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Maria Santos is a highly respected attorney who has been practicing immigration law at the firm for the past thirteen years. She represents small and large companies in their employment-based immigration needs and also has extensive experience in representing individual clients in family-based immigration matters.  

Maria was first admitted to practice in Massachusetts (1988) and the Federal District Court.  She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and  the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  She received her B.S. summa cum laude, from Rivier College in 1985, and her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1988.  

Maria immigrated from the Azores, Portugal to the USA in 1972 and is a naturalized United States Citizen. She is fluent in both, Portuguese and English.

Our customers are highly satisfied with Maria, particularly due to her high level of professionalism and for the compassion she brings to her work. She is a dedicated, competent lawyer whose knowledge and experience with immigration matters will ensure the best representation possible for each individual case.


Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, French, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    6 years



Hourly ($175-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Balas, Alphen & Santos, P.C.

200 Littleton Road
Westford, MA, 01886-3534


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration LawyerBalas, Alphen & Santos, P.C,1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Rivier CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Radio Interview on WCAP LowellImmigration2010
• TV appearance on Westford Community Access Television about immigration 2009Immigration2009
• Keynote Speaker Women’s Week Celebration 1999--Lowell, MAThe role of Immigrant women1999
• Keynote Speaker Elder Volunteers Awards Breakfast 1999--Lowell, MAGrowing up in a multi-generation household1999
Addressed the Honor Students of Rivier College at Honor Convocation in a motival speechCommitment to Life1994
Presenter at the annual First Time Home Buyer's SeminarClosing Real Esate ProcessN/A