Dorothy Hanigan Basmaji

Dorothy Hanigan Basmaji: Attorney with The Murray Law Group A Professional Corporation
Attorney Awards


Law Clerk, Honorable Joseph B. Sullivan, Michigan Court of Appeals, 1986-1988

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Wayne State University

Licensed Registered Nurse, State of Michigan, 1966

The Best Lawyers in America (Immigration Law) 2006-Present

The Best Lawyers in America -- 2017 Troy Immigration "Lawyer of the Year"

The Best Lawyers in America -- 2014 Detroit Immigration "Lawyer of the Year"

Leading Lawyers for Immigration Law: Employment (since 2014) -- Served on Advisory Board in 2014

International Who's Who of Business Lawyers: Immigration

Best of the U.S.'s Best of Class: Lawyers, Immigration

Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, DBusiness Top Lawyers as published in DBusiness magazine

Michigan Super Lawyers (2006-present)

Recipient, American Jurisprudence Book Award, Evidence

Co-Author: "Building Walls in More Ways Than One--The Face of Business Immigration Under the Trump Administration," Michigan Bar Journal, February 2018

Author: "Michigan Businesses can Successfully Hire and Retain Foreign Employees," Michigan International Lawyer, Fall, 1998

Co-Author: "Immigration Reform Legislation: The Business Effects," Laches, May, 1997

Author: "Department of Labor Proposes Changes to Labor Condition Application for H-1B Visas Creating New Concerns." Michigan International Lawyer, Spring 1994

Author: "People v. Worrell: Equal Protection Under the Assault Laws, Regardless of Age," Detroit College Law Review, 81, 1985.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Immigration Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
248-686-1773  Phone
248-540-8019  Phone
(248) 540-8059  Fax
University Attended:
Michigan State University, B.S., with honors, 1966; Wayne State University, M.S.N., Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 1967
Law School Attended:
Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, J.D., cum laude; Managing Editor and Note & Comment Editor, Detroit College of Law Review, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986, Michigan
State Bar of Michigan (Member, Immigration Law Committee, International Law Section); Oakland County Bar Association; American Bar Association; Michigan Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (past Chairperson of the United States Citizen and Immigration Services Liaison Committee, former Michigan Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer, past Chairperson Professional Ethics and Grievance Committee, Chairperson of the United States Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee
Birth Information:
Denver, Colorado, 1944

Peer Reviews

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Bingham Farms, Michigan

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