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10.0Jennifer L. Nissen



Jennifer Nissen is one of the founders of Chenhalls Nissen and has been practicing immigration law since 2005

Jenny’s practice areas include both employment-based and family-based immigration, with her primary practice focused on employment-based immigration.  Jenny works with employers to obtain temporary work visas and permanent resident status for their foreign national employees, including the filing of PERM applications, nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, and both temporary and permanent visas for religious workers. 

Jenny was named a 2015 Wisconsin Leader in the Law Honoree.  She was recognized as a 2015 Michael Maggio Pro Bono Honoree for her volunteer work with the American Immigration Lawyers Association Artesia Project assisting Central American women and children seeking asylum in the United States.  In 2014, she received a Distinguished Public Service award from the U.S. Department of Justice. 


Jenny is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  She served as the Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association from 2016 to 2017, and previously served as Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. She has presented and spoken on immigration law to other attorneys.

Prior to attending law school, Jenny studied Spanish in Guatemala, spent a year serving as an Americorps*VISTA volunteer, and spent two years working in social services.



University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2005

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Bachelor of Science, Sociology, 1998