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I am an immigration lawyer because I love using my knowledge, skills and experience to help people. I care about each of my clients and work tirelessly on their behalf. I have been an immigration attorney for 20 years and have helped thousands of immigrants get a new start in the U.S. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English, German, French

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    21 years, 2 thousand cases



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Bradley Lawrence Whitney Thomson

    I strongly recommend the work of Dave Koelsch. He is trustworthy and a passionate advocate for the immigrant community. With more than a decade of experience specializing in immigration law, he is regarded as one of the best immigration lawyers in the entire state!


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Contact info


314 Carroll Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20012


MIActive And In Good Standing199901/08/2016
ILNot Authorized To Practice Law - Not Currently Registered,Has Not Demonstrated Required MCLE Compliance199511/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal AdvocateMichigan State Legislature2014
Legal Advocate of the YearFreedom House2013
Legal Advocate of the YearChaldean Community Foundation2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAMDG Law2014 - Present
ProfessorUniversity Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law2002 - 2015
Legal DirectorFreedom House Immigrant Justice Project2000 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Capitol Area Immigrant Rights CoalitionVolunteer Attorney2014 - Present
Esperanza CenterVolunteer Attorney2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
AsylumGranted asylum
Cancellation of RemovalGranted green card
Green CardGreen card granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Michigan State UniversityInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988