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I became an attorney because I wanted to help people – whether it’s as big as protecting their constitutional rights or as simple as a dispute with a neighbor. I wanted to use my experience and education in the legal system to help people navigate the process. The criminal justice system can be both stressful […]

Matthew Peterson Named Among the 2023 Massachusetts Rising Stars by “Super Lawyers”

I am thrilled to announce that I have been named among this year’s rising stars in the state of Massachusetts by “Super Lawyers”. Super Lawyers is a website intended to give ratings for attorneys and law offices all over the country by taking into account peer recognition, customer satisfaction, and professional achievements within their practice […]

MWP Law Named Among Most Highly Rated Businesses in Massachusetts

I am happy to announce that the Law Office of Matthew W. Peterson has been named among the most highly rated businesses in all of Massachusetts by topratedlocal.com for the year 2022. Topratedlocal.com rates many different kinds of businesses from wedding planning companies to law offices, and I am proud to be recognized among these distinguished […]

Attorney Matthew W. Peterson Selected as a 2022 Super Lawyers Rising Star

I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the year 2022! Super Lawyers selects attorneys for this honor using a patented, multiphase selection process involving nominations, independent research on the nominated attorney, and peer evaluation. Verdicts, pro bono and community service, and experience, are just a […]

What Should I Do if I Get a Notice to Appear in Immigration Court?

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Receiving an NTA (Notice to Appear) in immigration court can be very scary, and if you are not familiar with the legal system, it becomes even more stressful. Getting an experienced immigration attorney to help guide you through the proceedings is extremely important if you want to remain in the United States. What is a […]

Can I Get a Green Card if I’m Married to a Citizen?

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. If you are married to a US citizen, you may be able to get a green card.  This is through a process called adjustment of status, which allows you to get a green card while staying in the United States. To obtain a green card, you must prove that you currently have, and have […]

Can I File for Adjustment of Status if I’ve Been Arrested?

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If you have been arrested and/or have been charged with a crime, you may still apply for adjustment of status. However, an arrest could seriously complicate your adjustment of status application. If you have been arrested and you’re looking to get a Green Card, you should hire an immigration attorney to help.  Depending on what […]

What Documents Do I Need to File Adjustment of Status?

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An adjustment of status (or I-485) is the process of applying for lawful permanent resident status in the United States, this is also known as applying for a Green Card. Applying for adjustment of status requires many different types of documents.  If you’re thinking of applying for adjustment of status, you should consult with an […]

Do I Need an Attorney to File My Immigration Paperwork?

    Many of my clients come in to me in a bind.  They’ve filed some immigration paperwork, whether for a visa, green card, or naturalization, and they’ve messed something up.  They’ve been given a strict deadline to amend their application or provide additional evidence, and they’re not sure if they can make it.      It […]