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James G. Aldrich, Jr. Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan


University of Detroit, J.D.

Michigan State University, B.A.

James G. Aldrich leads the Firm's Immigration Team in the Labor and Employment Department at Dykema. He has significant international business and immigration experience including advising on the immigration aspects of investment opportunities in the U.S., corporate formation and the employment of foreign nationals in the United States. He develops long-term plans to coordinate the business goals of clients with available immigration benefits, and assists clients in the preparation of visa petitions and supporting documentation.

Mr. Aldrich focuses his practice on representing clients before the US immigration service, Department of Labor and other governmental agencies including immigration-oriented issues related to establishing new companies in the United States through foreign investment and the transfer of workers to the United States including obtaining green cards and non-immigrant visas.

He also assists clients with confirming the employment eligibility of their workforces and defending them in government investigations in this area.

Clients quoted in Best Law Firms 2018 note that Mr. Aldrich "does an excellent job of answering questions, providing proper guidance, and responding quickly."


Assisted major seasonal hotel in obtaining Q-1 Cultural Exchange Visitor visas for Austrian chefs when H-2B visas were unavailable.

Assisted client in obtaining permanent residence as an alien of extraordinary ability based on award of the Shingo Prize for excellence in lean materials manufacturing.

Assisted client in recovering legal immigration status for several executives after immigration issues were ignored during sale of their company.

Blog Posts

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member

Community/Civic Activities

  • Bloomfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Immigration Law, 2021. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Labor and Employment – Immigration (2017-2019)