More Than 25 Years of Immigration Experience

At our office, we provide experienced and competent legal help for individuals and families in the United States and overseas who want to live or work in the U.S.A.  We work extensively with employers who wish to hire foreign nationals to work in the U.S., both for temporary (nonimmigrant) work, or permanently as immigrants (green cards).  We represent clients internationally and throughout the United States. To learn more about the representation we can provide in your situation, please schedule an initial consultation.

Dick has been providing professional immigration law services for businesses, universities, organizations, and individuals for over 25 years. He has authored a variety of articles about immigration law and international trade. 

Dick has lectured at Ave Maria School of Law, Eastern Michigan University, and Northwest Michigan College. He has spoken at business association meetings, educational settings and civic groups.   

After graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in history, he went on to be awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.  He served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Washtenaw County, Michigan, for three years, and then entered private practice in Ann Arbor.  He is admitted to all Michigan Courts, the Federal District Court for Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

A Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Dick concentrates his practice in immigration and nationality law.  He is an active Member of AILA’s Michigan Chapter, having served as Co-Chair of its INS (now USCIS) Liaison Committee, and Chair of its Michigan State Bar Liaison Committee.  Dick is Past President of the Washtenaw County Bar Association.   For ten years, he chaired the District H Subcommittee on Character and Fitness of the Michigan State Bar Association.

Dick is the author of a variety of articles, including:

"A Primer on Immigration and its Effects on the US Market," ASAE: Center for     Assn Leadership, October 2015

"Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986" (Res Ipsa Loquitur, August 1987)

"Immigration Aspects of the U.S. Canadian Free Trade Agreement," (Res Ipsa Loquitur, August 1989)

"Love, Marriage, Divorce and Immigration" (Res Ipsa Loquitur, May 2008)

"ABCs of Immigration or Immigration Light", Res Ipsa Loquitur, January 2016

Areas of Practice

Employment-based immigration, both for green cards and temporary

PERM (labor certification for green cards)

Family-based Immigration, including fiancées

Permanent residency (green cards)

Citizenship and Naturalization