Jenifer Brown practices exclusively in the area of immigration law and chairs the Firm's Immigration Practice. She represents and advises corporations, organizations, and colleges and universities in the filing of nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions with the Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS) and the Departments of Labor and State.
She also counsels clients on I-9 employment verification, social security mis-match issues and e-verify. Finally, Jenifer assists clients with the transfer of key personnel on short and long term assignments abroad.
Jenifer is a member of the Firm's Labor and Employment Group, as well as a member of the Firm's Agriculture Law Initiative.
She is a member of the Indiana Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). Jenifer was elected president of the Indiana Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2002-2004, and currently serves as a mentor to other AILA members. Jenifer is also a regular speaker on a variety of Immigration topics for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and other events and seminars.
Originally from Indianapolis, Ind., Jenifer graduated, with honors, from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science in 1994. She was an intern with the Office of Senator Richard G. Lugar in Washington, D.C. and the Indiana House of Representatives while an undergraduate student. She obtained her juris doctorate from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, in 1998.
Since joining the Firm in October 1999, Jenifer has been actively involved in advising local pro bono organizations benefiting political refugees and low-income foreign nationals and is currently the chair of the board of directors for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.