The Law Office of Matthew L. Guadagno

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An Immigration Lawyer In New York City Providing Quality Legal Representation For Immigrants

I am an immigration lawyer in New York City. I have been practicing immigration law since 1997. I was a partner in one of New York City's bigger deportation defense firms. In setting up my own practice, I have decided to maintain a small office. It's my goal to create a practice where I deal directly with my clients and take a hands on approach to all of my cases, rather than passing the case off to an associate or paralegal.

If you hire me, I will be the attorney that works on your case. Having practiced immigration law for more than a decade, I have found that cases are best prepared when the attorney knows his client well. Another philosophy of my practice is to maintain a manageable caseload. I do not take on more cases than I can handle and I do not take on cases outside of my areas of expertise.

As you review my website, you will see that I have a long history of providing quality representation to my clients and that I am well respected by my peers.

An Immigration Attorney and a Litigator

I don't just think of myself as an immigration attorney. I also think of myself as a litigator. A litigator is a lawyer that goes to court. Knowing about immigration law is an important aspect of being a good immigration lawyer. However, for the kind of immigration law that I practice, it is just as important to be a good litigator, as it is to have knowledge of the immigration law. I do removal or deportation defense before the immigration courts.

I also do federal litigation relating to immigration, such as habeas corpus petitions, mandamus actions and petitions for review.

In order to go into immigration court and save people from being deported, you need to be a good litigator. If you are facing deportation from the United States, you need an attorney that is both an immigration lawyer and a litigator. I am just as proud of my courtroom skills, as I am of my knowledge of immigration law.

An Immigration Lawyer and an Appellate Attorney

Not all lawyers are good at both litigating in court and writing. I also consider myself to be an appellate attorney. An appellate attorney is a lawyer that handles appeals and motions. I consider my writing skills to be one of my strengths as a lawyer.

I do briefs and motions to the Board of Immigration Appeals. I do petitions for review to the U.S. Court of Appeals. If you have been ordered deported, then you need a lawyer who is both an immigration lawyer and an appellate attorney.

An Immigration Attorney that Handles Complex Cases

I have a history of success in helping people with complex immigration problems. I handle all aspects of criminal immigration or "crimimmigration." I represent non-citizens with convictions in removal proceedings and I give advice to non-citizens facing criminal charges about the possible immigration consequence of pleading guilty.

I also help non-citizens with criminal convictions to get green cards or to become citizens. Throughout my legal career, I have found ways for non-citizens with final orders of removal to remain in the United States legally. I have saved numerous individuals with final orders of removal from being deported through petitions for review and motions to reopen and reconsider to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

I have also helped save individuals with final orders of removal from deportation through joint motions to reopen and deferred actions.

Areas of Practice (21)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Deportation Defense
  • Board of Immigration Appeals Cases
  • Petitions for Review
  • Consequences of a Plea Agreement
  • Mandamus Actions
  • Detention Cases
  • Criminal Immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Asylum
  • Joint Motions to Reopen
  • Deferred Actions
  • Deportation
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Appellate Practice
  • Permanent Visas
  • Removal Proceedings
  • Immigration Appeals
  • Immigration Detention
  • Naturalization
  • Family Immigration Law

People (1)

Deportation Defense, Board of Immigration Appeals Cases, Petitions for Review, Consequences of a Plea Agreement, Mandamu ...

Peer Reviews
4.8/5.0 (22) Reviews

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (22 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Matthew L. Guadagno by a Principal on 11/29/12 in Immigration and Naturalization

    Matthew is one of the foremost authorities on immigration law in the country. He is the one other lawyers turn to when they have a question they can't answer.

    Matthew is one of the foremost authorities on immigration law in the country. He is the one other lawyers turn to when they have a question they can't answer. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Matthew L. Guadagno by a Sole Practitioner on 11/27/12 in Immigration and Naturalization

    Matthew's knowledge of both law & procedure with respect to BIA Appeals & Federal immigration litigation are unparalleled.

    Matthew's knowledge of both law & procedure with respect to BIA Appeals & Federal immigration litigation are unparalleled. Read less

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