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Honors and Awards

Top 100 Irish American Lawyers, 2008Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Family Separation Response Team Pro Bono Advocate of the Year
– October 2021


American Immigration Lawyers Association   //  2019-Present

Sabrina Frean

After working on Wall Street for ten years and then raising her children, Sabrina decided to become an immigration attorney to help displaced people from around the globe. The Syrian refugee crisis was unfolding at the time, and she was especially drawn to the stories of asylum seekers and juveniles escaping from countries where they were being persecuted. She volunteered for the International Refugee Assistance Project, working on special immigrant visa cases to help Afghan and Iraqi interpreters resettle. Her father’s and grandparents’ immigration experience from Turkey and Belarus, respectively, fueled her passion for helping immigrants to build new lives.

While in college, she interned for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants; for the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review; and the Legal Aid Society Immigration Law Unit. As a law student at Rutgers Law School, she worked on an affirmative asylum case, drafting affidavits, researching country conditions and claims specific to the client’s case, obtaining expert reports and medical evaluations, and representing the client at the asylum interview. After graduation from law school, she worked for the Kids In Need of Defense organization on special immigrant juvenile status cases, where she played a critical role in ensuring children receive the protections they deserve as they journey to the United States to live a life free of fear. Subsequently, she became an Associate Attorney at Chhetry & Associates, PC, a full-service immigration law firm, where she focused on special immigrant juvenile status and asylum cases, responding to requests for evidence, preparing clients for interviews/hearings and representing clients in interviews/hearings.

Sabrina joined Hemrick Law to further pursue her passion for immigration work, as she believes in fighting for those persecuted, whether for political or religious beliefs, race, nationality or sexual orientation. She represents clients during their removal proceedings at the Immigration Court, helps present before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Office, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. In addition, she provides expert representation for O-1 (extraordinary ability) visas; has worked with religious organizations to obtain R-1 (religious worker) non-immigrant visas for their clergy and other occupations; and assisted businesses with EB-2 national interest waivers.

She continues volunteering with Kids In Need of Defense, offering a lifeline to children in dangerous conditions. She is a tireless, compassionate advocate for her clients, recognizing that their immigration status can impact their lives and others in many ways.


  • Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ, J.D., Certificate in Immigration Law, 2019
  • Middlesex University, London, UK, M.B.A, International Business, 1996
  • Hunter College, The City University of New York, New York, NY, B.A., Media Communications, 1994


  • New Jersey State Bar, April 2021
  • New York State Bar, First Department, September 2020