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Stuart Allen Matthews

Immigration Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Stuart Matthews, Stu Matthews

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found

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Stuart Matthews is an immigration attorney located in Raleigh, NC. His practice is nationwide, and focused on business and corporate immigration matters. Prior to relocating to Raleigh, Stuart gained well over a decade of diverse immigration law and policy experience in Washington DC, Baltimore, and Nashville.

Stuart has delivered immigration strategies and solutions to Fortune 50, Fortune 500, and Global 500 companies as well as other domestic and multinational corporations, middle market companies, small business start-ups and entrepreneurs, research organizations and DC think tanks, academic institutions, law firms, and individuals across a wide range of industries, occupations, and countries of origin. His work has concentrated on business and employment-based immigration matters in the hi-tech, biopharma and life sciences, telecom, engineering and manufacturing, logistics and transportation, energy, financial, aerospace and defense, retail, policy and advocacy, and arts and entertainment sectors.

Stuart maintains fluency in nearly all subfields of immigration law.

Stuart is licensed in Maryland and authorized to practice federal immigration law in all 50 states. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Sigma Xi, and Wake County Bar Association. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, and is a graduate of American University (M.A. in International Affairs) and Belmont University (B.B.A. in Music Business and International Trade).

Stuart understands firsthand the complex immigration experience. He enjoys helping individuals, families, and businesses seeking lawful opportunities in the United States.

Matthews Immigration Group ("MIG") is a full-service immigration law firm. We believe in the crucial importance of high-skilled immigration for sustaining and improving U.S. national competitiveness in global markets and world culture, and in the immense positive contributions that diverse peoples from around the world bring to domestic society. We are committed to zealously advocating on behalf of our Clients in a wide variety of immigration matters.

MIG exists to deliver high-value immigration strategies and solutions to its Clients through competence, integrity, efficiency, meaningful communication, meticulous accuracy and attention to details, and adaptability to fluid domestic political environments and global labor markets. The firm maintains a sustainable and equitable cost-benefit balance in its Flat Fee Schedule, charging attorney fees in accordance with high-quality legal services.

MIG provides quality legal advice, counsel, and representation to U.S. business entities, academic and research institutions, and non-profit organizations seeking to sponsor foreign nationals through employment-based immigration benefits programs, as well as to individuals and families seeking solutions to complex immigration problems. The firm navigates its clientele through the hyper-technical maze of statutory law embodied in the Immigration and Nationality Act, as well as the labyrinth of adjacent legislation, regulations, and case law governing the lawful admission, physical presence, and legal immigration status of non-naturalized foreign-born immigrants and nonimmigrants on temporary or permanent bases. The firm leverages from a single pool of legal immigration knowledge and skills in zealous pursuit of its clients’ immigration goals in a “seller’s” (high-demand/low-supply) market of congressionally limited immigration benefits.

We believe that our firm is set apart by our boutique model approach to specialized immigration lawyering within an increasingly conglomerated legal industry. Matthews Immigration Group possesses an interdisciplinary background uniquely experienced with and singularly focused upon the immigration needs of our clients. We provide an unwavering commitment to client service and education, advocacy, the integration of technology into case preparation to maximize efficiency and transparency, and highly competitive and inclusive flat fees. We do not seek to be the largest immigration services provider - we seek to be an exceptional one. MIG’s business model enables us to be selective with the clients and cases we represent so that we may offer each client the personalized attention that they deserve.

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Matthews Immigration Group
8601 Six Forks Road
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC, 27615

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Posted by Arij | January 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Remove conditions for residency
thank you for your wonderful and very kind consultation. It means so much to me. And its was very helpful. I highly recommend Ms Stuart Allen Matthews for legal assistance with any U.S. immigration matter. He is very great lawyer. Thanks so much
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
I had a question about obtaining I-551 stamp and he answered it fast and accurately.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
While we did not retain the services of Mr. Matthews, he and his staff were very knowledgeable, professional and helpful during the consultation process.
Posted by Gabriela | October 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I called Stuart a couple of days ago regarding my case, and he is a very helpful person that will advice you with the most updated and clear information about your situation, if he has any colleague in the specific area, he will contact them to even provide you with more specific information so you will solve all your doubts.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
knowlegable and professional
He does what he says. Very honest and doesn't play around when it comes to work. Very helpful with my case brought back faith and hope when no-one else could do the job right. I strongly reccomend him if you want it done the right way hire him. He knows what can be done.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Very informative and honest
I had few questions about my eligibility for DACA and he answered them all honestly, including where there are possibilities and risks. He was very informative and willing to help as much as he can.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding Immigration Attorney
  • Matthews Immigration Group
  • 2016 - Present
  • Business Immigration Attorney
  • Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Senior Immigration Paralegal
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Student Attorney
  • University of Maryland School of Law Immigration Clinic
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Judicial Clerk
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Immigration Court
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Senior Immigration Paralegal
  • Maggio & Kattar, PC
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Immigration Paralegal and Firm Manager
  • Ford & Associates
  • 2001 - 2004
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  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • American University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2006
  • Belmont University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Immigration Bond Hearings
  • Granted
  • H-1B Petitions
  • Approved
  • B-1 in lieu of H-1B Petitions
  • Granted
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Sigma Xi
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Carolinas Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (DC Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor - Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor - Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor - Immigration
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Affiliation
  • Sigma Xi
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 2008
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  • Avvo Legal Guides
  • Tips for Getting a B Visa: Preparing for Your Consular Interview
  • 2019
  • Maryland Bar Journal
  • “Consular Practice: Immigrant Visas”
  • 2008
  • The Raven
  • “'The Visitor': Personal Connections to Immigration Issues”
  • 2008
  • Maryland Bar Bulletin
  • “Doctors-Deficit and J-1 Waivers Reform"
  • 2008
  • American Bar Association Section of International Law Immigration and Naturalization Committee Newsletter
  • “Family-Based Punishment"
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Law and Policy Association
  • Immigration
  • 2009
  • Immigration Law and Policy Association
  • Immigration
  • 2008
  • Immigration Law and Policy Association
  • Immigration
  • 2007

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Immigration Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stuart is an extremely knowledgeable Attornet with a wide range of experience in Immigration Law. Having worked for the immigration court as a law student Stuart learned that area well. As a top level paralegal for extremely good lawyers for almost a decade Stuart is well versed in business immigration. He is one of my go to people for complex questions on that area."
Raleigh Immigration Lawyer Stuart Allen Matthews
Stuart Allen Matthews
Immigration Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 9 years
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