Helen L. Parsonage


About Helen

Helen believes in providing caring, thoughtful and thorough representation for each and every person.

In particular, Helen focuses on helping individuals navigate the maze of rules, procedures and processes created by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and those facing criminal charges or deportation.

She represents clients facing criminal charges in both state and federal court. She is a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel of attorneys in the Middle District of North Carolina, and is admitted to practice before the Eastern, Middle and Western District Federal Courts as well as the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Defense


  • North Carolina Bar, Georgia Bar
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D. summa cum laude
  • University of Birmingham, B.A. with Honors


  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association (2010 President, 2011 Vice President)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Immigration Law Committee)
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Vice Chair, Hispanic and Latino Legal Issues Division, Past Membership Co-chair, Criminal Defense Section)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Federal Court Litigation Section, Pro Bono and DREAM Defenders)


  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2010 Finalist
  • 2006 Pro Bono Award
  • NC Lawyers Weekly Emerging Legal Leaders
  • 2010 Women Extraordinaire, Triad Business Weekly
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2022 for Immigration
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite 2023 for Immigration
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
    • 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers – Immigration
    • Top 100: 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers
    • Top 50: 2023 Women North Carolina Super Lawyers