The Law Offices of Jean D. Chen engages exclusively in the area of U. S. Immigration and Naturalization law. Our attorneys are licensed across the country, in New York and California. Additionally, our team is international, with attorneys from both the United States and China – our attorneys are members of the bar in California and New York.   Our attorneys frequently meet with and discuss immigration law and upcoming legislation with U.S. politicians and other thought leaders, as well as international law with officials from China.

We are committed to providing quality employment and family based immigration services to corporate and individual clients throughout the United States. As a members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for over 17 years, our comprehensive knowledge of immigration law and our quick response time to our clients have earned us the confidence of numerous companies and individuals throughout the country.

As a testimony to our success, we have had over 10,000 visa and green card case approvals across all 50 US states. In fact, our cases have even been cited and referenced in Wikipedia for our Federal Court cases stemming from our zealous representation of our clients in 16 different Federal District Courts around the country.  We have also been featured in prominent Chinese web and print publications, such as World Journal, Sing Tao Daily, Sina.com, and Wenxuecity.com.

Our business and corporate clientele consist of a variety of industries including: information technology, telecommunications, biotechnology, finance, printing, import/export, manufacturing, academic institutions, medical clinics, and even wineries. We have extensive experience in meeting the immigration needs of companies regardless of their size: from small two person start-ups to multi-national corporations with hundreds of employees.

We have also represented numerous individual clients for a wide variety of applications such as H-1B, TN, E-1/E-2, L-1A/L-1B, including F-1/J-1 student visas. These include green card petitions such as PERM, NIW/EB1, and EB-5. With regard to individual employment cases, we have successfully represented employees from many diverse backgrounds including: engineers, researchers, analysts, assistant professors, doctors, foreign law counsel, interior designers, architectural designers, accountants, teachers, translators, reporters, performing artists, acupuncturists, religious workers, registered nurses, therapists, specialty cooks, etc. Our office was at the forefront of the new PERM Labor Certification system and is now one of the leading Chinese-speaking law firms in the EB-5 field. We also have high approval rates for National Interest Waiver petitions, EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Petitions, and EB-1B Outstanding Researcher Petitions.

We are committed to obtaining permanent residence or U.S. citizenship for our clients in the fastest possible time – this includes filing Mandamus and N-400 Name Check lawsuits on behalf of our clients who are stuck in the FBI Name Check. As our litigation record demonstrates, we have been enormously successful in this field.

Our mission is to provide quality legal and customer service at reasonable and competitive rates. In order to keep pace with rapidly changing immigration laws and regulations, we use advanced office technology for document creation, client case management and internal coordination. We work to provide employers and individuals with the latest and most appropriate immigration strategies that best fit their needs, as well offering in-depth analysis of the latest immigration news and regulations. At the Law Offices of Jean D. Chen, we take personal pride in our work, and the satisfaction of our clients is our primary concern.


Jean D. Chen (Founder & Lead Attorney)

The Law Offices of Jean D. Chen was founded by Jean D. Chen Esq., who has over 15 years of experience helping businesses and individuals with their immigration and business needs. Attorney Chen has established two law office locations to date, including the headquarter in San Jose, California, and the branch office in San Francisco, California. Attorney Chen concentrates her legal practice exclusively in the area of U.S. immigration and naturalization law and has successfully handles numerous investment-based, employment-based, and family-based immigrant petitions over the last 15 years.


Attorney Chen received her graduate degree from the Law School of Xiamen University, China, and was awarded her L.L.M. degree from Boston University Law School in 1997. She is an active member of the State Bar of New York and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association.


Attorney Chen has extensive experience in handling all types of employment-based visas such as H-1B, TN, E-1/E-2, L-1A/L-1B, and NIW/EB1, including F-1/J-1 students. When the PERM system was first implemented in March 2005, Attorney Chen was at the forefront of utilizing the new system for her clients. Her extensive experience with PERM has allowed her to procure approvals for small businesses with as few as one employee as well as multi-national corporations with hundreds of employees.


Attorney Chen routinely publishes articles on current updated immigration issues in newspaper such as World Journal, Sing Tao Daily, Chinese Consumer Yellow Pages, and The Chinese Yellow Pages. Attorney Chen also posts weekly updates on her legal fora on most popular websites including Sina.com and Wenxuecity.com. She is regularly interviewed by NBC NEWS, KTSF Channel 26 and Sing Tao Daily as an expert on immigration issues and has her own monthly immigration radio show on Sing Tao Chinese Radio.


Attorney Chen’s publications and the legal fora continue to be a major source of immigration information for millions of readers in the United States and China.