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Marisa A. DeFranco

Immigration Attorney at Middleton, MA

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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1996
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DeFranco Law
14 North Main Street
Middleton, MA, 01949

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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • DeFranco Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Of Counsel, Immigration Practice Chair
  • Devine Millimet & Branch
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Office of Marisa DeFranco
  • 1997 - 2007


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 1996
  • University of Dayton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Waiver of I-751 Joint Petition
  • WON--Approval


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Chair, Immigration Section Council
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Massachuetts Commission on the Status of Women
  • Commissioner (appointed by State Senate President)
  • 2008 - 2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • National Liason Committee
  • 2006 - 2007
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chair, New England Chapter
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Women's Bar Association, Legislative Policy Committee
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Woman of Law
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2011
  • Beacon of Justice Award
  • National Legal Aid & Defender Association
  • 2010


  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Five Myths of Immigration
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cape & Islands Democratic Council Jefferson Jackson Dinner
  • Keynote Speaker-Candidate for U.S. Senate
  • 2012
  • Immigration Law Basics Plus
  • Ethics
  • 2011
  • AAUW Taunton, Remarkable Young Women
  • Equal Pay and Comparable Work
  • 2010
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • "VAWA: Advocacy in the Immigration Context,"
  • 2006
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Immigration Attorney | Dec 02
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"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Attorney DeFranco and she is an outstanding advocate for her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Atty. DeFranco through the broadcast media community in Massachusetts. She is very knowledgeable in the area of immigration law and I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Marisa is a true professional. She is very committed to doing the best job she can do in anything she pursues. Marisa is a very bright, organized, and diligent individual who is easy to talk to and feel that she really cares about you. I have seen her take on tough situations very aggressively while maintaining her sense of decency and compassion. I consider Marisa a trusted colleague as well as a friend."
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Middleton Immigration Lawyer Marisa A. DeFranco
Marisa A. DeFranco
Immigration Attorney
Middleton, MA
Licensed for 27 years