OUR TEAM

We are a People-First Practice providing personalized and personable immigration and family law services that deliver real results.

Meet The Team

Jennifer L. Bennett

Attorney at Law

Jennifer’s big heart and unending compassion have 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 organizations such as the Indo-American Center, as well as the Esperanza Health Center. She is also involved with the Junior League of Chicago to combat human trafficking. She has 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.

Rachael has a passion and a deep desire to help others, who do not have the tools to do so themselves, navigate the legal system, and exercise their legal rights.

While attending the University of Illinois College of Law, Rachael spent a year working in the college's domestic violence clinic, helping survivors of domestic violence obtain orders of protection. For the next year and a half, she proceeded to gain experience at the college's family advocacy clinic as a guardian ad litem for children, representing parents in juvenile proceedings. 

Both of these experiences were incredibly rewarding and fulfilling for Rachael, who appreciated the opportunity to bring legal services to people who otherwise might not have access to legal representation in proceedings that deeply affected their lives. At the end of her time in law school, Rachael was awarded the College of Law's prestigious Rickert Award for Excellence in Advocacy in 2017.

When Rachael is not at work, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and working on her trapeze and other aerial arts skills. 

Rachael Bernal

Associate Attorney

Veronica Navarro
Legal Assistant

Veronica was born in Skokie, Illinois, and growing up, she didn't understand why her parents lived in constant fear and anxiety. She didn't know why her parents had to work twice as hard to provide for Veronica and her siblings. Her parents immigrated from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Throughout her childhood, Veronica would hear the words: "Go travel and see the world, but we can't come with you."

Because of the way she experienced life during her childhood, Veronica now has a deep understanding of what the clients of the Law Offices of Jennifer L. Bennett may go through and feel every day. 

Veronica has been an integral part of Jennifer's team since 2015. She is passionate about learning all there is to know about new cultures, listening to the client's unique stories, and helping them get through whatever it is they're facing. 

When Veronica is not at the office, she enjoys going to the movies with her husband, meeting up with friends and family at the local diner or the park. While she doesn't have children herself, Veronica loves taking her two nieces to the Chicago Zoo or spend the day baking with them. 
 

Raya has felt strongly about many human rights issues, such as women's rights and refugee safety, for as long as she can remember. The field of law provides her with an opportunity to make a real difference for some of the people affected by these issues. 

 

Raya has a passion for working with people from a variety of international backgrounds and helping disadvantaged communities. While she is a second-generation Pakistani American, Raya still holds her family's immigrant background close at heart and greatly admires immigrants, their stories, and their backgrounds. 

While being rather new to the legal field, Raya knows this is the right career path for her, as learning the client's stories and figuring out complex issues is what fulfills her on a daily basis. She hopes to continue a career dedicated to fighting for the rights of minorities. 

Outside of work, Raya likes to read, try new foods, travel, do yoga, and spend time with her friends and family, to whom she is incredibly close!

Raya Sajid

Paralegal

Gabriel was born in Venezuela and migrated to Mexico with his family when he was eight years old. The reason for the move was to provide a better future and more opportunities for Gabriel. Looking back now, he can understand how important that move was and what doors it opened for him and his family.

 

It is the knowledge and appreciation for what his parents did all those years ago that sparked the desire in him to provide the same opportunity to other families, giving them a brighter future and a better life.

 

Gabriel has had the opportunity to study abroad and learn about many different cultures, experiencing their way of life, and hear their stories. He is eager to learn from people all over the globe and support them on their journeys.

 

Motivated, passionate, and enthusiastic, Gabriel is ready to make a real change in the lives of clients as well as the community at large. 

Gabriel Carrasquero

Administrative Assistant