Jennifer Smyrnos


Owner & Attorney
Grace Immigration PLLC

Se Habla Español

2021 Virginia Business Legal Elite
2022 Virginia Rising Star

Family Background

Jennifer was born near San Francisco, where her mother’s family settled after emigrating from El Salvador in the 1960s. Her father’s family originally came from Greece, passing through Ellis Island in New York on their way to settle in California in the 1930s.

Her father served the city of Sacramento as a lifetime Assistant District Attorney in the Major Narcotics division and her brother currently serves as a Lieutenant with the Redding Police Department. Her mother dedicated her career to caring for patients in the medical system as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit.

Her family’s background in the justice field as well as her diverse, multicultural heritage inspired Jennifer to pursue a profession where she could represent individuals and families as they seek to establish their lives in the United States. Jennifer presently lives in Roanoke, Virginia with her two young children.


University of California – Davis, 2007
B.A. Sociology with a Law Emphasis, Honors; B.A. Communication, Honors

Washington & Lee University School of Law, 2012

Memberships & Associations

Past Presentations

  • Immigration Law & Policy Update, Video Presentation Presentation, CASA Latina (2020)
  • Current Issues in Naturalization, Video Presentation, Community Partner Series, Blue Ridge Literacy (2020)
  • T Visas, U Visas, and the Violence Against Women Act, Volunteer Training Session, Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA), (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Conozca sus Derechos de Inmigración, Feature Presentation, Southside Survivor Response Center, (2018)
  • Families Belong Together Rally, Panel Presentation, Roanoke Indivisible, Blue Ridge Resistance Alliance of Virginia (2018)
  • Immigration in the Valley, Panel Discussion, Local Colors, Historical Society of Western Virginia (2018)
  • Ayuda de Inmigración para Víctimas de Delitos, Feature Presentation, Southside Survivor Response Center (2018)
  • Cambios de Inmigración Bajo del Presidente Trump, Feature Presentation, Southern Virginia Latino Association (2018)
  • Legal Research Panel, Panel Presentation, Washington & Lee University School of Law (2017, 2018)
  • Discussions on the Future of DACA, Panel Presentation, Roanoke College Hispanic Organization for Leadership & Achievement and International Club (2017)
  • Minority Mental Health Breakfast, Panel Presentation, Mental Health America of the Roanoke Valley (2017)
  • T Visas, U Visas, and the Violence Against Women Act, Volunteer Training Session, Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA) (2017)
  • Overview of the United States Immigration System, Case Manager Session, Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) (2017)
  • Legal Information Session for Immigrants, Roundtable Discussion, New River Valley Indivisible (2017)
  • Conozca Sus Derechos Sobre Inmigración, Roundtable Discussion, Casa Latina (2017)
  • Overview of the United States Immigration System, Volunteer and Client Presentation, HumanKind (2017)