Biographies of our citizenship attorneys
Attorney Michael Boyle has practiced immigration law since 1993. The Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating service* has assigned him its highest rating, AV. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America,* the New England, Connecticut and Corporate Counsel editions of SuperLawyers, and is a James Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Association. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Chapter Chair of the Association’s Connecticut chapter from 2003-2005. He has provided training presentations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and its Connecticut chapter, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Connecticut public defender’s office and other groups.
Attorney Boyle is a graduate of Yale (BA, 1979), the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (MA, 1980), and the University of Connecticut (JD, 1993). He speaks Portuguese and Spanish. He was the Chief Negotiator for Locals 34 and 35, Federation of University Employees, UNITE HERE, at Yale from 1991 to 2005.
Attorney Isabelle Barreira handles a wide range of family, citizenship, domestic violence and employment green card cases. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish and French. Attorney Barreira is a graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law and Western Connecticut State University.
*Martindale-Hubbell organizes and publishes attorney peer review ratings. Best Lawyers in America is also a peer review publication. Attorney Boyle has been selected for immigration law since 2006. Information on Connecticut selection procedures for Best Lawyers in America. SuperLawyers publishes lists of lawyers who have been reviewed based on peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorney Boyle has been selected for immigration law since 2009. Information on Connecticut selection procedures for SuperLawyers.