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Ms. Padberg completed her undergraduate education at Tufts University in Boston, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in International Relations. She also attended the Taipei Language Institute in Taipei, Taiwan and received a certificate in Chinese Language. She studied law at Georgia State University, and attained her J.D. degree in 1989. Ms. Padberg has been extremely active in Immigration issues both on the local and the national levels. Her memberships and titles have included: 



  • AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Member since 1990

  • Asian Interest Group-National Chairperson 1996-97

  • Volunteer Driver/Translator, Chinese Olympic Team, 1996

  • Atlanta AILA Chapter – Treasurer 1997-98

  • Atlanta AILA Chapter – Chairperson, MAP (Military Assistance Program) 2011-present

  • Member, Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

  • Instructor: People's Law School, Immigration Section, 2001 and 2003

  • Georgia CLE Faculty Speaker at Immigration Seminars in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2011.
    Recent Topics: National Interest Waivers, EB1-1 and EB1-2

  • Appointed to Serve on Georgia Commission to Study Limited English Proficiency Issues, 1999

  • Appointed to serve as a Member, Georgia Commission on Interpreters, 2002-07


Languages spoken: Mandarin

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (always)

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Contact info

Jean Padberg & Associates PC

3136 Clairmont Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA, 30329


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198901/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Mentor-Adjustment of StatusAILA2014
3rd Infantry Division Immigration Fair Leadership AwardFort Stewart, Georgia2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJean Padberg & Associates1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England chapter)Mentor2014 - 2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Atlanta chapter)Military Assistance Program Chairperson2011 - Present
Georgia Commission on InterpretersMember2002 - 2007
Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsMember2000 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Atlanta chapter)Treasurer1997 - 1998
Asian Interest GroupNational Chairperson1996 - 1997
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Tufts UniversityInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Post-doctoral Student Weekly EventNational Interest Waivers and Extraordinary Ability Cases2014
Georgia CLE FacultyNational Interest Waivers, EB1-1 and EB1-22011
Georgia CLE FacultyAdjustment of Status2004
Georgia CLE FacultyAdjustment of Status2002
Georgia CLE FacultyAdjustment of Status2000
Georgia CLE FacultyAdjustment of Status1998
Georgia CLE FacultyAdjustment of Status1997