Michael H. Davis

Attorney Michael H. Davis

With more than 30 years of experience practicing immigration law, he is recognized as one of Minnesota’s top immigration lawyers and speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew.

Meet Michael H. Davis

Michael earned his J.D. and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Minnesota, and also attended Columbia University in New York and the University of Seville in Spain. With more than 30 years of experience practicing immigration law, he is widely recognized as one of Minnesota’s top immigration lawyers and speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew.

Michael handles individual, family, and employment/investment-based cases, with a particular focus representing clients in complex visa matters with at U.S. consulates worldwide, representing international musicians and other artists in connection with their U.S. work visa needs, and representing agricultural employers in connection with TN visas, I-9 audits, and related immigration matters. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), having served as the Minnesota/Dakota Chapter Chari and Chair of the DHS International Operations Liaison Committee. He has served as chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section. Michael speaks and writes nationally on a variety of immigration topics.

For more information on Michael’s qualifications, including recommendations by past clients, please review his profile at LinkedIn or at AVVO.

National Publications

  • The Consular Practice Handbook, AILA, Editor (2010-present)
  • Immigration Visa Processing: A Roadmap (Minnesota CLE)
  • Provisional Waivers of Inadmissibility for Unlawful Presence and Related Waiver Issues (Minnesota CLE)
  • “Evaluating and Defending False Claims to U.S. Citizenship” (AILA’s guide to U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization Law, 2014)
  • Citizens, Nationals, or Not: Defending False U.S. Citizenship Charges Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013)
  • “To ‘E’ (Verify) or Not to ‘E’ (Verify)? That is the Question: Advising Employers on Immigration Enforcement Compliance in an Era of Mixed, “Inside the Minds: New Developments in Immigration Enforcement and Compliance (Aspatore Books, 2012)
  • Practice Pointer: Dealing with the Unlawful Presence Bars (AILA, 2012)

Our firm is recognized by clients and peers for finding the most practical solutions to complex immigration law challenges.