Brittany T. Faith Brittany T. Faith

Brittany T. Faith

Director

Brittany Faith is head of GKH’s Immigration Practice Group. Ms. Faith 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.

Ms. Faith is a regular contributor and speaker on immigration for organizations such as the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), Immigrant Legal Resource Center, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Midsouth Chapter, as well as numerous local bar associations, non-profits, and media outlets.

Ms. Faith is an Oak Ridge, Tennessee native. She attended Pennsylvania State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then progressed to the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was Director of Tennessee's Pro Bono Program; Treasurer of Law Women; ABA Representative for the Student Bar Association; and AILA Midsouth Law School Liaison. Before coming to GKH, Ms. Faith worked at several immigration non-profits and created the College of Law's U Visa Alternative Spring Break Program.

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 Chair of the America Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA) Midsouth Chapter, which constitutes immigration attorneys in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. As a Chapter Chair, she serves on the AILA Board of Governors. 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’s dedication and skill has earned her numerous accolades. In 2019, she was one of only 40 attorneys in the country to be selected for the “ABA on the Rise- Top 40 Young Lawyers” award. In 2017, she was awarded the TBA YLD President’s Recognition award. In 2020, Ms. Faith was selected for membership in the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, in which membership is limited to one third of one percent of all lawyers in America. She has been nominated to be a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2017, and she maintains a 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo.

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..


Rising Stars - Brittany Thomas Faith

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    J.D. - 2012
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
    B.A. - 2009

Published Works

  • Student Volunteers Outnumber Available Spots at Saturday Bar, TENN. Volunteer ATT’Y (Tn. Bar Assoc.), Fall, 2010
  • University of Tennessee College of Law’s Pro Bono Program Update, TENN. Volunteer ATT’Y (Tn. Bar Assoc.), Fall, 2011
  • Nowhere I’d Rather Be, Tennessee Law Magazine (Uni. of Tn. College of Law), 2015.
  • Unidos Contigo Legal Manual, (Unidos Contigo Coalition), 2017.
  • People’s Law Conference (March 24, 2012) Panelist presenting on Law School Pro Bono Models.
  • Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association (June 18, 2013). Lead presenter for a CLE by the Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association offering an overview of best practices in representing immigrant clients in general litigation cases.
  • Anclas Seguros y Servicios (January 24, 2015). Presenter for community information sessions regarding Immigration Executive Actions.
  • Unidos Contigo Coalition (Fall of 2016 and Spring of 2017). Presenter of Know Your Rights presentations and immigration updates.
  • AILA Midsouth Chapter Conference (November 3, 2017). At Least it’s not the Rule Against Perpetuities: The CSPA, complex I-130s and I-601A landmines to avoid.
  • 3rd Annual Partnership Conference (April 12, 2018). Presenter Hot Topics: Immigration.
  • TIRRC/FIRM/IRLC 2018 BIA Accreditation Immigration Training (August 17, 2018). Presenter on Consular Practice, Adjustment, Conditional Residency, and the Removal Process.
  • La Paz Chattanooga Educational Programming (September 12, 2018). Immigration 101.
  • Tennessee Young Lawyers’ Conference (October 5, 2018). Children in the Crosshairs of the Immigration System.
  • ABA YLD/GPSolo Fall Meeting. Representing Children in Immigration Matters (Oct. 26, 2019). Panelist presenting on hot topics affecting UACs.
  • AILA Midsouth Fall Conference. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Update (Nov. 2, 2018). Panelist presenting on SIJS updates.
  • SETLAW March CLE. Focusing on Children and How to Represent Them Effectively (March 20, 2019). Panelist presenting on cultural differences and Special Immigrant Juvenile Visas.
  • AILA Midsouth Fall Conference. Social Media Ethics: Due Diligence Requirements, Using Social Media as Evidence, New Disclosure Requirements (Oct. 5, 2019). Panelist presenting on USCIS social media disclosure requirements, evidentiary challenges, and ethical conundrums faced by practitioners.
  • ABA Webinar. H-1B Visa Reforms for 2020 and Alternatives (Feb. 12, 2020) Presenter discussing the new H-1B Registration System and potentials alternatives.
  • ABA Midyear Meeting. KIND Unaccompanied Minor Training (Feb. 14, 2020). Discussion leader training attorney on legal issues affecting UACs.
  • ABA Webinar, Business Immigration Issues and Covid-19: Addressing Central Concerns for Employers, Employees, and Their Families. (April 8, 2020). Moderator discussing Common issues to all employers including concerns per visa type of reduced wages, reduces hours, furlough and layoff and the Covid-19 economic consequences on future ability to pay, specific issues to foreign employers including CARES eligibility and specific concerns of Covid-19 economic consequences on E-2 renewals, and issues to foreign employees including Immigration consequences per visa type.
  • ABA Webinar, E-2 Treaty Investor Visas: From Screening Client to Filing the Case (May 20, 2020) Moderator leading the discussion on the often-overlooked E-2 Investor visa.
  • ABA YLD Virtual Conference. T Visas for Human Trafficking Visas (June 17, 2020). Panelist discussing the process for applying for and obtaining a visa as a trafficking victim.
  • AILA Practice Pointers. Social Media: Harmful or Helpful in Family-Based Immigration? (2020). Article discussing to ethical issues surrounding social media in family-based immigration cases.
  • AILA Midsouth Fall Conference, From the Newlywed Game to Jerry Springer: When bad relationships go from relative petitions to VAWA (October 9, 2020). Panelist discussing identifying and reporting requirements for suspected abuse; your ethical requirements when the parties separate; and when abuse can become the basis for a VAWA claim.

Honors

  • Legal Aid of East TN's Donald F. Paine Volunteer Student of the Year, 2011
  • TBA Law Student of the Year, 2011
  • William M. Leech Public Service Prize, 2012
  • AILA Pro Bono Hero, Second Quarter 2014
  • Chattanooga Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division Volunteer of the Year 2014
  • Young Professionals of Chattanooga, Public Service Award Nominee 2015
  • Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Star of the Quarter 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, President’s Special Recognition Award 2017
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star 2017-2020
  • La Paz Chattanooga Volunteer of the Year 2017
  • ABA Star of the Quarter 2020
  • ABA On the Rise- Top 40 Young Lawyer 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women, President 2015
  • Memphis Immigration Advocates, Board Chair 2015-2016
  • La Paz of Chattanooga, Board Secretary 2014-2016
  • La Paz of Chattanooga, Latino Leadership Awards Co-Chair 2017
  • Chattanooga Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, President 2017
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Public Education Committee Member 2016-2017
  • Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, President 2022-2023
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Midsouth Chapter, Chair 2019-2021
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Chattanooga Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Practice Services Co-Director 2020-2021

Languages

  • Spanish

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