Michael LetoAssociate Attorney
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.,
University of California, B.A.
State Bar of Michigan
Michael Leto’s experiences growing up in San Francisco taught him to appreciate the importance of diversity in American life. “From as early as I can remember, our family lived next to people who came from all over the country and all over the world. My classmates spoke Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian with their families. Growing up, I remember feeling proud to live in such an inclusive city and country.” By choosing to go into immigration law, Michael seeks to advance America’s rich tradition of welcoming new peoples and helping them to achieve their dreams through his immigration law practice. “Immigration law,” he says, “shouldn’t be an obstacle that keeps people apart, but a tool that can bring people together.”
At FGI, Michael specializes in H-1B, H-4, and E-3 non-immigrant visas for professionals in the information technology field, specifically for software and systems development, analysis, programming, testing, and engineering. He brings to his practice prior experience of working within business law, computer technology services, and merchandising. This background, he attests, “has given me perspective with how companies operate and what they can do for people. I have also gained an appreciation for how the practical side of business interacts with the technical side of the industry.”
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, in classics, Michael earned his J.D. at the Michigan State University College of Law, and is currently a member of the State Bar of Michigan. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling (Belgium, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Canada, UK), Netflix, gaming, and visiting family. Asked to sum up his approach to his practice, Michael says that “immigration law is a challenging field, and it is not only satisfying to gain mastery over even just a part of it but also to use that skill to help others.”