Jennifer Yeaw, Attorney

Jennifer L. Yeaw, Attorney – Jennifer practices immigration and nationality law with a primary focus on employment and healthcare. In addition, Jennifer has assisted foreign nationals in obtaining asylum or refugee status in the permanent residency process. Prior to her interest in immigration law, Jennifer had a general practice with experience in administrative, family and estate planning law.

Jennifer is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina State Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association.  She also has a Masters of Social Work from East Carolina University with a specialization in healthcare and obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.

Jennifer has a long history of pro bono work, most recently with Immigration Equality, one of the nation’s leading immigration rights organizations for individuals experiencing violence and persecution due to their sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status.  Jennifer has been a long-time volunteer for Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) Lawyer on the Line Program and volunteered previously with the LANC Medical Legal Partnership Program, providing healthcare and durable powers of attorney to cancer patients.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jennifer had a successful career within a large healthcare system where she worked with the medical staff to solve complex case management issues.  She has coordinated and implemented a federally funded public health program and completed a medical mission to Guatemala bringing supplies to hospitals, orphanages, and schools.

Jennifer is a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law, Evening Program. While in law school, she was the winner of a competitive fellowship through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which culminated in an audience with the EPA Administrator in Washington, DC and a publication in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.  She was also pro bono student of the year for providing over 100 hours in pro bono service during her final year of law school all while maintaining her full-time job with the health system.

Jennifer lives in Durham with her spouse and their legion of pets.