If you need an immigration attorney for anything from a removal proceeding to a simple application for a visa, call me today and set up an appointment.

How an Immigration Lawyer Can Help You

   While the paperwork necessary to get your green card, become a U.S. citizen, or get a visa may seem simple, there are many hidden pitfalls waiting to trap you.


    You need an immigration attorney to help you file your paperwork.  An immigration lawyer can prevent delays in your application and risks to your rights.  


    I have people come into my office all the time who filled out their immigration paperwork wrong, received a request for additional evidence, and have a short timeline to fix it.  As I learned when I was little, it's always better to do things the right way, and an immigration lawyer can ensure that you're not in this position.


    I believe in exploring every possible angle when submitting immigration paperwork to avoid potential hurdles.  For every immigration case I submit, I do extensive research to ensure that everything is done the right way, not answer questions off-the-hip.

   I believe in making sure that your application is processed easily and without unnecessary delay.  This means ensuring that we send in your paperwork with the evidence necessary so it can be processed.  This can mean we submit a large amount of evidence, and it can take a long time to gather, but it's worth it so your application can be processed the first time without additional requests for evidence.


    An immigration attorney can also help things run smoothly in interviews for green cards or naturalization.  If necessary, I make sure we have all the evidence necessary for your immigration interview and attend with you to make sure there is no unnecessary stress.

More Information About Immigration Law

No matter whether you're defending against removal or you're looking to gain citizenship, an immigration attorney can be a critical resource.  Call me today, and let's get started on your case.

Hire an Immigration Lawyer Today

    Whether you're facing a removal hearing in Boston immigration court or just trying to get a green card, an immigration lawyer is essential to navigate the maze that is immigration law.

    I've seen far too many people hire an immigration attorney too late - after their petition was denied or their paperwork was done incorrectly.  You need to hire the best immigration lawyer to handle your case correctly from the beginning.  Otherwise, you face permanently losing your immigration status.  

    Immigration law is confusing and counterintuitive.  You need an experienced immigration attorney to untangle the web of immigration law, ensuring that you don't endanger your status and give yourself the best chance to stay in this country.

    Call me today and let's get started on your  case.  My office is conveniently located within walking distance of Boston Immigration Court.  617-356-8217.

Immigration Court in Boston is located at the JFK Building in Government Center (pictured above).  If you're in removal proceedings, you need an experienced immigration attorney that you can trust.  I have represent people in Boston immigration court in removal hearings, and my office is located conveniently just a few blocks from Boston immigration court.  Call me now, and put me to work on your case.

Immigration Attorney in Boston, MA

    It is tough to be a non-citizen, especially during these times when immigrants are demonized every day in politics.  I'm here to be your shield against those who would try to remove you from this country, and help you secure your right to stay in this country.


    I have helped numerous people get their green cards, get authorization to work, get visas, and get their citizenship.  I believe in doing my best to secure your right to stay in this country and build your future with your family.


    I can help with the following types of immigration cases and more:

Named One of 20 Best Immigration Attorneys in Boston

   In February 2020, the Law Office of Matthew Peterson was named one of the 20 best immigration attorneys in Boston by uses multiple criteria to decide who the best immigration attorneys in Boston are.  These include:

  • Reputation: A history of delighted customers and outstanding service

  • Credibility: Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditation, and awards.

  • Experience: Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • Availability: Consistently approachable and responsive so customers never feel ignored.

  • Professionalism: Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A good immigration attorney can make the difference between staying in this country and being forced to leave.  I have experience getting my clients citizenship and green cards - this means filing the correct paperwork the first time.  Too many clients hire me after their case has already been messed up.  Hire an immigration attorney to handle your case correctly from the beginning.  My office is located conveniently in Boston, close to immigration court.  Call me today, and let's get started on your case.

Immigration and Criminal Defense Lawyer in Massachusetts

   If you're charged with a crime and you're not a citizen, it's critical to hire an attorney who practices both immigration and criminal law.  Being arrested and charged with a crime while you're not a citizen can mean deportation and being held by immigration authorities.

    A criminal defense attorney can help protect your immigration status if you're charged with a crime by ensuring that you don't plead guilty to something that will endanger your immigration status.  The U.S. Supreme Court has held that a criminal defense attorney must advise their clients of immigration consequences if their client is not a citizen.

   I practice both immigration law and criminal defense.  This means that if you hire me to defend your criminal case, I can help.  While I can never guarantee that you will not be deported, I can make sure you don't make a mistake and unknowingly plead guilty to something you don't know would result in your deportation.

   My office is located in Boston, but I handle immigration cases all over Massachusetts.  If you need an immigration lawyer, call me today at 617-356-8217.

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Boston, MA 02108

Downtown Crossing near Granary Burying Ground between Nine Bar and Bromfield Jewelers










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