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Matthew J Hartnett

Matthew J Hartnett

Solow, Isbell & Palladino, LLC
  • Immigration Law
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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I represent clients before the Immigration Court (EOIR), USCIS, and other sub-agencies of the Department of Homeland Security such as Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs & Border Protection (CBP). I am licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I have 15 years of experience within the immigration law field in matters such as, but not limited to: family-based permanent residency, employment-based permanent residency (PERM, I-140, EB1), deportation defense (cancellation of removal, asylum, adjustment of status, litigation), VAWA, nonimmigrant work visas (H-1B), naturalization, U visas, P visas and other speciality nonimmigrant visas. Feel free to call me or email me if you have any questions about my qualifications or if I can be of assistance to you.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
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  • Free Consultation
    I will offer a free consultation, however it has to be scheduled in advance, and in order to qualify for a free consultation, the client must agree to complete a simple questionnaire and email it back to me in advance of scheduling the consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Solow, Isbell & Palladino, LLC
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Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Universidad de Salamanca
M.A. (2008) | Latin American Studies
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Villanova University
B.A. (2004) | Spanish Language & Literature
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Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society
Villanova University
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar  # 317880
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
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Articles & Publications
En Busqueda de Nuevos Espacios Juveniles: Las Maras y estrategias de prevención en El Salvador
Editorial Académica Española
Speaking Engagements
Know Your Rights (KYR) presentation , BI Corp. , Marlton, NJ
ISAP (Intensive Supervision Appearance Program)
Gave monthly know your rights presentation about the immigration court process at ISAP.
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Eastern District of PA
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
230 Questions Answered

Q. NVC has received approved immigrant visa petition from USCIS? Can I still file i-485 for adjustment of status?
A: Yes, you should be able to file for their adjustment of status. However be sure to contact an attorney to discuss in further detail.
Q. Can I apply for a fiance visa if my girl friend is visiting on a B2 tourist visa?
A: Unfortunately, while you could start the process of the fiancee visa, you cannot change her status from B-2 to K-1 (fiancee) from the USA. K-1 visas are only issued abroad. As you state, you might decide to marry her. If that occurs, consider contacting an attorney to discuss.
Q. Could you please help me?
A: You did technically overstay since the filing was rejected. However, I doubt it will have any consequences. Unlawful presence is most problematic when a person remains in the USA and is trying to change status to another visa or adjust status. However that is not the case with you. For those who have departed the USA, it is most problematic when it is more than 180 days. Also not the case with you. I also believe that you can very easily demonstrate that the overstay was not your fault. Your lawyers sent the wrong fee, not you. Also, the covid-19 crisis also provides compelling context. I think you will be fine. If you apply for a new visa, just be prepared to explain and provide evidence of your attorneys' failed attempt to file for the extension.
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Contact & Map
1007 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Telephone: (215) 437-0264
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8 AM - 11 AM
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Appointments in Collingswood are by appointment only.
1601 Walnut Street
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone: (215) 437-0264
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Consultations are by appointment only.
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