Attorney Bio



Long Island Immigration Lawyer

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Prior to opening the Law Offices of Michael Kohler, PLLC in 2008, Michael served for 12 years as an attorney for the U.S. government. From 1996-97, Michael served as a Law Clerk for the Immigration Court in New York City. From 1997-2003, Michael was an Assistant District Counsel for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. With the creation of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, Michael was assigned to the Enforcement Law Division within the headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.



Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1996

State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1992


Professional Accomplishments

Member, Past Chair, Immigration Law Committee, Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA)

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Frequent Lecturer and Contributor, NCBA and AILA continuing legal education courses and publications


Pro Bono

AILA Military Assistance Program – providing free legal services to immigrant relatives of U.S. military members

Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence – assisting immigrant victims of domestic violence obtain immigration benefits

NYC Know Your Rights/Varick Street Clinic – providing guidance to detained immigrants before the Immigration Court

Trial Judge, NYS Bar Association Mock Trial Tournament


Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 1996 (Inactive)

New York, 1999

United States District Court for the Districts of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit