Jennifer C. Ha

Jennifer C. Ha is a founding partner of JLJ Law Group, PLLC and a nationally and internationally recognized attorney in the field of bankruptcy and immigration law.   Her clients span across the globe and range from families and small businesses seeking legal advice on personal issues to CEOs of multinational corporations pursuing immigration benefits through joint ventures in the United States.

Ms. Ha’s current emphasis is family based and employment-based immigration.  Since entering into practice, she has helped hundreds of families obtain immigration benefits and assisted a multitude of employers with their staffing needs.  Through her work, Ms. Ha has received numerous awards and recognition such as the Rising Star Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the Top 100 Lawyers Award through the National Advocates, and 2016 Law Firm of the Year.

Outside of work, Ms. Ha has played an integral role in various community organizations throughout the country. She has served as a board member of the Refugee and Immigrant Center, Vietnamese Community of Utah (VCU), head of the Miss Vietnamese Utah Pageant, Emcee of the Annual Lunar New Year Celebration for various organizations, and television host for the Dorchester House “Healthy Times” series in Boston, Massachusetts.

Recently, Attorney Jennifer Ha was selected as an award recipient for the Comcast Rise program celebrating women entrepreneurs in the United States.

Here’s her recent feature in the Comcast NBCUniversal promo on Women Entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day!

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy / Debt Negotiation

  • Litigation

  • Immigration

  • Family Law

  • Estate Planning

  • Business law

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Utah

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

  • United States Bankruptcy Court – District of Utah


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah

    • J.D.

    • Law Review: International Law, Editor

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

    • B.S.

    • Major: Political Science Business

    • Minor: Business Management

Published Works

  • Official healthcare workforce projection for the State of Utah , The Physician Workforce: A Study on the Demand & Supply of Physicians in Utah, 2006

  • Behavioral Influences on Health, Utah’s Health: An Annual Review, Volume VIII, 2003

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – Present

  • Young Lawyers Division, 2009 – Present

  • Filipino Chamber of Commerce, board member 2014

  • Zions Bank Bank, Diversity Affairs, 2012

  • Foreclosures in Utah, RCI Realty, 2010

  • Vietnamese Elderly Association of Utah, 2004 – 2009

  • Vietnamese Community of Utah, 2003 – 2008

  • Refugee Immigrant Center – 2016 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers 2017

  • Law Firm of the Year 2016
  • Utah State Bar Outstanding Mentor 2016

  • Under Professional Associations

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Taylorsville, Utah, Prosecutor

  • Kirton & Mcconkie, Extern

  • Ascione, Heideman & Mckay, LLP, Law Clerk

  • Utah Multi-Cultural Legal Center, Law Clerk

  • Kim & Chang Law Firm, LLP, Law Clerk

  • Utah Medical Education Council, Research Analyst / Lobbyist

  • Dorchester House Multi-Services, Television Host & Program Coordinator


  • English

  • Vietnamese

Jennifer Ha. Recent Interviews



Jennifer Ha Featured with Salt Lake Tribune

Here’s how the shutdown delayed hundreds of immigration hearings in Utah — and led to at least one man’s deportation

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Jennifer Ha Featured with NPR

Hundreds Of Immigration Cases Canceled So Far In Utah Due To Federal Shutdown

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Jennifer Ha Featured with Channel 4 News 

Immigration courts forced to play catch-up after hundreds of cases canceled during the shutdown

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