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Anna Marie Hysell

Immigration Attorney at Escondido, CA

4.1   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Provides immigration legal services in all areas, including investor visas, employment-based visas, family-based immigration, special immigrant applications for battered spouses and children, citizenship and naturalization, consulate processing, specialized waiver applications, asylum, deportation and removal defense, criminal post-conviction relief, federal court motions and appeals, and advocacy for prosecutorial discretion.

    21 years

Anna Marie Hysell is the founding and managing attorney of North County Immigration.  Her passionate advocacy and perseverance on behalf of her clients has earned her a reputation amongst her colleagues as one of the most promising immigration attorneys currently practicing in the United States..


 Ms. Hysell established her own immigration law practice in 2006 in San Francisco. In 2009, Ms. Hysell decided to return to her native Southern California to open an office in North San Diego County so that she may service clients from the Bay Area to the Mexican Border.  She is a frequent speaker at immigration law conferences and workshops providing training to other immigration lawyers and is a law school guest lecturer.  As a dedicated lawyer, business woman, and mother, Ms. Hysell is committed to represent families, businesses and organizations with the resolve, compassion, ethics and values she believes is the cornerstone of the American Dream her clients seek to be a part of.  During her free time, Ms. Hysell enjoys travel, reading, skiing, hiking, football outings, and sharing the world with her children. Ms. Hysell is licensed by the State Bar of California and is authorized to practice before all U.S. immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, California State Courts, the U.S. District Court of Southern California, and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit.


