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Matt Maniatis

Maniatis Law
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Matt Maniatis
Maniatis Law

Matt Maniatis is a licensed attorney in Nashville, Tennessee and owner of Maniatis Law PLLC. He graduated in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, with a certificate in international legal studies. Matt is licensed and admitted 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. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.

While Matt practices in a wide variety of legal areas, his focus centers on helping clients obtain U.S. permanent residency, U.S. citizenship through naturalization, and other lawful status in the United States, as well as representing criminal defendants in need of experienced legal counsel with knowledge of complex U.S. immigration law.

Matt has travelled to over 20 countries, and lived in Malaysia as a temporary resident. He studied law at the University of Vienna (Universität Wien) in Austria while obtaining his juris doctorate. Matt has testified in Tennessee state court as an expert witness in immigration law, is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and writes for the Tennessee Bar Association Immigration Law Section.

Areas of Practice

Immigration & Naturalization Law

Deportation and Removal Defense

Criminal Defense


Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection


Child Custody and Child Support

Estate Planning, Wills, and Probate

General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

Tennessee, 2011

U.S. Immigration Court, 2012

U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2016

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2016

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2019


Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana

J.D. - 2011

Honors: Certificate in International Legal Studies

Honors: Certificate in Civil Law and Common Law

Honors: Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, Immigration Division

University of Oklahoma

B.A. - 2008

Honors: Dean’s List honor roll

Honors: Alpha Kappa Delta Sociological Honors Society, Member

Major: Criminology

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