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As a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law Office, Fighting For Freedom & Liberty Is All We Do.


Attorney Mani Khavajian enrolled in law school with the intention of becoming an Immigration and Criminal Defense Attorney.  Mr. Khavajian immigrated to the United States (U.S.) in 1987 when he was only five years old.  During his sophomore year of high school, Mr. Khavajian became a U.S. citizen.


Mr. Khavajian obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and went on to receive his doctorate degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.


Mr. Khavajian gained exposure to the area of immigration law as the research assistant for Immigration Law Professor David C. Koelsch.  As a law student, Mr. Khavajian received the prestigious Book Award for his exceptional performance in the Asylum Law Clinic. With a focus on the areas of Criminal Defense and Deportation Defense, Mr. Khavajian fights for freedom and liberty on a daily basis.


Growing up as an immigrant in the U.S. has given Attorney Mani Khavajian a unique understanding of the problems many immigrants face in the U.S.  Mr. Khavajian's unique immigrant upbringing and prospective has allowed him the opportunity to develop creative legal solutions to many problems that plague our communities.


Languages spoken: Farsi, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Immigration: 40%
  3. Asylum: 20%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Warren Amberg

    Mani is the lawyer that you want if you need immigration help. I've known Mani for a long time, we've done jury trials together, and I have watched him establish himself as the go-to guy for immigration law in Michigan. I think the reason why people hire Mani beyond his skills as a lawyer is because he is compassionate and understanding of anybody who has ever dealt with the murky waters of immigration law. The reason why he is so understanding is that he's been there himself. As a young man, Mani experienced many of the same things immigrants to the United States experience as he became an American citizen. Mani will tell you at every turn in the immigration process, there are people who try to take advantage of immigrants who just want to live a better life in the United States. There is only one way to avoid the grief, stress, and anxiety of the immigration process, call Mani. He will stand by you and get you to your dream of becoming a US citizen.


    James Amberg Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Lisa A. Tehlirian

    I endorse Mani. He has extensive experience and knowledge in the immigration field, and has achieved successful results for his clients.


    Lisa Tehlirian Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Offices of Mani Khavajian PLLC

144 West Maple Road
Birmingham, MI, 48009

The Law Offices of Mani Khavajian PLLC

6528 Schaefer Rd.
Dearborn, MI, 48126



MIActive And In Good Standing201211/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Immigration Law Top ContributorAvvo2015
Client's ChoiceAvvo2015
Immigration Law Top ContributorAvvo2014
Criminal Law Top ContributorAvvo2014
Client Choice AwardAvvo2014
Excellant Immigration AttorneyAvvo2013
Excellant Criminal Defense AttorneyAvvo2013
Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)National Conferance of Bar Examiners2012
Book AwardUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Mani Khavajian2012 - Present
Legal AssistantAmberg & Amberg, PLLC2011 - 2011
Legal FellowFreedom House of Detroit, Michigan2010 - 2010
Research AssistantUniversity Of Detroit Mercy Law School2010 - 2011
Legal AssistantAmberg & Amberg, PLLC2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganActive Attorney Member2013 - Present
Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationActive Attorney Member2013 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationActive Attorney Member2013 - Present
National Lawyers GuildAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationActive Attorney Member2012 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationActive Attorney Member2012 - Present
Near Eastern Law Students AssociationPresident2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Immigration Bond HearingGreat
Cancellation of RemovalGreat
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganCriminal DefenseCriminal Defense Trial College2014
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Spring ConferenceCriminal LawCertificate of Attendance2014
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Fall ConferenceCriminal LawCertificate of Attendance2014
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Fall ConferenceCriminal LawCertificate of Attendance2013
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of Michigan Law SchoolNear Eastern Studies & PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Careers in Immigration LawUniversity of Detroit Mercy Careers in Immigation Law2014
How To Obtain Lowest Possible Bond For Your ClientsUniversity of Detroit Mercy Law School Guest Lecturer2013
Careers in Immigration LawUniversity of Detroit Mercy Careers in Law Conference2013
Know Your RightsImmigrant Rights Seminar2010