Marina Brakefield is an immigration attorney with experience helping clients in all areas of immigration law. Whether they’re facing deportation, struggling to reunite a family, or seeking refuge from harm or persecution, Marina’s experience enables her to give her clients a fair assessment of their cases and guide them through each step of the immigration process.
Marina began her career working with battered immigrants at a domestic violence shelter and was active in creating the law that allows immigrants who are the victims of domestic violence a way to gain status independent of their abuser.
Marina understands thoroughly how complex immigration law and is compassionate about the issues her clients face. No matter how complicated the case—even when made more difficult by criminal or immigration violations—Marina works extensively to find successful solutions to her clients’ issues while keeping them informed every step of the way.
- B.A., Anthropology, University of South Carolina – Columbia, 1995
- J.D., University of Iowa, 2002