Jennifer Ibanez Whitlock

Jennifer Ibanez Whitlock

Legal help with English/Spanish fluency.
  • Immigration Law
  • Massachusetts, Missouri
Review This Lawyer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Biography

Originally from Guatemala, Jennifer knows firsthand what it’s like to go through the immigration system as she is a proud naturalized citizen of the United States. Her work as an immigration attorney is not only her profession, but, also a deeply personal commitment to helping individuals understand their rights and their limitations under U.S. immigration law. She is a 2009 graduate of Northeastern School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Her past professional experiences include an internship with the Executive Office of Immigration Review (Boston Immigration Court) where she drafted decisions under the supervision of the court’s Immigration Judges. Since law school, Jennifer has gained several years of valuable experience. From 2009 until 2016, she worked as an associate for the law firm of Barker, Epstein, Loscocco & McHaffey in Boston, MA and the Hacking Law Practice in St. Louis, MO. In 2016, she became a partner at Biesenthal & Gray, LLC. Currently, Jennifer provides legal counsel and representation on matters including but not limited to: permanent residency (green cards), naturalization, removal of conditions (Form I-751), family based visas for family members overseas, fiance visas, change of status/extension of status, and extreme hardship waivers. Her work brings her in constant contact with the St. Louis Field Office (part of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services). She has successfully represented individuals in filing Motions to Reopen and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Jennifer prides herself on her attention to detail and communicating with her clients. She believes in strong advocacy on behalf of each of her clients.

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Fees
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Consultation fee applies. Payment plans available for my clients.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Missouri
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Hacking Law Practice, LLC
-
Associate at busy St. Louis immigration law firm.
Associate
Barker, Epstein, Loscocco & McHaffey
-
Associate at a immigration firm handling all aspects of U.S. immigration law, including employment and family based matters, religious visas, deportation defense, refugee and political asylum claims, and naturalization.
Education
Northeastern University School of Law
J.D. (2009)
-
Honors: Public Interest Law Scholar
Placeholder image for education.
Professional Associations
The Missouri Bar  # 66410
Member
Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
American Immigration Lawyers Assocation  # 27750
Member
- Current
Activities: Past Member, Asylum Committee, New England Chapter Past Member, New Members Division, Missouri/Kansas Chapter
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
32 Questions Answered
Q. My fiances mother ia a permanent resident if she pettitions for her son who js hwre but his priority expired
A: The answer to your question depends on whether her son is a minor or over 21. It also depends on whether her son is married or single. You might look into whether your fiance's mother is eligible for citizenship in order to help her son.
Q. A friend got a DUI - he is here on a student visa, will it get revoked?
A: The short answer is: potentially yes. You can read more about this issue here:https://fam.state.gov/fam/09FAM/09FAM040311.html
Q. How do you calculate the start of your permanent residency?
A: From the date of your admission as a permanent resident (usually the date your green card is issued).
View More Answers
Contact & Map
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Suite 1401
St. Louis, MO 63117
Telephone: (314) 226-1944
Toggle tool

There are no recently viewed profiles.

There are no saved profiles.

There are no profiles to compare.