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Attorney Profile

MANFRED H. WIEGANDT has been specializing in immigration law since he was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Since law school he has been a member in good standing of the AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (AILA), the national association of U. S. lawyers who practice immigration and naturalization law. AILA provides its members with continuing legal education, information, professional services and expertise and has established numerous forums in which immigration lawyers can communicate with government officials in charge of implementing U. S. immigration law. As a member of AILA, Attorney Wiegandt is committed to provide to his clients competent, ethical and lawful immigration services.

Education and Experience

Attorney Wiegandt received his Juris Doctor (J. D.) cum laude in 1999 from Boston University School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in the same year. He also holds a master's degree in International Relations, the Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (M.A.L.D.), from the renowned Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Earlier Attorney Wiegandt passed the German bar exam after receiving his German legal education at the University of Göttingen. The same university awarded him a doctorate in law (Dr. iur.), which is the equivalent to a Ph. D., for a thesis on German constitutional law, history and constitutional theory, Norm und Wirklichkeit, see Publications, Book.

Prior to moving to the United States Attorney Wiegandt worked with the German government in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation as an officer in charge of assisting the development of Eastern Europe. Before starting the practice of law in the United States, he was, among other things, a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program (HRP) of Harvard Law School and a consultant for Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) in Boston (now Cambridge).

Being an immigrant to the United States himself, Attorney Wiegandt understands the manifold problems immigrants are facing in this country. Attorney Wiegandt is committed to be accessible to his clients and provide them with a highly personal service.

Attorney Wiegandt has published a number of pieces in German and English-language scholarly journals, primarily on constitutional, international and immigration law. See Publications, Articles.

Foreign Languages

Attorney Wiegandt speaks German, French and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Italian and Portuguese.


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