Born from a desire to deliver real results to real people, JLB Law Group takes a people-first approach to family and immigration law. Our goal: limit stress and maximize success.
We work hard and care for our clients. We value their voices, and we thrive when they thrive. When you work with the JLB Law Group, you can rest easy knowing that our entire team is invested in your case, leveraging our years of experience and fighting for you, your future and the overall well-being of your family. The JLB Law Group is your advocate and ally for a straightforward, respectful and affordable legal experience.
We are proud to provide guidance in such a complex and critical area of law and empower our clients with the patience, honesty and expertise they need to succeed and live their lives unburdened.
Licensures & Affiliations
The Law Office of Jennifer L. Bennett is authorized to practice family/divorce law in Illinois, often focusing on Cook,
Lake, DuPage and Kane Counties. Immigration falls under Federal Law and thus our immigration practice is authorized to represent clients in courtrooms and cases throughout the United States. Our practice is a proud member of numerous national and local councils and associations, including, but not limited to:
• American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
• Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
• Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
• National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR)
Meet Jennifer L. Bennett
Jennifer’s big heart and unending compassion has guided her for more than a decade of practicing law here in Chicago. She uses that drive to serve some of the most disenfranchised people of the city with passion and dedication.
Before opening JLB Law Group, Jennifer spent several years working for the US Department of Labor, in their Office of Foreign Labor Certification. This has gained her priceless knowledge about how the government “thinks” about cases, and she now uses that insight to make the most effective arguments for her clients.
Deeply rooted in her community, Jennifer has worked with such organizations as the Indo-American Center, as well as the Esperanza Health Center. She also works with Junior League of Chicago to combat human trafficking. She has also participated in numerous volunteer opportunities both locally and globally, working to serve underprivileged women and children.
Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in social work from Ball State University. She worked as an adult and juvenile probation officer before pursuing a Masters in Public Administration and her J.D. from Indiana University- Indianapolis.
Deportation Defense – U.S. Court of Appeals, James Acquaah v. US Attorney General, Jeffrey Sessions. After several years in removal proceedings, our client was denied a fraud waiver in Immigration Court. We guided him through multiple appeals, ultimately bringing his case before the federal Court of Appeals. The Seventh Circuit court ruled in our favor, agreeing that Homeland Security's original charges did not preclude the availability of the waiver, and allowing him to move forward with proceedings and stay with his family.
The Obtainment of a Green Card
A client, who had entered the United States nearly 20 years prior and had been ordered to leave the country nearly 10 years ago while working with other counsel, sought our assistance in obtaining a Green Card. We were able to convince Homeland Security to reopen his case and the Board of Immigration Appeals to terminate his deportation proceedings. With those dismissed, we helped him apply for and secure a Green Card.
An Adjustment of Status
A father purportedly entered the United States under the pretenses of a sham marriage. His daughters, one of whom was our client, were considered “riders” on his pending appeal. Due to her connection to her father’s legal trouble, our client was unable to secure employment and, even after marriage, was blocked from obtaining a Green Card. We worked with government lawyers and the Board of Immigration Appeals to reopen her case as an individual, terminate her removal and deportation proceedings and ultimately secure the Green Card she deserved.
Father’s Rights in the Dissolution of Marriage
We represented a father who coached his sons’ sports teams and regularly spent time helping them with homework, but was struggling to receive appropriate visitation rights. We successfully negotiated a fair and reasonable agreement and an amicable Parenting Plan that awarded our client significant visitation freedom and allowed him to actively participate in major decisions in his sons’ lives.
International Complications in the Dissolution of Marriage
While our client was traveling internationally for work, her husband served her notice of divorce indirectly and
under false pretenses. We were able to prove that her husband had lied about attempting to contact her and were
able to dismiss the judgment regarding the divorce and terms surrounding child custody. We were then able to
negotiate a fair and amicable settlement agreement with ample spousal support.
The Distribution of Marital Assets after an Invalid Marriage
We represented an elderly woman, who we believe was taken advantage of during a time when she was very
emotionally distressed. Amid a divorce from her first husband and foreclosure proceedings on her home, our
client’s uncle arrived in the states and offered the funds to save her home provided she marry him and transfer the
deed to his name. Despite the marriage being wholly invalid, the courts awarded only a dissolution of marriage due
to legal technicalities. After three longs years of battling in court, we were found a fair and reasonable outcome,
with our client receiving a fair portion of the marital property and rights regarding the ownership of the home.