Laurel Thayer, Associate

Laurel Thayer, Associate Laurel Thayer joined HaleyNelson & Heilbrun as an Associate in October of 2013. Her practice focuses on all aspects of removal defense, affirmative asylum and family-based applications, with a particular emphasis on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) applications. Before joining HaleyNelson & Heilbrun, Laurel worked for two years as an attorney advisor to the San Francisco Immigration Court. She received her JD from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law where she focused on immigration law, detention issues, and LGBT rights. During law school, Laurel interned at the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, the East Bay Community Law Center, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. Before going to law school, she worked for the Center for Justice and Accountability and the Bar Association of San Franciscon.

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