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Donald S. Dobkin

Immigration Attorney at Troy, MI

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 45 years
    Illinois - IL 46 years
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2003
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Retired Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2005

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005. See details

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    EB-2/NIW EB-1

    46 years, 10,000 cases

Donald Dobkin holds law degrees from both Canada (LL.B., Windsor) and the United States (LL.M., Northwestern) and has done graduate work at Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from Northwestern ...

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Dobkin Law Group, P.C.
5250 Corporate Drive
Troy, MI, 48098

Reviews

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Posted by Habibur | April 17, 2023
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A highly Professional and dependable lawyer.
Mr. Donald is no doubt the most Professional and dependable lawyer that I have ever came in touch with. His excellent preparation of the document as well as effective guidance throughout my case processing helped my case to go through. Hats off to you, sir! God bless you.
Posted by Uche | July 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Donald Dobkin
Mr. Donald Dobkin is truly the king of the EB-2/NIW category and without a doubt the best immigration lawyer in the world in this category. In just seven months I was approved without a Request for Evidence whereas the normal processing time is 14 months. We are sitting here with joy and disbelief. He has proven once more his mantra that he under promises and over delivers. Don’t even think about hiring any other lawyer for this. He’s a winner and his passion for delivering for clients is unrivaled.
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Posted by Anantha | May 30, 2022
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Experienced Excellent EB1 & EB2 NIW Attorney
I like to sincerely thank Donald S Dobkin and Fakhoury global immigration group for professionally handling my NIW application and pave the way for my green card. You will be provided with reasonable assessment of your options and chances of approval with competitive attorney fee. My application was approved within 3 months. I highly recommend them anyone dealing with immigration issues especially the attorney, Dobkin. He is very professional and reliable with prompt replies to your emails.
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Posted by Gideon | February 21, 2022
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Donald Dobkin - The Epitome of Prosessional Immigration Law Practice
I simply got Donald's email address from a friend and I sent him my CV just to confirm whether I am qualified for the EB-2 NIW Green Card. At the time, I wasn't expecting much but Donald's response gave me hope, as he decided to represent me. We entered into a contract and he gave me a timeline for the filing of my petition. He sent me the list of requirements after I paid the advance fee; and I must confess that I felt bit subdued when I saw the requirements, but he kept following up with me. When it was time for the filing of my petition, he kept reminding me until I had no choice but to sit down and write the personal letter and also provide all that was required for the filing of my case with USCIS. Today, I am thankful for the pressure he put on me to keep my part of the bargain, because I and all the members of my family have been issued a US immigrant visa. Our American dream is now a reality through the honesty, hard-work and professionalism of Mr Donald Dobkin. Due to the thoroughness of his work and the experience he put to bear in the filing my case, my petition was approved in less than 8 months without the usual request for further documentations. He supported me through the visa application process until I was scheduled for interview at the US Embassy. He even held a mock interview session with me to prepare me for the real visa interview. Donald's honesty, dedication and commitment to the task at hand, coupled with his empathy towards his clients set him apart from others in his field. Beyond the business, he comes across as someone who genuinely wants his clients to succeed. He is the epitome of professional immigration law practice. His integrity and professionalism was very visible throughout the whole process. I have already introduced him to 3 of my colleagues, and I will continue to introduce him to others. Thank you Donald for making my dreams come true. God bless you.
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Posted by Sherif | March 25, 2021
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Best Immigration Lawyer I have ever met!
Donald Dobkin is one of the best immigration lawyers who can actually make your dreams come true. I have been introduced to Donald by a friend in 2017 and I did not have any hopes of traveling or immigrating to the USA at that time. However, this feeling vanished when I talked to Donald in December 2017. His honesty, professionalism and sincere determination opened new doors for me and made the impossible seem very reachable. He accepted my case and wrote a very detailed and thorough petition that I myself was astonished by his excellent way in outlining my strengths and achievements. Because of his reputation as being an honest and a trustable person , I was encouraged to pay him in advance and he did not disappoint me. My case was accepted in no time but required further documentation. Actually, we were both delighted that he managed to overcome the difficulties and I was granted the permanent resident card for my whole family. Due to his wide expertise in his field , he guided me and gave me the proper channels and the best advice on how to obtain and provide the necessary evidence. Actually, I do recommend him as he is a trustworthy person who is committed to his words and acts in an extremely professional way. His prompt actions is a good example of how efficient he is. His wise advice and wide knowledge are his assets. I truly believe that he will support any body and no mater your chances are, he will definitely help you to bypass any obstacles and put a smile on your face. He will be your hope to a better future. Dr. Sherif T.
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Posted by Isha | March 9, 2021
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Excellent service, professional, supportive and a life saver!
Donald Sydney Dobkin is a life saver! I got introduced to Donald by a friend who was also a client of Donald's and gave him rave review! When I started discussing filing for an EB-2 NIW Green card, I was honestly not sure of my chances due to the tough and concerning immigration situation developing in the US in recent years. However, Donald provided me his profesional guidance and services in a friendly and humane manner, always showing understanding and going the extra mile to ensure that the process goes smoothly and quickly. He always responded to emails and questions in record time! The biggest bonus is that Donald is simply the best in his field (Immigration law) and I must say it's the best investment I ever made, hands down! I received my approval for my green card application without request for further evidence in less than 8 months because of Donald's hard work, thoroughness and due diligence in submitting my application. In fact, the only hold up I faced was due to the covid-19 pandemic which affected businesses including appointments with the embassies. Otherwise Donald is time conscious and ensures that everything is done in record time. He also keeps you updated throughout the application process and treats you as more than a client. Overall, I'm a happy and satisfied costumer. As one of my friends noted "Donald should continue to put smiles on many more faces as he did mine". I have introduced and recommended Donald's legal immigration services to three friends and counting. Donald and his team have been a blessing to my family. I highly recommend Donald.....please call him or send an email. You will be happy you did! Thank you so much Donald....you are a life saver and you gave my family the opportunity of a lifetime!!!
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Posted by Sifr | December 29, 2019
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Mr. Donald Dubkin, Immigration Lawyer
Mr. Donald is the best Immigration lawyer I have ever seen. He is very professional with incredible skill, expertise and personality. He knows his work very well and easily connects to his client. His prompt professional support and guidance has saved my case. I am very grateful to what he has done for me, and highly recommend him without any hesitation. Thank you Mr. Donald!
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2019
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Mr.
Mr. Donald is an excelelnt and professional lawyer. He has an excellent team, who is able to assist in every aspect of the case, including providing timely guidance and support to the admin and technical requirements. He fully succeeded in solving our immigration case and I am therefore highly recommend him to anybody seeking a unique and professional support in this field.
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Posted by Lauren | March 6, 2019
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Best Immigration Lawyer
My case was far from simple and required incredible skill, insight and expertise which Donald demonstrated without exception. He has been a pleasure to work with, always available, always keeping my expectations in check and always over delivering. I'm thrilled with what he has done for me and have no hesitation recommending him. A class act lawyer and person!
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2019
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Professionalism and experience
Best immigration lawyer. The way he filed my case showed extreme professionalism. His experience and knowledge enabled him to manage the most challenging situations that we faced through the journey to visa approval. I Strongly recommend Mr. Dobkin.
Posted by Nathan | December 29, 2018
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An Immigration Lawyer with integrity
Donald is the most excellent Immigration Lawyer that I have ever dealt with. He manages a transparent process that gives you accurate information about the whole process so there are no surprises. He is awesome in his presentation to the US Immigration. My family is very grateful to him and my first son has nicknamed Donald ‘The Man of Hope’.
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Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2018
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Mr Dobkins
Mr Donald Dobkins is the BEST Lawyer who brought life to my case. Thanks Mr Dobkins. I am indebted to you.
Posted by Saul Shoab | August 6, 2013
We need more lawyers like this
I have been impressed by the matter of fact, honest and accurate advice that I received. The support and advice given was empathetic yet totally based on the merits of the case. The five star ratings do no more than do him justice.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005.

