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Heather L. Garvock is a lifelong resident of Michigan and a graduate of Eastern Michigan University (B.S. summa cum laude, 2005) and Wayne State University (J.D., cum laude, 2008). She is currently Of Counsel to Ellis Porter, PLC where she dedicates her entire practice to immigration law. Prior to joining Ellis Porter, Heather was an associate attorney with Legalquest Network, PC, where she assisted individuals with solving their immigration problems and reaching their immigration goals.

Heather is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), Washtenaw County Bar Association, and Oakland County Bar Association.


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    7 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Lisa A. Tehlirian

    I am pleased to write this endorsement on behalf of attorney Heather Garvock. I have worked with Heather on several immigration matters, and have referred clients requiring immigration legal services, including individual and family-based immigration matters, representations in removal proceedings, representations of detainees, bond hearings, and other defensive immigration matters. Heather is very knowledgeable about the immigration laws and practice, and works hard to achieve her clients' immigration goals. She communicates well with her clients, and is passionate about ensuring her clients receive optimal immigration legal services. Heather has achieved successful results on a number of challenging immigration matters I have referred her. Our mutual clients have only provided the highest praise of Heather's legal services and expertise in the field. It is without hesitation I endorse attorney Heather Garvock for immigration legal services.


    Lisa Tehlirian Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christina Chang Bridger

    It is my great pleasure to endorse attorney Heather Garvock. I have known Heather for almost 6 years as a professional colleague and had the privilege of working very closely with her in the beginning of our careers. Heather possesses all the attributes of an excellent attorney. I have consistently been impressed with the breadth of her legal knowledge and with her level of devotion to her clients. You would be well served to retain her for your immigration needs. I highly endorse her.


    Christina Bridger DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ellis Porter PLC

3520 Green Court
Suite 185
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105

Ellis Porter PLC

2701 Troy Center Drive
Suite 410
Troy, MI, 48084



MIActive And In Good Standing200808/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Recognition AwardEastern District Court of Michigan2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration AttorneyEllis Porter2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyLegalquest Network, PC2010 - 2011
PrincipalLaw Office of Heather L. Garvock2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Michigan chapter)Chair of Education Committee2015 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationImmigration Law Section Co-Chair2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Michigan chapter)EOIR Committee2013 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationImmigration Law Section2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Michigan chapter)Immigration and Customs Enforcement Committee2013 - 2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Michigan chapter)Advocacy Commitee2013 - 2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Michigan chapter)New Member Division Committee2012 - 2013
Oakland County Bar AssociationAttorney2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Affirmative AsylumAsylum Granted by Asylum Officer
Motion to Redetermine Custody StatusRespondent released on bond.
Consular ProcessingBeneficiary entered the US with and Immigrant Visa.
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Publication nameTitleDate
MI Immigration NewsRegular Contributor2012
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)Advice about advice for new solo attorneys2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Eastern Michigan UniversityPublic Law & GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
On Demand Seminar Of Counsel Relationships from Both SidesPractice Management2015
Immigration and Criminal Law Section MeetingsCrimmigration for the Criminal Attorney2014
Introduction to Practicing Law in Ingham CountyRainmaking for new solos.2013
Immigration Reform: Local StoriesWhy everyone needs immigration reform.2013
Community Education Event: Immigration ReformAn immigration attorney's perspective on immigration reform.2013