State of Illinois, 1977; State of Michigan, 1979; U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, 1978; U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan, 1980; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1987
Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada
1975-76 James Nelson Raymond Fellow - Northwestern University School of Law
"The Diminishing Prospects for Legal Immigration: Clinton through Bush", paper presented at the Law Society Annual Meeting, July 2006, Baltimore, Maryland. Publication forthcoming.
Donald S. Dobkin is "Of Counsel" to the firm. Mr. Dobkin acts as a consultant to the firm in the areas of medical immigration with emphasis on exceptional and extraordinary aliens.
After graduating from Northwestern Law School (LL.M.), Mr. Dobkin began his legal career in Chicago, Illinois. He was the immigration counsel to the American Medical Association in Chicago, Illinois from 1976 to 1979. In 1979 Mr. Dobkin founded his own law firm. From 1979 to 2004, Mr. Dobkin was Senior Partner of Dobkin & Associates, P.C. based in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Mr. Dobkin is an internationally renown immigration attorney, having handled over 5000 cases in his career. He is also a prolific author -- his writings on immigration law, civil liberties, constitutional law and political science have been published in numerous law reviews and journals. He has lectured and given seminars on immigration in the United States, Canada and England. Mr. Dobkin is a past chairperson of the Oakland County, Michigan Bar Association, Immigration Law Section.
Mr. Dobkin holds the highest rating "av" accorded to lawyers by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory having achieved this honor at age 30.