Matt Maniatis

Matt Maniatis

Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
  • Immigration Law, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Tennessee
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Summary

Matt Maniatis is a partner at Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, a Nashville, Tennessee law firm 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 went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, with a certificate in international legal studies. Matt is licensed and admitted to practice in all Tennessee state courts, all U.S. immigration courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.

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's interest in immigration law grew from his grandparents who were refugees from Greece after World War II, and from his time living in Malaysia as a temporary resident. Matt has testified in state court as an expert witness in immigration law, and writes for the Tennessee Bar Association Immigration Law Section.

Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Deportation Defense
  • Naturalization
  • Asylum
  • Immigration Appeals
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Charges
  • Consular Visa Processing
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We provide payment plans for most services.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
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U.S. Immigration Courts
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney | Partner
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
- Current
Attorney | Owner
Law Office of Matt Maniatis
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Education
Loyola University New Orleans
J.D. (2011) | Law
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Honors: Certificate in International Legal Studies; Certificate in Civil and Common Law
Activities: Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice
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University of Oklahoma
B.A. (2008) | Criminology
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Awards
Mid-South Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Best Immigration Lawyers in Nashville
Expertise
Citizens' Academy Graduate
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Mid-South Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Mid-South Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Lead Counsel Rated - Immigration
Thomson Reuters
Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
The National Trial Lawyers
Mid-South Rising Stars
Super Lawyer
Lead Counsel Rated - Family Law
Thomson Reuters
Best Immigration Lawyers in Nashville
Three Best Rated
Member of Board of Directors
Tennessee Latino Civil Rights Organization (Telcro)
2015-2017
Professional Associations
Nashville Bar Association (NBA)
Member
- Current
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Tennessee Associaton of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL)
Member
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Member
- Current
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Tennessee Bar Association (TBA)
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Nashville Legal Blog
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
Expanded Expedited Removal Temporarily Blocked
Tennessee Bar Association, Immigration Law Section
Do Non-Citizens have Constitutional Rights?
Tennessee Attorneys Memo
Can "No Trespassing" Signs Keep Out Police?
Tennessee Attorneys Memo
New Law Allows Permit-less Carry of Firearm after Order of Protection
Tennessee Attorneys Memo
Speaking Engagements
Information on USCIS DACA Program , Shelbyville, TN
Adjustment of Status and Naturalization , Immigration Law Informational Session , Nashville, TN
Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)
Certifications
Notary Public
State of Tennessee
License to Practice Law
Supreme Court of Tennessee
Videos
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC (Spanish Audio) Saenz & Maniatis

Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC (Spanish Audio)

New Requirement for Green Card Applications: Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, Form I-944 New Requirement for Green Card Applications: Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, Form I-944

New Requirement for Green Card Applications: Declaration of Self-Sufficiency, Form I-944

Update on court and U.S. immigration office closures in Tennessee due to COVID-19 Updates on court and U.S. immigration office closures in Tennessee due to COVID-19

Update on court and U.S. immigration office closures in Tennessee due to COVID-19

New Public Charge Rule | Nueva Regla de Carga Publica New Public Charge Rule | U.S. Immigration | Nueva Regla de Carga Publica

New Public Charge Rule | Nueva Regla de Carga Publica

Proving "Good Moral Character" when applying for U.S. Citizenship Proving "Good Moral Character" when applying for U.S. Citizenship.

Proving "Good Moral Character" when applying for U.S. Citizenship

How do I prepare for my naturalization interview? How do I prepare for my Naturalization Interview?

How do I prepare for my naturalization interview?

Who is eligible for naturalization? Who is eligible for U.S. citizenship?

Who is eligible for naturalization?

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part III Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part III

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part II Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part II

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part I Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee

Criminal Defense Procedure in Nashville, Tennessee, Part I

Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders Restraining Order. Order of Protection. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC. (615) 366-1211

Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders

Don't Get Deported Due to a Criminal Conviction Don't get deported due to criminal conviction! Immigration Lawyer

Don't Get Deported Due to a Criminal Conviction

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. 
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. 
Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family Law.
Se Habla Español. Guilty Pleas and "Cleaning" Your Record. Criminal/Immigration Attorneys. (615) 366-1211

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family Law. Se Habla Español.

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. 
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. 
Immigration, criminal defense, and family law.
Se Habla Español. ICE Holds and Immigration Bonds. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC. (615) 366-1211

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Immigration, criminal defense, and family law. Se Habla Español.

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. 
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. 
Criminal defense, immigration, and family law cases.
Se Habla Español. Nashville DUI Attorneys. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC. (615) 366-1211

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Criminal defense, immigration, and family law cases. Se Habla Español.

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. 
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. 
Immigration, Criminal Defense, Family Law Immigration Consequences of a Conviction. Call (615) 366-1211

Attorneys Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Immigration, Criminal Defense, Family Law

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Contact & Map
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
2874 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Telephone: (615) 366-1211
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed