Your rights

We believe that when you choose an immigration attorney, you have the right to:

      • Know exactly what your legal fee and related costs will be  
      • Have an attorney who specializes in immigration law
      • Understand all of the legal options that are available to you
      • A clear personalized strategic plan to reach your immigration goals as quickly as possible at a reasonable cost
      • Phone calls and emails answered by the next business day
      • Be kept informed about the status of your case and to receive copies of all the applications and related documents filed on your behalf
      • Proven success and specialized expertise with your specific type of immigration situation

Our Philosophy

At Curran and Berger LLP:

    • We are direct, specific and transparent about all legal fees and related costs.
    • We practice immigration law exclusively.
    • We will review all of the legal options that are available to you.
    • We will pay attention not just to the employer but also the individual applicant as well as their family.
    • We respond to phone calls and emails promptly, usually on the same day, and will keep you updated on the status of your case at all times.
    • We provide copies of all applications filed on your behalf.

Staff Profiles

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 Joseph P. Curran, Esq.

Joseph Curran has practiced immigration law since 1985, serving as counsel to numerous individuals, major corporations, universities, and research institutions,  specializing in immigration issues impacting business and health care facilities in the New England area.

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 Dan H. berger

Dan H. Berger, Esq.

Dan Berger is a frequent speaker, editor and writer on immigration law. He won the 1995 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual writing competition for an article on INS policies toward international adoptions. Dan has also been editor for the AILA Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook since 2000, and edited Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (2005 and 2011 editions), the International Adoption Sourcebook, and the Diplomatic Visa Guide. He has written on a wide variety of topics including on Outstanding Professor / Researcher green cards, temporary visa "d3" waivers, green cards for Iraqi and Afghan translators, use of DNA evidence in immigration cases, and the elements of immigration law for in-house legal counsel. 

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 Megan E. Kludt, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Megan Kludt specializes in complex immigration cases in the areas of business, academia, scientific research, and the arts. She also is an expert in client representation at USCIS interviews and in the Immigration Courts in Boston and Hartford. She has given presentations at academic institutions and spoken at local panels, and has co-authored an article on federal litigation in the context of DOL labor certification. Ms. Kludt is a member of the AILA National Board of Publication Committee for 2014-2015.

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Senior Paralegals



Thao Pho

Thao Pho graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in American Studies and a specialization in Race Relations and Immigration. She received several scholarships to attend Smith including the NYNEX Diversity Scholarship based on her desire to utilize her liberal arts degree to assist with family reunification. View full profile.


Emily Hindle

Emily Hindle came to our firm with a background in research and writing from her experience as a Library Assistant. She is a graduate of Endicott College, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in English. She also completed the paralegal program at Northeastern University in 2008. View full profile.


Kelsey Camire

Kelsey Camire has a MA in Medieval Spanish Literature from the University of Massachusetts, and a BA in Contemporary Spanish Literature from Smith College. She spent a year studying and living in Cordoba, Spain, where she worked on translating poetry and fiction. View full profile.


Massiell Tercero-Parker

Massiell Tercero-Parker graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in History with a concentration in Latin American, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. Massiell spent a year abroad studying in Cordoba, Spain. View full profile.




Kate Guild

 Kate Guild

Kate graduated Hampshire College with a Bachelor's in Chemistry & Creative Writing. She specializes in permanent resident applications for artists, athletes, and researchers.

Emily Barr
 Emily Barr

Emily Barr graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Philosophy and English Language and Literature. She specializes in permanent residence applications and employment-based nonimmigrant visas.

Brigid Fitzgerald 
 Brigid Fitzgerald

Brigid Fitzgerald graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Anthropology. She specializes in priority immigration cases for researchers, scholars, artists, and athletes.

 Rodrigo Padilla

Rodrigo graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in International Relations and Political Theory. He specializes in permanent residence applications for families.

Thomas Costa
 Thomas Costa

Thomas Costa graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in Social Welfare and a minor in LGBT Studies. He specializes in permanent residency applications and employment-­based nonimmigrant visas.


Ariel Dickerman

Ariel Dickerman

Ariel graduated from UMass Amherst with a B.A. in Political Science and Legal Studies, as well as the Five College honors certificate in International Relations. She specializes in permanent residence applications for families.

Jonah Vorspan-Stein

Jonah comes to our firm with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Social Action from the University of Massachusetts, and a background in community organizing. He specializes in permanent resident applications for artists, athletes, and researchers.


Immigration Specialists


Sarah Brown-Anson
Sarah Brown-Anson

Sarah graduated from Earlham College with a B.A. in Comparative Languages and Linguistics. She specializes in employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.



Support Specialists


Jenifer Grey-Lewis 

Jenifer Gray-Lewis, Office Manager

Jenifer joined our firm in November 2013. She graduated from Smith College in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in History and African American Studies.

Mariann Furnari, Administrative Associate

Mariann graduated from Johnson & Wales University Magna Cum Laude in 2011 with a degree in the Culinary Arts. She works in the firm's front reception area where she enjoys working with our clientele and assisting with their needs.








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