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.
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 legal consultant for the Massachusetts Refugee and Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition.
He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He serves in the Board of Directors of Massachusetts American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-MA), the Brazilian American Center (BRACE), as well as the Massachusetts Alliance for Portuguese Speakers (MAPS), and is the founder of Projeto Nos Votamos, through which he has helped hundreds of immigrants file for citizenship and register to vote. Antonio is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.