About Us

Gudrun Maria Nickel – Curriculum Vitae


  • Juris Doctorate, Washburn University School of Law – Topeka, Kansas
  • Master of Science in Urban Affairs/Planning, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts/Urban Affairs, University of Kansas – Lawrence, Kansas


  • Florida Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • Kansas Bar
  • Montana Bar
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association


Mrs. Nickel has been assisting foreign clients in obtaining appropriate visas, as well as U.S. employers sponsoring foreign workers, since 1986. She has authored numerous articles about immigration/investment visas and related issues, and participated in seminars on immigration and visa issues, including educational seminars sponsored by area banks and realtor associations. She was a featured speaker at an international program highlighting visa and investment issues in Southwest Florida.

From 1986 to 1997, Mrs. Nickel practiced as a partner in a Southwest Florida area law firm (formerly known as “Amato, Anderson & Nickel, P.A.”). Since 1997 she has been a sole practitioner, practicing law under the name “Gudrun Maria Nickel, P.A.”

Publications and Appearances

In 2000 Mrs. Nickel’s book, Einwandern in die U.S.A., was published by Walhalla Fachverlag in Regensburg, Germany. The book, in the German language, discussed the various types of visas available for those wishing to immigrate to the United States and the application procedures involved.

In addition to her immigration practice, Mrs. Nickel has also authored several legal handbooks on other subjects, including “Debtors’ Rights,” which was re-titled several times, most recently “Credit Repair Answer Book,” and “How to Probate and Settle an Estate in Florida,” all published by Sourcebooks.

As part of her professional career, Mrs. Nickel appeared on national television programs including CNN, Lifetime channel’s “New Attitudes,” and MSNBC, as well as numerous radio programs.

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