Donald Dobkin holds law degrees from both Canada (LL.B., Windsor) and the United States (LL.M., Northwestern) and has done graduate work at Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from Northwestern University Law School with a Masters degree, Mr. Dobkin began his career in Chicago, Illinois, where he was immigration counsel to the American Medical Assn. In 1979, Mr. Dobkin founded his own law firm in Southfield, Michigan. From 1979 until 2004, Mr. Dobkin was the president of Dobkin & Associates, which became Michigan's largest independent immigration law firm. Mr. Dobkin's professional achievements have been recognized by his peers. He is a member of the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys in the United States. Mr. Dobkin has held Martindale's highest "av" rating for 29 consecutive years having achieved this honor at age 30.
Listed, Who's Who Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2011: DB magazine 2010 Top lawyers. Author: "Civil Liberties and the Canadian Bill of Rights," 4 Policy Studies J. (1975); "The Supreme Court Civil Liberties," (1976) in Civil Liberties, ed. S. Wasby, Lexington Press; "Copyright Law Undergoes Major Facelift," JAMA March, (1979); The Diminishing Prospects for Legal Immigration: Clinton through Bush, 19 St. Thomas L. Rev., 329 (2006); "Court Stripping and Limitations on Judicial Review of Immigration Cases," 28 Justice System J. 104 (2007); "The Rise of the Administrative State: A Prescription for Lawlessness," 17 Kansas J. of Law and Pub. Pol. 326 (2008); "Race and the Shaping of U.S. Immigration Policy," 28 UCLA Chicano/Latino L. Rev. 19 (2009); "Challenging the Doctrine of Consular Nonreviewability in Immigration Cases," 24 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (2010); Behind the Greencard: How Immigration Policy is Killing the American Dream (forthcoming, 2012, Algora Publishing). Lecturer, Immigration, United States, Canada and England. Immigration Counsel, American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois, 1976-1979. Founding Partner, Dobkin & Associates, P.C., Farmington Hills, Michigan, 1979-2004., Consultant, Fakhoury Law Group, 2004-2011. Managing Partner, Fakhoury Dobkin LLC, 2012.