Immigration Lawyer & Owner

Michael Carlin has years of experience working with immigrants to help them to become lawful permanent residents and citizens of the United States. Mike represents clients before the Immigration Court in Detroit, Michigan, and at the USCIS immigration offices in Detroit and Chicago. Mike has also presented arguments before several U.S. Courts of Appeals, including the federal appeals courts in Washington DC and Chicago. Mike graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 2001, where he received a full academic scholarship and was a staff member of the North Carolina Law Review. Prior to opening his own practice, Mike was a staff attorney at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, where he represented many clients, both in Immigration Court and at the USCIS offices in Detroit and Chicago. Mike has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he ran the Asylum Law Clinic. Through the Clinic, he supervised law students in the preparation of asylum applications with clients, and in the representation of those clients at the USCIS Asylum Office in Chicago and the Detroit Immigration Court. A fluent Spanish speaker, Mike has worked for a decade with people of Latin American heritage. His varied experiences prior to becoming a lawyer include working with Mexican farmworkers, asylum-seekers from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and students and their families from the Dominican Republic. Mike has the education and experience to help you in your efforts to reach your goals. If you wish to discuss your immigration matter, please book a free consultation with Mike at Attornify!

Bar Admissions

  • 2009 State Bar of Michigan (Active And In Good Standing)


Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus), Old Main, State College, PA 16801
BA - Bachelor of Arts - 1989
University of North Carolina School of Law, 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
JD - Juris Doctor - 2001

Career Highlights

  • Leading Lawyer - Leading Lawyers Network - 2014
  • Winner of Note Competition - North Carolina Law Review - 1999
  • Chancellors Scholarship - University of North Carolina School of Law - 1998


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