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I help people resolve their immigration issues. My cases range from family petitions (adjustment of status for immigrants in the US, and applications for family members in other countries) to labor cases, artist visas, and immigration court practice (bond, cancellation of removal, asylum, and withholding to name just a few areas).
If you need someone to guide you through the immigration maze, please call!
617.482.4669 for service in English, Spanish, Italian & French
or 617.482.3643 for service in Portuguese.


Caseload includes:


Deportation Defense
Cancellation of Removal

Family Visas (adjustment of status and consular processing)

Waivers of grounds of inadmissibility
Employment based immigrant visas

Nonimmigrant Visas, including:
H-1B - Professionals
K-1 - K-4 - Fiancee and family member visas
O-1 - Aliens of Extraordinary Ability
R-1 - Religious Workers


Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    14 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

20 total 

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  • Joel W Christiansen

    For the last several years, Josh and I have been part of a national group of attorneys dedicated to providing the best client service possible. Of the many members in this group, Josh stands out as one of the most personable, dedicated, and caring. Josh's specialized practice makes it possible for him to serve clients in a way that no other firm could hope to.


    Joel Christiansen Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jessica Ann Foley

    Josh is an excellent immigration attorney. He is extremely knowledgable and eager to help. I have had the opportunity to refer cases to him and the referrals have been extremely impressed with his expertise and patience. To top it off, he is a nice guy with a nice staff.


    Jessica Foley Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Joshua Daley Paulin

35 Kingston Street 2nd Floor
Boston, MA, 02111

Law Offices of Joshua Daley Paulin

10 Speen Street
Ste 401
Framingham, MA, 01701



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of RecognitionMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court2015
Outstanding Immigration LawyerBrazilian Immigrant Center2010
AILA Pro Bono ChampionAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2010
AILA Pro Bono ChampionAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2008
Appreciation Award for Outstanding Pro Bono ServiceIrish Immigration Center2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Joshua Daley Paulin2004 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of William Soo Hoo2004 - 2004
Staff AttorneyIrish Immigration Center2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionAssistant Editor, GP|Solo Magazine2011 - Present
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Immigration Law CommitteeCommittee Member2009 - Present
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm DivisionGPSolo Leadership2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionMember2005 - Present
United States District Court for the District of MassachusettsMember2004 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the First CircuitMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Immigration Law CommitteeVice-ChairN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, International Law CommitteeVice-ChairN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of John Doe (Colombian National)Withholding of Removal Victory
Matter of Jane Doe (Chinese national)Asylum victory
Matter of Richard Roe (Cuban national)Asylum victory
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Practice Today (ABA)Inclusion Without Litigation: Technology Paves the Way2015
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)Accommodations for Clients with Disabilities2014
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)Immigration Law 1012013
GPSolo eReport (ABA)Respecting Cultural Differences2012
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)GP Mentor: Reach Out to a Multicultural Clientele2011
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)Fraudulent Marriage in Immigration Cases2010
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)Who is the Client: Immigration2010
Going Global: Trends in Outbound ImmigrationDestination Panama: Increased Migration and Trade Hub2009
Jornal ImigranteEm caso de encontros com a policia2008
Jornal ImigranteDeclarações em apoio de um estrangeiro detido que procura fiança.2008
Jornal ImigranteSustituições na 245(i)2008
Jornal ImigrantePara pagar Fianças de Imigração2007
Jornal ImigranteResidência permanente condicional2007
Jornal ImigranteResidência Permanente, Parte I2007
Jornal ImigranteDirigindo sem carteira2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Virginia Military InstituteEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women Attorneys Network of the South ShoreImmigration Essentials for the Non-Immigration Attorney2010
NAACP - Open Forum on ImmigrationImmigration2007
Spheres of Exchange Workshop SeriesImmigration Law: Recent Legislative Impacts on Refugees and Immigrants2006