Matthew Blaisdell

Matthew Blaisdell is a solo practitioner with offices in Brooklyn and White Plains, New York. He is the a former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, frequently writes and presents on the topic of ethics and immigration fraud, and has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers. He also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics including prosecutorial discretion, executive action, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, and how to interact with immigrant clients, and he remains active on these and other topics within the immigration committees of the New York City and New York State Bar Associations. He received his juris doctor, as well as an LL.M in environmental law, from Pace Law School, and is a graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI).

He provides educational courses for lawyers on issues such as: attorney ethics, LGBT issues, representing minor children in court proceedings, best practices in providing consultations, post-election changes, constitutional issues, advocating before enforcement agencies, immigration consequences of criminal activity, humanitarian forms of relief, and non-immigrant visas.