Jayna Velez-Molina

Company: J. Molina immigration Law LLC

Location: Hartford, CT

Company/organization description

J. Molina Immigration Law LLC is a law office located in Hartford, CT dedicated exclusively to serving the immigrant community in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. It was founded in January 2019 by Attorney Jayna Velez-Molina. Attorney Velez-Molina solely practices U.S. Immigration Law and works as a solo attorney with no office staff. Her mission is to educate and guide her clients through their immigration process with integrity, compassion, and support.

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

I consider that the largest milestone I have accomplished is having successfully opened my own law firm at the age of 29 years old as a first-generation American, Latina woman. That is a huge accomplishment in a country where Latinas account for less than 2% of American lawyers. I just completed 2 years in business on January 25, 2021, despite facing several financial obstacles in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I currently serve 38 immigrant families and this number continues to grow.

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Social Good - social enterprise or nonprofit focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

I try to take advantage of all networking and business workshop opportunities I can in the area of Hartford to expand my professional network. One of my main goals is for my business to grow in such a way that I can hire staff in the near future to be able to help and serve more immigrants in our community. I also would like to open another office space location in southeastern Connecticut where there is a demand for immigration legal services due to the growing immigrant population in the area.

Nominator Justification

Jayna is an immigration attorney in Hartford and she has helped numerous immigrants in the Hartford area with their cases.She has only been in business for about 2 years but in those 2 shortyears, she has gained the respect of many of her clients. If you look on her google reviews, she has all 5 stars. She is the daughter of immigrants herself and I see the passion she has to help her clients whenever she talks about her work. I highly admire her and I know she works hard as a solo attorney. She is a great asset to the immigration community. She puts her clients needs above all else. And she does not back down from a hard case. She genuinely wants to help her clients. She also does catholic charties as Some people cannot afford to pay for an attorney. You can find her working on weekends or late at night to make sure she gives her clients a fighting chance at a better legal life.

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