Jacob Tingen

Managing Partner

E: jacob@tingen.law

A: 1503 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 120, Henrico, VA 23229

P: (804) 477-1720

Jacob graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law and was accepted to the Virginia Bar in 2012. Less than 30 days after being admitted to the bar, Jacob launched his own legal practice.

What began in a home office has quickly grown to a practice with multiple attorneys and staff serving thousands of clients throughout both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the broader world.

Jacob has personally handled more than one thousand immigration matters ranging from family-based green cards, DACA, and deportation defense to business immigration matters such as H-1B and EB-5 visas.

Jacob was previously a principal of a USCIS designated EB-5 Regional Center, Utah Global Investments. He facilitated the sale of the Regional Center in 2022.

As an extension of the firm’s immigration practice, Jacob has also led the firm in litigation over the detention and treatment of immigrants.

Jacob currently teaches an Immigrant Rights practicum course as adjunct faculty at the University of Richmond School of Law.

In addition to immigration, Jacob helps businesses and non-profit organizations with issues ranging from branding, marketing, and trademark registration to business registration, management, and contractual matters.

Jacob Tingen is the Managing Partner of Tingen Law, PLLC.

Practice Areas

  • Immigration
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury


  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. 2012
  • Brigham Young University, B.A. 2007


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

Personal and Professional Memberships


  • English
  • Spanish

Publications and Lectures

  • “Immigration Law in the Gaming Industry.” Panel Presentation, PAX East, April 22, 2022.
  • “A Crash Course in Legal Marketing: Content Marketing and the Client Cycle.” Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Lecture, University of Richmond Jolt Symposium, April 24, 2020.
  • “The Impact of Attorney General Certification on U.S. Immigration Courts.” Lecture, VSB Annual Meeting from the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Beach, VA, June 14, 2019.
  • “Understanding the Immigration Conversation.” Lecture, DHS Class from VCU, Richmond, VA, February 27, 2019.
  • “Immigration Issues in Richmond.” Panel Moderator, Common Book Event from VCU, Richmond, VA, October 15, 2018.
  • “Asylum and Refugee Process & Policy.” Lecture, Law Over Lunch CLE from UR Downtown, Richmond, VA, October 2, 2018.
  • “When the American Dream is Denied to Some: Challenging Naturalization and Green Card Delays.” Lecture, Representing Muslims and Arab-Americans in Challenging Times from Project South, University of Richmond, VA, January 26, 2018.
  • “Unconstitutionality of Over-Detention.” Panel Discussion, ACLU Legal Summit, University of Richmond, VA, November 17, 2017.
  • “Summer Success in the Private Sector.” Panel Discussion, University of Richmond School of Law, University of Richmond, VA, April 6, 2017.
  • “Content Marketing for Lawyers and Law Firms.” Lecture, Technology Bootcamp from University of Richmond School of Law, University of Richmond, VA, March 22, 2016.
  • “Presentation on Asylum and U Visas.” Lecture, Staff Training from Family Lifeline, Richmond, VA, February 25, 2016.
  • “Crecer Su Negocio con el Uso de la Tecnologia.” Lecture, Business Summit from Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Annandale, VA, May 30, 2013.
  • Technologies-That-Must-Not-Be-Named: Understanding and Implementing Advanced Search Technologies in E-Discovery, 19 Rich. J.L. & Tech 2 (2012).

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