Chelsea Wilkins

Chelsea Wilkins

Attorney at Law

Newport News
Virginia
Licensed in
VA
William & Mary Law School
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About
I have a background in many types of law, including immigration law, international law, and environmental law. I have experience drafting contracts, examining wills and trusts, and give general legal advice. I am greatly interested in global energy policy, sustainable development, food systems, and topics related to climate change and environmental preservation. As the current Drapers Scholar, I am completing a Master of Laws (LLM) program at Queen Mary University of London. I am earning a degree specializing in Energy and Natural Resources Law, which ranks in the top 10 worldwide energy law programs.
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Chelsea helped us draft a couple of different contracts for our budding hospitality business. As a new business, we had a lot of questions, and Chelsea went out of her way to help and make sure every detail was spot on. We will definitely use Chelsea's services in the future, and we highly recommend her to anyone needing legal help."

Contract drafting
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Chelsea helped us draft the terms of service for our new hospitality business. As a new business, we had a lot of questions, and Chelsea went out of her way to make sure every detail was right. We will definitely use her services more in the future, and we highly recommend her to anyone needing legal help."

Contract Drafting
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Department of Justice

Attorney Advisor

Sep 2018 - Jan 2021

Acted as an Attorney Advisor at the largest immigration court in the United States. Drafted legal decisions on issues ranging from asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, adjustment of status, and cancellation of removal. Examined evidentiary records, synthesized procedural histories, listened to testimony, analyzed legal issues for judges.

Sep 2018 - Jan 2021

ZIM Integrated Shipping Company

Legal Extern

Jan 2018 - May 2018

Externed with the Office of the Counsel & Vice President to effectively serve in the position of an Associate Counsel in ZIM’s Norfolk regional office. Worked with the Claims & Insurance, Commercial, Operations, and Customer Service Departments, to address legal and regulatory issues arising in day to day operations for the General Agent of a Vessel Operating Common Carrier.

Jan 2018 - May 2018

U.S. Attorney's Office

Legal Intern

Jan 2018 - May 2018

Externed at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia to assist Senior Litigation Counsel and other attorneys with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, and providing trial support to attorneys.

Jan 2018 - May 2018

United Nations

Legal Intern

Apr 2017 - Aug 2017

Externed at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia to assist Senior Litigation Counsel and other attorneys with all facets of case preparation including: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, and providing trial support to attorneys.

Apr 2017 - Aug 2017

LeClairRyan

Legal Extern

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

Worked with a real estate/trust and estates attorney to analyze facts of pending cases and research applicable case law, statutes, and regulations. Prepared memoranda on the completed research and attended client consultations, depositions, motion hearings, and trials, related to cases.

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

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