I have been practicing immigration law exclusively since 1994 in Minnesota, having completed an LL.M. degree in transnational business and litigation and interning at a law firm in Europe Although interntationl busines is intellectually stimulating, I am motivated to a greater degree by people-centered issues, realizing this inclination in undergraduate years studying soical work and other human-centered disciplines. Immigration law appears deceptively "easy" but is often times anything but. Add to that the staisfaction of helping reunite families; fighting for someone to obtain poltical asylum in the United States when their lives are at risk; or assisting somone in negoiating the maze of the USCIS and the US Department of State laws and regulations is a challenge I am happy to undertake.
I am and have been involved in several immigrant-related community non-profits, such as the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota; Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights; and most recently, the Italian Cultural Center of Minnesota. It is gratifying to play a role in bringing and maintaining acultural diversity to the local community and to the United States through my profession and volunteer efforts.
Licensed since 1989
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Jeff is a very responsive, goal oriented, personable immigration attorney with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area. I came to know Jeff as an associate at a firm where he was a partner. I consult with him often, particularly on family and court immigration matters, and on international adoption issues.
Caroline Ostrom Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|MN||Authorized to practice||1989||06/29/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Volunteer of the Year||Advocates for Human Rights||2009|
|Certificate of Appreciation for Efforts on behalf of Tibet||Tibetan Youth Congress||2008|
|Attorney; Chief Manager||J.P. Larson Law Office, LLC||2004 - Present|
|Attorney; Principal||Larson Zimmer LLC||2004 - 2005|
|Attorney; Partner||Rider Bennett LLP||2001 - 2003|
|Attorney||J.P. Larson Law Office||1994 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Family Law Forum (Minnesota Bar, Family Law Section)||Marriage, Separation, Divorce and the Green Card: The Immigration Benefits of a Good Faith marriage and the Futility of Fraud||2002|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Transnational Litigation & Business Practice||LL.M - Master of Law||1993|
|William Mitchell College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|St Francis College||Studio Art||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|monthly CLE||Human Rights In Tibet & the Plight of Tibetan Refugees in India and Nepal||2011|
|American Academy of Martrimonial Lawyers||The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: the Intersection of Marriage, Divorce and Domestic Abuse in Immigration and Family Law||2010|
|38th Annual Criminal Justice Institute||Beware the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2003|