My name is Jennifer Kowski-Dahlberg. I am an immigration attorney who helps individuals and families live permanently in the United States. While I represent clients in many areas of immigration law, I most enjoy working with people who want to bring family members to the U.S. and undocumented immigrants who want to get a green card or “fix their papers.” Family is an essential part of life and I love seeing my clients reunited with their family members.

What is it like working with me?

My goal is to make the immigration process as straight forward and stress free as possible for you. I do this by listening to you, learning about your goals, involving you in the process and being honest with you. I could talk about what it’s like to work with me, but I’d rather have you hear from a few of my clients:

She was very professional and I was at ease with her knowledge of the process. She always made sure we understood and gave us information about what was going to happen next.”?-Lauren, Fiance visa and Adjustment of Status client.

She is very experienced and knowledgeable but most of all loves helping her clients & truly cares about your situation and it definitely shows in how she treats her clients. She keeps you updated through every process. It can be a stressful time but she helps you understand what is happening. – Avvo review

“She always answers our questions, is very informative and has done excellent work for us.” – Avvo review

Background Overview

Before law school, I was a bank branch manager. I worked for an immigration attorney in law school and for several months after graduation. Most of my time was spent helping undocumented immigrants return to Mexico or other countries for a visa. I also volunteered at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota working primarily with victims of domestic abuse and other crimes. I opened my law office in October 2009. In addition to representing clients, I co-teach the Immigration Clinic at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter hiking in the state parks, camping along Lake Superior and traveling. We also foster dogs that are waiting to be adopted.

Education

William Mitchell College of Law, Minnesota – 2008

University of Saint Thomas, Minnesota – 1997

Bar Admission

Admitted to Minnesota State Bar, May 2009

Admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, October 2011

Legal Experience

Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law Immigration Clinic, August 2013 to present

Law Clerk for Immigration Attorney, March 2007 to December 2008

Certified Student Attorney, William Mitchell Immigration Clinic, January 2007 to December 2007

Intern for Ramsey County family court judge, August 2007 to December 2007

Volunteer Advocate, Tubman, May 2005 to August 2006

Pro Bono Activity

Volunteer Attorney, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, January 2009 to 2015

Awards

2010 Immigrant Law Center Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

Memberships

American Immigration Lawyer’s Association