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.
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)
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia (APABA-VA)
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Children & Law Commission of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) Young Lawyers Conference (YLC), Past Chair
Coastal Virginia's Top Lawyers, Immigration Law, 2022-2024
Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Family Law, 2022 and 2023
Virginia's Legal Elite, Immigration Law, 2021-2023
Significant Service Young Lawyer Award - VSB Young Lawyers Conference, 2019, 2020 and 2021
Pro Bono Service Honor Roll, Virginia Access to Justice Commission, 2022
Outstanding Graduate Award – Regent School of Law, LL.M., 2017
Republic of Korea Embassy/Consulate, Legal Advisor
City of Virginia Beach, Social Services Advisory Board Member
Montero Medical Missions International, Advisory Board
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
- Custody Issues to Consider When Moving Outside of Virginia with Your Child - June 2023
- Prenuptial Agreements in Virginia: When Are They Enforceable and How Can We Separate or Join Properties? - June 2022
- Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce in Virginia - November 2021
- Marriage Reconciliation Agreements: the Lex Pacificatoria before the Last Resort of Divorce - June 2021