Moore takes a practical approach to immigration. She KNOWS the law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Lantz provides accurate immigration advice on immigration questions that run the full spectrum of immigration law: employment, removal & criminal convictions, family, visa extensions, travel, student.... If you have an immigration issue then you need an attorney with the answers at her fingertips. Attorney Lantz is such an attorney and I endorse her without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Lantz's answers on avvo indicate that she is well-versed in immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Her clients reviews tell us that she is a highly professional, knowledgeable and caring attorney. I strongly recommend her!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anne is a great resource for immigration matters in her region. I highly recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is a fellow AILA member who regularly provides insightful commentary on various immigration issues."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Megan on matters involving complex issues of criminal and immigration law. She is excellent at navigating clients through the murky waters of immigration law and helping them accomplish the goals of the representation."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Megan is very knowledgeable about her area and doesn't need to look anything up to be able to answer my questions about immigration (which come up in the context of my family law practice). I refer clients to her and trust her judgment and advice on immigration issues."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Megan is a caring, intelligent attorney. She will go the extra mile to help her clients. I endorse her wholeheartedly!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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