Biography

Jennifer A. Wadhwa, Esq.

Before launching Wadhwa Law Office, LLC, Jennifer Wadhwa was Of Counsel with the Denver civil rIghts firm Rathod Mohamedbhai and the clinical fellow in the Civil Litigation Clinic at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. As a fellow, Ms. Wadhwa directly supervised student attorneys representing clients in civil matters involving individual abuses of power, such as Title VII discrimination claims, wage theft, housing discrimination and eviction defense, and civil protection orders. In this role, she also taught and led clinic seminar classes on trial skills, negotiation, legal writing, and community lawyering. 


Ms. Wadhwa began her legal career working for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment as a hearing officer for unemployment insurance appeals. She knows how the UI appeal process works and often provides guidance to other attorneys navigating unemployment insurance claims for their clients.  


In addition to fighting for and advancing workers’ rights, Ms. Wadhwa has provided pro- and low bono representation to asylum-seekers and victims of trafficking and forced labor in securing relief from the government. Ms. Wadhwa uses this experience to help her clients navigate the intersection between employment and immigration law. She is a current member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Ms. Wadhwa maintains a select caseload of immigration matters involving family-based petitions and asylum claims. 


Ms. Wadhwa received her J.D. and Workplace Law Certificate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She received her B.A. in Human Development with a concentration in anthropology from California State University East Bay.


Before law school, Ms. Wadhwa had an established career in human resources management. She was the human resources and assistant office manager at Jackson & Hertogs, a business immigration law firm in San Francisco and has also worked as the human resources manager for a variety of technology start-up companies in the San Francisco-Bay Area. 


Ms. Wadhwa speaks (some) Spanish. In her spare time, she is a post-modern theory enthusiast and loves to dance.  


Admissions: 

Colorado Supreme Court

United States District Court for the District of Colorado 

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Annual Conference, Genesee, CO, August 25, 2017, Co-presenter, Helpful Tips for Employment Lawyers Taking Pro Bono Immigration Cases


Colorado Victims’ Advocates Conference, Keystone, CO, October 24, 2016, Co-presenter, Economic Justice and Security for Victims of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence


New York University Clinical Law Review Writers’ Workshop, New York, NY, September 23, 2016, presented draft version of her article on white privilege and interracial marriage


Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference, Vail, CO, June 6, 2016, Co-presenter, Economic Justice and Security for Victims of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
 

Colorado Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers Annual Conference, Genesee, CO, August 28 2015, Co-presenter, UI Appeals: Hot Topics