Robert S. Anderson



Robert S. Anderson has significant experience in the areas of employment-based immigration and the representation of local, national, and international companies in obtaining authorization for employees to work permanently or temporarily in the United States.

Robert counsels and represents clients in the full spectrum of immigration legal issues as applied to their workforces and staff, including all aspects of the international movement of personnel (inbound and outbound work authorization status); formulating and implementing short-and/or long-term employment plans; obtaining appropriate immigrant (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3) and non-immigrant (H-1B, L-1, E-1 and E-2, O-1, P-1, R-1, TN) employment classifications; managing the Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM); advising on immigration compliance including Forms I-9, E-Verify and LCA files; and obtaining temporary visitor and work visas for employment in foreign countries. Robert also conducts internal immigration audits and in-house training.

Robert works with a wide range of companies, including Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations, and start-up enterprises in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, automotive, beverage, tier-one and tier-two suppliers, engineering, and information technology, among others.

Prior to joining Kerr Russell, Robert served as a senior attorney in the Immigration Law Practice of Miller Canfield. Previously, he was the Managing Member of Robert S. Anderson & Associates, a law firm focused on immigration; and was previously associated with a regional immigration law practice.

News & Insights

Immigration Insider - USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions, Update on Changes in H-1B Cap Filings and Immigration Forecast for 2019 - Spring 2019
March 19, 2019
Immigration Insider - Potential Changes to Fiscal Year 2020 H-1B Cap Filings (Winter 2018)
December 18, 2018
•Kerr Russell's Wayne State alumni gather for presentation from law school dean
September 25, 2018
•Kerr Russell sponsors, partners attend Metropolitan Detroit's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2018 event
September 21, 2018
•Kerr Russell recognizes our 2018 dbusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit honorees
September 20, 2018
Immigration Insider - Updates regarding premium processing, petition denials (Fall 2018)
September 18, 2018
•Sneak peek of Dbusiness Magazine Top Lawyers photo shoot with Kerr Russell
September 11, 2018
•Kerr Russell attorneys, friends attend second annual New Americans Appreciation Gala - September 6 at The Henry
September 6, 2018
•Kerr Russell team places first at Detroit Chinese Business Association golf outing
August 30, 2018
•Kerr Russell a silver sponsor of Metropolitan Detroit's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
August 23, 2018
•Kerr Russell supports second annual New Americans Appreciation Gala - September 6 at The Henry
July 30, 2018
•Kerr Russell featured as advertiser in Corp! Magazine's annual Human Resources Guide
June 25, 2018
Immigration Insider: Change in Delivery of Secure Documents, FY 2019 H-1B Lottery Petitions, and I-751 Removal of Conditions Extension (Summer 2018)
June 18, 2018
•Detroit Public Television's PBSNewsHour and Nightly Business Report to be sponsored by Kerr Russell
March 29, 2018
•Spotted at Wayne State University Law School: Robert Anderson and Kenneth Lombardo
March 13, 2018
•Kerr Russell's latest ad Driven By Results debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week
February 26, 2018
•Download Kerr Russell's updated firm brochure and overview of services
January 26, 2018
•Ken Lombardo, Robert Anderson featured in Crain's Detroit Business
January 17, 2018
•Influencing the Legal Landscape - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in dbusiness
January 15, 2018
•Kerr Russell selects Robert Anderson, Kenneth Lombardo as new members
January 1, 2018
•Kerr Russell team makes holiday donations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, and Children's Hospital of Michigan
December 18, 2017
Immigration Insider - Travel Restrictions, USCIS Ends Deference to Extensions of Nonimmigrant Status, Online Naturalization Application, New H-1B Filings (Winter 2017)
December 14, 2017
•Happy holidays from your friends at Kerr Russell (video)
December 12, 2017
•Merry and bright ... Kerr Russell welcomes the holiday season
November 30, 2017
•Culture of Connection - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in Michigan Lawyers Weekly and dbusiness
November 16, 2017
•Kerr Russell launches new advertising in upcoming issues of dbusiness and Crain's Detroit
November 3, 2017
•Kerr Russell ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 17 practice areas
November 1, 2017
•Team spirit ... for some great causes
October 6, 2017
•Kerr Russell profiled in Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Mich.
October 2, 2017
•Kerr Russell team places second and scores longest drive at Detroit Chinese Business Association golf outing
September 19, 2017
Immigration Insider - In-Person Interviews Expanded, Attorney Representation at Border, Denial of Advanced Parole, and DACA (Fall 2017)

•2017 Associate Golf Outing at Links of Novi
August 21, 2017
•A culture of giving
August 10, 2017
•Immigration Alert: Executive Order & Travel
January 30, 2017
President issues Executive Order regarding Immigration
November 21, 2014

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Immigration and Nationality Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
313-961-0200  Phone
313-961-0388  Fax
University Attended:
Michigan State University, B.A.
Law School Attended:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.; Wayne State University, LL.M.
Year of First Admission:
1994, Michigan


State Bar of Michigan

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - CBP Liaison Chair, Michigan

MichAuto - Member, Talent, Attraction and Retention Committee


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