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Jennifer Y Lee

Immigration Attorney at San Mateo, CA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Law Office of Jennifer Y Lee

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Business Immigration; family immigration; naturalization; immigration waivers; asylum; VAWA.

    17 years

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Law Office of Jennifer Y Lee
630 N San Mateo Dr
San Mateo, CA, 94401


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Posted by Wally | June 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Jennifer is just absolutely the best!
Back in early 2015, my wife and I did a thorough research and interviewed quite a few Bay Area immigrant lawyer and picked Jennifer. I feel so blessed and lucky that we found her and worked with her for 3 years and finally got our green card in early 2018! Jennifer is indeed very professional with a broad knowledge from O1 to all categories of EB1/2 and with an extensive, successful and detailed experience regarding the qualification screening, preparation, application process and even interview preparation. She always kept tracking and updating her clients about the latest immigration policy changes including all the nuances that the applicant should care about and prepare her clients accordingly. Very diligent and responsible and intelligent. She gained our trust very soon and have never ever disappointed us. Beyond that, Jennifer is very reliable and empathetic, she understands her client's anxiety and nervous, always give them confidence and support as needed, checking in with advice and suggestions regularly so that we will not feel lost. We always feel that we'll make it because we knew Jennifer gets our back. Plus, her fees are also very reasonable if you compare with other big firms where you never know which associates will work on your case. I strongly suggest EVERY immigrant applicants, no matter how complicated or uncertain your case is, talk to Jennifer ASAP. She will help you out. You deserve a good immigrant lawyer cause I know how important this matters to you
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Kind attorney
I contacted her for my Green card. But unfortunately she was busy and said honestly that she was not able to take my case due to her heavy workload. And she recommended me another good attorney. Thank You
Posted by Brendan | April 21, 2014
Considerate, knowledgeable, and works hard to help
It's easy to recommend Jennifer. She works hard to help within the sometimes tight timelines of visa processes, all the while being thorough about getting the details right. She also combines specific and formal legal advice, with guidance from real world experience working with the visa system. She's a valuable person to have on your side.
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Posted by Brooke | September 12, 2012
Responsive, knowledgable, and great to work with!
I've worked with a few immigration lawyers, and Jennifer has shown herself not only to be extremely knowledge and great at keeping me informed to the status of any VISA applications, but I've also really enjoyed working with her as well. I have already recommended her to a few friends looking for a immigration lawyer, and would not hesitate to do so to anyone asking me in the future.
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Posted by Alisson Mark | July 19, 2012
110% Commited
Jennifer was always trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable and careful about every aspect of my case. Since our first conversation, I could notice how seriously commited to providing an accurate service she was. I must say that, as an artist, having someone seasoned like her, guiding you through all this intricate world of documents is something unmeasurably important. When we are applying for something "big" in our lives, we all need people who make the difference. This is the reason I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Gon Zifroni | April 11, 2012
Immigration Super Lawyer
Jennifer's track record speaks for itself, working with her for my current startup Cult, Inc. we've had the chance to find out why. Her various positions let her grasp the changing dynamics in the immigration regulatory landscape, with an insight for trends and your specific window of opportunity, as well as optimize your relation with the USCIS.
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Posted by Erbil | April 26, 2011
J-1 / H1B / B1-B2 visa applications
I was lucky enough to work with Jennifer on multiple different cases for my previous start-up. Out of all the immigration lawyers we have worked with Jennifer was the most hands on, accessible and knowledgeable one.
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Work Experience

  • Immigration Counsel
  • Law Office of Jennifer Y. Lee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Business Immigration Attorney
  • Caudle Immigration
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Immigration Attorney
  • Wu Jon Law Corporation
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Immigration Associate Attorney
  • McCown & Evans LLP
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Judicial Extern
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • 2005 - 2005
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  • Suffolk Univ Law School
  • law
  • N/A
  • Syracuse Univ
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • TN visas for management consultants
  • Granted at Various Ports of Entry
  • O-1 Visa for Sailing Coach
  • Approved
  • Motion to Reopen EAD Denial due to E-Verify Issue
  • Approved
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  • Aids Legal Referral Panel
  • Pro Bono/Mentor Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Board of Director
  • 2014 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley chapter)
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Co-Chair, Community Services Committee
  • 2011 - 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley chapter)
  • Vice Chair / Chair-Elect
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley chapter)
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Northern California chapter)
  • Education/Program Director
  • 2009 - 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Elected Member of New Members Division Steering Commiittee
  • 2008 - 2009
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Northern California chapter)
  • New Members Division Liaison
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Bellarmine Justice Summit
  • Business Immigration
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Immigration Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer is smart, personable and dedicated to the practice of immigration law. She is a very well respected member of the immigration community and is particular knowledgeable in all areas of business immigration with a specialization in investor visas. I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an excellent immigration attorney and a zealous advocate for her clients. I recommend that you call her if you have any questions about any facet of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a brilliant attorney, who has helped me with countless cases throughout the years. She's one of my go to people when I have employment immigration questions. She has a great niche in employment immigration. She has an amazing demeanor with clients and colleagues. She has quite a bit of experience working with startups and foreign investors. In many ways, she's been a mentor to me in terms of complex employment immigration! I would not hesitate to recommend her."
International law Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer is an excellent lawyer in a complex field of practice. She is honest, efficient, and accomplishes good results for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Supervising Ms. Lee was a delight because she thinks and shines outside the box. For example, rather than struggle with how to beat the isue of "unlawful presence" in a stinging case, she created a presentation that side-stepped the issue and avoided the derogatory finding. Ms. Lee is a relentless advocate. More than often, she plunges ahead when others tell her, "It can't be done." Case in point: an Evangelical minister hired us after his former counsel advised "no way" for his minister visa, for lack of the requisite two-year ministerial experience. But, for God's sake, the minister just wrote and published a 500+ page book on the contemporary merging of religions. Ms. Lee hit the iInternet fast and furious and with the information gathered from that source, established that writing and puiblishing the work on contemporary religions meet the requirements. The Immigration Service granted the minsiter visa withouit even issuing the frequently unsettling "RFE.""
Immigration Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer is a brilliant and professional immigration attorney. She is very involved in the immigration law community, and always stays abreast of new developments in the law and policy. She truly cares about her clients and it shows."
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San Mateo Immigration Lawyer Jennifer Y Lee
Jennifer Y Lee
Immigration Attorney
San Mateo, CA
Licensed for 16 years