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Jennifer is a Director in the Immigration
Practice Group of McCandlish Holton, PC where she represents clients based all over the United States in matters concerning federal immigration law.  Her practice focuses primarily on the representation of foreign
physicians, but she also represents clients in a wide array of other business immigration matters, including H-1B, O-1, TN and L-1 nonimmigrant visas; PERM labor certification; I-485 adjustment of status (green card) processing; and naturalization applications.  She also represents clients needing assistance with family-based immigration and petitions under the Violence Against Women Act. 


Jennifer is a frequent panelist at national conferences and Continuing
Legal Education seminars regarding the representation of foreign medical
graduates and the author of articles on physician National Interest Waivers and
J-1 clinical waivers for physicians.  Jennifer sits on the Healthcare
Professional/Physicians Committee of the American Immigration Lawyer’s
Association and is Chair of the Agency Liaison Committee for the International
Medical Graduate Taskforce, a national coalition of professionals in medicine
and law dedicated to assisting foreign-born physicians provide improved
healthcare to rural and underserved areas of the United




Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Jennifer is a fantastic immigration attorney, and is well-respected by her colleagues. She is extremely well-versed in the intracicies of immigration law, particulary regarding J-1 waivers. I would not hesitate to recommend her!


    Michelle Funk Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Jennifer has an exceptional command of issues related to physician immigration. She authored an excellent article on national interest waivers that I continuely reference. She is also a wonderful speaker on the subject.


    Suzanne Seltzer Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

P. O. Box 796
Richmond, VA, 23218-0796


VAAuthorized to practice law200103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in Corporate Immigration LawWho's Who Legal2012
"Rising Star"Super Lawyers (Virginia)2010
"Legal Elite" in Immigration LawVirginia Business Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMcCandlish Holton, PC2004 - Present
AttorneyHunton & Williams2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationDepartment of State Liaison Committee2011 - Present
International Medical Graduate TaskforceChair, Liaison Committee2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyer's AssociationChair, Healthcare/Physicians Committee2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kutty vs. United States Department of LaborPending
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Physician Immigration BookThreading the Needle: Counseling the International Medical Graduate on Options for Lawful Permanent Residence2011
Immigration Options for Academics & Researchers (2d Ed.)How Do You Solve a Problem Like ACWIA?: Prevailing Wage Conundrums for Academics & Researchers2011
Immigration Options for PhysiciansGetting a Green Card on the Five-Year Plan: National Interest Waivers for Clinical Physicians2009
AILA 2009 Immigration Law HandbookClinical J-1 Waivers - A Primer2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of MarylandEnglish/HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AILA National ConferenceJ-1 Clinical Waivers for Physicians2013
Discussion Leader for CLE courseJ-1 Waivers In Depth2012
AILA National ConferenceRepresenting Non-Profit Employers2012
Counseling Nonimmigrant Physicians from Pre-Residency through AttendingPhysician Immigration2011
Cornell Law School Continuing Legal Education CourseWhat Every Lawyer Needs to Know about U.S. Immigration Law2011
Coping With The H CapH-1B Nonimmigrant Visas2011
Virginia Association of Medical Staff Services Annual ConferenceHiring and Credentialing Foreign Medical Graduates2010
Physicians for ExpertsPhysician Immigration2010
AILA Physician ConferenceJ-1 Clinical Waivers2009
AILA 2009 National ConferenceJ-1 Clinical Waivers2009
J Waiver In-DepthClinician Specific J-1 Waivers2008
Virginia Association of Medical Staff Services Annual ConferenceHiring and Credentialing Foreign Medical Graduates2007
New Issues for Doctors, Nurses, Etc.Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Foreign Physicians2005