Genna was drawn to the practice of immigration law after a colleague and friend was nearly deported. Since that time, she has used her role as a legal advocate to bring dignity to the immigration process and work with non-citizens to achieve stable immigration status. In law school, as part of the International Human Rights Law Clinic, she developed a legal services program for UC Berkeley's undocumented students. Her clinic team helped undocumented students apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and advance parole. Genna also co-founded a student organization, Boalt Immigration Group (BIG), which disseminated immigration news, organized student volunteer activities, and improved immigration course offerings at Boalt. She spent her law school summers interning at Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, addressing the unique challenges immigrants face in the workplace.
Genna Beier received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She joined Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP in 2014. She speaks fluent Spanish and looks forward to working with you on your immigration case.