Frank M. Quintana

Frank is a Paralegal at the Law Offices of Jonathan Dunten. Frank joined the firm in June of 2016.

Frank was born and raised with his twin brother in Villa El Salvador, Lima, Perú. He is a first-generation graduate from California State University, East Bay with a degree in Political Science, Pre-Law. He served as Director of Legislative Affairs in student government and interned for the California Faculty Association (CFA). Frank worked closely with AB 540 undocumented students to pass resolutions in support of in-state tuition and was an advocate for access to public higher education.

Frank worked at a private immigration law firm for 2 years, assisting migrant families in the city of Oakland. He was responsible for conducting initial client screenings, researching country conditions, drafting applications, correspondence and cover letters, motions, preparing and filing documents with the Immigration Court, and served as an interpreter for Asylum and Adjustment of Status interviews.

In Fall of 2018, Frank obtained his Paralegal Certificate from California State University, East Bay, University Extension. The program was approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

As an immigrant with Afro-Peruvian and Andean ancestry, Frank understands the barriers and struggles that confront the lives of migrant indigenous families.

Frank’s utmost dedication is in learning and expanding his understanding of Immigration Law. He wants to continue learning the fundamentals of the immigration process to assist the migrant communities in the Bay Area.

Frank enjoys backpacking, camping, playing soccer, playing the guitar, and reading about indigenous resistance movements in Latin America.

Frank is fluent in English and Spanish.