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Jennifer L. Nissen

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Jennifer Nissen is one of the founders of Chenhalls Nissen S.C. She 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. She 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.

Among other honors, Jenny is the recipient of a Distinguished Public Service Award from the U.S. Department of Justice. She also has been recognized as a 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.

Jenny served as the Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) from 2016 to 2017, and previously served as Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. She has presented and spoken on immigration law to other attorneys. She has lobbied for immigration reform in Washington, D.C. various times for AILA’s National Day of Action, serving as Coordinator for the Wisconsin AILA Chapter for AILA’s National Day of Action in 2016. She currently serves as the Wisconsin AILA Chapter’s Liaison to the American Immigration Council.

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.

Activities & Associations

  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    Chair, Wisconsin Chapter, 2016 - 2017
    Former Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, Wisconsin Chapter

Education

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

University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.S., Sociology, 1998

Honors

  • Wisconsin Leader in the Law Honoree (2015)
  • Michael Maggio Pro Bono Honoree (2015)
  • U.S. Department of Justice Distinguished Public Service Award (2014)