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. The firm handles cases involving immigration, criminal defense, family law, wills and estates, and civil matters. Matt is licensed to practice in all Tennessee courts, federal immigration courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Matt is also a certified 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 an active pro bono lawyer volunteering representation for domestic abuse victims referred by the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. He also volunteers time with legal aid clinics and citizenship initiatives, and is on the board of directors for the Tennessee Latino Civil Rights Organization (TeLCRO), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal representation to victims of unlawful discrimination. Professional memberships include the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), Nashville Bar Association (NBA), 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
How multiple unlawful border crossings affect immigration status
Nashville Legal Advocate
I missed my court date. What do I do?
Nashville Legal Advocate
ICE Raids: Know Your Rights
Nashville Legal Advocate
What to do if the Police show up at your Home
Nashville Legal Advocate
DUI in Tennessee: How much is too much?
Nashville Legal Advocate
What are Tennessee's gun laws?
Nashville Legal Advocate
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
Professional Associations
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
6th Circuit
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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
Blog
Nashville Legal Advocate
Contact & Map
2874 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
USA
Telephone: (615) 366-1211