Jennifer L. Carr
Principal
e: jennifer@jspvisa.com
p: (415) 434-1161 x36

Jennifer is a principal of the firm and a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Jennifer leads the firm's permanent residency practice group, focusing on the complex, highly regulated area of PERM labor certification applications and PERM-based I-140 immigrant petitions. She has a particular skill in scaling and streamlining permanent residence programs for rapid-growth companies, and also has wide-ranging skills in nonimmigrant visa petitions, adjustment of status (both employment- and family-based), naturalization, and related applications. Jennifer is recognized as outstanding in the field by Super Lawyers®.

Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer worked in Southern California as an attorney representing clients in family-based immigrant petitions, deportation defense, and civil litigation.

Honors & Awards:

  • AILA NorCal Liaison to the U.S. Department of Labor’s District Office, 2017 to present
  • Selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the Northern California Super Lawyers® since 2017
  • Legal Services for Children, Pro Bono Panel, 2016 to present
  • AILA NorCal Law Student Mentor, 2016 to present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Attorney of the Day Trainee, 2016-2017
  • Whittier Law School, Dean’s Merit Scholarship, 2005, and CALI Excellence for the Future Award, 2006
  • University of British Columbia, Provincial Scholarship, 2000, and Directed Studies Award of Excellence, 2004

Memberships & Admissions:

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Education:

  • B.Com. University of British Columbia
  • J.D. Whittier Law School