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Michael A. Satterwhite

Immigration Attorney at Lynn, MA

4.7   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    65%
    I handle all aspects of Immigration.

    11 years, 600 cases

  2. General practice
    35%
    Business, Bankruptcy, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Litigation

    12 years, 1,000 cases

I established The Satterwhite Law Firm, P.C. to offer a different kind of interaction between attorney and client. I have established a balanced firm with a personal touch. I will try my best to handle all issues that you may have and if I am unable to, I will refer you to a trusted attorney. I am a cooperating attorney for the 32BJ Legal Fund and its an honor representing their 180,000 members with their legal needs. My firm specializes in Inmigration and as a forensic attorney, my practice dives deep into complex immigration cases.

I come from a big family. I am married to Andrea and have three wonderful children. I have two sisters and one brother. I have six nieces and nephews. I am on the School Committee for the City of Lynn. I recieved the Volunteer of the Year from Volunteers of America and am very much involved with my community.

Offices in Lynn and Revere, with a satellite office in South Lee. We cover the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

I appreciate your time.

Michael

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Location

The Satterwhite Law Firm, P.C.
319 Lynnway Suite 303B
Lynn, MA, 01901

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Lizette | December 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I asked Michael to draft a property contract and with his experience and knowledge he gave me great advised and completed the contract the same day. I’m satisfied with his service.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2016
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
He was really helpful and he helped me with my case. He pointed to me some similar case that were helpful to understand and see my rights.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2016
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Michael Satterwhite was an excellent resource in a time of need. He was informative and even answered questions slightly off the speciality area that I had identified. I gained some valuable insight on that brief phone call. Thank you. And oh, I prevailed in my legal battle.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Excellent information!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Excellent, concise advise. I now know the directions to pursue. Good job
Posted by Erica | May 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you michael !!!!
Michael satterwhite is an excellent lawyer. I had a few issues with my landlord and he helped my family and i get the issue resolved. Any time that we needed him he would always answer his phone or reply by text as soon as he see the messages. I recommend michael to anybody with any legal issues.
Posted by Donald | April 24, 2016
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A+ Attorney
Came to a strong and very fair agreement between me & the other individual very quickly I highly recommend him and his team once again thanks & very greatly appreciated on my behalf.
Posted by Kathleen LaFlamme | March 4, 2016
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Free consulting
Michael Satterwhite was gracious and extremely informative with my questions. He helped to steer me in the right direction. He showed me that I needed to do additional work in order to proceed with my claim. I would recommend him to anyone that needed assistance. Thank you so much.
Posted by George | February 25, 2016
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The Best!
Michael Satterwhite is simply outstanding! I cannot say enough positive things about him. Mr. Satterwhite is professional, intelligent, kind, understanding, and easy to work with. We hired him because we were trying to get my brother (who is severely autistic) into a residential school. We had been fighting the school district for years, and had gotten absolutely nowhere. We had reached a breaking point and decided that the only way we would resolve this issue once and for all is if we hired a lawyer. After our first meeting with Michael we had a good feeling about what’s to come. In a matter of months Michael got us a resolution meeting with the school district which resulted in us winning a residential placement! We were ecstatic! I only wish we had met Michael earlier! He is the best!
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2016
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Review of M.Satterwhite
Michael is a great attorney! Smart, dedicated and professional. My landlord committed several housing code violations and had been harassing us for months. Michael worked very hard on my case and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I would definitely recommend for anything regarding Tenant/Landlord.
Posted by Henrietta | February 4, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
I appreciated the insight and the knowledge
After a couple months of pursuing payment from a car sales gone wrong, I posted a question on Avvo to solicit feedback from lawyers. Attorney Satterwhite was one of the respondents and based on his response, I scheduled an in-person meeting to review the details of my case. He was personable, patient and informative during the process. I was apprehensive about taking the case to court since it involved an acquaintance, but I felt at ease after the consultation. Before we could proceed any further, I received my money back from the car sales, thus eliminating the need for any legal recourse. Attorney Satterwhite was gracious and understanding when I informed him that I wouldn't be proceeding with a legal case. Throughout my interaction with him, I appreciated his depth of knowledge and his patience in explaining the process to me. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone out there in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by ANNMARIE | January 14, 2016
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND !
Attorney Satterwhite was referred to me after my accident last year by a friend who had nothing but good things to say about him. After working with him through my case this past year, I now see why she spoke so highly of him. He worked extremely hard on my case and was there for me to answer any questions I had or to give me advice every step of the way, any time I would call, and if by chance I would catch him at a time that he was out of the office or in court, he always returned my call as soon as possible. I am more than happy with my choice of making him my Attorney and the outcome of my case !
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Posted by Kristina | September 22, 2015
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Proces for green card
We are very satisfied with him. Our process for green card is successful beacuse he is pations and he took a lot of care about us. We are so thankful and i would like to recommened this lawyer to everyone. He is realy good and fast and if I need lawyer in the future we will hire him for sure.
Posted by Brigham | September 18, 2015
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Amazing Service and saved us thousands!!
