Michael W. Lin is the principal attorney of BRAVLIN PC, formerly Braverman & Lin. Mr. Lin’s immigration career began at the age of 21 when he started working for the present firm right after graduating from the Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Mr. Lin started as a legal assistant for about two years during which he was trained to handle basic immigration application processes and client services. In 1994, Mr. Lin began his law school study at the American University, while maintaining his full-time position at the firm. Mr. Lin believed that practical experience in the legal field was as important as the academic training. Mr. Lin completed his law school study in 1997 and graduated with honor, cum laude.
In June 1998, Mr. Lin was admitted to the Maryland State Bar and has been a practicing attorney ever since. Mr. Lin became a partner in January 2000. Because Mr. Lin started his immigration career at the young age of 21, Mr. Lin has amassed years of legal experience in immigration law to handle cases of a wide degree of complex legal issues.
Mr. Lin has extensive experience in representing corporate clients and individual investors in various visas, such as E-1, E-2, L-1, H-1B, etc. Mr. Lin also devotes significant portion of his time in representing institutions of higher education. Mr. Lin is designated as Special Attorney General by the Office of Attorney General, West Virginia, to represent state universities. Mr. Lin has in-depth understanding of what faces foreign students when they are seeking to change status to H-1B and related issues particularly dealing with the H-1B cap. Besides his corporate and business immigration experience, Mr. Lin represents individuals facing removal because of past criminal convictions.
Mr. Lin is a volunteer attorney for Catholic Charities Legal Services and Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center. Mr. Lin also provided pro bono services to homeowners who were facing foreclosure during the mortgage crisis.
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