Matt Maniatis

Matt Maniatis

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

Matt Maniatis is a partner at the law office of Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC in Nashville, TN. He handles cases involving immigration, criminal defense, family law, estate planning, and general civil matters. Matt is licensed 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. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Matt is also a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Family Mediator. 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 certificates in International Legal Studies, Civil Law and Common Law, as well as recognition for service in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. Matt is a volunteer lawyer for domestic abuse victims referred by the Legal Aid Society. He also provides pro bono service to local legal clinics and U.S. citizenship initiatives. Matt serves on the board of directors for the Tennessee Latino Civil Rights Organization (TeLCRO), a nonprofit dedicated to providing legal representation to victims of unlawful discrimination. Matt was selected to the Super Lawyers 2017 Mid-South Rising Stars list, as well as the 2017 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for criminal defense lawyers in Tennessee. Matt is a Lead Counsel rated attorney with Thomson Reuters. Expertise named Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC one of the "Best DUI Lawyers in Nashville."? The firm was also selected as one of the “3 Best Immigration Lawyers in Nashville” by ThreeBestRated. Professional memberships include the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Nashville Bar Association (NBA), Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), and Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL).

Education
Loyola University New Orleans
J.D. / Law (2011)
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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
University of Oklahoma
B.A. / Criminology (2008)
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Professional Experience
Attorney/Partner
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
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Attorney/Owner
Law Office of Matt Maniatis
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Law Clerk
Metro Nashville & Davidson County District Attorney General's Office
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Law Clerk
Judge Monte Watkins, Davidson County Criminal Court Division V
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Student-Practitioner
Loyola Immigration Law Clinic
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Law Clerk
Gaynell Williams, LLC
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Law Clerk
Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office
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Intern, Probation & Parole Division
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Nashville Legal Blog
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
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
Rule 31 Family Mediator
Supreme Court of Tennessee
Awards
Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
The National Trial Lawyers
Mid-South Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Lead Counsel Rated
Thomson Reuters
Professional Associations
Nashville Bar Association
Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Member
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Tennessee Bar Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. Immigration Courts
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards
  • Contingent Fees
  • 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.
Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Probate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
Blog
Nashville Legal Blog
Contact & Map
2874 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
USA
Telephone: (615) 366-1211