Troy James Mattes
Troy James Mattes has been practicing immigration law for over 21 years and has a special interest in immigration law matters. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990, and prior to law school, Mr. Mattes spent three years overseas in Gabon, Africa with the United States Peace Corps. During his time in Africa, Mr. Mattes gained a unique knowledge of life in other countries. This insight contributes to his appreciation for his clients’ special circumstances and the personal attention he gives to each client’s case.
Since 1998, Mr. Mattes has been representing clients in all types of immigration matters before the Immigration Courts including bail/bond matters at the York County Prison in York, Pennsylvania. Further, Mr. Mattes has successfully helped many clients in obtaining lawful permanent resident status and waiver approvals from U.S. Consulates abroad where he enjoys a success rate of over 95% in consular waiver cases.
Mr. Mattes graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1998 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has served as Vice President of the AILA Philadelphia Chapter. Mr. Mattes is also a member of the Pennsylvania and Lancaster Bar Associations. He serves annually as an Arbitrator for the Lancaster Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Mattes is capable in Spanish and fluent in French.
Mr. Mattes is admitted to practice before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, and is able to represent clients before the Immigration Court in all 50 States. Mr. Mattes is also admitted to practice in the State Courts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
- Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- J.D. - 1998
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
- B.S. - 1990
- Major: Political Science
- Pennsylvania, 1998
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1999
- U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1998
- Matter of Nwozuzu, 24 I&N 609 (BIA 2008) , 2008, Board of Immigration Appeals
Classes & Seminars
- Presenter, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2004
- American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 to Present
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1998 to Present
- Vice President of the AILA Philadelphia Chapter
- Lancaster Bar Association