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Matt Maniatis

Contact: 615.366.1211
Law School: Loyola University New Orleans
Jurisdictions: Tennessee
U.S. Immigration Courts


About Matt Maniatis
Peter Constantine Matthew Maniatis, "Matt", earned his J.D. in 2011 from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Matt graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 with a B.A. in Criminology. He attended high school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. After being admitted to the practice of law in 2011, he began a solo practice focusing on Criminal Defense, Immigration Law, and Family Law. In October 2013, Matt and attorney Vanessa Saenz formed Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC. Matt is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL). Matt is also a member of the Nashville Bar Association (NBA), actively involved in both the NBA Immigration Committee and NBA Criminal Justice committee.
Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • All major credit cards
  • Free Consultation
    • All initial consultations are free, with the exception of immigration consultations. If you sign a contract for legal services the immigration consultation fee will be waived.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • We provide payment plans with a 1/2 down payment, and small payments per month until your balance is paid off.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Immigration Courts
Notary Public (State of Tennessee)
License to Practice Law (Supreme Court of Tennessee)
Professional Experience
Law Clerk, Metro Nashville & Davidson County District Attorney General's Office
Conducted preliminary hearings in General Sessions court on the felony jail docket; presented the State’s witnesses and developed lines of questioning to show probable cause for the crimes charged; argued legal theories to show legality of investigation tactics used; provided support to Assistant District Attorneys General.
Law Clerk, Judge Monte Watkins, Davidson County Criminal Court Division V
Evaluated offenders’ habeas corpus petitions and petitions for post conviction relief; assessed motions to suppress evidence; researched applicable statutes and case law; observed trials, motion hearings, and probation violation hearings; drafted judge’s orders.
Student-Practitioner, Loyola Immigration Law Clinic
Researched federal regulations, case law, and statutory law; drafted applications for relief under federal immigration law; prepared opening statements, direct and cross examination, and closing arguments; filed motions and represented clients in the Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review.
Law Clerk, Gaynell Williams, LLC
Performed research and trial preparation in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, family law, and traffic offenses; drafted complaints, answers, and motions; co-wrote a writ response to the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of Louisiana; assisted in voir dire and opening statements.
Legal Intern, Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office
Researched case and statutory law; drafted memoranda; supported Assistant District Attorneys during hearings and trials; aided in processing discovery requests; met with attorneys and judges to understand procedure; observed courtroom proceedings; attended meetings in judges’ chambers.
Intern, Probation & Parole Division, Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Organized, drafted, and filed offender progress reports; assisted officers conducting interviews and preparing for warrant arrests; passed FBI Criminal Background check.
Loyola University New OrleansJ.D. (2011)Law
Honors: Certificate in International Legal Studies; Certificate in Civil and Common Law
Activities: Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice
University of OklahomaB.A. (2008)Criminology
Professional Associations
Member, Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Member, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL)
Member - Young Lawyers Division, Nashville Bar Association
Member, Tennessee Bar Association
Member, Nashville Bar Association


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2874 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Telephone: 615.366.1211