Michael handled all of the legal aspects of our home purchase and was amazing! He walked us through every detail and fought to save us thousands of dollars. He is the most professional and responsive lawyer we've ever used.
Response from Michael Satterwhite September 21, 2015
Thanks Brigham. It was great helping out.
Posted by Philip | August 1, 2015
Best Attorney I Could Ask For
Couldn't have picked a better attorney to represent my wife and I in the purchase of our first home. He is easy to get a hold of, replies instantly 95% of the time, and is a zealous advocate for his clients. He guided us through the entire process and made sure things were done correctly. We were so impressed with his services and will highly recommend him to friends/family.
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Response from Michael Satterwhite September 11, 2015
Thanks Phil. I appreciate your comments.
Posted by Tyler | July 25, 2015
My Review Of Michael Satterwhite
Michael is extremely intelligent in many different areas of the law. He recently represented my and three other clients in a landlord/ tenant case. We were 100% satisfied with the outcome. He responded clearly and quickly to any questions we had and he would keep us updated with any new information the second he got it. He is professional, friendly, fair, and affordable. I would gladly hire him again if I required legal assistance in the future.
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Posted by Janelle | July 7, 2015
Dispute resolved
I was referred to Attorney Satterwhite during a very difficult time when my condo that I was renting flooded due to the negligence of the condo association. My family and I had lost an obscene amount of personal property and our landlord at the time tried to evict us. I was at a loss and it was very hard finding someone to take our case when finally I found Attorney Satterwhite. He was extremely personable, intelligent, trustworthy and very kind. He always kept me informed about what was going on with my case, always answered my phone calls, and was rapidly responsive through email. He worked diligently to get us what we deserved and had compassion for what we were going through. I was so pleased with the outcome of my cases that I hired him to close on a condo that my family and I had purchased, along with numerous other matters. I have referred many people to him and will continue to do so. Overall I was beyond satisfied with Attorney Satterwhite's very professional performance and it was a pleasure working with him.
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Posted by David | July 7, 2015
Exceptional and Imperishable Results
Even though I filed my case pro se (which can present its own set of issues), and despite the existence of a number of governing court orders, Attorney Satterwhite agreed to take on my case. In doing so, he restored my hope for success in future proceedings. Throughout the case, I expressed a number of desires and Attorney Satterwhite took each one into account and sought out a solution to provide the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Attorney Satterwhite to anyone seeking exceptional and imperishable results.
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Response from Michael Satterwhite July 7, 2015
David, thanks for this great review!
Posted by David | June 22, 2015
I Definitely Would Recommend Michael Satterwhite
Michael's attention to detail was outstanding. On a Supplementary Process Hearing, Michael filed a Motion to Dismiss. I had my doubts that motion would be allowed. We taped out of court at 9:30 am after Michael talked with opposing attorney , the Supplementary Process was dismissed before the hearing. Great Job.
Response from Michael Satterwhite June 23, 2015
Thanks David. I appreciate your kind words and your business. I am happy we were able to put this to rest.
Posted by Laurinda | June 19, 2015
Very Helpful
Attorney Satterwhite was very helpful when a flood caused damage to a condo I own. I was very upset because the condo was a result of the condo associations negligence and I knew they had an arsenal of lawyers and didn't think I'd be able to recoup my loss. But Attorney Satterwhite was great a dealing with them and assisted myself and several neighbors who were affected by the flood. Thanks to him I will be able to restore the unit to its normal condition.
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Response from Michael Satterwhite June 23, 2015
Thank you Laurinda. I appreciate your kind words and the opportunity you gave me to represent you. It was a pleasure handling your case and I look forward to working together in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 15 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Satterwhite Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Broker
  • Michael Anthony Realty
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Cohen & Associates
  • 2012 - 2014

Education

  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • MACH LLC v. Client
  • Case Dismissed
  • Client v. Krow, Ramos & Unique Frame Works
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
  • Alba v. Client
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • Lynn School Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lynn Community Connections Coalition
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Calvary Christian Church
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Revere Chamber of Commerce
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • N/A
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, Litigation Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteers of America
  • N/A
  • Citizenship & Community Service Award
  • City of Lynn
  • N/A

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • Motions
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (54)
Endorse Michael
Lemon law Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael assisted me with the settlement and negotiations of a case. His insightful input in the case were invaluable. Michael also is a valuable member of the community as a Member of the Lynn School Committee and part of the North Shore Latino Business Association."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Outstanding reputation."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great asset to the avvo community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Satterwhite is an effective and highly respected lawyer who knows the law and gets results."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer as one who is a specialist in their field and highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Other
"Well respected in the community and known for effective advocacy for clients!"
General practice Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
General practice Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Satterwhite offers sound advice and is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael A. Satterwhite is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
General practice Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Satterwhite is a regular contributor on Avvo and his answers are frequently helpful and insightful."
General practice Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney -I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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