Matt Maniatis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Nashville, TN

Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
 | 2874 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214-3718
Phone: 615-366-1211
Fax: 615-366-1611
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Family Law (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Saenz & Maniatis PLLC, Matt Maniatis focuses his practice on immigration and naturalization law, criminal defense, family law, and estate planning and probate law. He serves people living throughout Middle Tennessee, including Nashville, Antioch, La Vergne, Smyrna, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood, Lebanon, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Madison, Gallatin, Mt. Juliet, Shelbyville, McMinnville, Springfield, Clarksville, and throughout Davidson, Rutherford and Williamson counties. Mr. Maniatis is able to assist English-speaking and Spanish-speaking clients.

In 2008, Mr. Maniatis graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in criminology. He went on to attend the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, receiving a Juris Doctor in 2011.

Representing people and families through all phases of the legal system, Mr. Maniatis handles cases involving an array of complex matters, including the following: The defense of DUI, drug crimes, assault, theft, robbery, sex offenses and other criminal charges; litigating family-related matters such as divorce, child custody and support; establishing wills, trusts and powers of attorney; and petitioning to probate a will or to obtain conservatorship or guardianship. Committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate legal counsel or mediation assistance, Mr. Maniatis works to understand his clients’ concerns and needs and to help them achieve their legal objectives. He has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

Having a strong belief in giving back to the community, Mr. Maniatis volunteers his services with U.S. citizenship initiatives and local legal clinics. Staying active outside of the courtroom, he is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Immigration
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Family Law
Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Matt Maniatis

Admitted: 2011, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney, Thomson Reuters, 2017  
  • Mid-South Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, Immigration Division
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, Certificate in Civil Law and Common Law
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, Certificate in International Legal Studies

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Family Mediator, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL), Member, 2012 - Present  
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member, 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association , Member, 2011 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Immigration and Naturalization Appeals, 2012  
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2016
  • Tennessee, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • AILA Military Assistance Program, 2017 - Present  
  • Casa Azafran Legal Aid Clinic, 2012 - Present
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, 2012 - Present

Educational Background:

  • University of OklahomaB.A., Honors: Dean’s List honor roll, Honors: Alpha Kappa Delta Sociological Honors Society, Member, Major: Criminology, 2008
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Office Location for Matt Maniatis

2874 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214-3718

Phone: 615-366-1211

Fax: 615-366-1611

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Last Updated: 6/18/2019

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