Attorney Profile:

Anthony Drago, Jr.

Anthony Drago, Jr.: Attorney with Anthony Drago, Jr., P.C.

Biography

Professional Background:

July, 1995 - present - Anthony Drago, Jr., P.C. - President/Owner

July, 1991 - July, 1995 - Satran & Marino, P.A. - Associate

September, 1988 - July, 1991 - Massachusetts Department of Revenue - Litigation Bureau

Member:

American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") 1996 - Present

Professional Positions:

AILA Board of Governors - Elected Member June, 2011- June, 2013

AILA New England Chapter Executive Committee June, 2005 - June, 2011

AILA New England Chapter Chair June, 2009 - June, 2010

AILA New England Chapter - ICE/ERO Liaison Committee Co-Chair June, 2011 - Present
AILA National - ICE Liaison Committee Vice-Chair June, 2011 - June, 2012

AILA National - Annual Conference Committee June, 2011 - June, 2012

AILA National - EOIR Liaison and Distance Learning Committees - June, 2010 - June, 2011

AILA National - Vermont and Texas CIS Service Centers Liaison Committees

AILA National - Mentor on Cancellation of Removal, Criminal Conduct, Immigration Consequences,

Detention and Bond, Federal Court Practice & Procedure, Immigration Court, Removal Procedures & Policy

Published Decisions:

Arevalo v. Ashcroft, 344 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2003) case set the legal standard for stays of removal in the First Circuit.

Arevalo v. Ashcroft, 260 F.Supp. 2d 347 (D. Mass. 2003)

Lasprilla v. Ashcroft, 365 F.3d 98 (1st Cir. 2004)

Discipio v. Ashcroft, 369 F.3d 472 (5th Cir. 2004)

Discipio v. Ashcroft, 417 F.3d 448 (5th Cir. 2004)

Ishak v. Gonzales, 422 F.3d 22 (1st Cir. 2005)

Publications:

Postconviction Relief: Navigating a Narrow Channel for Safe Harbor - AILA Annual Conference 2007 Handbook

Co-Authored with Karl Krooth, Esq.

Martindale-Hubbell Rating:

AV

Areas of Practice (21)

  • U.S. Immigration Law
  • Naturalization
  • Visas
  • Immigrant Visas
  • Employment Immigration
  • Employment Visas
  • Business Immigration
  • Permanent Visas
  • Non-Immigrant Visas such as H-1B, L-1 and Others
  • Investor Visas
  • Citizenship
  • Deportation
  • Family Immigration Law
  • Marriage Petitions
  • Fiance Visas
  • Removal Proceedings
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DOCA)
  • Applications to Remove Conditions on Residence
  • PERM Labor Certifications
  • Labor Certifications
  • Consular Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
617-357-0400  Phone
617-357-8353  Fax
www.dragolaw.com
University Attended:
LeMoyne College, B.S., 1985
Law School Attended:
Western New England College, School of Law, J.D., 1988
Year of First admission:
1988
Admission:
1988, Massachusetts; 1989, New York; United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
ISLN:
907761011

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 10 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 08/20/11 in Immigration and Naturalization

    Mr. Drago is a lawyer's lawyer. Read more

    Mr. Drago is a lawyer's lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 08/20/11 in Immigration and Naturalization

    He is a reognized expert naturally & just elected to Barrs of Government of Nom. Immigration Lawyers Assoc Deserves "AV" Read more

    He is a reognized expert naturally & just elected to Barrs of Government of Nom. Immigration Lawyers Assoc Deserves "AV"

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 08/15/11 in Appellate Practice

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 08/15/11 in Immigration and Naturalization

    Attorney Anthony Drago would be the attorney I would hire should I or an acquaintance have an Immigration issue. He is most knowledgeable and possesses a demeanor one wou... Read more

    Attorney Anthony Drago would be the attorney I would hire should I or an acquaintance have an Immigration issue. He is most knowledgeable and possesses a demeanor one would expect of a good counsel.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/14/11 in Immigration and Naturalization

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 08/08/11 in Immigration and Naturalization

    Mr. Drago is among the top attorneys to appear in Immigration Court. Read more

    Mr. Drago is among the top attorneys to appear in Immigration Court.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/07/11 in Immigration and Naturalization

    In my opinion, Anthony is one of the top five immigration lawyers in New England. He deserves your highest rating. Read more

    In my opinion, Anthony is one of the top five immigration lawyers in New England. He deserves your highest rating.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/06/11 in Immigration and Naturalization

    Mr. Drago is very competent. I often refer cases to him wher I have a conflict of interest. Read more

    Mr. Drago is very competent. I often refer cases to him wher I have a conflict of interest.

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  • 4.2/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 08/15/11 in Immigration and Naturalization

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  • 4.2/5.0 by a Partner on 08/15/11 in Business Immigration

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