Stephen A. Roth is an associate attorney at Maiona Ward Immigration Law and has exclusively practiced immigration law since 2013. Attorney Roth represents families and individuals before Executive Office of Immigration Review, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and both federal and state courts, with a focus on removal defense and immigrant waivers of inadmissibility. Attorney Roth has extensive experience assisting families and individuals across the United States navigate a variety of immigration matters including adjustment of status, naturalization, removal of conditions on permanent residence, asylum, cancellation of removal, waivers of inadmissibility, and special immigrant juvenile status.
Prior to joining Maiona Ward, Attorney Roth worked for an immigration law firm in New York City, where he handled an array of immigration cases, with an emphasis on removal defense and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit. In addition to his knowledge of immigration and nationality law, Attorney Roth utilizes his knowledge of state and federal criminal statutes to assist criminal defense attorneys by helping them evaluate the potential immigration consequences of criminal convictions in the zealous representation of his clients.
Attorney Roth was recognized as a Rising Star in the field of Immigration Law by the "Super Lawyer" publication in the New York Times in 2016. While attending Suffolk University Law School, Attorney Roth was a member of the Immigration Law Clinical Program, where he represented indigent detained immigrants and challenged the post-removal detention of foreign nationals. In addition, Attorney Roth regularly visited detained immigrants at the Suffolk County House of Correction with the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) to assist with "Know Your Rights" presentations and to conduct intake interviews to evaluate potential relief from removal.
Attorney Roth received his B.A. from University of Colorado at Boulder and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Attorney Roth is licensed to practice law in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New York State and is admitted to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Stephen is a Co-Chair of the AILA-New England New Member's Division, where he works to offer a variety of professional and social opportunities to build the immigration practice and careers of new AILA members. He is also Co-Chair of the AILA-New England Chapter's Annual "Celebrate America" Essay Contest, working with 5th grade students around the New England region to write essays on the theme "Why I Am Glad America is a Country of Immigrants.
J.D., Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 2013
Dean's list: 2010-2013
B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, 2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Federal Bar Association
Rising Star in Immigration Law - New York Magazine - 2016
Youman, Madeo, Fasano, LLP - 2014 - 2017
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Associate Attorney||MaionaWard Immigration Law||2017 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Youman, Madeo, & Fasano LLP||2014 - 2017|
|Law Clerk||Maiona Ward, P.C.||2013 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||2012 - Present|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) New England: 12th Annual Immigration Law Conference||Immigrant Visa Processing: Navigating Between USCIS, NVC, & DOJ||2013|
|Suffolk University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|University of Colorado - Boulder||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2008|