Michael J. Wildes

Michael Wildes’ practice is devoted to representing clients in all aspects of immigration law. He is considered a leading expert in the field. 

He regularly consults and renders legal services with regard to employment-based immigration, job portability, worldwide U.S. consular practice, remedies for status violations, mergers and acquisitions, immigration-related corporate policies, crisis communication, government investigations, waivers of ineligibility, employer sanctions, legislative advocacy and immigration/naturalization-related litigation.

Michael also provides assistance with immigration I-9 audits and advice to assure compliance with government mandated information and recordkeeping requirements.

He has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of several defectors who have provided difficult-to-obtain national security information.

Michael appears frequently on network television as a legal commentator/analyst, most recently in connection with the terrorist threats facing the United States.

Mayor, City of Englewood, New Jersey, 2004 to present

Former Federal Prosecutor, United States Attorneys' Office, 1989-1993

Selective Service Adjudication Board

“I’m married and the father of four. I enjoy watching old films and reading books on politics and world history.”

  • Represented Saudi Arabian diplomat Mohammed Al-Khilewi, who defected after walking off with incriminating evidence of international terrorism and espionage.

  • Secured the cooperation of accused terrorist Hani Al-Sayegh, who was implicated in the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, an atrocity in which 19 U.S. servicemen lost their lives.

  • Represented Shoebomber Hero Kwame James, who subdued terrorist Richard Reid on board American Airlines Flight 63, saving the lives of 197 passengers and crew members.