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About me

I came here from Jamaica in the 1980s and was brought up in the inner city of Boston. I attended Boston Public Schools and went on to the University of Massachusetts for my Bachelor's and JD. From there I attended Franklin Pierce Law Center where I obtained my Masters in Intellectual Property.

I look to serve working and middle class families, and small business with issues varying from immigration, bankruptcy, family law, loan modifications, and many other areas. I practice immigration law in the 50 states and territories and state law in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

I reside in the Boston area where I am involved with the Volunteer Lawyers Project and various church and community activities. I am very excited to give back to the communities that have given so much to my family and I.


Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

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Practice areas

  1. Immigration: 40%
    7 years, 50 cases
  2. Chapter 7: 15%
    7 years, 33 cases
  3. Family: 15%
    7 years, 15 cases
  4. Chapter 13: 15%
    7 years, 8 cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (30-33%), Fixed (always)

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Contact info

Powell & Associates, LLC.

1354 Hancock Street
Suite 304
Quincy, MA, 02169


CTAdministrative Suspension200908/15/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in CT, 2015


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Connecticut.

  2. Suspension
    issued in MA, 2014


    This status means that an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a specific period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Thurgood Marshall AwardUniversity of Massachusetts School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTanz & Powell, LLP.2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Norfolk Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England chapter)N/A2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Blue SpotQuincy Loan Modifications2011
Blue SpotNational Immigration Blog2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Franklin Pierce Law CenterIntellectual PropertyMaster in Intellectual Property2010
University of Massachusetts School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Massachusetts, BostonCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2005