North County Immigration
1201 E. Valley Pkwy
Suite 203
Escondido, CA, 92027

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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Shes helping me in my case very professionall and her team is awesome communication and effort!!!
Posted by Elena | August 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Attorney in the area!
Anna Hysell and North County Immigration team are professional and highly qualified. Anna is an absolutely incredible attorney - honest, real, caring, well-versed in immigration law. It is because of her and her team's continuous efforts in fighting for my rights relentlessly, that I am finally a US citizen and could not be more grateful to Anna. I highly recommend North County Immigration for anyone who needs a strong immigration attorney with integrity and a superb winning record.
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Posted by Sheila | February 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Attorney!!
All I have to say is THANK YOU, Miss Anna! My mother used Anna as her attorney, best Choice EVER and at a reasonable price!!! She was straight forward, and her team were very professional always answering my questions or calling back!!! My son will have her grandmother near and for that i'm grateful!!! Overall, we were pleased with her services, and Most IMPORTANTLY THANKFUL for her honesty!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
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Posted by Mujtaba | November 20, 2018
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Best Immigration Attorney
Anna Hysell is the best immigration attorney I've dealt with. She took my complex immigration case and assured me that everything will be fine. She mentioned specific time frames on how long it will take to process my case. Processing my case took exactly what she told me and I was granted U.S. citizenship in just 1 year and 2 months after applying. I'm very grateful for Anna and I highly recommend her for anyone who needs an immigration attorney. Her prices are very reasonable as well. Thank you Anna for being so professional, caring and knowledgeable immigration attorney : )
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Posted by VezirKuli | March 20, 2016
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Anna helped my wife get a greencard!
Me and my wife were going through a complicated immigration case that required a special waiver to pardon my wife for her illegal presence. It was a really stressful and scary time for my family. Anna and her team made the entire immigration process easy. She put together a great case for my wife, and finally my wife was approved for a permanent resident green card!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Great Immigration Attorny!
Anna helped us adjust status for my husband, a very complicated case. Two interviews and a visit from Home Land Security. Anna and her staff made us feel very confident and secure. we well alway appreciate her dedication to our case.
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2014
Fantastic Immigration Attorney
Anna is a fantastic immigration attorney that is honest and helped get case done. She helped get one of associates TN visa. It was a rush job and they were very accommodating and were able to get the paperwork completely turned around in just one week. Her staff and team were extremely attentive and quickly answered my questions. Her prices were fair and competitive and we are planning to use their services more in the future
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2014
Excellent, a real advocate!
She is professional but friendly and she really knows what she is doing. She helped me and my wife get her green card. We were worried because she overstayed her visa and was here illegally. But Anna was able to alleviate our fears and proved her word to be true during the entire process. My wife was able to adjust her status in less than 6 months.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2014
I found Anna and North County Immigration through Google and was happy to find that she was exactly how she was described. She is professional but friendly and she really knows what she is doing. She helped a very close friend get her green card. We were worried because she overstayed her visa and was here illegally. But Anna was able to alleviate our fears and proved her word to be true during the entire process. My friend was able to adjust her status in less than 6 months.
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Posted by Gracie Delafuente | May 14, 2014
Finally a US Citizen
Did a consultation with North County Immigration about getting my citizenship. Ended up using their Review Service which was a great alternative. I prepared my application myself and then she reviewed my application to make sure it was correct and gave great suggestions of what documents I should include. Definitely recommend their office. They are reasonable and don't rip you off
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2013
change of status, immigration case
Ms. Hysell helped us get permanent resident status in a very complicated case. She returned our calls promptly and made sure we have all the necessary paperwork completely filled out. We had two interviews which she helped us prepare for that ended up being critical to getting the status change. I have also referred a friend to her who she helped gain status through DACA. She was clear on what prices were and unlike some other attorneys never strayed.
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Posted by Jon | December 15, 2023
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Worst Immigration Attorney and Office
Avoid Anna M Hysell (High-Sell $$$) and this law office at all costs. Very unprofessional, seeking easy money and preying on unsuspecting individuals. They present you with a fake professional facade but underneath hide crooks, thieves and criminals who know no courtesy, compassion or humane treatment of others and will deprive you of your hard earned money with dubious jacked up invoices, unrendered services and lies. When you demand answers and/or question their ways, they cut you off. When you give them a retainer, good luck getting that back if you choose to terminate their service. It’s in her name,Anna Hysell or High-Sell $$$. Other attorneys had the decency to take out a chunk for their service and refund the rest. Not the case with this office. They were given a substantial retainer but literally did work worth of 3-5 hours max, and I am being generous with hours here. Zero, $0, nada, was refunded and they had the audacity to want to send an invoice for a deficiency? Dan, the weak man, will call you and instead of thanking you, will swear at you when you press him hard for all the crap he fees he justifies they charged. Complete BS. Luz, Maria and Jennifer will contact you here and there and ghost you when you need them the most. When we reached out to them initially, consultation and office communications were great until contract was signed and Anna was hired for an asylum case. Thereafter getting a response was far and in between. During an urgent matter, they did not even respond or acknowledged my email. On one occasion, they waited until their office close time to call and leave me a voicemail about an appointment call scheduled for next morning, without giving me any advance notice. I called them right back 2 mins later to express my anger about their practice but the office was closed. They did this on purpose and they never called the next morning regardless. Avoid at all calls. Attorney Anna Hysell, who likes to High Sell $$$, I will do everything to stop you from scamming people and taking their money. And for all those who you betrayed and took in the proceeds unjustly, hope you and your collaborators get the hardest punishments in this and next worlds.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2021
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Didn't help
We were referred to Anna by one of her customers but we had no luck what so ever, they were prompt in collecting the initial fee couple years ago but to date, she didn't work on my case , she wasn't accessible by phone nor she answered her emails. It would be more professional if she would say she can't do it upfront so we wouldn't loose money & time.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2017
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Worst lawyer ever
in the last week Worst experience with immigration lawyer EVER! my husband went in only to see if they could schedule the interviews in Juarez for a green card that was already pre approved for the first part, meaning all past occurrences had been covered. She charged 100 dollars for half hour consultation. Just to say she could not do anything at all for us, that he could not even help him apply for his sentry card because of my visa revocation! Clearly she had not even understood why we were seeking counsel. I think this is a rip off. 100 dollars just to say this was a case were there was nothing she could do for us? Why did she take our money then!
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • North County Immigration
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Anna M. Hysell
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Lawler & Lawler
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Assistant Chief Counsel
  • U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Diego Chapter)
  • Co-Chair Liaison Committee to U.S. ICE Chief Counsel
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (San Francisco Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Latino Law Student Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Women Law Students Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership & Contribution to Association Award
  • Comerciantes Latinos Asociados
  • 2014
  • Attorney General Honors Program
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 2002
  • Recipient Law School Achievement Award
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2001
  • Legal Education Opportunity Fellowship
  • Wisconsin State Bar
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern California chapter)
  • AILA Naturalization
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
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Immigration Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unreservedly endorse Ms. Hysell - she is an experienced, knowledgeable immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Friend
"Anna is an exceptional immigration attorney & person. She is extremely well versed in various aspects of immigration law. I am honored and privileged to be a colleague of Anna's. Anna truly cares about her clients and immigrants. Anna is well regarded and respected among her immigration attorney colleagues across the country. I highly recommend Anna to anyone looking for immigration help and representation. If I had a close relative or friend needing immigration help, I would send them to Anna."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mrs. Hysell. She is a truly asset to our legal community. Very helpful on AVVO and a great expert in our immigration field."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When Anna Hysell told me that she wanted to open her own immigration practice, I told her she'd be wildly successful. As the managing partner of a national law firm, I know what it takes, and Anna Hysell proved me right. Anna Hysell is a charismatic immigration lawyer who is a tireless advocate for her clients. As a former government prosecutor, she has the expertise to handle even the most challenging cases. When Anna Hysell speaks on behalf of her clients, other counsel and judges pay attention."
Immigration Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Friend
"Anna is a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer, with the experience and resources necessary to be a strong advocate for immigrants' rights."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ms. Hysell as a colleague and friend for over nine years. She is not only one of the most competent immigration attorneys that I've come across, she is also genuine, kind and honest. If you're looking for representation or advice, Ms. Hysell is an excellent choice."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is an excellent and tireless advocate for her clients. She previously worked as an Assistant Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (as a government attorney in the Immigration Court), and has extensive experience in family and business immigration in private practice. Her government background gives her an edge in removal cases and cases where clients are detained. I have known her for several years now professionally and also know and trust her on a personal level. I could not recommend her more highly."
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