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Nabil E Chelico

Immigration Attorney at Burbank, CA

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
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Attorney Nabil E. Chelico is dedicated to providing competent and vigorous representation to clients while adhering to strict ethical standards. Each case will be given the proper attention, preparation, and time in order to meet and exceed clients’ reasonable expectations. Attorney Chelico is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, and the Federal District Court for the Central District of California. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Attorney Nabil E. Chelico is also a member of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association). Attorney Chelico is admitted to practice at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces


Law Office of Nabil E. Chelico
4209 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA, 91505

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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best Immigration attorney ever!!
I was referred to Mr. Chelico from a close friend. I met Mr. Chelico in his office. He was extremely professional, compassionate and made every effort to listen to my needs as well as address them. He fought tooth and nail to help me get my green card. I happy to announce that I most recently received my green card. All this could have not been done without the dedication, passion and drive of Mr. Chelico. I strongly recommend him to anyone that has any type of immigration issue, concern or just wants to become a resident. Thank you for all your help. I appreciate it.
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Posted by Alexander | June 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Car accident claim
Mr. Chelico represented my family in front of the State Farm insurance company in the matter of claim that raised from the car accident that my wife and 2 years daughter were involved. He successfully negotiated my wife's personal injury claim and reimbursement for long term rental car expenses, which State Fram totally denied to cover initially. Mr. Chelico professionally took care on all aspects of our claim, permanently kept us updated on the claim development and overall provided high quality legal services.
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Posted by Sam | April 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and knowledgeable
When I hired Nabil C. For my immigration case he gave my family and me instead hope. My case went all the way to the 9th circuit court of appeals, after 5 years he won my case, allowing me to stay in the U.S. He constantly kept me updated of what was happening, and always tried to explain everything that was going on, he never tried to cut me short, and always made sure I understood what he was explaining to me. Nabil is the best lawyer in town, if I ever needed a lawyer he would be the only one on my list. I couldn't recommend him more,hands down THE BEST. Thank you very much.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2015
Permanent Status with no work, money, investment or court
Sorry Avvo I give Mr. Nabil Chelico a rating a of 10, just for being a human first then a Lawyer, ( very rare in a busy fast city like Los Angeles). He is quit the professional lawyer who underline this DOES NOT ABUSE his power of knowledge and expertise in the complex field of immigration and criminal law and where some legal firms abuse the critical need and situation of their clients. Mr Nabil was courteous, discreet, very informative, and an expert in his upfront due diligence, which most immigration lawyers intentionally leave out with plans to get more money from you by prolonging your case thus charging more money, and they could care less if you get your case resolved even with the best case scenarios. I recommend him for kind of immigration visas, investment and non investment, because the success of your case has a lot to do with the character and reputation that represents yours to the government of new country which more cases than none is a desperate cry than an added luxury. Mr Nabil I am always grateful to your unmatched professionalism and intelligence.
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Posted by dalia saleem | February 25, 2015
Mr. Chelico helped me through my journey to sponsor my husband. My case was not easy and very complicated and he got me an approval without making any waiver. As my lawyer he was very calm, patient and cooperative. he listened to all my questions and answers them as soon as possible directly and through emails; even Saturdays he answered my questions. He contacted the government departments as needed during my case. He is very flexible with meeting the clients with their available time. what I liked the most that he listen to all your questions and concerns and then answer them thoroughly and deeply in a convenient and understanding ways. thank you Mr. Chelico for helping us with our case.
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Posted by Mimi | November 5, 2014
Couldn't ask for a better attorney
Nabil is knowledgeable and trustworthy. He has been responsive throughout the entire process. He also made us feel comfortable with our decisions with our case and explained what to expect very clearly. I highly recommend Nabil's services.
Posted by Mehdi | March 24, 2014
Highly recommended!
After consulting with 3 Immigration Attorneys, I decided to hire Nabil E Chelico for an Investor Visa petition- known as E2. During our first meeting, Nabil showed the most involvement and attention. We spent more than 2 hours discussing my case and designing the best approach for my application. During the next couple of months, while preparing the long and complex application checklist, Nabil closely guided every step of the way. He was very pro-active, detail-oriented and answered emails or phones calls promptly. Thanks to his legal input and expertise, my E2 petition was approved and that provided major opportunities for my business and future. To make it short, Nabil leaves no room for errors and will go beyond the extra mile. So if he accepts your case, be sure that he will push himself (and you) hard to deliver, and that’s exactly the type of attorney you want by your side through this sensitive process. I’m delighted to have hired Nabil E Chelico as my Immigration Attorney, and will with no doubt hire him again to renew my E2 in 2 years!
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2013
Effective, always available and patient
