Selena Britzius-Negash is a Lead Attorney at Wilson Law Group, where she practices immigration law. Selena was motivated to go to law school and become an immigration attorney after experiencing the immigration process firsthand during her husband’s case. Her exposure to the process from a client’s perspective continues to drive and inform her work on behalf of her clients today. Selena is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law and has practiced immigration law exclusively since being admitted to the Minnesota bar in 2003. In addition to working at Wilson Law Group, Selena worked for several years in the nonprofit sector, including serving as a staff attorney and later as the supervising attorney at Centro Legal, Inc. More recently, Selena worked at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, where she served as the director of the legal program.
Selena has significant experience in practicing before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE), the Department of State, the Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. She represents individuals and families in a variety of immigration matters, including family-based petitions and visa processing, adjustment of status, naturalization, Temporary Protected Status, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. One of Selena’s particular areas of interest and expertise is working with victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes in securing immigration relief through VAWA and U Visa petitions. Selena enjoys tackling urgent cases and has successfully represented many clients who were facing imminent removal from the United States.
Selena is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is the attorney of record in the published Board of Immigration Appeals decision Matter of Martinez Espinoza, 25 I&N Dec. 118 (BIA 2009). She currently volunteers at the legal clinic at the Ecuadorian Consulate General in Minneapolis; her other volunteer efforts have included the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota and the Minnehaha United walk-in legal clinic. Selena speaks Spanish and French.
- Minnesota State Bar
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Hamline University School of Law, Juris Doctor
- University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts
- Centre Parisien d’Etudes Critiques