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Michael Hafkin

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Reason: Government Attorney

Practice areas:

Immigration

Michael Hafkin

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About Me

Languages Spoken: French, Russian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Immigration: 100%
    2 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jason Y Gans

    Outstanding research and writing skills, analytical thinker, an up and comer in his field

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    Jason Gans Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Joseph M Tapper

    I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. Michael is an extremely bright and industrious lawyer. He has a deep understanding of the very complex field of Immigration Law.

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    Joseph Tapper Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

United States Department Of Homeland Security

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Boston, MA

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive200305/15/2015
MAInactive200804/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New England Rising Stars--Immigration LawSuper Lawyers2011
Connecticut Rising Stars--Immigration LawSuper Lawyers2011
New England Rising Stars--Immigration LawSuper Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2009
Best Brief AwardWilliam H. Hastie Memorial Moot Court Competition, University of Connecticut School of Law2001
Connecticut Moot Court BoardUniversity of Connecticut School of Law2001
First Year Honors ProgramUniversity of Connecticut School of Law2000
Dean's ScholarshipUniversity of Connecticut School of Law2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate CounselUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services2012 - Present
Senior AssociateClayman, Tapper & Baram, LLC2008 - 2012
AssociateClayman, Tapper & Baram, LLC2003 - 2007
Summer Legal InternOffice of the Connecticut Attorney General2002 - 2002
Legal InternConnecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities2001 - 2003
Summer AssociateZeldes, Needle & Cooper, P.C.2001 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember, USCIS Hartford Field Office Liasion Committee2011 - 2012
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember,Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Law Section2004 - 2012
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember, Labor & Employment Law Section2004 - 2012
American Association of Immigration LawyersMember2004 - 2012
American Association of Immigration LawyersMember, Young Lawyers Committee (Connecticut Chapter)2004 - 2012
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2012

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Boy Scouts of America v. Wyman Prevailed
Urbanowicz v. Planning & Zoning CommissionPrevailed
Toler v. GrantPrevailed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Connecticut Law TribuneObligations of Immigrant Sponsors May Outlast Divorce2011
Litchfield County TimesYes, They Were G-Men In Salisbury Incident2011
The Journal (Bloomfield, Conn.)Prejudgment Remedies2011
Connecticut Law TribuneProdding Immigration Officials Into Action2009
The Journal (Bloomfield, Conn.)What to do if you are faced with foreclosure2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of PennsylvaniaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Padilla v. Kentucky (U.S.) – A Game Changer for Criminal Law Practitioners?Criminal and Immigration Law-U.S. Supreme Court2010