Nabil is very effective in what he does. He helped me get through my citizenship process. Because of him everything went smoothly, in my first attempt. Also, he is patient and always available.
Posted by ROSITA | August 22, 2013
Attorney is always willing to go the extra mile
“My family and I were former clients of Mr. Chelico and I can honestly say that he had a tremendous impact on our lives – a very positive one, after a bad experience with 2 previous immigration attorneys. Mr.chelico was with us every step of the way ensuring that everything was filed correctly and on time and even asking for more in order to have more evidence with which to aid our case. He was always supportive, caring, and understanding. He’s an amazing attorney- very professional and knowledgeable. Mr. chelico always returned my calls or emails whenever I had a question or concern. I thank God every day for people like you who fight for those that have been unfairly taken advantage of. You’re awesome; you were able to turn my nightmare into an amazing dream. Thank you so much Mr.chelico for all that you do, I am truly grateful ". Rosita
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Posted by Lyudmila | August 6, 2013
Incredibly Satisfied
We came to Mr. Chelico after having been sent on a runaround from several other lawyers. He was prompt and efficient with everything he did. There was always great communication when ever we had any questions or concerns. The service he provided seemed like we were his top and only case with amazing personal attention. We were always informed promptly of any and all updates to our case and best of all it was resolved in our favor with high efficiency. If there is ever a need for a lawyer we will be returning to Mr. Chelico.
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Posted by Annalie | July 18, 2013
We could not have made it through this ordeal without Mr.Nabil Chelico. We are extremely grateful !!
The last five years have been pretty difficult and at times scary. The thought of having a loved one possibily getting deported is quite terryfing. One never knows what to expect with the legal system, especially when it comes to the understanding of laws and regulations of immigration. That is why we needed someone with the knowledge and background in immigration law. Mr. Nabil Chelico provided my family with all that and more. He was not only professional and knowledgable, he was also kind, understanding, and compassionate....characteristics we would have never expected from an attorney. He gave my mother the much needed support and reassurance that my brother was doing well, and that everything was going to be all right....even though there were times when it was not looking so great. Mr. Chelico always made us feel that he was truly on our side. He was always informative, easy to understand, and very forthcoming with us. He always made sure we understood him; the law; what to expect; and what was expected of us. We never felt like we were left in the dark and to let the system take care of things. My family and I are truly grateful for such a great victory! We have my brother the great USA.... where he belongs! Thank you Mr. Chelico!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2013
A great lawyer!
I am a foreign-born national who was seeking to obtain lawful status in the U.S. The problem was that I had an outstanding warrant with multiple felony counts that carried a serious potential sentence. I was looking for an attorney to assist me in my criminal and immigration situation but I was reluctant to proceed because of the potential risks I was facing. After searching the web for specialists in the field of criminal and immigration law, I called Mr. Nabil Chelico and proceeded to ask the questions I have asked so many times over the years. However, the answers I got were different than any I had heard before. Nabil was honest about the outlook of my criminal case, and professional while attentive to the many details of my situation. No doubt, Nabil showed patience and a high regard in considering how a negative outcome would affect my family's life and mine. From his original free consultation and subsequent in depth assessment of a legal strategy, I felt like I had received the answer to my many prayers; an honest, dedicated, intelligent lawyer with a kind heart and unbelievable passion for what he does. After Nabil represented me in my case for several months, all felony charges against me were dismissed and I was only convicted of a minor misdemeanor offence. After that, he represented me in my immigration case and I obtained my legal status. Nabil is simply an awesome lawyer. He was exceptionally thorough in all of the details of my case. When everything looked dim, he would take the time to cheer me up and stayed positive. In Nabil, you will find an outstanding professional and a one of a kind human being. Someone you might be lucky enough to call a friend!
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Posted by Mar | March 25, 2013
Atty. Chelico a highly recommended Lawyer.
Atty. Chelico did what most lawyers often do, fight and hopefully win your case. What sets him apart though is his approach. He treats you more like a personal friend. He is very honest and very approachable. We even met late nights and even weekends. Atty. wouldn't give you false hopes. If there' a problem, he'll tell you right away and find a solution for it instead of making excuses. I met with 5 lawyers regarding my case,"downgrading my felony case to a misdemeanor for immigration purposes". The other lawyers were either arrogant and wanted too much or made me felt hopeless. Atty. Chelico was neither. He told me exactly what needs to be done. We have to take it 1 step at a time and that there is no quick and easy solution for it. But it can be done with patience and trust. He wasn't a know it all kind of lawyer, but he is very very good at his specialty, which is giving people like me a second chance.We did win our case and thanks to him I now have better days ahead of me. It's not over yet, that was just our 1st step and you can bet that he's gonna be beside me every step of the way. In terms of what he charges, let's just say Atty. Chelico is worth every hard earned dollar and more. If your definition of a good lawyer is trustworthy,precise in defining your necessary steps, easily accessible and truthful then he is your best choice. Like I said I met at least 5 others, and I know he was the one to help me the moment he started talking about solutions rather than arrogant over confident statements.
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Posted by Mike Arutyunyan | March 23, 2013
Simply amazing
After dealing with three attorneys, Nabil was the only attorney that actually gave us a chance when the other three said it was impossible. He was able to bring my uncle and his family to the United States permanently. Nabil was very confident and although did not guarentee the case to be approved, he said he would do anything in his power to make it happen and delivered with excellence. I was informed of any communication between he and the embassy of Armenia at all times so I was never left to wonder what was going on because he kept me updated with every step of the way. In my opinion, Nabil pulled off a miracle, because the previous attorneys all said that they would not be able to win the case and did not give us the comfort and the chance! Simply an amazing attorney. He is definitely the ONLY attorney I would recommend!
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Posted by Monica | November 9, 2010
Immigration Case
My name is Monica I initially contacted Mr. Chelico in effort to help my brother because he was detained by Immigration. My brother had a difficult case and I was really worried because we didn't get much hope of him being released by other lawyers we had contacted prievously. I am very pleased to give Mr. Chelico an "excelent" rating in every aspect of the word. Mr. Chelico made us feel very comfortable from the very fist phone call to his office not to mention our initial visit to his office. He gatherd all the necessary Information to start my brothers case immidiately. Mr. Chelico had close contact with us in order to gather all the necessary documents/information for my brothers case/hearing. He kept us and my brother updated in writing and by personal phone calls. I know for a fact that he researched for information about my brother from every angle nesessary. Sometimes I didnt even know how he managed to obtaing such Information. I could have sworn it was imposible to go back years to obtain information from a little town on onther state, but not for Mr. Chelico. He dedicated himself fully to this case as I'm sure he does to all his other cases. I am absolutely grateful to him for going the extra mile he went every time he needed information. After all the hard work Mr. Chelico put forward in this case It was not a surprise that my brother was released a couple of months. It is with great pleasure that I rate Mr. Chelico as one of the best. He upholds awsome integrity, honesty and a great deal of humbleness. I recommend him with my eyes closed. I am certain that he is the lawyer you need. He will fight that case as if that person that needs defending is one of his family members. I must also add that we had made several attempts with other lawyers but they were to rigid, unfriendly, and had no time to schedule you in, not to mention the asked for a big down payment without any guarantees of anything. Mr. Chelico has resonable pricing for his services. I am so happy and grateful to the Law office of Mr. Cheico that I am willing to provide my email if anyone should have a doubt or question. My email is: [email protected]
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Posted by Kultay | October 24, 2010
A great fight for what is right.
I was very fortunate to find Nabil E. Chelico. I didn’t have any hopes with my Immigration case until I consulted with Nabil. I was in removal proceedings, and the only choice I was given by other lawyers was voluntary departure. In the consultation with Nabil, I was given other choices and a chance to fight my case. He advised me not to give up, but to fight until the end. He sounded very confident and diplomatic. Without any doubts I decided to hire Nabil E. Chelico to represent me in my Case. Since the beginning Nabil E. Chelico was very productive, trustworthy, and responsible with my Immigration case. He made a good plan and was following it step by step. He was a good adviser and his work always exceeded my expectations. He always answered his phone or he would call me back as soon as he would get my message. Nabil E. Chelico always supported me when I didn’t have any strength to fight through the many obstacles in my case. He always would say to be strong, and keep it up my strength like this until the end. It really helped me not to give up hope in my case. He is very understanding and a kind person. You can tell how much he cares about his clients by his work and tremendous efforts during the entire case. Nabil is very assertive in court to make sure you get the representation that you deserve. Nabil E. Chelico is very consistent with his work and he is always at his best. With his knowledge, experience, and great researching skills, Nabil E. Chelico constructed an amazing defense for my case. The way how he built and defended my case was very intelligent. The competence to resolve the problems was very impressive and unique. Thanks to his professionalism, the result was quick. The Removal Proceedings against me was dismissed, and I was free. I am completely satisfied with the services of Nabil E. Chelico and very thankful for all his hard work. I highly recommend Nabil E. Chelico to who is in need of an expert in Immigration field, and wants to get great results. Nabil E. Chelico does what needs to be done.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Law Office of Nabil Chelico
  • 2007 - Present


  • Glendale University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Los Angeles City College
  • AA
  • 1994


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Nabil
Immigration Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Chelico is a consummate professional, and very trustworthy. He is a tireless fighter for his clients. I have known him since law school, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of his services."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nabil is an extremely knowledgable and seasoned attorney in immigration and criminal matters. I endorse this attorney!"
Immigration Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Chelico is a very knowledgeable attorney in the fields of immigration and criminal law. He is also a person of high moral character and integrity and he treats his clients and fellow attorneys courteously and professionally. I highly recommend him without hesitation!"
General practice Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Chelico is a highly knowledgable and skillful attorney whom I would highly recommend to anyone facing a legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I cant say enough about Nabil’s skills as a lawyer. He is a sharp and talented lawyer who zealously represents his clients. Moreover, he is the most experienced, professional, trustworthy and caring immigration attorney I’ve worked with. I highly recommend Nabil’s services."
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