Reprimand issued in IL, 2005
updated on 03/14/2010

Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Reprimand issued in MI, 2003
updated on 03/10/2010

Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Visiting Professor
  • Hebrew University Faculty of Law
  • 2014 - 2014
  • President
  • DOBKIN LAW GROUP, PC
  • 1979 - 2019

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • LL.M.
  • 1976
  • University of Windsor
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1975
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD - Doctorate Studies 2006-07
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Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who's who in Corporate Immigration Law
  • Who's Who in Corporate Immigration Law
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers
  • Detroit Business Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • martindale-hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • martindale-hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Peer Review Rating
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  • 1995
  • AV Peer Review Rating
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  • 1994
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  • 1993
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  • 1992
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  • 1991
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  • 1990
  • AV Peer Review Rating
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  • 1989
  • AV Peer Review Rating
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  • 1988
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  • 1987
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1986
  • AV Peer Review Rating
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  • 1985
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1984
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1983
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1983
  • James Nelson Raymond Fellow
  • Northwestern University
  • 1976
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Publications

  • Algora Publishing
  • Behind the Greencard: Why Immigration Policy is Killing the American Dream
  • 2013
  • 24 Georgetown Imm. L. J. 113
  • Challenging the Doctrine of Consular Nonreviewability in Immigration Cases
  • 2010
  • 28 UCLA Chicana/O Latina/O. L. Rev. 19
  • Race and the Shaping of U.S. Immigration Policy
  • 2009
  • 17 Kansas J. of Law & Public Policy, 362
  • The Rise of the Administrative State: A Prescription for Lawlessness
  • 2008
  • 28 Justice System Journal 104
  • Court Stripping: Limitations on Judicial Review of Immigration Cases
  • 2007
  • International Bar Association Newsletter
  • Overhaul Proposed to Legalize Undocumented Immigrants
  • 2007
  • International Bar Association Newsletter
  • Alternatives to H1-B Visas: Exceptional Aliens and National Interest Waivers
  • 2007
  • 19 St. Thomas L. Rev., 329
  • The Diminishing Prospects for Legal Immigration: Clinton through Bush
  • 2006
  • JAMA March
  • Copyright Law Undergoes Major Facelift
  • 1979
  • Civil Liberties, ed., S. Wasby: Lexington Press
  • The Supreme Court, Civil Liberties
  • 1976
  • 4 Policy Studies Journal 167
  • Civil Liberties and the Canadian Bill of Rights
  • 1975
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law & Society Annual Meeting
  • Rise of the Administrative State: A Prescription for Lawlessness & Race and the Shaping of U.S. Immigration Policy
  • 2008
  • Law & Society Annual Meeting
  • The Diminishing Prospects for Legal Immigration: Clinton through Bush
  • 2006

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Troy Immigration Lawyer Donald S. Dobkin
Donald S. Dobkin
Immigration Attorney
Troy, MI
Licensed for 46 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005. See details