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Jacob T. Muklewicz

Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Muklewicz is Chair of the firm's Employment and Immigration section. He counsels and advises large multinational corporations, local businesses, individual investors and professionals in areas involving employment-based immigration law.

Mr. Muklewicz has presented at state bar associations and published articles on topics concerning employment-based immigration and compliance with employment verification regulations.


  • Advises companies and foreign nationals in connection E, H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1, TN, O, P, and R non-immigrant visa petitions.
  • Assists foreign nationals seeking permanent residence (green cards).
  • Consults with clients regarding the labor certification (PERM) process.
  • Advises multinational managers, foreign nationals with extraordinary ability, and outstanding professors and researchers in connection with I-140 immigrant petitions.
  • Counsels and advises immigrant investors with EB-5 cases.
  • Represents foreign medical graduates with J-1 status seeking waivers of the two-year home residence requirement through state Conrad 30 programs as well as the Delta Regional Authority and Appalachian Regional Commission.
  • Counsels foreign medical graduates seeking permanent residence through the National Interest Waiver process.
  • Works with employers to develop, maintain and improve employment verification procedures in compliance with I-9 and E-Verify requirements and conducts internal I-9 audits to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
  • Provides training to managers and Human Resources staff regarding proper I-9 completion, re-verification, and compliance with E-Verify requirements.

Other Experience

  • Of Counsel, Snell & Wilmer L.P., Employment and Immigration Group, 2012 - 2013
  • Shareholder, Law Offices of Brelje and Muklewicz P.C., Immigration Legal Services for Employers, 2009 - 2011
  • Senior Attorney, Brelje and Associates PLC, Immigration Legal Services for Employers, 2005 - 2008
  • Associate, Vorys, Sater Seymour and Pease LLP, Corporate and Immigration Group, 2001 - 2005




The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D. and Certificate in International Trade and Development, 2001

Brigham Young University, B.A. in International Relations, minor in Russian, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 2014
  • Ohio, 2001 (inactive)

Honors & Awards

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star: Immigration (2013)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star: Immigration (2012)

    Foreign Language Area Studies Fellow:  Russian (2000)

    Polonia Foundation Pulaski Scholarship: Law (1999)


American Immigration Lawyers Association

Polish American Congress, Arizona Division

Board member, Utah County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce