Leslie Tuttle DiTrani

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Boston, MA

DiTrani Law, LLC
 | 75 Federal Street, Suite 210
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-864-1166
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business (60%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (40%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of Ditrani Law, LLC, Leslie Tuttle Ditrani has been practicing immigration law for more than 20 years.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1986 and earned a Juris Doctor in 1994 from the Northeastern University School of Law.

Leslie has a broad expertise in business and family immigration matters as well as significant experience in creative and effective approaches for all of her clients.  Her business experience encompasses a wide range of enterprises from Cambridge start-ups and entrepreneurs to established businesses.  She works closely with employers to enable them to hire and retain the talent that they need.  A deep understanding of immigration laws enables her to find creative solutions and assist business and family clients through even the most complex situations.  She has a reputation for clearly outlining a client’s options and resolving issues as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Leslie has also contributed substantially to the immigration bar and the local community.

For her accomplishments, Ms. Ditrani holds an Avvo “Superb” rating.  A published author and frequent speaker on immigration law and practice, Ms. Ditrani has been a board member for the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. She also served as a mentor attorney and as co-chair of the Consumer Protection & UPL Action Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ms. Ditrani is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.

Her commitment to helping people extends outside Ms. Ditrani’s practice. She is a frequent volunter at the Mayor's Office of Boston Immigration Clinic as well as at  Cambridge Community Learning Center.

 
Practice Areas

Immigration: Business (60%)
Immigration: Consumer (40%)

Immigration (60%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Immigration (40%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019

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About Leslie DiTrani

Admitted: 1994, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.ditranilaw.com/about-us/

Honors/Awards:

  • CCLC Volunteer of the Year
  • Ambassador of the Year Award, American Immigration Council, 2017
  • The Top Women of Law event celebrates outstanding achievements made by exceptional women. Each year Lawyers Weekly honors women who have made tremendous professional strides and demonstrated great accomplishments in the legal field, which includes: pro bono, social justice, advocacy and business. The awards highlight women who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models. , Top Women of the Law Honoree, Lawyer's Weekly, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federal District Court of Massachusetts
  • Chapter Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England Chapter, 2011-2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, VAWA, T, & U National Liaison Committee, 2012-2013
  • AILA New England Fiance Committee, 2015 - 2017
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • Board of Governors, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011-2012
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference Planning Committee, 2012-2015
  • Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law, 2011-2012
  • Co-Chair and Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Consumer Protection & UPL Action Committee, 2013-2015
  • Executive Board, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New England Chapter, 2008-2013
  • Chair, Annual AILA New England Immigration Law Conference, 2008-2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), 2014-2015
  • Commissioner, City of Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship, 2016 - 2017
  • Volunteer Attorney, Mayor's Office of New Bostonians, 2014-2016
  • Board Member, American Immigration Council, 2017
  • Board Member, Friends of the Cambridge Community Learning Center, 2011-2013
  • Founder, Cambridge Community Learning Center (CCLC) Volunteer Immigration Clinic

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Obtaining a Fiancé Visa: How to File a K-1 Petition, AILA’s Immigration Practice ToolBox 5th Ed., 2015
  • Is K the Way to Go?, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, 2012
  • Mobile Employees, Virtual Offices, and Working From Home, Twentieth Century Rules and Twenty-first Century Business Practices, American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter, Conference Handbook, 2015
  • How Does Executive Action Affect Our Clients?, American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter Conference, Boston, MA, 2015
  • Handling the Problem Interview, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Practice Pointers, 2014-2015
  • How to Deal with Difficult Adjudicators, Uncooperative Clients & Problematic Issues in Adjustment of Status Cases, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, 2014
  • Options for Entrepreneurs and Emerging Businesses, American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter, Conference Handbook, 2014
  • Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs, American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter Conference, Boston, MA, 2014
  • The Child Status Protection Act: Protecting Children from 'Aging Out', Immigration Practice Manual, Updated September 2014 by Leslie Tuttle Ditrani, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) New England
  • How to Survive and Thrive as a Solo or Small Firm Attorney, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) New England, Boston, MA, 2014
  • Obtaining a Fiancé Visa: How to File a K-1 Petition, AILA’s Immigration Practice ToolBox 4th Ed., 2013
  • Adjustment of Status Complications, Common Problems and Suggested Solutions, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Practice Pointers, 2013-2014
  • What Do I Do If?, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2013
  • K-1 Best Practice Strategies, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Practice Pointers, 2012-2013
  • Was it Really a Sham Marriage?, American Immigration Lawyers Association,Immigration Practice Pointers, 2011-2012
  • Mentor Attorney, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Practice and Professionalism Center, 2011-2015
  • Why Issue Requests for Evidence (RFEs) in Employed Based Visa Categories?, American Immigraiton Lawyers Association New England Chapter Conference, Boston, MA 2106 , Why Issue Requests for Evidence (RFEs) in Employment Based Visa Categories?
  • Mentor Attorney, LIFT, Somerville, MA, 2009-2012
  • Avoiding, Fighting, and Overcoming Erroneous Sham Marriage Determinations, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, 2011
  • VAWA Petitions: Protecting the Vulnerable Applicant, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2010
  • Abused ‘Spouses’, Children, and Parents: Petitions, Cancellation of Removal, Stays, Parole and More, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Immigration Practice Pointers, 2010-2011

Educational Background:

  • Northeastern University School of Law, JD, Boston, MA, 1994 William Smith College, Bachelors Degree, Economics, Geneva, New York, 1986
Office Location for Leslie Tuttle DiTrani

75 Federal Street
Suite 210
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: 617-864-1166

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Last Updated: 1/30/2019

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