Attorney & Partner

Justin D. Casagrande

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  • Senior Partner with over 20 years representing clients in immigration matters
  • Experienced in providing immigration solutions for all types of international business, including multinational corporations, startups, international investments, and various other arrangements
  • Assists in immigration-related business issues, including visitor issues and COVID immigration-related issues, strategic personal planning for new and existing corporations, top executive immigration strategies, and overall corporate international assistance, including I-9 compliance issues and strategies
  • Provides assistance on non-immigrant visa types, such as B-1 (Business Visitor), E-1 (Treaty Trader), E-2 (Treaty Investor), E-3 (Australian Professional), L-1A/B (Intracompany Management or Executive Transferee), O-1 (Extraordinary Ability), TN (Canadian or Mexican Professional) (USMCA) NAFTA, H-1B (Professional), and H-2B (Temporary Skilled/Unskilled Workers), in addition to various other employment visa types
  • Provides assistance on non-standard employment and presence visas, such as J (Trainee), F (Student), B-2 (Visitor for Pleasure), K-1 (Fiancé), P (Entertainment Groups), R (Religious Worker), S, U, and T (Law Enforcement Assistance) visas
  • Experienced in all areas of immigrant visas, including various preference categories, such as EB-1A (Extraordinary Ability), EB-1B (Outstanding Researchers and Professors), EB-1C (Intracompany Transferees), EB-2 (Advanced Degree Professionals), EB-3 (Skilled Workers), EB-4 (Religious Workers), and EB-5 (Investors). Also experienced in National Interest Waivers and Exceptional Ability categories, as well as health care categories and waiving Labor Certification requirements
  • Assists in all immigration family applications, including timing and strategy considerations to reduce wait times
  • Experienced in removal proceedings, including Asylum, DACA, withholding of removal, paroles, and various other legal approaches to maintain family unity
  • Experienced in Naturalization assistance, including post-U.S. Citizen marriage based standard applications and expedited requests, including related tax presence and residence maintenance issues
  • Experienced in all forms of waivers related to convictions or violations of immigration law, including non-immigrant and immigrant waivers, and foreign residency waivers
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating – the highest rating bestowed by the organization, signifying the highest ethical and practice standards

Background & Education

Justin D. Casagrande graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1997 in the top third of his class. Mr. Casagrande also obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1993.

While at the University of Michigan, Mr. Casagrande studied subjects such as organizational behavior, multinational business, and international relations that provided him with a thorough background in these fields and prepared him for the practice of law. In pursuing his legal degree, Mr. Casagrande focused his studies on International Law and business/corporate concerns.

Experience

Mr. Casagrande’s scope of practice in various fields of immigration law, as well as for a wide variety of organization types, allows for a comprehensive analysis of immigration needs and solutions. Having practiced in nearly all areas of immigration law provides Mr. Casagrande with a full view of the interactions between the range of family and employment visas in the U.S, allowing for a complete analysis of potential solutions.

Mr. Casagrande’s practice in the field of business immigration has touched on nearly all aspects of this field, including businesses of all sizes, and employees at all levels of the organizations. He has represented corporations in many fields of endeavor, such as automotive, IT, agriculture, health care, manufacturing real estate, law, and various other fields. Within these substantive fields, he has assisted with multinational executives, people of extraordinary ability, individuals with advanced degrees, intracompany transfers, and international visitors. This assistance has been provided on an organizational level, such as strategies for employee immigration assistance for the corporate workforce and directly to individual employees.

Mr. Casagrande provides assistance for family-based applications, including family preference categories, fiancé visas, adoption, VAWA, and dependent family issues, including Child Status Protection Act and similar analyses. Mr. Casagrande also works with organizations and individuals in non-business settings. This includes religious workers and organizations, trainees, students, visitors for pleasure, and individuals seeking protection in the U.S. after assisting law enforcement.

He provides assistance to clients seeking family reunification through Consular Processing or Adjustment of Status, as well as providing litigation assistance to individuals facing removal for various reasons, such as immigration violations and convictions, including immigrant waivers and alternatives. Additionally, he has represented clients with complex family-based claims to status, including non-immigrant waiver issues, when entry is needed for either business or personal reasons.

