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Gunda Johanna Brost

Immigration Attorney at Cedar Falls, IA

4.8   13 reviews

About Gunda

Learn Gunda’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    90%
    My office pecializes in family immigration, waivers (unlawful presence, persecution J1 etc.), getting cases unstuck, complicated challenging cases, humanitarian and victim options (U/VAWA/T)

    14 years

  2. Asylum
    10%

    14 years

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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Licensed for 15 years
State IA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 09/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Gunda

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

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by Anthony | May 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Gunda helped us through our Adjustment of Status process. She and her Legal Assistant Emsada were extremely helpful. My husband and I had many questions throughout the whole process and they always had a prompt answer for us. I have nothing but good comments about their work and would recommend Brost Law and Gunda for guidance on immigration processes.
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Response from Gunda Brost May 22, 2021
Thank you so much for this glowing review. We thoroughly enjoyed working with the two of you. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors and should you need our services again we would be honored to assist.
Posted by Anna | February 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Success story
Gunda made our immigration dreams a reality. When I first met Gunda, we had already seen 4 other immigration attorneys without any hope. Gunda found us a road to documentation and stayed with us on it. After years of hard work, costs, paperwork, and so much waiting, we finally have a green card.
Response from Gunda Brost May 22, 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We were truly honored to be able to guide you through the process from start to finish. We were excited to have been able to witness this progression and can't wait to hear your next achievements since having obtained lawful permanent residence.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consular Processing
I felt quite apprehensive about my wife’s U.S. immigrant visa and we had a lot of questions concerning consular processing. As other attorneys I had contacted were applying fear mongering and only contributed to my worries and doubts, Ms. Brost had a calm, positive, and authentic approach. I truly appreciated her sincerity, professionalism, and expertise, which were deciding factors to initiate a working relationship with Ms. Brost. In addition, I was amazed by her patience and guidance. My wife received her immigrant visa and we are so relieved! Thank you Ms. Brost! I would absolutely recommend her.
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Response from Gunda Brost April 15, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was my pleasure working with you and your family and I am so happy things have come to conclusion on the most positive note. My office feels honored to have been entrusted with your matter. Kind Regards and Best Wishes for your future endeavors! - GB
Posted by Steven | March 9, 2015
She's Amazing
Me and my husband got married in October he is from England and we enlisted the help of Gunda for his immigration. She helped us get all our paperwork in order and sent in, her and her assistant are very sweet and knowledgeable about the immigration process. She was quick to respond to all our questions over email and kept us up to date on what was happening. When we went to his immigration interview my husband was approved on the spot for his green card, going into this I was very nervous but it turned out to be an easy and straightforward process. I would certainly recommend her to anyone out there trying to immigrate to America.
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Response from Gunda Brost November 30, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to work with you two. Keep in touch. Best wishes always!
Posted by Guadalupe | December 28, 2014
5 Stars All the way!
Gunda is a very personable type attorney. She really wants to get to know you, in order to understand and relate your situation towards a resolution. She is someone who has acquired a great deal of responsibility by choice and is devoted to succeed.
Posted by Walonbalde | December 25, 2014
Great lawyer
I did like and appreciate how she treated me as a customer. She was very helpful and I'd go back to her for any immigration issue.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2014
VERY HELPFUL
incredibly helpful! She not only answered all of our questions in the consultation, but inspired real confidence with regards to navigating the whole process. I will highly recommend her.
Posted by Kevin | November 22, 2014
The only lawyer that can make you laugh in the midst of a crisis
I have been to many lawyers and have left feeling hopeless and miserable after talking with them but Gunda actually made me laugh at myself and my situation. In my book this is everything that I need for this battle but I'm waging. she looks at every possible nuance of your case and will direct you in the most appropriate way. This is the kind of lawyer you want Gooding you through the murky waters of immigration.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2014
Great lawyer!! Highly recommended !!!
Gunda Brost is a great attorney !!! Very helpful and knowledgable in what she is doing !!! She was super fast in helping me and in responding to any question I had! I highly recommend Gunda to anybody who needs help with immigration issues!!!
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2013
Great Attorney
Gunda Brost’s is really is very kind, hard working and dedicates her time to help her clients about issues with immigration. She put a lot of time and offer to review her clients cases and preparing the paperwork. Great communicator, Her services are definitely worth it. I would highly recommended her to others client who have issue with immigration as well.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2013
Wonderful attorney!!!!
