Linh Tran-Layton

Ms. Tran-Layton is a managing partner 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 practices immigration law, and has assisted a broad range of clients, from individuals to families who are seeking to achieve the American Dream, to businesses that are looking for qualified workers to fill those hard-to-fill positions.

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 to 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, 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.  She immigrated from Vietnam when she was a year old and has lived in Utah since that time. 

She manages an immigration law blog that covers a variety of immigration law topics, such as employment-based immigration.  She is also the host and creator of a podcast called The Immigrant Voice. In this podcast, she interviews immigrants from all over the world who have immigrated to the United States. The guests share their rich and unique stories, and you’ll hear about their immigration journeys, hardships, accomplishments, and their hopes and dreams among other topics. The podcast can be found on most major podcast platforms. Click here to find out more. 

Area of Practice

  • Immigration law – family and employment-based immigration, and investor visas

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

  • 2016 Utah Minority Bar Association Law Firm of the Year 

  • 2017 Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Asian Professional 

Professional Associations and Membership

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

  • Utah Minority Bar Association

  • Utah Minority Bar Association, President, 2010 – 2011

  • Women Lawyers of Utah 

  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Alumni


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

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