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Mani Khavajian

Immigration Attorney at Troy, MI

5.0   34 reviews

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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.

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Licensed for 10 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/06/2022

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KI Law
5700 Crooks Road
Suite 200
Troy, MI, 48098
The Law Offices of Mani Khavajian PLLC
6528 Schaefer Rd.
Dearborn, MI, 48126
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Posted by Dean | February 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Beat them before even going to court
Mani is hands down best lawyer I have spoken to. I have dealt with other lawyers that didn't care about results and just wanted your money. Mani got the best results given the situation and that's exactly what my friend that suggested him said he would do. If you're in a situation where you are really nervous you can count on Mani to make it less stressful. Thank you
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Posted by Nilson | April 8, 2020
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Not all heroes wear capes
I met Mani many years ago when I needed assistance for a speeding ticket and driving without a license while undocumented. When I was first taken into custody, I immediately asked my wife to call Mani Khavajian. While I was detained from May 2019 to January 2020, Mani visited me multiple times in preparation for each court hearing. It was clear that Mani was compassionate yet maintained his professionalism throughout the months of fighting our case. His momentum and drive is ultimately what kept us in high hopes through these dark and tough times. While detained, I met many other individuals who worked with attorneys from large offices and many expressed that they did not feel they received the attention they needed. I am thankful that we received Mani’s undivided attention and care. I knew that I was not just another case or paycheck for Mani. He made it obvious that he simply wanted the best possible outcome for me and that he would do everything in his power to attain that while being realistic with the potential outcomes during every step of this process. Immediately upon release, many others who struggle with retaining a great attorney reached out for Mani’s contact information. I will continue to recommend Mani for any and all immigration and criminal needs.
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Response from Mani Khavajian April 9, 2020
Thank you for the kind words. Im so happy we got you out of there before this pandemic hit Michigan.
Posted by Aimee | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest recommendation
Mani took the time to listen to the unique aspects of our case. He used this information well and was able to get an excellent outcome. He went back to court again because the outcomes weren't favorable to us the first time. He was prompt in answering questions and does well explaining things in laymen terms. Will recommend to those I know.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2019
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Reviews Don’t Do Him Justice
Mani was referred to me by a friend of a friend. I am a young professional who was falsely accused of a criminal domestic offense. Mani was open, always accessible, reliable, and prepared from the very outset. He answered every call for the two weeks before i decided to retain him and never said one thing about retainer or rushed to get off the phone with me. He made me feel comfortable in him prior to me retaining him and only exceeded my expectations. He was always there for me and exceedingly prepared. Needless to say, he got the case dismissed in front of a notoriously tough judge and i owe my life and hopefully long career to him. You won’t go wrong if you pick Mani.
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Posted by Michael | May 7, 2019
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The term Super Lawyer is an understatement.
I was referred to Mani by a friend for clearing up a handful of traffic violations. Some more serious then others and spread out between county's in metro Detroit. I came into the situation apprehensive, dealing with court appointed attorneys in the past left a bad taste in my mouth. Mani has a charismatic personality, that instantly puts you at ease. He lays out options and is extremely knowledgeable. I remember joking with Mani about a notepad he was using in court that had "Super Lawyer" on it, by the end of the trials it was very clear to me why he received that honor. Mani will be highly recommended to anyone I know that is ever in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Pablo | March 27, 2019
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Super Lawyer
I was referred to Mani and I was very impressed and taken back on how well he took time from his day to answer some questions I had. Not only is he very knowledgeable but I can tell he is a very humble and honest attorney. I would definitely take the time to give his firm a call before going anywhere else. I would encourage anyone reading this post if looking for someone to handle any situation. Mani would be someone you can trust and feel confident having on your side.
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Posted by Taramarie | March 6, 2019
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Great lawyer...life saver
Mani was amazing every step of the way. He was always available to answer questions whenever we had them. Was very thorough with going over all the steps in our case. Thanks to him my husband is able to stay here with his family. I can't say enough great things about him.
Posted by ALI/Hana Melhem | September 1, 2018
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BEST LAWYER EVER!!
Mani is the best lawyer in Michigan hands down. he puts his heart and soul in his work. I wish i met Mani before I spent lots of money on other lawyers. if anything happens in the future Mani is who I would contact. I would refer him to anyone, he takes his work very seriously and would answer your calls right away. A++++ work! hard or simple case Mani is the guy to call. you wont regret it!! THANK YOU MANI
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Posted by Rana | March 6, 2018
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Consultation
Called about 7 lawyers and his offoce was the most prompt. Not only did they answer breif questions, but gave clarifications within minutes. Made an appointment for a consult...Went for a consult today and will definitely hire once it comes time. He gave many different examples and scenarios of possibilities and outcomes. Wonderful personality, extremely professional and laid back. He knows what he is talking about 100%.
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Response from Mani Khavajian March 7, 2018
Thanks for your recommendation. It was great meeting with you.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2017
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Great advice
Was looking for some advice on a pending issue and he was very helpful in giving me information on what to do.
Posted by Alfredo colin | July 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The number one in migration and criminal defense
I have much to thank this great lawyer, because he is working on my migration case with very good results. I definitely recommend it is honest. Is a great person.
Posted by Mirzet | December 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I know and i meet few grate ppl a this man is one of them
Mani is a good kind man veary professional he saved my life i kind explain in words how much he helped me and my family i was looking at getting deported leaving my 6 year old and a 9 months pregnet wife and imagining not raising my kids this man this attorney had my life in his hands and worked hard told me what he can do and he did just that
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Posted by Lulu | November 17, 2016
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Mani is the best lawyer!
Mani did a great job on my brothers case. He tried his best and didnt let my family down. When times got rough his encouraged us and we had faith in him. He explained everything to us easily and always answered our questions and phone calls
Posted by Elena | November 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
God work's through people and this Lawyer is one of them.!
Mani is hand's down the best of the best. He treated our case as if we were family, and thats how we felt, family. He is a very, very patient person. All in all if your looking for a lawyer look no further. I recommend Mani 1000 percent. We had an awesome experience and if anything god forbid in the future we would need an attorney he's our guy. God bless you Mani god work's through this man I promise you!!!
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Posted by Nicolae | November 16, 2016
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No words to Describe how amazing mani is
Really great friend! Because that's how me made the whole experience feel like! Explained everything out to a detail and always gave an answer to any question we had. Just a really good hearted person and would recommend him to anyone! Did a really good job! And couldn't ask for any better!
Posted by Betty | January 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Hope
When other attorneys stated no hope Mani stated there is hope we can do several different things. Mani did exactly what he told me he would do.
Posted by Betty | January 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Betty griffin
If you want the best you came to the right attorney Mani put his heart into everything he does he knows the laws like the back of his hand. I wish every attorney would fight like Mani does. I am more than satisfied with his representation for my Husband and I know where to go when I need help. You will not go wrong choosing Mani to represent you!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Stephen | July 16, 2015
Winning
Mani is the one you want to call if you want to win your case. The man has mastered the art of the argument and he's the one you want on your side! Excellent choice all around.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2015
ON TOP OF IT
I had a nightmare experience with my past attorney. I felt like I was begging him to do his job. Mani, on the other hand, was pouring over my case and right on top of everything
Posted by Christopher | July 13, 2015
Best in the Business
Mani Khavajian is fairly new to the game but his professional mannerism in the court room would lead you to believe he has been doing this his whole life!!! I have no problem putting my life & well being in Mani Khavajian's hands. If you are ever in the need for a good lawyer, do yourself a favor and contact Mani Khavajian!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Office of Mani Khavajian
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Assistant
  • Amberg & Amberg, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Legal Fellow
  • Freedom House of Detroit, Michigan
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Research Assistant
  • University Of Detroit Mercy Law School
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Assistant
  • Amberg & Amberg, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Fall Conference
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2015
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Fall Conference
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2015
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Trial College
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Spring Conference
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Fall Conference
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Fall Conference
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 2013
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
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Legal Cases

  • Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings
  • Great
  • Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea and Vacate Judgement of Guilt
  • Fantastic
  • Home Invasion
  • Terrific
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Associations

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Active Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Active Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Active Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Active Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Active Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Near Eastern Law Students Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Immigration Law Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Criminal Law Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Immigration Law Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Excellant Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Excellant Immigration Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)
  • National Conferance of Bar Examiners
  • 2012
  • Book Award
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2021
  • How To Obtain Lowest Possible Bond For Your Clients
  • University of Detroit Mercy Law School Guest Lecturer
  • 2013
  • Careers in Immigration Law
  • University of Detroit Mercy Careers in Law Conference
  • 2013
  • Know Your Rights
  • Immigrant Rights Seminar
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (53)
Given (38)
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Immigration Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mani. He has extensive experience and knowledge in the immigration field, and has achieved successful results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mani Khavajian is a great man and an outstanding attorney who will go the extra mile for his clients!"
Immigration Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mani. I have referred multiple immigration matters to him and will continue to do so. He also is experienced in criminal law, and he has successfully gotten plea withdrawals when previous attorneys did not properly advise their clients regarding immigration consequences. He's well-regarded in the legal community and I'm glad to refer matters to him."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mani Khavajian. Mani is a great criminal defense and immigration attorney. Mani is very talented and knowledgable of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I regularly refer clients to Mani because he is an excellent criminal attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"What a pleasure to work with! Excellent attorney and an asset to our community. His passion transcends the courtroom and anyone who retains him will have a prize fighter in their corner."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mani is exactly who you want to handle your immigration issues. He is smart, responsive, and someone you can trust. I cannot say enough positive things about Mani - both professionally and personally."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mani is highly professional and knowledgeable in criminal defense as well as immigration. He fights for the best interests of his clients venomously and I would recommend him to anyone in need of immigration or criminal defense help!"
Immigration Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Khavajian is a superb, and highly knowledgeable attorney who will go to the ends of the Earth for his clients. You cannot ask for a more skilled and prudent attorney. I recently had the privilege of referring a complex immigration matter to Mr. Khavajian after receiving horrendous advice from two other immigration attorneys. Needless to say, my clients and I were very fortunate to have found Mr. Khavajian. Had my clients followed the advice of these other lawyers, they would have been permanently barred entry into the U.S. Mr. Khavajian was instrumental in helping my clients successfully navigate the immigration process and obtain status in the U.S. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mani is well-known for his exceptional immigration and criminal defense work. His zealous advocacy continuously achieves great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mani is a topnotch attorney with a great mastery of immigration law. He advocates zealously on behalf of his clients and he is willing to put in the work necessary to get the best result possible for his clients. I fully endorse attorney Mani Khavajian."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Attorney Khavajian is an exceptional immigration and criminal attorney. He is well known and respected in our legal community,"
Immigration Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mani has that rare combination of skill, knowledge, and passion that makes him a great advocate for his clients. While he is more than proficient in criminal defense, he has quickly made a name as one of the top immigration attorneys around. Mani is one of the two attorneys I refer clients and non-clients alike to for immigration issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mani is an excellent Criminal Defense Attorney, he works endless hours to ensure his clients get the best possible outcome!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mani is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent attorney and highly respected in his field."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Mr. Khavajian. He demonstrates an impressive knowledge of the law based on his accurate legal answers on Avvo. He is an asset to the legal field and respected by colleagues."
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