|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Partner||Costa & Riccio, LLP||1979 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law||Lesley College||1982 - 1995|
|Naturalization Attorney||US Immigration Service||1976 - 1979|
|Immigration Officer||US Immigration Service||1972 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Chapter Chair 1985-1986||N/A|
|Cases Handled Successfully by Costa & Riccio||Successful|
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|Immigration Law Basics-MCLE||International Students and Exchange Visitors||1999|
|Suffolk University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Boston College||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1970|
|Wellesley College||Immigration Options After Graduation||2015|
|Harvard University||Immigration Options After Practical Training||2015|
|Dana-Farber Cancer Institute||Temporary and Permanent Immigration Options||2015|
|Brandeis University||How To Obtain A Green Card||2015|
|Tufts University||Immigration Options After Practical Training||2014|
|UMASS Lowell||Immigration Options After Practical Training||2012|
|Boston Bar Association||Counseling The Exchange Visitor||2011|
|10th New England Immigration Law Conference||Extraordinary Ability Visa Petitions||2011|
|Brown University||How To Obtain A Green Card||2009|
|AILA New England Conference||Nonimmigrant Options for Physicians||2003|
Posted by anonymous
Richard Costa and his team became my life saver as I went through the long, difficult, and emotional process of getting my husband to the United States. Their advice along the way was invaluable and kept me reassured that everything would work out. Knowing they were only a phone call away to ask questions about how to fill out forms, what fees needed to be paid and how, what needed to be done next, and how long I would have to wait for answers, made my life infinitely easier, and more importantly, provided me with great peace of mind. Every single phone call and meeting made me feel lucky to have found such knowledgeable and patient people to lean on throughout the process. They never rushed me off the phone or out of a meeting, and their timing for returning calls and emails was as incredible as their knack for breaking down the complicated process into smaller, more approachable steps.
Now, anytime I hear of anyone looking for an immigration lawyer or even just advise about an immigration situation, I say with great excitement, “Call Richard Costa!” To you all, I can guarantee that Richard and his team will make you feel welcome, listened to, cared for, and supported. I will forever be grateful for their support. Thanks to the guidance of Richard and his team, my husband is now a permanent resident of the United States, and we are happily living together in Boston.
Posted by net
Mr. Costa and his team are excellent. Mr. Costa helped to me and my family during our O-1 visa and then green card applications. The work is successfully accomplished by him and we had our visas and green cards without any problem. Mr. Costa and his team are honest, friendly and always available. They always kindly answer our questions in patience. Mr. Costa is an excellent immigration lawyer. Me and my family highly recommend him.
Posted by Benoit
I met Richard Costa 2 years ago, when he came to Harvard Medical School as main speaker for a workshop on US immigration. I was very impressed by his experience and expertise on immigration laws, given the diversity and the complexity of the questions that Richard had to answer this precise day.
Two years after, I decided to start a green card application. I immediately decided to have an initial consultation with him at his office, to discuss about the process. He took the time to listen my case, answered my questions and never pushed me for hiring him.
Throughout the process, it was a pleasure to work with him and others members of his team (Kate especially). High level of professionalism, quick answers to my questions and clear communication until the end of the process. I will highly recommend the services of Costa & Riccio LLP to others looking for an attorney experienced on US immigration!