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Maria Teresa Mateo

Immigration Attorney at Kew Gardens, NY

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Maria Mateo Law, Maria Mateo PC

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Maria

Learn Maria’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorces, child support, custody, prenuptial agreements

  2. Immigration
    Deportation, work and family visas, asylum, cancellation of removal, U visas, VAWA, Tourist visas


Maria Mateo is Founding Attorney of Maria Mateo PC and has been practicing law since 2010. She received the Legal Master’s Degree from St. John’s University where she graduated with distinction.

Maria Mateo is Law Attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New York and admitted to Federal Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mrs. Mateo has spent her legal career concentrating in complex litigation cases; she has significant experience in various areas of her law practice including Immigration and Matrimonial Law. She handles family and work petitions as well as family matters such as divorces, child custody, child support pre and postnuptial agreements.

Mrs. Mateo is known for quality legal services, clients and organizations have recognized her for her advocacy skills, professionalism, and reliability.

Due to her ability to deliver her work with excellence Mrs. Mateo was recognized as 10 best immigration lawyer’s of New York in 2017 by the American Institution of Legal Counsel. She was also recognized as a 100 Bumble Business Most Influential People in NYC in 2018. Recently, Ms. Mateo was recognized by the Consulate of the Dominican Republic in New York with the Duarte Honors, also by New York City council members Hon. Eric A. Ulrich, Hon. Fernando Cabrera,Hon. Carmen De La Rosa, and Assemblyman Michael A. Blake for her outstanding work in the field of law and for contributing positively to the Dominican diaspora in New York.

Mrs. Mateo has given extensive presentations and held conferences on how foreign lawyers can obtain their credentials, and how to succeed in a competitive business environment. She has also, lobbied in the United States Congress, advocating to protect due process at the border and demanding accountability from USCIS.

Mrs. Mateo is actively involved in volunteered work and she has assisted victims of domestic Violence working with the no-for profit organization Sanctuary for families and the Queens District Attorney’s Office. She has also assisted tenants in the Immigration Tenant Advocacy Project, provided legal representation for immigrants in the Catholic Migration Office and has successfully completed hundreds of cases for imprisoned Dominicans as part of her community outreach with the Consulate of The Dominican Republic in New York.

She is also a member of theNew York State, American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Latino Bar Admissions, Queens Bar Admissions,Dominican Republic bar association.

As an attorney I assumed the compromise of defending my clients with fairness, honesty and zealously. I am an instrument of Justice and I am passionate about it. 

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Maria Teresa Mateo
12510 Queens Blvd Ste 320
Kew Gardens, NY, 11415-1511

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Posted by N.U | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recomended
Went to Maria Mateo Law regarding a change in my immigration status. Since day one Maria and her team were very helpful. Every steps and process were thoroughly explained. They were on top of any changes, updates or next steps and always available when I had any questions. There were no doubts that my case was in good hands and was managed correctly. Thank you Maria!
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Posted by Maria Cecilia T. | July 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Meticulous and Trust worthy!
I am glad we found Maria Mateo to help us through the process of my Resident visa application and my husbands Citizenship visa application. We both had a hard case that needs a professional help. Maria and her team were very meticulous with the process of our application and I think that was the key that helped me get my green card application approved with no interviews needed. My husbands citizenship process is a long process but with all the patience, trust and professional help from Maria everything went as what she anticipated. We had bad experiences with other immigration lawyers and thank God she is not like them. Maria is very knowledgeable and they made sure all the things that were needed were all in our submitted packet. Maria and her staff were very polite and professional. There is always a live person to answer our calls. I received my resident card last year and three days from now I will be traveling outside of the country for the first time with my kids to visit their grand parents. When it is time to apply for my Citizenship I am definitely going back to her. I am a US Resident and my husband is a US Citizen now and all thanks to Maria and her diligent staff members. Trust her and trust the process and do your part as an applicant and everything will fall into place. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Roy | March 6, 2018
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Excellent Attroney
Maria is thorough and very detailed. Her staff is quick to reply with any questions I have and she always follows up with me as she says she will. Very professional.
Posted by Arlene | October 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
100% Recommended!
Me and my husband hired Maria Teresa Mateo to take care of my Green Card (change of status to US Permanent Resident) Application. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. Answered absolutely every question or doubt I had, had all my documents translated and certified, filled out and sent all the application forms, kept track of the progress of the case and guided us step by step throughout the process. Made everything much easier and faster.
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Posted by Michael | August 28, 2012
Very good attorney
Maria Mateo is very smart and knowledgeable lawyer. She is taking care of my case as close as nobody else. It is surprisingly nice, compare to other lawyers I worked with. I fill safe and confident about the case outcome. She got my trust.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Maria Mateo PC
  • 2010 - Present


  • St. John's University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • VAWA
  • Granted VAWA Status
  • Asylum
  • Client was Granted Asylum


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Latino Lawyers Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Citation
  • New York Assembly Hon. Carmen de la Rosa
  • 2020
  • Duarte Honors
  • Consulate of the Dominican Republic
  • 2019
  • Citation
  • The Council of the City of NY Hon. Eric Ulrich
  • 2019
  • Citation
  • The Council of the City of NY - Fernando Cabrera
  • 2019
  • 100 Most Influential People in NYC
  • Bumble Business
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Immigration Attorney-New York
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Evidence
  • Cali Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2009
  • Legal Writing
  • Cali Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hispanic Heritage Law Panel
  • Immigration
  • 2021
  • Annual Conference
  • Immigration
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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General practice Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Maria in 2013, when I was working at St. John’s School of Law. I specifically invited Maria to teach in the Master of Laws program in U.S. Legal Studies, and we stayed in touch thereafter. We have worked together in a variety of cases, including deportation defense, divorces, child custody, child support, and enforcement of foreign judgments. Maria strikes me as a hard-working, knowledgeable person who cares about her clients and about her community. She also works as an attorney for the Dominican Consulate. She understands the cultural needs of her Dominican community and she can practice law in both countries. I endorse Maria without hesitation as someone who not only provides exceptional legal representation but as someone who has incredible character and high personal ethics."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Maria on numerous matters and she never fails to impress me or my clients. Maria is professional, punctual, and knowledgeable. I fully endorse her."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very professional She is also very knowledgeable about legal matters in Dominican Republic."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have sought her opinions and guidance on various immigration matters. Her experience as a member of the Dominican Republic Consulate has provided us with unique and insightful perspectives. I strongly endorse this bright and motivated attorney."
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