Antonio Massa Viana Esq.

Antonio Massa Viana Esq.

Of Counsel
Location:
Framingham, Massachusetts
Phone:
508-309-7177
Fax:
508-309-7096

Attorney Antonio Massa Viana is passionate about immigration law, civil rights, and constitutional issues, as well as about the clients he represents.

An immigrant himself, who first moved to the United States at 12 years of age, Antonio understands the immigration system not only from the legal perspective, but from a personal one, and takes each case understanding the importance of his role in guiding and protecting his clients from harm.

Antonio graduated with honors from Roger Williams University School of Law, where he was the first Latino-American Editor-in-Chief of the Roger Williams University Law Review, as well as winner of the Esther Clark and National Religious Freedom moot court competitions

Before opening his own practice, he worked for the Brazilian Immigrant Center as an organizer and worker's rights advocate, and served as a consultant for the Massachusetts Refugee and Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition.

He provides zealous and effective representation, both in court and at the administrative level, in issues ranging from immigration law to civil rights and religious freedom cases.

Antonio is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Antonio has native fluency in Portuguese and Spanish.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Civil Rights and Religious Freedom

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2014

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Esther Clark and National Religious Freedom moot court competition
    • Law Review: Roger Williams University Law Review, First Latino-American Editor-in-Chief
  • Brooklyn College
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Massachusetts Refugee and Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition, Consultant
  • Brazilian Immigrant Center, Organizer and Worker’s rights advocate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors of the Brazilian American Center (BRACE)
  • Board of the Educationist Movement Foundation
  • Founder of Projeto Nos Votamos (http://www.nosvotamos.com)

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish