Jennifer L. Hennessey

Jennifer L. Hennessey

Sacramento, California

Jennifer Hennessey (formerly Jennifer Manning) opened her law practice in the beginning of 2013 after her former employer, the Honorable Bunmi Awoniyi, was appointed to serve as a judge in the Sacramento County Superior Court of California. Ms. Hennessey worked for the Law Offices of Bunmi Awoniyi in Sacramento, California, prior to attending law school as a paralegal and following law school as an associate attorney focusing exclusively in immigration and naturalization law. Her focus includes family-based immigration, waivers and provisional waivers, and asylum cases.

Ms. Hennessey's prior professional experience includes working as law clerk for Graves and Doyle, a leading immigration firm in Boston, Massachusetts, and volunteering with the AmeriCorps program at the Catholic Social Services Immigration Department in Providence, Rhode Island. She began her legal career as a paralegal at the Law Office of David A. Martin & Associates in 2001 in Sacramento, California.

Ms. Hennessey earned her Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Prior to law school, she attended California State University, Chico, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Ms. Hennessey is an attorney licensed in Massachusetts and is authorized to practice immigration law throughout the United States. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Immigration Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • J.D.
  • California State University, Chico
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)