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Jennifer Sheethel Varughese

Jennifer Sheethel Varughese

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About Me

Jennifer Varughese is the lead immigration attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. A first-generation Indian-American, she has personal knowledge of the immigrant experience. Ms. Varughese has represented clients from over 80 countries and in every type of immigration law matter, including complicated cases related to citizenship, deportation, family-based and employment-based green cards, waivers and nonimmigrant visas. She has been noted for her work in the field of the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, receiving recognition in both the legal community and in the press. Ms. Varughese works out of the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Manassas, Virginia, and handles cases nationwide.


Ms. Varughese has experience arguing before both federal and state courts, resulting in three published opinions: Hussain v. Gonzales, 477 F.3d 153 (4th Cir. 2007); Markovski v. Gonzales, 486 F.3d 108 (4th Cir. 2007); and Commonwealth v. Morris, 281 Va. 70 (Va. 2011).


A zealous advocate who is also deeply committed to her community, Ms. Varughese was named the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (2010) in Fairfax County, Virginia by the Fairfax Bar Association.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Malayalam

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Hugo Raul Valverde

    I have known Jen for many years now on a personal and professional level. She is an outstanding immigration attorney that truly advocates for her clients.


    Hugo Valverde Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

9408 Grant Avenue #402
Manassas, VA, 20110-4152

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

308 Wolfe Street
Fredericksburg, VA, 22401-5925



DCActive 200805/25/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law200603/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Washington DC Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
2015 Virginia Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
2013 Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Pro Bono Lawyer of the YearFairfax Bar Association2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateLivesay & Myers, P.C.2008 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of J.W. Nesari, LLC2005 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
CAIR (Capital Area Immigrants' Rights) CoalitionMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Member2007 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hussain v. Gonzales, 477 F.3d 153 (4th Cir. 2007)N/A
Markovski v. Gonzales, 486 F.3d 108 (4th Cir. 2007)N/A
Commonwealth v. Morris, 281 Va. 70 (Va. 2011)N/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogExtreme Hardship Waivers In Immigration Cases2012
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogDeportation Case Information - Proposed Change To Automated System Update2010
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogVirginia DMV Bars Immigration Work Permits as Proof of Legal Status2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Vanderbilt UniversityPsychology, CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Neighborhood Outreach Training for Volunteer Lawyers CLEImmigration Law Primer2012
Virginia Continuing Legal Education SeminarImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2011