As an Associate Attorney, Caryn leads the firm’s removal defense practice; however, she has broad knowledge and expertise in many other areas of immigration law, including expertise on immigration waivers.
Caryn is passionate about immigration, criminal, and constitutional law, specifically the intersections between them. She is an enthusiastic defender of constitutional rights and due process for all, regardless of nationality.
She has extensive experience representing clients in matters before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She also handles family law matters at the firm.
Originally from Minneapolis, Caryn first moved to Massachusetts to study law at Boston College, where she focused on immigration, criminal, and constitutional law. During her time at BC Law, she served on the boards of the Public Interest Law Foundation and the American Constitution Society, participated in the Immigration Law Clinic and Supreme Court Seminar, and carried out internships at various Boston courthouses, non-profits, and small firms.
Upon graduation, Caryn was awarded one of BC Law’s Public Service Fellowships and chose to spend her term representing survivors of domestic abuse pro-bono in immigration and family law matters at MetroWest Legal Services in Framingham, Massachusetts. From there, she moved to a busy immigration firm in downtown Boston before joining the Massa Viana Law team in February of 2018.
- Boston College (JD)
- Michigan State University (BA, cum laude)
- U.S. District Court for District of Massachusetts
- First Circuit Court of Appeals
- Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association