Mr. Joseph M. Rivas

is a Lawyer in Milwaukee, WI

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Peer Rating  5/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law


  • Immigration and Naturalization

Contact Information

Currently Employed At Hochstatter, McCarthy, Rivas & Runde, S.C.
5555 North Port Washington Road Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Overall Peer Rating

5 out of 5

  • Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1979, Wisconsin
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.S.; University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D.
Additional Bio DetailsJoseph M. Rivas is a 1974 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), where he received a B.S. in Education. He received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1979. Joe was the Founding President of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association (1984-86) and has served as Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (1992-94). He has been President of the Wisconsin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Center. Joe is currently a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Milwaukee and Wisconsin Bar Associations. He is a Board Member of the Wisconsin State Bar’s International Practice Section. He also is the District #10 Coordinator of the Milwaukee Archdiocese’s Justice for Immigrants Committee, and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Latino Chapter of the UWM Alumni Association. Joe has been a speaker on immigration law issues in various settings, including radio and television. He has testified in circuit court proceedings as an expert on immigration law. He was honored as the "Alumni of the Year" at the 1985 LEO program at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Joe is listed in Best Lawyers in America under the section of Immigration Law. He is fluent in Spanish.

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