Nysha D. Cornelius

nysha-corneliusNysha graduated from Hamline University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution in May 2013.  Prior to attending law school, Nysha graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Arts in American Ethnic Studies.

Nysha’s strong cultural ties to her Mexican heritage is what lead her to work in the field of immigration. Nysha is Fluent in Spanish. Nysha handles employment and family based immigration cases before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). She also represents clients in removal proceedings in front of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and the U.S Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

In addition to her employment at Paschal Nwokocha & Chukwu, Nysha volunteers and has worked pro bono with the Volunteer Lawyers Network of Minnesota (La Red de Abogados Voluntarios), Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES), the Mexican Consulate, the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project and at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota.

Nysha has additional legal experience in the areas of criminal law, family law and child advocacy.

Bar & Court Admissions:

Licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta:  Twin Cities Alumni