Meet The Team


Joanna Delfunt

Joanna Delfunt attended Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia and graduated in May of 2011. While in law school, she had the unique opportunity of interning in Cambodia with an organization that provided aftercare services to female sex trafficking victims. Through that internship, she realized that she wanted her career to be focused on providing legal relief to those who had been trafficked. Many trafficking victims are brought to the United States from other countries, and once rescued, are in need of legal immigration services.

Joanna began practicing immigration law in Georgia. Earlier in her career, she worked for two larger law firms – one focused primarily on immigration and one on workers’ compensation/personal injury that wanted to start an immigration department. After a few years, Joanna decided to begin her own immigration firm in Cumming, Georgia, specifically so she could be closer to home for her children. Joanna’s passion for immigration law has grown over the years. Her practice is focused on representation of clients in removal proceedings before the Atlanta Immigration Courts and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She also represents her clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with family-based petitions, green card applications, Naturalization applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) requests, and other affirmative filings.

Her goal is to bring hope and clarity to immigrant families through some of the most difficult and stressful periods of their lives.

Carrie Calandrelli


Carrie has been working for Delfunt Law Firm for more than a year. Before joining Delfunt Law, Carrie primarily worked with Hospira, a pharmaceutical and medical device company. She is professional and kind and knows how to get things done. Joanna Delfunt often refers to Carrie as "her right hand," as Carrie can be trusted to do anything that needs to be done at the office and to do it well. She is dedicated to assisting the clients along their journey through the immigration processes.

Carrie is currently obtaining her bachelor's degree in legal support and services and plans to one day attend law school.

Delfunt Law Firm is a better place with Carrie working here!

Katrina Mendieta


Katrina has been working in the area of immigration for over six years. She has extensive experience, particularly with hardship waivers. She is our Spanish-speaking assistant and is available to assist with translating for our Spanish-speaking-only clients. Katrina began working with Delfunt Law Firm in March of 2019, but she worked previously with Joanna Delfunt at another firm. Katrina is dedicated and hard-working, and it is a true honor to have her at Delfunt Law Firm.

Katrina says, "She loves working in a place where miracles really do happen."