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Matt Maniatis

Immigration Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Peter Constantine Matthew Maniatis

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matt

Learn Matt’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    34%
    Citizenship, Permanent Residency ("Green Cards"), Marriage/Fiance Visas, Student Visas, Employment Authorization, Asylum, Deportation/Removal Defense, U Visas, TPS, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Offense, Appeals

    13 years

  2. Criminal defense
    33%
    DUI, Drug Possession, Drug Resale, Assault, Theft, Prostitution, Traffic Offenses, No Driver's License, Violation of Orders of Protection.

    13 years

  3. Family
    33%
    Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Paternity, Child Visitation, Adoption, Name Change, Wills.

    13 years

WITH OVER 12 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, WE ARE A CLIENT-FOCUSED FIRM THAT OFFERS CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS FOR OUR CLIENTS IN THE AREAS OF IMMIGRATION, CRIMINAL DEFENSE, AND FAMILY LAW.

Matt Maniatis is a licensed attorney in Nashville, Tennessee and owner of Maniatis Law PLLC assisting the community in the areas of immigration and naturalization, criminal defense, DUI, divorce, family law, and estate planning. Matt attended the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, receiving his diploma in 2004. Matt graduated in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminology. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, with a certificate in international legal studies.

Matt has represented hundreds of clients in Tennessee state courts and in immigration courts across the mid-South. He has also briefed and argued cases before the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Matt has extensive immigration-related appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Sixth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.

While Matt practices in a wide variety of legal areas, his focus centers on helping clients obtain U.S. permanent residency, U.S. citizenship through naturalization, and other lawful status in the United States, as well as representing criminal defendants in need of experienced legal counsel with knowledge of complex U.S. immigration law.

Matt is a third generation Greek American whose interest in immigration law grew from his grandparents who immigrated from Greece after World War II, and from his time living in Malaysia as a temporary resident. Matt also studied law at the University of Vienna (Universität Wien) in Vienna, Austria while obtaining his Juris Doctor. Matt has testified in state court as an expert witness in immigration law, and also writes for the Tennessee Bar Association Immigration Law Section.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
2022

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Location

Maniatis Law
211 Donelson Pike
Ste 204
Nashville, TN, 37214

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Omar | February 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best experience
The reason I gave this attorney a five is because as a customer I was treated fairly ,and am very grateful for his hard work on my case.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Maniatis always took the time to call and update me whenever anything happened on my case, he made a difficult situation a lot easier to bear.
Posted by Josemilio | May 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
He was very understanding with my case and has helped me multiple times to understand my immigration and legal process and rights. I haven’t trusted any lawyer as much as him.
Posted by Moisés e ivonne mariaca | December 4, 2023
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Inmigration
I want thanks to lawyer Matt for his help through my immigration case , he very kind and very patient and professional he guided me and my wife through inmigration process , and also we feel so grateful with his staff to help us aswell thank you again
Posted by MZN (LOY KAN) | April 4, 2023
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Great family law attorney at a very reasonable fee
Matt Maniatis and his team are the best family law firm that recently helped me in my divorce by publication case. Mr. Maniatis and his team ( Claudia and Monica) have been incredibly professional and prompt…From the first day they clearly explained my options and they were always very responsive when I had any question….I would strongly recommend Mr. Maniatis for all your family law needs…if you are looking for a knowledgeable family law attorney at a reasonable price then go to Maniatis…I would definitely go to him should I need to get divorce again in future…
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Posted by Aldo | March 8, 2023
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Gracias !!!
Excelente Servicio !!!! Impecable y gran conocimiento, seguridad que permiten garantia y tranquilidad a sus clientes. Estoy muy satisfecho con mi caso de orden de protección !!! Matt Maniatis es un gran abogado muy eficiente y mostró y un excelente profesionalismo pero sobretodo un gran ser humano. Realmente los recomiendo !
Posted by Anand | February 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration
Matt and his team helped ease any anxiety I had with the process of Naturalization. They efficiently took care of all my paperwork and the whole process was done relatively quickly. Definitely would recommend Matt to anyone dealing with Immigration concerns or issues.
Posted by Moises Mariaca | November 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer
Very professional and very patience explain everything step by step , I very happy with the results I recommend this. firm Maniatis law
Posted by Germán | May 30, 2022
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Excellent service
Very good lawyer, they have very good experience and excellent service, I recommend it.
Posted by Roberto | May 20, 2022
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Gracias por averme quitado la deportacion
Es un excelente abogado y una excelente notaría es Claudia crespo ambos hicieron un excelente trabajo en mi caso , se los recomiendo porque trabajan muy bien y he tenido varios abogados ninguno me pudo ayudar como este execelente abogado
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Empathetic & Diligent
I came to Matt during a very difficult time and he helped me understand the options that I had. He was empathetic and helped me to navigate the legal ramifications of my situation. Engaging a lawyer is not easy, but I very much recommend Matt, his dedication and humanity set him apart.
Posted by Ross | May 18, 2022
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Client
Mr Maniatis and his firm were very professional and supportive through an unbelievably difficult time in my life. Ultimately, he was able to facilitate a positive outcome. I highly recommend Matt for your personal law needs.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and reliable
Great representation throughout the whole process. Managed my case efficiently and secured the best possible outcome. It was excellent working with Mr. Maniatis despite all circumstances.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Attorney Maniatis helped me with a criminal case in Tennessee in a way that exceeded my expectations.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Terrific
Matt Maniatis was extremely knowledgeable and helpful resulting in a positive outcome. Highly recommend!!!
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Maniatis Law PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Saenz & Maniatis PLLC
  • 2013 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Matt Maniatis
  • 2011 - 2013

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Andrea R, M2014-01895-COA-R3-JV
  • Affirmed
  • Garcia v. State, 425 S.W.3d 248 (Tenn. 2013)
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL)
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association (TBA)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best DUI Lawyers Nashville, TN of 2024
  • Forbes Advisor
  • 2024
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Tennessee
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Immigration Law Firm in Nashville, TN
  • Legal Directorate
  • 2023
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Nashville
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Mid-South Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Immigration Lawyers in Nashville
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2022
  • Best Nashville Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Charges
  • 2021
  • Best Nashville DUI Lawyers
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Lead Counsel Rated - Immigration
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense, Tennessee
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated - Family Law
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
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Publications

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Immigration Law Section
  • Expanded Expedited Removal Temporarily Blocked
  • 2020
  • Tennessee Attorneys Memo
  • Do Non-Citizens have Constitutional Rights?
  • 2018
  • Tennessee Attorneys Memo
  • Can "No Trespassing" Signs Keep Out Police?
  • 2018
  • Tennessee Attorneys Memo
  • New Law Allows Permit-less Carry of Firearm After Order of Protection
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Law Presentation to Students
  • Immigration and Naturalization Law
  • 2022
  • Immigration Law Informational Session
  • Adjustment of Status and Naturalization
  • 2014
  • Information on USCIS DACA Program
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Matt
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a very thorough and an intelligent attorney. He is very respectful of clients and has the respect of the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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