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Michael Henry represents clients in every aspect of immigration proceedings. He has helped immigrants apply to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service to obtain legal status in the United States through family-based and employment-based visa petitions. He has been successful in resolving many difficult issues that arise in family-based immigration applications, especially cases that require hardship waivers or appeals to USCIS's Administrative Appeals Office. Michael Henry has also been successful in resolving naturalization and visa applications with lengthy processing delays by filing mandamus actions in federal court. He also represents hospitals to obtain employment-based visas, including H-1B visas for medical residents and labor certifications and alien worker visas for hospitalists and other hospital medical staff. Attorney Henry also represents E-1 and E-2 investors and L-1 intra-company transferees in helping them to obtain non-immigrant worker visas.

Michael Henry also defends immigrants in removal proceedings before immigration courts nationwide, including aliens with criminal convictions or other immigration violations who have been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Mr. Henry can assist families in obtaining the release of detained aliens by applying for immigration bonds or by filing habeas corpus petitions in federal court. In addition to being  successful in obtaining cancellation of removal, hardship waivers, and suspension of deportation for aliens in removal and deportation proceedings, he has also obtained asylum for many clients who fear persecution if they return to their home countries. Mr. Henry has successfully represented clients in appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to his Immigration Law practice, Attorney Henry represents business clients in the transportation industry in Pennsylvania.  He has successfully defended his clients through regulatory appeals up to and including the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Michael is married with three adult children. He lives in Media, Pennsylvania with his wife, Lorie, who is a first grade teacher. He serves on the Board of Directors of Discovery Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization that operates a retreat house in Mullica Township, New Jersey. He is also the coordinator of the Discovery Ministries Forum Series, which sponsors talks on issues of interest to members of the faith community.


Languages spoken: Ukrainian, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 70%
    26 years
  2. Business: 15%
    29 years
  3. Transportation: 15%
    29 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Frank C. DePasquale Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael is competent, diligent and has had great success for my clients.


    Frank DePasquale Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Alfonso Gambone

    Michael is my own choice for immigration matters. He is knowledgable and get results for his clients!


    Alfonso Gambone Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Salaman / Henry

100 S Broad St Ste 650
Salaman / Henry
Philadelphia, PA, 19110-1030


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AVVO Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSalaman / Henry2014 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Michael S. Henry2000 - 2014
AssociateJohn Gallagher & Associates1995 - 2000
AssociateMcAllister & Gallagher1987 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Discovery MinistriesBoard Member2014 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
St John's University School of LawPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
St John's University School of LawMathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Immigration Law & Tax Related IssuesImmigration Law2014
Topics on Immigration Law - Union League MeetingImmigration Law2013