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XIAOYAN (LINDA) SUN

Attorney

Xiaoyan (Linda) SunLinda Sun is an Associate Attorney with the Salt Lake City office of Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC. Ms. Sun’s practice is focused on removal defense. Ms. Sun earned a Juris Doctor Degree from University of Idaho College of law, graduating at the top of her class and is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar. Her personal experience with immigration and passion for immigration law driven her to law school. During the summers of law school, she gained invaluable experience working as an intern for Wilner & O’Reilly and as a law clerk intern for the Utah State Court. While attending law school, Ms. Sun worked as an intern for the Office of General Counsel for the University of Idaho and for the Immigration Clinic of her law school, providing immigration services to international students and low-income immigrants in the community.

Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Sun was a licensed Chinese and ESL teacher. She taught Chinese as a second language to non-native Chinese speakers in Utah and China. Ms. Sun graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s Degree in World Languages.

As an immigrant from China, Ms. Sun has experienced struggles with the U.S. immigration system herself and gained valuable personal experience. Committed to the public interest, Ms. Sun volunteers her time for the community of minorities. She is a board member of OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans)-Utah Chapter, a non-profit organization aiming to advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.

In her spare time, Ms. Sun enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She also enjoys Zumba, camping, hiking and swimming.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
    • J.D. – 2018
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • M.A. – 2013
  • Shaoxing University, China
    • B.A. – 2010
    • Major: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2016 – Present
  • American Inns of Court, Member, 2016-2017

Past Legal Experience

  • University of Idaho College of Law Immigration Clinic, Legal Intern, 2017 – 2018
  • University of Idaho Office of General Counsel, Legal Intern, 2017-2018
  • Utah State Courts, Law Clerk Intern, Summer 2017
  • Wilner & O’Reilly, Legal Intern, Summer 2016

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