Anna MikolajczakAssociate Attorney
J.D., Cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Master of Law, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Bachelors in Political Science, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Paralegal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate earned from Oakland Community College.
Michigan State Bar
Anna’s expertise in employment and immigration law goes back many years. Her passion for employment immigration law not only stems from her professional experience but from her personal background which includes corporate, civil, and international law in her native Poland. “Being an immigrant myself,” she says, “going into the immigration field felt almost natural. This country is built on immigrants, and the unique talents and skills they bring with them. Practicing employment immigration feels like continuing in this country’s best traditions.” Anna appreciates the role that immigrants play in fostering innovation and building America’s economy. “In many sectors, employment-based immigrants and foreign workers are a key driver for the U.S. economy,” she says, “and a high-functioning immigration system is important to America’s economic future.”
At FGI, Anna specializes in PERM Labor Certifications, such I-140 categories as EB-1C (Manager or Executive), EB-2 (Advanced Degree, Exceptional Ability and National Interest Waivers), and EB-3 (Professional or Skilled Workers), for FGI clients in the IT, automotive, engineering, and architecture fields. She takes pride in helping her corporate clients to meet their talent mobility objectives and in assisting skilled workers to achieve their carrier goals: as she says, “we need the innovation, the ideas, and the hard work of immigrants as much today as at any time in our history. By bringing the best and brightest skilled talents from all around the world that American and its employers need, we all work together to build our economic future.”
Anna graduated with dual Bachelor’s and dual Master’s degrees in law and political science from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, and with her J.D., cum laude, from Western Michigan University (WMU), Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is a member of the Michigan State Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Polish-American Congress, Michigan Division. In addition, she has participated in the Family Law Assistance Project-Clinic at WMU, a part of Lakeshore Legal Aid, a not-for-profit law firm that provides a range of legal services to people in need. Prior to her law degree, she completed a paralegal studies post-baccalaureate certificate from Oakland Community College. She also enjoys travel, biking, reading, and spending time with her family.