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AILA Presents Brittany Faith with the 2021 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award

6/2/21 AILA Doc. No. 21060239.
George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

WASHINGTON, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recognizes Brittany Faith, of Chattanooga, TN, with the 2021 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award for her outstanding contributions made as a young lawyer in the field of immigration and nationality law.

Brittany Faith leads GKH’s Immigration Practice Group and has extensive experience serving clients throughout the world with their immigration needs, including family-based immigration petitions, employment-based petitions, and humanitarian relief. She is committed to providing personalized, cost-effective immigration services for her clients around the world and across the U.S.

In addition to her role at GKH, Ms. Faith serves her community as a leader through her involvement in bar associations. She currently serves as the AILA Midsouth Chapter. She also currently serves on AILA’s Distance Learning Committee and as the Chapter Liaison to the Department of State. She was awarded the AILA Pro Bono Hero award in 2014. Ms. Faith believes in the importance of bar involvement for young lawyers and has served in many leadership roles as part of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD).

Ms. Faith was recently elected to serve as Vice President of the Tennessee Bar Association YLD and will lead the division as President in 2022. She is on the ABA YLD council, currently serving as its Co-Director of Practices Services. She served as President of the Chattanooga Bar YLD in 2017. She is especially proud that she was part of the reinvigoration of SETLAW and served as President in 2015. She was also honored to be selected to serve on the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts Immigration Task Force.

At the local, state, and national level, Ms. Faith improves her community and profession through consistent leadership and service to others. Ms. Faith is also very active in Chattanooga and around the South East. She serves as Board Chair for La Paz of Chattanooga. In addition, Ms. Faith volunteers for various organizations such as TIRRC, Midsouth Immigration Advocates, Justice for Our Neighbors, the University of Tennessee College of Law, etc. She was previously a member of the Foreign Ministry of Mexico’s PALE program, which provides legal advice and services to Mexican nationals residing in the U.S.

When she is not working for the betterment of immigration practices and the legal community, she spends her time cooking, gardening, and relaxing with her husband, Justin, and son, Bennett.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.