Overview

Deeply immersed in immigration law, Michelle White counsels employers with their global workforce needs. She brings clarity and precision to what can be a perplexing visa petition system for domestic employers. Always putting the client’s needs first, Michelle applies her problem-solving capability to overcome delays and denials in the immigration process.

With more than 12 years’ experience in immigration law, Michelle demonstrates high-level proficiency in these areas:

  • Employment-based visa petitions – Advocates at every level for employers who seek to hire foreign nationals in the United States, advising clients on new hires, possible immigration issues and unique strategies to help ensure success in the current immigration climate
  • Extraordinary ability petitions and national interest visa waivers – Advises and completes required documents for nonimmigrant and immigrant employees who perform work in U.S. national interest or possess exceptional skills in underserved sectors of the economy, culture or education. She brings a unique approach to filing extraordinary ability and outstanding researcher petitions for executives, scholars, physicians, researchers, athletes and others with unique knowledge and skills
  • Green card counsel – Guides employers through the lengthy permanent resident card application process when they sponsor immigrant workers for what are commonly referred to as green cards

Much of Michelle’s career has focused on work with hospitals and universities that require visa approval for doctors and researchers. She handles a significant number of waivers each year for physicians/researchers and fully understands special requirements for their petitions.

Clients look to Michelle for her distinctive strength in the management of multiple projects and legal professionals. Her leadership continuously moves immigration processes forward while appropriately setting clear expectations, and her insightful legal knowledge nearly always achieves successful outcomes. She and her team maintain a high level of responsiveness, with a rapid turnaround on questions and requests.   

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Immigration and Naturalization Committee

Young Lawyers Division

American Bar Association

Member

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National

News, Analysis & Press

The RAISE Act Unveiled

ASAP

August 10, 2017

Increasing Fees and Decreasing Accessibility Selling the American Dream to the Highest Bidder

Immigration Law Today

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

September/October 2007

Speaking Engagements

DACA – An Employer’s Perspective

October 5, 2017

Immigration Compliance Updates Under the Trump Administration

April 12, 2017

Immigration Law and Employment Issues: The Basics and More

December 10, 2015

The Fine Art of Getting Paid

2013 Annual Conference - American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), San Francisco, CA

June 28, 2013

Getting Yours: Women, Pay Equity and Salary Negotiation

Diversity Summit, NOVA Southeastern University

October 2010

Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, Progress for All

International Women's Day Dinner - American Association of University Women, NOVA Southeastern University

March 25, 2010

Capitalizing on E-Verify

The Community College Conference on Legal Issues, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL

February 2009 and 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2008magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Colorado Boulder, 2002cum laude

Bar Admission

Florida