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Brent Hessel

Brent Hessel

Hessel Law
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law ...
  • Tennessee
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I am a great advocate of the essential place immigrants have in this country. Not only is immigration the foundation of our history, but it is the cornerstone of our future success. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council. I have represented dozens of clients before the Immigration Courts, USCIS, the Department of Labor, and U.S. Consulates in many foreign countries before the full range of immigration matters. I approach every client creatively, finding solutions to their problems while making sure that each client and their families understand their options and the consequences of the choices they made.

Hessel Law continues to apply this creative and committed approach to protecting my clients' rights and interests as I help them to navigate the complexities of U.S. immigration law. I offer full-service immigration solutions to individuals, families, employers, and investors, whether in obtaining permanent residence in the United States, nonimmigrant visas, or a strong defense during removal proceedings. I truly enjoy working on your behalf to keep your families together, to grow your business, and to protect your rights from threats both foreign and domestic.

I hope to have the opportunity to meet with and discuss your options for getting what you want.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
  • Free Consultation
    I want to make sure that we want to work with each other before you come in and start paying me for my time. I offer 10-15 minute, FREE telephone consultations, during which I can quickly assess whether or not you are likely to benefit from my services and demonstrate to you that I am more than capable of protecting your interests.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I believe strongly in the value of flat fees. I have worked within a number of attorney fee-setting processes, and detest the effect of having to track and charge for every phone call, every letter, every email, every conversation. As an experienced immigration attorney, I know how much of my time your case will take me and I will base my fee on this assessment of your legal needs. If your needs are short or unpredictable, we can discuss billing at my hourly rate of $250. I will not bind you to a contract for services that I can not guarantee I can provide; if there are additional steps that require approvals of prior motions or petitions, or back-up plans to follow initial strategies, these alternatives will be explained and separated from the initial flat fee. I want to make sure you know what you are paying for and what you getting for your money. There will not be hidden costs or extra fees without your prior approval.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Hessel Law
- Current
Solo practice focusing on family immigration, removal defense, criminal defense, and family law.
Associate Attorney
Immigration & Naturalization Attorneys
Sole attorney in the Nashville office. Managing paralegal and office assistant. Client intake, needs assessments, fee-setting, contracts, and client fulfillment regarding the full range of family and employment based immigration. Negotiating with Department of Homeland Security attorneys and hearings before the Immigration Court. Post-conviction relief in Circuit Courts.
American University
J.D. | Law
Honors: Dean's Fellow
Activities: Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic Human Rights Brief
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American University
M.A. | International Politics
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Pacifica Radio Independent Media Project
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Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
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Tennessee World Affairs Council
Member of Board of Directors
- Current
Activities: Supporting the mission of educating Tennesseans on international affairs through speakers, study tours, and academic programming.
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Hessel Law
2200 21st Avenue South
Suite 305
Nashville, TN 37212
Telephone: (615) 379-VISA (8472)