Linh Tran-Layton

Ms. Tran-Layton is a partner and founding member of JLJ Law Group, PLLC.  She works with clients across the country who want knowledgeable guidance, a trusted attorney, and peace of mind on a daily basis.

She immigrated from Vietnam when she was a year old and has lived in Utah since that time.  She graduated from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law.  After law school, she practiced intellectual property litigation at a reputable law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. Currently, she is practicing in the areas of immigration law, bankruptcy, and family law.

In her immigration practice, she has assisted a broad range of clients, from individuals to families who are seeking to achieve the American Dream, to employers who are looking for qualified workers to fill those hard-to-fill positions, so that they can take their businesses to the next level.

Ms. Tran-Layton understands the importance of having an attorney who will communicate and respond to a client’s legal questions and concerns in a timely manner, especially since legal issues can cause a great deal of stress. As well, she aims to handle each of her client’s cases in a timely and efficient manner, while maintaining a high level of integrity and compassion.

Many of her clients can attest to her ability to provide honest answers, to respond quickly to their inquires, and to handle their cases in a timely manner. Ms. Tran-Layton has had high levels of success in assisting clients achieve their goals.

While Ms. Tran-Layton was in law school, she received her Pro Bono Certificate of Service, was a member of the Global Justice Think Tank at S.J. Quinney, and completed a law study abroad program in China at Peking University.  She was also one of four students chosen to compete in a regional negotiation competition.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration

  • Bankruptcy

  • Family Law

  • Small Business Contracts

Bar Admissions

  • Utah

  • U.S. District Court District of Utah

Law School Education

  • S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Certificate of Service , 2006 – 2009

Professional Associations and Membership

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

  • Women Lawyers of Utah

  • Utah Minority Bar Assocation

  • Utah Minority Bar Association, President, 2010 – 2011

  • Utah Minority Bar Association, Executive Board, Treasurer, 2009 – 2010

  • Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce , Board Member , 2010 – 2011

  • Young Lawyers Division



  • Utah State Bar Continuing Legal Education – “Fundamentals of Family-Based Immigration: Overview of the Petition Process”