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I recently moved to San Francisco, CA from Denver, CO.  As such, I sold the law practice that I owened and operated in Denver.  I am currently looking for new opportunities in San Francisco and will place myself back on Active status when I find a new position. (PLEASE NOTE all of my client reviews cannot be viewed while I am on inactive status.) Until then, please feel free to browse my Peer Endorsements.   


Practice areas

  1. Immigration: 90%
    7 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    7 years



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Carina M. Jenkins

    Joanna is an excellent immigration attorney. She is professional, ethical, and cares about her clients.


    Carina Jenkins Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jamie Lynn Rutten

    I endorse Ms. Gustafson in the area of immigration law. Ms. Gustafson served as an expert witness on a case, and her knowledge and expertise was exceptional.


    Jamie Rutten Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

JMG Immigration, LLC

3900 E. Mexico Ave.
Ste. 300
Denver, CO, 80210


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Minnesota Justice Foundation Award in Public ServiceMinnesota Justice Foundation2009
Dean's ListWilliam Mitchell College of Law2009
Orville Hitchcock AwardUniversity of Iowa2006
Dean's ListUniversity of Iowa2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselVan Der Jagt Law Firm2011 - 2013
Judicial Law ClerkExecutive Office For Immigration Review2009 - 2009
Immigration Law ClerkLegal Aid Society Of Minneapolis2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
U Visa Working GroupMember2013 - 2015
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - 2015
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2015
Denver Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Appeal of I-130 denialBoad of Immigration Appeals reversed and remanded the case back to USCIS for I-130 approval.
Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent ResidentCancellation of Removal Granted by the Immigration Judge.
U VisaU Visa Granted by USCIS.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of IowaCommunication StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Colorado Bar Association, Immigration Law CommitteeImmigration & Juvenile Bad Acts2013
Haystack ColoradoDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012