Michael Wooley

Michael Wooley

Warner Norcross + Judd
  • Immigration Law
  • Michigan
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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

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
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (1993)
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Central Michigan University
B.A. (1988) | Psychology
Honors: Magna Cum Laude University Honors Program
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Client Distinction Award - Immigration Law: Employment
Leading Lawyers
Client Satisfaction Award
Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar  # 48056
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Articles & Publications
Mutual Aid - Sharing H-1B Health Care Provisions in Times of Crisis
Should I Stay or Should I Go? COVID-19 and U.S. - Canada Border Restrictions
Employers Must Switch to New I-9 Form by April 30, 2020
Business Matters: New lottery system for H-1B Filing"
Midland Daily News
H-1B Filing Season Set For March 1-20 Using New Lottery System
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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