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Matthew J. Maiona

Matthew J. Maiona

Maiona Ward Immigration Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Massachusetts
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Matthew J. Maiona is a partner at Maiona Ward and has exclusively practiced immigration law for over 18 years. Attorney Maiona represents clients nation-wide ranging from hospitals, environmental companies, information technology companies, the hotel/hospitality industry, construction, architectural firms, retail, engineering and insurance companies to individuals seeking visas to work and live in the United States. Attorney Maiona represents both employers and employees before the US Citizenship & Immigration Services, Department of Labor, and Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, U.S. Embassies, Consulates, state labor agencies, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals, Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer and federal courts. He has appeared on television and been the keynote speaker at seminars for the American Immigration Lawyers Association locally and nationally (AILA), the Employment Management Association of New England, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Sterling Education Services, as well as private recruiting firms on the topic of business immigration law and removal defense.

He received his B.A. cum laude from Boston College and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Attorney Maiona has been peer review rated for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell since 2007 and currently has an AV rating. He has been recognized as a Rising Star in the field of Immigration Law by the "Super Lawyer" publication of Boston Magazine on two occasions. Attorney Maiona is an active member of AILA, past Chapter Chair of the Executive Board for the New England Chapter of AILA, and is a AILA mentor for other immigration attorneys.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Immigration
  • Immigration Court/OCAHO Representation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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1st Circuit
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U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law
Suffolk University Law School
- Current
Managing Partner
Maiona Ward Immigration Law
- Current
Partner
MAIONA & MAIONA, PC
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Education
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1995)
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Boston College
B.A. (1992)
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Awards
Best Lawyer
Best Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2010, 2011
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2007
Professional Associations
Federal Bar Association – Immigration Section
Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Chair, AILA National Military Assistance Program Task Force (2011-2015); AILA National Media Advocacy Committee, Member (2014-2015); Section Chair, AILA Annual Conference Planning Committee(2012-2014); AILA Annual Conference Planning Committee, Member (2011-2012); AILA New England Media liaison (2011-2012); AILA New England Annual Conference Committee (2012); AILA New England EOIR Boston liaison (2011-2014); AILA New England Immediate Past Chapter Chair (2011-2012); AILA New England Chapter Chair (2010-2011); AILA New England Chair Elect (2009-2010); AILA New England Vice-Chair (2008-2009); AILA New England Secretary (2007-2008); AILA New England Co-Chair Congressional Relations Liaison Committee (2008-2009); AILA New England US Citizenship & Immigration Services - Boston Committee Chair (2008-2009); and AILA NE Litigation Committee (2006-2007).
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Various Seminar Articles
American Immigration Lawyer’s Association
Immigration Practice Manual
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
Speaking Engagements
Panelist discussing federal agencies and immigration at premier annual national immigration law conference/seminar, Annual Immigration Law Conference, Boston, MA
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Discussion leader on US Immigration Court panel featuring the Immigration Bench and Court Administrator, New England Chapter Meeting, Boston, MA
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Discussion leader on Interagency Panel, 8th Annual Immigration Law Conference, Federal Reserve Bank - Boston, MA
AILA New England
Panelist discussing adjustment of status for employment-based immigrants, New England Chapter Meeting, Boston, MA
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Discussion leader on a panel at premier annual national immigration law conference/seminar, Annual Immigration Law Conference, San Francisco, CA
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Discussion leader on US Immigration Court panel featuring the Immigration Bench and Court Administrator, Chapter Meeting, Federal Reserve Bank - Boston, MA
American Immigration Lawyers Association - New England
Discussion leader at AILA regional conference, 7th Annual Immigration Law Conference, Federal Reserve Bank - Boston, MA
AILA New England
Discussion leader on a panel at premier annual national immigration law conference/seminar, Annual Immigration Law Conference, Nashville, TN
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Discussion leader at AILA regional conference, 6th Annual Immigration Law Conference, Federal Reserve Bank - Boston, MA
AILA New England
Discussion leader on a panel at premier annual national immigration law conference/seminar, Annual Immigration Law Conference, San Diego, CA
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Matthew J. Maiona's Website Profile
Website
Maiona Ward Immigration Law Website
Contact & Map
Maiona Ward Immigration Law
31 Milk St
#401
Boston, MA 02109
USA
Telephone: (617) 695-2220 Ext. 103
Fax: (617) 695-6377