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Ra Hee Jeon


Ra Hee Jeon is a Pender & Coward attorney focusing her practice on family law and immigration matters.  Born and raised in South Korea, she is bilingual in Korean and English and skillful in Spanish.  Ra Hee is also a member of the firm's Eminent Domain practice group.

Ra Hee routinely drafts and reviews prenuptial agreements and property settlement agreements and advises her clients in complex contested divorce, uncontested divorce, and child custody/visitation/support issues. She actively participates in negotiation efforts to zealously represent her clients and to serve the best interests of any children involved.

Ra Hee represents foreign-born and U.S. citizen clients in a variety of immigration matters and helps them navigate the complex U.S. immigration law process.

Ra Hee is certified as a Virginia Guardian Ad Litem and received a Certificate for Misdemeanor from the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. Through her work for the Children & Law Commission of the VSB Young Lawyers Conference, Ra Hee published the Hampton Roads Foster Care Guide, which provides a focused list of services available for children aging out of the foster care system in Virginia.

Drafted complex prenuptial agreements and property settlement or stipulation agreements, including negotiation of child custody and visitation and marital property issues.

Completed step-parent adoptions and name change of minors.

Obtained guardianships for incapacitated young adults and the elderly involving specific medical conditions.

Obtained asylum status for client based on “particular social group” (PSG) claim at Arlington Immigration Court.

Obtained special immigrant juvenile status and permanent resident status for unaccompanied alien children, representing them at Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Immigration Court.

Children & Law Commission of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) Young Lawyers Conference (YLC), Chair

VSB Family Law Board of Governors, Young Lawyer Liaison

VSB Young Lawyers Conference, Second District Representative

American Immigration Lawyers Associatiation (AILA)

Virginia Beach Bar Association, member and volunteer for Virginia Beach Bar Association CLASS (Concerned Lawyers Advocating Spousal Safety)

Significant Service Young Lawyer Award - VSB Young Lawyers Conference, 2019, 2020 and 2021

Outstanding Graduate Award – Regent School of Law, LL.M., 2017

Tidewater Korean Baptist Church, Sunday School Teacher for 4th and 5th graders 

Family law, protective order, and immigration pro bono volunteer attorney

Virginia Beach Bar Association CLASS (Concerned Lawyers Advocating Spousal Safety), volunteer attorney providing pro bono representation to over 40 protective order clients every year

Ra Hee Jeon Attorney Pender & Coward, P.C. Office: (757) 490-5726 Mobile: Fax: (757) 502-7389