Mr. Casagrande represents clients with USCIS, USCBP, Immigration Courts, Federal Courts, and at Embassies throughout the world.  Each agency has particular legal requirements, and his breadth of experience provides insights to the particular requirements in each location.

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The Law Firm of Antone, Casagrande & Adwers, P.C. specializes in assisting individuals and businesses worldwide with all of their immigration needs including employment visas, obtaining green cards for business and corporate employees and family members, visas for doctors and health care workers, together with waivers for physicians under J visa training program, labor certifications (PERM), national interest waivers, marriage-based green cards, fiancee visas, family immigration preferences, naturalization and citizenship, including medical waivers, asylum, deportation, hardship waivers, voluntary departure and removal. We serve clients in southeast Michigan including the Detroit Metro area, Ann Arbor, and Lansing. With offices in Farmington Hills, MI, we are close to Southfield, Troy, West Bloomfield, Birmingham, Canton, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, Novi, Dearborn, Detroit, Auburn Hills, Warren and Sterling Heights, Michigan. Although the majority of our clients are located in the tri-county area of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb, we also serve clients in nearly every state in the U.S. including Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York, California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Washington D.C., Virginia, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and many others, as well as countries around the globe such as Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, and other countries of the United Kingdom (U.K.), France, Germany, Japan, India, Brazil, Italy, China, Belgium, the Philippines, and many other countries in Europe, Asia and South America.

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Awards and Accolades

Mr. Casagrande is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible given to very few attorneys who have reached the pinnacle of their field, and has been recognized by other legal rating organizations.

Mr. Casagrande has presented on various immigration matters and is a member of the Michigan and Federal Bars, as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has provided immigration expert opinions for legal proceedings. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and other immigration-related organizations.

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Justin D. Casagrande
Antone, Casagrande & Adwers, P.C
  • Senior Partner with over 20 years representing clients in immigration matters
  • Experienced in providing immigration solutions for all types of international business, including multinational corporations, startups, international investments, and various other arrangements
  • Assists in immigration-related business issues, including visitor issues and COVID immigration-related issues, strategic personal planning for new and existing corporations, top executive immigration strategies, and overall corporate international assistance, including I-9 compliance issues and strategies
  • Provides assistance on non-immigrant visa types, such as B-1 (Business Visitor), E-1 (Treaty Trader), E-2 (Treaty Investor), E-3 (Australian Professional), L-1A/B (Intracompany Management or Executive Transferee), O-1 (Extraordinary Ability), TN (Canadian or Mexican Professional) (USMCA) NAFTA, H-1B (Professional), and H-2B (Temporary Skilled/Unskilled Workers), in addition to various other employment visa types
  • Provides assistance on non-standard employment and presence visas, such as J (Trainee), F (Student), B-2 (Visitor for Pleasure), K-1 (Fiancé), P (Entertainment Groups), R (Religious Worker), S, U, and T (Law Enforcement Assistance) visas
  • Experienced in all areas of immigrant visas, including various preference categories, such as EB-1A (Extraordinary Ability), EB-1B (Outstanding Researchers and Professors), EB-1C (Intracompany Transferees), EB-2 (Advanced Degree Professionals), EB-3 (Skilled Workers), EB-4 (Religious Workers), and EB-5 (Investors). Also experienced in National Interest Waivers and Exceptional Ability categories, as well as health care categories and waiving Labor Certification requirements
  • Assists in all immigration family applications, including timing and strategy considerations to reduce wait times
  • Experienced in removal proceedings, including Asylum, DACA, withholding of removal, paroles, and various other legal approaches to maintain family unity
  • Experienced in Naturalization assistance, including post-U.S. Citizen marriage based standard applications and expedited requests, including related tax presence and residence maintenance issues
  • Experienced in all forms of waivers related to convictions or violations of immigration law, including non-immigrant and immigrant waivers, and foreign residency waivers
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating – the highest rating bestowed by the organization, signifying the highest ethical and practice standards
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