About Matemu Law

Japheth Matemu

LL.M ( Master of Laws-Law and Government-Immigration Law & Policy)

LL.B (Bachelor of Laws-Hons)

Managing Attorney (Member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and New York State. Practicing Exclusively Immigration Law Nationwide. Authorized to practice exclusively immigration law in North Carolina. Not Licensed in North Carolina Laws.)


US Immigration Attorney Japheth N. Matemu has a deep-seated interest in the US immigration and naturalization law. He is committed to helping families, businesses and individual immigrants in realizing their dreams of living in America and legalizing their status.

Mr. Matemu is a graduate of American University, Washington, DC, with a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Law and Government specializing in immigration law and policy. He is also the author of many articles and publications in the area of United States and international immigration law & policy. He participates in State and U.S national pro-immigrant action groups and organizations as an immigration policy analyst and litigation advisor.

He also graduated from The University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Hons) in the top 10% of his law school class and was also the Kenya Law Students Society Secretary-General. He is licensed to practice in all New York State Courts and all Immigration Courts in the nation, including proceedings before the USCIS, the BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS. He is a member of various Federal District Court and Circuit Courts of Appeal bars.

Mr. Matemu is a member of the AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASOCIATION (AILA).Mr. Japheth Matemu is based in Raleigh North Carolina but maintains offices in New York City and Columbia; SC. As an immigrant… himself, Mr. Matemu has a clear understanding of the issues faced by his clients. He has walked in your shoes! Japheth Matemu founded his practice, Matemu Law Office P.C. when he realized that there was a needs gap for immigration lawyers with a deep understanding of Immigration laws. He is attentive and particularly empathetic to his clients’ needs, problems and frustrations as they try to navigate the immigration system. He takes on an insider’s perspective when analyzing and handling your case.

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) is continually changing immigration laws and procedural requirements in areas including non-immigrant and immigrant visas, asylum, deportation, and removal issues. Your immigration case needs to be handled by experienced and skilled attorneys. Matemu Law Office P.C. attorneys will happily help you with all your immigration needs and give you the personalized attention and respect that you and your family members deserve.