Law Office of Amy M. Wax, P.C. 617.227.1188
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Pedro Lafont is the Office Assistant for the Law Office of Amy M, Wax, P.C. and is responsible for case management and the day-to-day administrative work. He is responsible for marketing and is the IT person for our firm. He is bilingual in English and Spanish and works with clients to complete forms and to translate legal documents.
Mr. Lafont was born and raised in Havana, Cuba and has lived in Cuba and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He moved to Texas in 2005 and a year after came to Boston. Mr. Lafont brings an outstanding level of professionalism to our office. He is very helpful to clients and provides much-needed organization to the offices.
Amy M. Wax has been exclusively practicing immigration law since 2000 and has been an adjunct clinical faculty for the Immigration Clinic at Boston College Law School since September 2005. Attorney Wax was the sole attorney at the Committee on Refugees from El Salvador for several years and also worked as a staff attorney at Catholic Charities. She was previously partner at Wax & Kenney, P.C.
Attorney Wax handles all types of immigration cases, including family based petitions, consular processing, deportation, NACARA, asylum, naturalization and applications for relief for victims of domestic violence. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and frequently gives presentations to the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities. She also has taught several years for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. She holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. in psychology and Spanish from Tufts University.
Since 2001 Amy Wax has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which was established to promote justice, fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, and quality legal practice. AILA is a nonprofit organization that consists of lawyers and law professors who are dedicated to the practice and teaching of immigration law.
About Our Firm
Sean McGrath joined the Law Office of Amy M. Wax, P.C. in 2013. As a legal assistant, he has assisted Attorney Wax in various types of immigration cases, including family-based petitions, naturalization, and U visas. Prior to working for Attorney Wax, Mr. McGrath spent some years in the banking industry, acquiring a management position, and establishing connections with several members of the communities in the Boston area.
Mr. McGrath is currently earning an Associate degree in General Concentration at Bunker Hill Community College. With a strong focus on the Spanish Language, he recently attended summer courses at Menendez Pelayo International University in Santander, Spain.
A. Paulo Silva has been a legal assistant exclusively in the practice of immigration law since 2006. He worked for a number of years as an immigration law paralegal at private law offices and as a volunteer paralegal at the Catholic Charities Legal Clinic in Boston. Mr. Silva also worked as a Senior Paralegal for the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR Project) in Boston and helped coordinate the “Know Your Rights” presentations at the Suffolk, Plymouth and Bristol Correctional Facilities and provided legal assistance to the pro bono detention manager and staff attorneys.
Mr. Silva has assisted immigration attorneys in all types of immigration cases, including family and employment based petitions, consular processing, deportation, NACARA, asylum, naturalization, U visas and applications for relief for victims of domestic violence. He is fluent in Portuguese, French and Spanish. He holds a B.A. in political science and French from UMass Boston and an Associates degree in paralegal studies from the Massachusetts Bay Community College. He also received a certificate of political science studies from Science Po and a certificate of French language studies from the Université Rennes 2 in France.