Marianne Staniunas

Marianne Staniunas is an Associate with the Firm. She has been practicing law since 2004, and exclusively in the field of immigration law since the beginning of 2009. Ms. Staniunas' practice ranges from business immigration to asylum and deportation cases and related family immigration matters. She has experience in securing nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, including H-1B and O-1 petitions and permanent residence applications via PERM and EB-1 petitions. Ms. Staniunas has successfully represented numerous asylum-seekers in interviews with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and in hearings before the Immigration Court, and has represented immigrants in deportation proceedings in Immigration Court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. In 2008, Ms. Staniunas was presented with the PAIR Project's Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award for her work with asylum-seekers. She also has served as a mentor for other attorneys providing pro bono representation to PAIR clients in asylum and deportation proceedings. Ms. Staniunas is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and is co-chair of the Asylum Committee of the Boston Bar Association's Immigration Section. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Staniunas worked for five years as an Associate at a large, multi-practice firm in Boston. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

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  • All four of the Firm's partners have again been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and we are excited to announce that Howard Silverman has been named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Boston Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year."
  • For the fourth year in a row, Ross Silverman LLP has been named by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers as a First-Tier law firm in the area of Immigration Law in Boston.
  • We are proud to announce that two of our Associates, Sara Fleming and Christine Gannon, have been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars in the field of immigration law for 2013. Howard Silverman and Sharryn Ross have once again been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2013, as well.
  • December 16 - 17, 2013: Rhonda Tietjen will be speaking on a panel about the PERM process at the MCLE Immigration Law Basics Conference in Boston, MA. Ellen Driver will be co-chairing the conference, organizing the day focused on family-based immigration, naturalization, and removal proceedings.
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