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  • New York

Niagara University, B.A., Summa Cum Laude

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude

Chelsea represents multinational corporations in the preparation of temporary work permit petitions in the L-1, H-1B, TN, and O-1 categories. She also prepares employment-based permanent residence cases for outstanding researchers, individuals of extraordinary ability, multinational managers and executives and for cases requiring PERM Labor Certification.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Chelsea was a judicial intern for Hon. Jeremiah J. McCarthy, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and Hon. Julio M. Fuentes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Additionally, she was an intern at Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo and the office of a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and served as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York.


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Immigration: Business) 2017 - 2022
  • Former publications editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Former editor, Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Community & Pro Bono

Chelsea is both a Board Director and Secretary for A Purr-Fect Fit Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Inc.