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Michael Wooley

Michael Wooley

Warner Norcross + Judd

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Immigration Law



Michael Wooley has 23 years of experience in employment-based immigration and his practice focuses solely on immigration. Mike specializes in working with C-level corporate officers and general counsels to formulate long-term immigration plans and short-term solutions for U.S. and international companies. Mike regularly speaks on immigration topics to various professional organizations and enjoys training clients’ HR teams. His expertise encompasses non-immigrant and immigrant business visas, including PERM filings and National Interest Waivers. Mike has exceptional success defending USDOL PERM audits and interfacing with immigration-related federal agencies. He has successfully represented clients in immigration appeals and immigration court. He also assists clients’ employees with family-based immigration matters and naturalization. A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, Mike is fluent in oral and written Spanish. Highlights from Michael's experience include: -Works with investors and their families from the early stage of E non-immigrant visas through EB-5 immigrant investor visa status to obtain U.S. permanent residency and ultimately U.S. citizenship, if desired -Advises employers of all sizes regarding complex H-1B issues, including wage and benefit obligations, cap gap issues and roving employees Represents multinational companies in obtaining visas and advises U.S. permanent resident employees on maintaining U.S. status while working abroad -High approval record on labor certification applications for employees in numerous fields, including healthcare, higher education, information technology and engineering -Represents highly skilled foreign nationals and their employers regarding permanent resident categories for outstanding researchers, persons of extraordinary ability in their field and persons whose work impacts national interest View More ›

Practice Area

Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas,


Spanish: Spoken, Written


University of Michigan Law School

J.D. (1993)

University of Michigan Law School
Central Michigan University

B.A. (1988) | Psychology

Central Michigan University


A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll
State Bar of Michigan
Client Distinction Award - Immigration Law: Employment
Leading Lawyers
Client Satisfaction Award

Professional Associations

Michigan State Bar # 48056



Michigan State Bar  # 48056
American Immigration Lawyers Association - Michigan Chapter

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Liaison Committee

2020 - Current

American Immigration Lawyers Association - Michigan Chapter
American Immigration Lawyers Association


1996 - Current

American Immigration Lawyers Association
U.S. District Court

Western District of Michigan

1995 - Current

U.S. District Court
U.S. District Court

Eastern District of Michigan

1994 - Current

U.S. District Court

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Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
715 E. Main St., Ste. 110 Midland, MI 48640
Telephone: (989) 698-3715
Fax: (989) 486-6115

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