The Practice

The Law Offices of Michael D. Baker is a Chicago based law firm with an office in the near northwest suburbs.

To keep clients informed of recent legal developments and to reinforce sound daily practices, I will blog from time to time on various areas of interest.

Our areas of practice include: Immigration and Naturalization Law, Criminal Defense litigation, DUI Defense (Driving under the Influence of Alcohol), Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation.

We represent businesses and individuals in the U.S. and abroad in all areas of immigration law. We represent employers seeking temporary and permanent visas for key employees and managers; entrepreneurs and investors seeking visas to manage their investments; multinational companies seeking to transfer key employees and managers to the U.S.; and companies seeking to avoid employer sanctions. We also represent individuals seeking temporary and permanent status in the U.S. for themselves and their families; seeking naturalization as U.S. citizens; and seeking defense in removal (deportation) proceedings.

We represent clients charged with felony & misdemeanor crimes and driving under the influence (DUI). We advocate for license reinstatement, reduced charges, and dismissal of charges. We handle traffic violations including speeding tickets, reckless driving, and driving without a license. We assist clients at hearings before the Illinois Secretary of State with drivers license issues including reinstatement, obtaining a restricted license to drive, and reduction of license suspension periods. From offices in Chicago and the northwest suburbs, we offer responsive service across a broad spectrum of civil and criminal matters.

Expertise in Post-Conviction Relief regarding the immigration consequences of criminal convictions; sentence modification. Collaboration with defense counsel and immigration law experts to ensure that non citizen defendants are provided effective criminal defense counsel to avoid or minimize the immigration consequences of their criminal dispositions.

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