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Helene Colin earned her B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, summa cum laude, from the University of California San Diego, in 2004. She graduated magna cum laude from California Western School of Law with her J.D. in 2008, where she served as a Senior Editor with the California Western Law Review and International Law Journal. During law school, she served as Judicial Extern to Hon. Magistrate Judge (now District Judge) Anthony J. Battaglia for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

 

 

 

 


Helene has volunteered offering free immigration clinics throughout San Diego County and has participated in free immigration phone banks offered by Univision, a local Spanish-speaking television channel. She has also participated in volunteering events organized by the San Diego County Bar Association and has appeared on Univision to discuss immigration issues.


  


Born in the Ivory Coast, and raised in France and Mexico, Helene is fully triligual in English, French, and Spanish. As an immigrant to the United States herself, she has a unique perspective on the immigration process.


 


Helene is  a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of California and Immigration Courts nationwide. Helene strives to provide quality compassionate, competitive legal services in all areas of immigration law. Helene's practice focuses on family-based petitions, waivers, petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), petitions for U nonimmigrant status under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, citizenship and naturalization, and removal defense. 


 


 

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Languages spoken: Spanish, French, English

Contact info

Colin Immigration Law

1901 1st Ave
Suite 217A
San Diego, CA, 92101

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Rose Marie Thompson

    Helene is an excellent attorney and advocate for her clients. She is well-versed in immigration law, and knows how to navigate the complexities of the system for her clients. She also speaks Spanish fluently. Any client would be in excellent hands with Helene.

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    Rose Thompson Immigration Attorney
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  • Shannon Blanchard

    Helen Colin is an honest and hard working attorney. I have had the pleasure to work with her and have seen her dedication towards her clients. She is fluent in Spanish and French and is a great attorney.

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    Shannon Blanchard Immigration Attorney
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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200805/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
San Diego's Young Attorneys for 2009San Diego Daily Transcript2009
Academic Achievement Award - Public Interest LawCalifornia Western School of Law2008
Academic Achievement Award - Human Rights LawCalifornia Western School of Law2008
Academic Excellence Award for outstanding academic performanceCalifornia Western School of Law2008
Academic Achievement Award - Legal Research and WritingCalifornia Western School of Law2007
S. Houston Lay Award - Best Intl Journal Law Review ArticleCalifornia Western School of Law2007
Academic Achievement Award - Immigration LawCalifornia Western School of Law2007
Academic Achievement Award - International LawCalifornia Western School of Law2007
Academic Achievement Award - EvidenceCalifornia Western School of Law2007
Academic Achievement Award - Property ICalifornia Western School of Law2006
Academic Achievement Award - Contracts IICalifornia Western School of Law2006
Academic Achievement Award - Civil Procedure IICalifornia Western School of Law2006
Academic Achievement Award - Community PropertyCalifornia Western School of LawN/A
Academic Achievement Award - Law and LiteratureCalifornia Western School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner / AttorneyColin Immigration Law2015 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Lilia Velasquez2008 - 2015
Judicial Extern to Hon. Magistrate Judge Anthony J. BattagliaUnited States District Court, Southern District of California2006 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)MemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Phi Beta Kappa Honor SocietyMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
California Western School of Law International Law JournalNo Hablo Inglés: Waivers to the English Language Requirement for Naturalization2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of California - San DiegoPolitical Science and International Relations (Summa Cum Laude)Other - Bachelors2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Despierta San Diego (Univision Channel 17)Immigration - Humanitarian Paroles2011
Despierta San Diego (Univision Channel 17)Immigration - Unlawful Presence and Minors2011
Despierta San Diego (Univision Channel 17)Immigration - Using experts for I-601 waivers, Cancellation of Removal and U visas2010
Despierta San Diego (Univision Channel 17)Immigration - Widowers2009
Despierta San Diego (Univision Channel 17)Immigration - I-601 waivers2009