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Gabriela Amada Vega-Acosta

Immigration Attorney at Manhattan, KS

3.8   10 reviews

also known as Gabriela A. Vega


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About Gabriela

Learn Gabriela’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    75%
    As an immigration attorney, I help families seeking to bring family members from other countries into the U.S. through the proper legal process. The areas of immigration that Vega Acosta Law handles are: family-based adjustment of status, DACA and VAWA.

    20 years

  2. Family
    25%
    As a family law attorney I help people seeking assistance in divorce, legal separation, child custody/support, paternity, per-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

    20 years

My desire to become an attorney arose out of my family's experience immigrating to the United States.  From the age of 10, I acted as a translator for my parents on important issues. Whether it was obtaining a car loan or talking to a doctor, I learned the importance of having the right person advocate on your behalf.  

 

Today, I enjoy being a source of information and a strong advocate for my clients.  If you have questions in one of my areas of concentration, please call to schedule a consultation.  It would be our pleasure to assist you.

 

 

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Licensed for 18 years
State KS
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/08/2022

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

Contact Gabriela

Addair Thurston, Chtd.
1600 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS, 66502

Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, caring, straightforward
Gabriela's assistance, wisdom, and knowledge in immigration helped shape my future. Looking for a third opinion, I found Gabriela on google and she took my case to the heart and proceeded to help mediate in my relationship with an ex-partner as well as my immigration case. She not only was the third person and third opinion I looked for but really the only one that offered me a viable solution when I was ready to give up. I would reach out to Gabriela without hesitation If I need assistance again in the future. She was able to close my case with a response in my favor and was always cheerful throughout the process.
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Posted by Roberto | June 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Resident cards for family
She got everything line up and ready, all paperwork ready, just perfect, I will recommend her whit my friends, thank!!
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and knowledgeable
Gabriela helped me with immigration requirements and she was helpful and a great support.
Response from Gabriela Vega-Acosta May 7, 2019
I am so glad that we could help you with your case. Gabriela
Posted by Wolfgang | June 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very impressed
I applied for lawful permanent citizenship at USCIS and got denied. During the first consultation with the lawyer I learned that she is very open minded and precise. She did a time effective job helping me to get the needed forms for USCIS, personal documents, information and even pictures in a collection that she delivered to USCIS. In a few short but very effective meetings she prepared me for the interview and she even attendend with me. Thanks for her help the interview at USCIS was short, effective and successful. I am happy and thankful for the excellent work she did.
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Posted by Christina | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney to hire
Choosing an attorney in family law was difficult, but I'm so grateful for the help of Ms. Vega! She guided me through the steps of a custody proceeding and was nothing short of exemplary. I cannot thank her or Ms. Berger enough for their diligence, knowledge and guidance to ease the pain of such a long, agonizing process. Without them, I would be lost. Their humility and compassion was invaluable. I may only be one of the many, many cases they will touch upon, but this experience will impact the two most precious people in my life. And it means the world to us. Our sincerest gratitude to you both!
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Posted by Karen | December 23, 2013
Highly recommended
Gabriella was my divorce attorney less than a year ago. She ensured I understood all aspects of my divorce and child support as each step proceeded. Gabriella was very compassionate during one of the most difficult times of my life. She encouraged and supported me to push harder for what I deserved. She always returns my phone calls and/or emails promptly. I would recommend Gabriella to anyone who is needing an attorney.
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Posted by Chrissy | December 16, 2013
One of the BEST
I absolutely LOVE Gabriella and her team! They've done such an awesome job on my case and have always been there when I needed them. It has been a true blessing to have Gabriella as my attorney!
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Has no Real Experience in Family Law
Gabriela Vega Does not understand the law for family court well. She reads & recites the law verbatim from text during court without really understating what it means. The judge continually made her look like a fool because she failed to prove her point. She is also carless with personal information knowing there was a PFA order and knowing the abuser has violated the pfa order multiple times and is waiting trail on felony charges. Having this information on public documents, thus giving the abuser the information, while the victim has the right to keep information private. She carelessly put the victim in immediate danger. She may be good with immigration law, but do yourself a favor and hire a better attorney if seeking a family lawyer. With what she charges, you can easily pay the same for a better lawyer with family law experience.
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Posted by Les | June 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor performance
Failed to submit proper paperwork to the court in a timely manner. Failed to submit witness list therefore her client had no one to testify for her client. She was admonished by the judge twice because of her performance in court. She was a admonished by the judge for failing to submit the proper paperwork that was required by the court. She openly admitted in court that it was her failure. I would not refer Gabriella to anyone because of the performance that she provided
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Posted by Jose | April 20, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
ignored my phone calls and did not honor our appointment
I called for assistance with an immigration and divorce issue and she never returned my calls or made herself available for the appointment her assistant set up over the phone. I called several times to work with her schedule thinking she was just very busy, however, my issue was never resolved and she never contacted me at all.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 270-280 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Addair Thurston, Chtd
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Barry Vega Law Group, Inc.
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Vega Acosta Law Firm, Chtd.
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Director of Development
  • Kansas Association (Formerly, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association)
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Solo practicing attorney
  • Gabriela A. Vega
  • 2004 - 2007
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Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Washburn University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • Kansas Civil Rights Commission
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Riley County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • President of Board of Directors.
  • Kansas Legal Services
  • 2019

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar to Students
  • Immigration
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Endorse Gabriela
Immigration Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked personally with Gabriela on many matters. Anytime that I have a criminal matter that has immigration implications I do not hesitate to pick up my phone and call Gabriela. She has been an invaluable resource to me in my personal practice. She is well versed in the law and always has a strategy to deal with unforeseen obstacles. She cares deeply for her clients and never forgets that she is doing great work for hard-working people. I highly endorse Gabriela to anyone needing any kind of immigration or domestic (or both) work done for them. I only wish I could give more than 5 stars."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a lawyer who will give you excellent, professional representation with the personal attention that every case deserves, look no further. Few attorneys are as hard-working, competent, and compassionate as Gabriela Vega. I am proud to give her my wholehearted endorsement."
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