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El Mundo Boston 2018.

NATALIA CRISOSTOMO MATIAS

Founding Attorney, Matias Law
Age: 29
Heritage: Dominican

 

Natalia Crisostomo Matias was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Dominican parents. She graduated from UMASS Amherst, Cum Laude, with a double major in sociology and Spanish in 2011. After college, she relocated to Washington, DC for an internship at Mil Mujeres, a nonprofit organization, that helps victims of domestic violence with immigration processes.

In 2015, she returned to Boston where she received a J.D from Suffolk University Law School.  During her time as a Suffolk Law student she worked at various organizations traveling to Mexico to intern for APOFAM.  While there she offered informational seminars to individuals who had been previously deported and/or have US citizen children.

She was also a student in the Battered Women's Clinic at Suffolk University Law School. As a 3:03 certified student-attorney she represented victims of domestic violence and filed 209A Protective Orders at the Suffolk probate court.

As a second-generation immigrant, she has a unique perspective regarding the state of immigration in America. Her father often spoke candidly about the challenges he faced as an immigrant in the United States while expressing gratitude for the opportunities the country has afforded.

Because of his life story, she understands the fear of taking leaps of faith in order to improve the quality of life for your family. She believes that the potential for success is not determined by a person’s socioeconomic or ethnic status. Her father has served as her inspiration since her initial decision to pursue a career as an immigration attorney.

In 2016, she opened her own practice, Matias Law, which works with Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), to take pro bono cases.  She also currently serves on the board of Equity Lab Charter School.

In the future she hopes to provide the best service to all of her clients, especially in a time where so many families are in need of immigration assistance considering the current political climate. She will continue to advocate for justice and inclusion.