Veteran immigration Lawyer Michael Durham has joined Barnes & Thornburg’s South Bend office as a partner in its labor and employment department. He has practiced immigration law for 17 years and was previously with Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Durham assists businesses and individuals in a variety of immigration services. He advises employers such as hospitals, colleges and universities, technology companies, religious organizations and small companies in obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant status for their employees.

Durham has experience working with physicians, post-doctoral researchers, professors, engineers, scholars, scientists, international business executives and managers and investors. He also represents individuals on a variety of family-based immigration and naturalization matters. Durham also counsels employers concerning I-9 verification compliance, E-Verify and related immigration-employment enforcement issues. Additionally, he has represented professional race car drivers, including a recent winner of the Indianapolis 500.

Durham is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh District and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Durham earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.