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Helen Louise Parsonage

About me

Specializing in thorough and experienced representation of individuals navigating the mazes of immigration and criminal law.


 


Admitted to practice:


North Carolina State Court


United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina


United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina


United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina


United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


Board of Immigration Appeals


Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court)

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Jeffrey Shmueli

    Helen is an extremely knowledgeable attorney in one of the most complicated areas of immigration law: analyzing criminal convictions for their immigration consequences. She is not only a tireless advocate but also an extremely helpful mentor to new attorneys. When I chaired a conference this year for the federal bar association and wanted attorneys from around the country, Helen was my top choice for her region.

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  • Jessica Lowry Bell

    Helen zealously advocates for her clients and is well respected in the areas of immigration and criminal law. I have not hesitated to refer clients to her when issues in those areas come up with my own clients.

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    Jessica Bell Elder law Attorney
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Contact info

Elliot Morgan Parsonage

426 Old Salem Road
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive200606/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Immigration LawBest Lawyers in America2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Board Certified Specialist - Criminal LawNorth Carolina State Bar2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Board Certified Specialist - Immigration LawNorth Carolina State Bar2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Featured Atorney: November 2011The Xemplar2011
Defender of Justice (Elliot Pishko Morgan PA)North Carolina Justice Center2011
Emerging Legal Leaders (Finalist)NC Lawyers Weekly2010
2010 Woman ExtraordinaireTriad Business Weekly2010
Pro Bono AwardNorth Carolina Bar Association2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWake Forest University School Of Law2016 - Present
PartnerElliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC2013 - Present
PartnerElliot Pishko Morgan PA2011 - 2013
AssociateElliot Pishko Morgan PA2006 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationImmigration Law Committee2009 - Present
Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Forsyth County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2006 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justice Hispanic and Latino Legal Issues DivisionVice Chair2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationConsumer Protection & Unauthorized Practice of Law Action Cmte2012 - 2013
Forsyth County Juvenile Crime Prevention CouncilBoard Member2010 - 2012
Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2010 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Diane Duffy v. Hanesbrands, Inc.Affirmed for plaintiff.
Tatum v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.N/A
State v. CarvalhoN/A
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of BirminghamN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AILA National Conference 2015Untimely Motions to Reopen2015
AILA National Conference 2014Challenging Mandatory Detention2014
AILA Fundamentals 2014Removal and Relief2014
Hispanic Services CoalitionImmigration Information on the NEW Deferred Action and Work Authorization Memorandum2012
Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers AssociationWHAT A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE DEFERRED ACTION MEMO2012
Dia FamiliarDeferred Action2012
NCAJ - Legal Assistants DivisionChanges in Workers' Compensation2011
CLEEthical Considerations under Padilla v. Kentucky2011
Fundamentals of Employment LawImmigration Compliance and Avoiding Liability2009
A Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Case ManagementPREPARING EVIDENCE AND EXHIBITS FOR TRIALN/A