I endorse this attorney! She is very patient, kind, hard working and dedicates her time to her clients and their families She very passionate about issues with immigration. Very determined, diligent, hardworking, dependable, responsible and she also dedicates her time in reviewing each of her clients cases, paperwork and also researching on different topics surrounding immigration that may or may not affect her clients and this is shown by the quality of work she does and is displayed. She is committed to her clients and their families. I would highly recommended her to others and also other potential clients as well
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2013
Hard working and high quality!
Very passionate about the quality of work she does. She spends a lot of time reviewing her cases, and preparing her paperwork. Her services are definitely worth it!
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2014
Service is good. but need to improve the organized skill and better planned about client's case
Overall, I think Gunnda offered a good service for us. She is nice and patience. I just want to give some suggestions about well-organized skill. 1) she should take notes when hearing client's case. It can help her have a clear picture and provide more options for each individualized cases. 2) she should double confirm the information with client before she sent the files out. If my friend's case is not complicated, I will recommend Gunda's law service to my friend, but also will suggest friend keep in mind to double check his information with Gunda.
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Response from Gunda Brost December 9, 2014
I am sorry you were not happier with my office's services. I do take detailed notes when I meet with clients, especially during the first intake, and I always have clients look over anything to double-check it before I send it out on their behalf, so I am not sure what may have happened in your case that you did not experience this. I hope I will continue to improve and I hope I was able to resolve your case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Principal Managing Attorney
  • Brost Law Office
  • 2012 - Present
  • Immigration Attorney
  • Cedar Valley Immigration Advocates
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Immigration Attorney
  • AILA
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Assistant, later Associate
  • Antunez de Mayolo Law Office
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Wartburg College
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • Hennepin County Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Mediation Clinic Student Attorney
  • Hamline University School Of Law
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Middlebury College
  • MA - Masters
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • I-290B Appeal of Green Card Denial
  • Appeal sustained, Green card issued
  • SIJS then green card
  • Green card granted
  • NOID on AOS
  • Green card approved
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • International Law Section
  • ABA
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award
  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Best performance in the class (immigration law)
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Spanish Culture Class
  • Immigration Law 101
  • 2016
  • Q+A with immigration lawyer
  • Immigration Law 101
  • 2016
  • Meet Your Neighbors; A Conversation with Refugees and Immigrants in the Cedar Valley
  • Immigration Panel
  • 2016
  • Our Kids Conference
  • Immigration 101 for educators
  • 2015
  • ILAC
  • DACA panel
  • 2015
  • DACA panel
  • Round table discussion on DACA
  • 2015
  • Ethical Perspectives on the News
  • Unaccompanied Children
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (119)
Given (138)
Endorse Gunda
Immigration Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Gunda Brost. She has extensive knowledge and experiences in all areas of immigration laws and zealously advocates her clients. She is a true warrior you want to have on your side!"
Immigration Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gunda Brost. As an immigration practitioner, Gunda demonstrates concern for her client's goal and considers the various legal paths a client may pursue."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Brost is knowledgeable and thorough in her analysis and handling of cases in her chosen field of law. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Brost is attentive, knowledgable and a zealous advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as their impressive legal analysis and thoughtful responses display the thorough approach necessary to achieve results for clients"
Unknown Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gunda Johanna Brost is a zealous advocate for her clients. She utilizes unique approaches to obtain a favorable outcome for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is well respected by her peers."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Brost enjoys an excellent reputation among my fellow immigration lawyers for her knowledge, ability, competency and professionalism. It is with my true pleasure to endorse attorney Brost."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gunda Johanna Brost is one of America's Top Immigration Lawyers. I endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Brost is a highly knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.She is very professional and thorough in her work."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gunda is professional, dedicated and pleasant. A very nice combination for an attorney! I endorse her without any reservations."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is hardworking and honest."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Brost. She is knowledgeable and passionate about immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Brost is an exceptional immigration advocate with years of experience and success for her clients. I strongly recommend her without hesitation. It is my pleasure to endorse attorney Brost."
Immigration Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Brost. She is an active member in the AVVO community and her answers to questions, her client reviews, and peer endorsements, all demonstrate that she is a intelligent, competent, and professional and skilled advocate for her clients. I would recommend her services to others."
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