Meet Our Attorneys and Staff

Learn more about each of our attorneys and the staff that supports them below!

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Jacob Tingen

Managing Partner

Jacob is an attorney with several years of experience in the areas of immigration, personal injury, and business law. He is currently the managing partner at Tingen & Williams and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond School of Law.

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Ben Williams

Founding Partner

Ben primarily practices in the area of immigration law, and is a founding partner of Tingen & Williams. He has personally helped several hundred clients achieve success in their immigration cases.

Trent primarily practices in the areas of immigration and estate planning. Trent has lived in the Richmond area since he moved here in the 5th grade, and is devoted to helping members of our local community with their legal problems.

James focuses his practice on intellectual property law and family law. He is excited to assist artists, business owners, and content creators with all of their trademark and copyright concerns.

Charles is a Virginia lawyer who primarily practices in the areas of criminal defense, DUI and traffic defense, and immigration Law. He is ready to stand with you as a passionate and vocal advocate for your rights in court.

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Diana Taylor


Diana is a paralegal for Ben Williams and primarily assists with immigration and SIJS cases.

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Andrew Michael

Marketing Strategist

Andrew acts as the firm’s marketing strategist by managing the website and performing other marketing tasks.

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Janet Espana


Janet is a paralegal for Jacob Tingen and primarily assists with immigration, business, and intellectual property cases.

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Brenda Rodriguez


Brenda is the lead receptionist at our firm and handles most of our interactions with new clients.

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Jose Sanchez


Jose is a paralegal for Trent Powell and primarily handles immigration cases and other related matters.

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Tingen & Williams, PLLC is a general practice law firm in Richmond, Virginia that focuses on the areas of immigration, family law, criminal defense, intellectual property law, and business law.

Our firm thrives on a culture of providing the best possible experience to both our clients and our employees. We firmly believe that the service and expertise we offer to our clients is only possible in an environment of integrity, passion, and collaboration.

If you’d like to be a part of one of the fastest growing firms in Virginia please feel free to check out some of the open positions on our careers page!