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Jennifer C. Ha

Jennifer C. Ha is a founding partner of JLJ Law Group, PLLC.  She began her studies at Boston University and the University of Utah where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration.  Following her undergraduate studies, Ms. Ha worked as the lead policy analyst with the Utah Medical Education Council, a governor appointed panel, charged to bridge the gap between public/private health care workforce and educational interests.  She subsequently earned a law degree at Brigham Young University where she went on to serve as the Prosecutor for Taylorsville City while maintaining a busy private practice.

While in practice, Ms. Ha soon realized that there was a large need for legal representation among the nation’s underserved minority population.  In 2010, Ms. Ha formed JLJ Law Group with the goal of increasing cultural competency in the legal arena for these populations and improving outcomes for her community.   In a very short time, Ms. Ha has become a champion of her community and the legal profession.  As a result of her efforts, in 2013 Ms. Ha was awarded the Rising Star Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Ms. Ha is fluent in the Vietnamese language and has played an integral role in various community organizations throughout the country. She has served as a board member of the Vietnamese Community of Utah (VCU), head of the Miss Vietnamese Utah Pageant, Emcee of the Annual Lunar New Year Celebration for various organizations, and television host for the Dorchester House “Healthy Times” series in Boston, Massachusetts.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy / Debt Negotiation

  • Litigation

  • Immigration

  • Family Law

  • Estate Planning

  • Business law

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Utah

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

  • United States Bankruptcy Court – District of Utah

Education

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah

    • J.D.

    • Law Review: International Law, Editor

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

    • B.S.

    • Major: Political Science Business

    • Minor: Business Management

Published Works

  • Official healthcare workforce projection for the State of Utah , The Physician Workforce: A Study on the Demand & Supply of Physicians in Utah, 2006

  • Behavioral Influences on Health, Utah’s Health: An Annual Review, Volume VIII, 2003

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – Present

  • Young Lawyers Division, 2009 – Present

  • Filipino Chamber of Commerce, board member 2014

  • Zions Bank Bank, Diversity Affairs, 2012

  • Foreclosures in Utah, RCI Realty, 2010

  • Vietnamese Elderly Association of Utah, 2004 – 2009

  • Vietnamese Community of Utah, 2003 – 2008

Honors and Awards

  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Attorney Under 40, 2015

  • National Association of Women Business Owners Rising Star Award, 2013

  • Outstanding Asian Professionals Award, 2011

  • Outstanding Community Leader Award, 2009

  • Boston Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Community Work, 2000

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Taylorsville, Utah, Prosecutor

  • Kirton & Mcconkie, Extern

  • Ascione, Heideman & Mckay, LLP, Law Clerk

  • Utah Multi-Cultural Legal Center, Law Clerk

  • Kim & Chang Law Firm, LLP, Law Clerk

  • Utah Medical Education Council, Research Analyst / Lobbyist

  • Dorchester House Multi-Services, Television Host & Program Coordinator

Languages

  • English

  • Vietnamese