Matt Maniatis

Matt Maniatis

Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
  • Immigration Law, Criminal Law, Divorce...
  • Tennessee
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Summary

Matt Maniatis is a partner at Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, a Nashville, Tennessee law firm assisting the community in the areas of immigration and naturalization, criminal defense, divorce, family law, probate, and civil litigation. Matt attended the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, receiving his diploma in 2004. Matt graduated in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminology. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, with a certificate in international legal studies. Matt is licensed and admitted to practice in all Tennessee state courts, all U.S. immigration courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Matt has represented hundreds of clients in Tennessee state courts and in immigration courts across the mid-South. He has also briefed and argued cases before the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Matt has extensive immigration-related appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

While Matt practices in a wide variety of legal areas, his focus centers on helping clients obtain U.S. permanent residency, U.S. citizenship through naturalization, and other lawful status in the United States, as well as representing criminal defendants in need of experienced legal counsel with knowledge of complex U.S. immigration law.

In 2016 Matt received certification as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Family Mediator. In 2017 he was selected as a Top 40 under 40 criminal defense attorney in Tennessee by The National Trial Lawyers. Matt was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Matt is a Lead Counsel rated attorney with Thomson Reuters in the areas of Immigration Law and Family Law.

Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
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  • Contingent Fees
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    We provide payment plans with a 1/2 down payment, and small payments per month until your balance is paid off.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
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U.S. Immigration Courts
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Partner
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
- Current
Attorney/Owner
Law Office of Matt Maniatis
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Education
Loyola University New Orleans
J.D. (2011) | Law
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Honors: Certificate in International Legal Studies; Certificate in Civil and Common Law
Activities: Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice
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University of Oklahoma
B.A. (2008) | Criminology
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Awards
Mid-South Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Mid-South Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Lead Counsel Rated - Immigration
Thomson Reuters
Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
The National Trial Lawyers
Mid-South Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Lead Counsel Rated - Family Law
Thomson Reuters
Professional Associations
Nashville Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Tennessee Associaton of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL)
Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Member
- Current
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Tennessee Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Nashville Legal Blog
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
Do Non-Citizens have Constitutional Rights?
Tennessee Attorneys Memo
Can "No Trespassing" Signs Keep Out Police?
Tennessee Attorneys Memo
New Law Allows Permit-less Carry of Firearm after Order of Protection
Tennessee Attorneys Memo
Speaking Engagements
Information on USCIS DACA Program, Shelbyville, TN
Adjustment of Status and Naturalization, Immigration Law Informational Session, Nashville, TN
Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)
Certifications
Notary Public
State of Tennessee
License to Practice Law
Supreme Court of Tennessee
Rule 31 Family Mediator
Supreme Court of Tennessee
Videos
Proving "Good Moral Character" when applying for U.S. CitizenshipProving "Good Moral Character" when applying for U.S. Citizenship.

Proving "Good Moral Character" when applying for U.S. Citizenship

How do I prepare for my naturalization interview?How do I prepare for my Naturalization Interview?

How do I prepare for my naturalization interview?

Who is eligible for naturalization?Who is eligible for U.S. citizenship?

Who is eligible for naturalization?

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part IIICriminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part III

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part IICriminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part II

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part ICriminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part I

Orders of Protection and Restraining OrdersRestraining Order. Order of Protection. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC. (615) 366-1211

Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders

Don't Get Deported Due to a Criminal ConvictionDon't get deported due to criminal conviction! Immigration Lawyer

Don't Get Deported Due to a Criminal Conviction

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. 
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. 
Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family Law.
Se Habla Español.Guilty Pleas and "Cleaning" Your Record. Criminal/Immigration Attorneys. (615) 366-1211

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family Law. Se Habla Español.

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. 
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. 
Immigration, criminal defense, and family law.
Se Habla Español.ICE Holds and Immigration Bonds. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC. (615) 366-1211

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Immigration, criminal defense, and family law. Se Habla Español.

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. 
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. 
Criminal defense, immigration, and family law cases.
Se Habla Español.Nashville DUI Attorneys. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC. (615) 366-1211

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Criminal defense, immigration, and family law cases. Se Habla Español.

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. 
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. 
Immigration, Criminal Defense, Family LawImmigration Consequences of a Conviction. Call (615) 366-1211

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Immigration, Criminal Defense, Family Law

SAENZ & MANIATIS PLLC - FAMILY LAW

Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC (Spanish Audio)Saenz & Maniatis

Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC (Spanish Audio)

Contact & Map
2874 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
USA
Telephone: (615) 366-1211