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    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.


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Nathan Iancu

    I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone in the Minneapolis area in need of an immigration attorney.


    David Iancu Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Caroline Elizabeth Ostrom

    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

Contact info

JP Larson & Associates, LLC

3212 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55408

3212 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55408



MNAuthorized to practice198907/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer of the YearAdvocates for Human Rights2009
Certificate of Appreciation for Efforts on behalf of TibetTibetan Youth Congress2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney; Chief ManagerJ.P. Larson Law Office, LLC2004 - Present
Attorney; PrincipalLarson Zimmer LLC2004 - 2005
Attorney; PartnerRider Bennett LLP2001 - 2003
AttorneyJ.P. Larson Law Office1994 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
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 Fraud2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificTransnational Litigation & Business PracticeLL.M - Master of Law1993
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
St Francis CollegeStudio ArtBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
monthly CLEHuman Rights In Tibet & the Plight of Tibetan Refugees in India and Nepal2011
American Academy of Martrimonial LawyersThe Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: the Intersection of Marriage, Divorce and Domestic Abuse in Immigration and Family Law2010
38th Annual Criminal Justice InstituteBeware the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2003