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Jennifer S. Varughese

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

Jennifer Varughese is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively immigration law. A first-generation Indian-American, she has personal knowledge of the immigrant experience. Ms. Varughese has represented clients from over 100 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 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.


Ms. Varughese works out of the firm’s offices in Northern Virginia, and handles cases nationwide.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Malayalam

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Immigration: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

29 total 

  • John Michael Phillips

    I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos.

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  • 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.

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    Hugo Valverde Immigration Attorney
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Contact Info

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

602 S King St #300
Leesburg, VA, 20175

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

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

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

303 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg, VA, 22401-5925

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Washington DC Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
2015 Virginia Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
2015 Top Contributor AwardAvvo2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
2014 Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
2013 Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Pro Bono Lawyer of the YearFairfax Bar Association2010
Graduated Cum LaudeVanderbilt University2001

Work Experience

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

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice2011 - Present
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights CoalitionMember2010 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association Family Law Assistance ProgramMember2008 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association Neighborhood Outreach ProgramMember2008 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2008 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth CircuitAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2006 - 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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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogIs Virginia Larceny an Aggravated Felony for Immigration?2015
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogCriminal Convictions and Fiance Visas2014
Livesay & Myers, P.C. BlogChaidez Case Limits The Reach Of Padilla2013
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

Education

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