Meet Hellina Hailu, Esq
Owner and Managing Attorney
Hellina Hailu was born and raised in Maryland. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia and settled the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Ms. Hailu received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from University of Maryland, College Park. After working in mental health services for one year she moved to North Carolina to attend North Carolina Central University School of Law and fulfill her life long dream of becoming an attorney. She used her experiences in Mental Health Service to remain focused on helping people that were in need. Upon graduating with her Juris Doctorate, Hellina Hailu successfully became licensed to practice law in both Maryland and North Carolina. Ms. Hailu has had a wide variety of legal experience in both corporate, government and private law practices. Specifically, Ms. Hailu has experience practicing in Family, Immigration, Criminal Defense, Business Law and federal disability law. She has always been passionate about keeping her clients needs in focus whenever handling a case. Ms. Hailu’s litigation and trial skills are described as “fearless” “bold” “fierce”. Ms. Hailu is not afraid of advocating to the greatest extent of the law to gain favorable outcomes on behalf of her clients. Ms. Hailu is well respected among her peers, colleagues and maintains a reputation of integrity in all aspects of her career. Along with providing legal counsel in English, Ms. Hailu is fluent in Amharic, the native language of Ethiopia. Ms. Hailu also provides legal counsel in Spanish.
Meet Tanicia Coleman,
Tanicia Coleman is the Legal Assistant for Hailu Legal, PLLC. She helps schedule appointments, answer questions, and provide useful information and case updates to our clients. Ms. Coleman obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology from Winston Salem State University. Ms. Coleman is a former WCPSS 2nd grade teacher. She has a husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her family.