Experienced Immigration Lawyer -Anna Hysell

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Lead Attorney Anna Hysell was chosen by former Attorney General John Ashcroft for the prestigious honors attorney program.

Anna Marie Hysell is the founding 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.

As a top immigration lawyer, Ms. Hysell discovered her passion for immigration law while a law student at the University of Wisconsin Law School.  She studied immigration and nationality law under the Honorable Paul Grussendorf in San Francisco as a visiting student in 2001.  Yearning to get experience, she procured a legal internship with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights where she worked for its pro bono asylum program, a project dedicated to representing low-income persons and refugees fleeing torture from their home country.


Ms. Hysell was a  prosecuting attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, but now helps immigrants.

Upon graduation, Ms. Hysell was recruited by the U.S. Department of Justice and procured a position in the prestigious Attorney General Honors Program under former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.  Ms. Hysell was sent with a team of Government attorneys to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia where she was provided advanced training in all aspects of Immigration and Nationality law by the U.S. Government. Subsequently she served in the San Francisco Chief Counsel’s Office where she represented the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and then later, the Department of Homeland Security before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Ms. Hysell litigated hundreds of deportation, removal and asylum cases before the Immigration Court, advised the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Northern California about U.S. immigration laws relating to the consequences of criminal and civil convictions, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspectors. and various units of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), including ICE Investigations, Detention and Removal, and Fraud Detection.

After establishing a successful immigration litigation record on behalf of the U.S. Government, Ms. Hysell then entered the private sector as an immigration attorney at a small law firm in San Francisco.  There she expanded her practice to employment-based matters, and represented clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the U.S. Department of State at various Consulates around the world.  Ms. Hysell quickly established herself a reputation amongst both her clients and her colleagues as a compassionate and zealous advocate that would go the distance to ensure justice.


After leaving her position as prosecutor for the government in San Francisco Ms. Hysell quickly gained a strong reputation representing immigrant clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

In 2006, Ms. Hysell established her own immigration law office in San Francisco so that she could ensure that each of her clients receive tailored and honest service.  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 recently traveled back to San Francisco where she was asked to present as a guest lecturer at a private law school.  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.  Ms. Hysell is licensed by the State Bar of California.  She is authorized to practice law in the State of California and throughout the United States in federal immigration matters.



Ms. Hysell’s firm North County Immigration helps clients with all immigration legal issues.

To schedule Ms. Hysell for speaking engagements, please email her office manager Desiree Ramirez at desiree@northcountyimmigration.com

Ms. Hysell regularly practices federal matters before the federal U.S. District Court of Southern California

Ms. Hysell regularly practices federal matters before the federal U.S. District Court of Southern California

Anna Hysell is admitted and licensed to practice federal appellate matters before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Anna Hysell is admitted and licensed to practice federal appellate matters before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) AILA San Diego Chapter (Currently serves as the Liasion to the San Diego ICE Chief Counsel) Hispanic National Bar Association

North County Bar Association