Matt Maniatis

Matt Maniatis

  • Immigration Law, Criminal Law, Divorce...
  • Tennessee
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Summary

Peter "Matt" Maniatis 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 previously graduated in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma on the Dean's List honor roll with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, and attended high school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the International School of Kuala Lumpur from 2000 to 2004. Matt is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), including the TBA Immigration Law Section. Matt also assists the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands with providing pro bono representation to individuals unable to afford representation.

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
Law Clerk
Metro Nashville & Davidson County District Attorney General's Office
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Organized, drafted, and filed offender progress reports; assisted officers conducting interviews and preparing for warrant arrests; passed FBI Criminal Background check.
Certifications
Notary Public
State of Tennessee
License to Practice Law
Supreme Court of Tennessee
Professional Associations
Member
Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce
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Member
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
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Member
TBA Immigration Section
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Member
Tennessee Bar Association (TBA)
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
U.S. Immigration Courts
Fees
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    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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
Contact & Map
2874 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
USA
Telephone: (615) 366-1211