Who We Are

Founded in 2012, HaleyNelson & Heilbrun, LLP is a full-service Bay Area law firm dedicated to providing exemplary legal representation in Immigration and Nationality Law.

Haley Nelson Heilbrun Team

A partnership founded on compassionate, creative service.

Chelsea HaleyNelson and Sarah Kate Heilbrun had a vision of creating an accessible client-centered practice that provides respectful, compassionate representation and fierce, creative advocacy to immigrants. They founded HaleyNelson & Heilbrun, LLP to provide the personalized, high-quality legal services they envisioned.

Our community is better with you in it. You deserve legal representation that is exceptional, effective and personal.

We are here first to listen and then to fight for you.

We take pride in providing high-quality legal representation that is client-centered.

Both partners are certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law.  As attorneys, we have over 35 years of combined experience handling a wide array of immigration cases and have developed an expertise in winning unique and difficult cases.  We have successfully defended clients in cases that involve criminal issuesdetentionappealsvictims of crimefamily-based petitions and LGBTQ applications and represent individuals before United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Department of State (DOS), the Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), and the federal courts.

We understand what is at stake and just how stressful it is to navigate the complex U.S. immigration system.  

We put clients at the center of our practice. We strive to minimize the frustration and uncertainty in the process by providing honest advice, responsiveness, and a creative approach to each individual case. We work closely with clients – meeting them with compassion, patience and attention to their goals and needs  throughout the representation to get clients the best positive outcome. 




We will be your advocate.