William E. Graves Jr. is a partner with the Boston firm of Graves & Doyle. Bill is the immediate past Co-Chair of the Immigration Law Section of the Boston Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker on immigration and nationality issues at both local and national conferences and is an adjunct law professor at the Suffolk University School of Law.

He received his Bachelor of Art's degree in English Literature from New York University in 1985. He served in the Peace Corps in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) from 1985 to 1988. He received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1992. He is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts and is also admitted to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits. Bill speaks French and Swahili.

Kerry E. Doyle, Esq., is a partner with the Boston firm of Graves & Doyle. Prior to forming Graves & Doyle with William E. Graves Jr. in August 2001, Ms. Doyle worked in the nonprofit sector representing immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in Boston, Miami and Hong Kong and taught a seminar on asylum and refugee law at the University of Miami School of Law. She currently is an adjunct faculty member at Suffolk University School of Law. She was previously Chapter Chair of the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as chapter liaison to the Boston Regional Office of Homeland Security Investigations.

She was lead counsel for the successful challenge of mandatory detention in Saysana v. Gillen, 590 F.3d 7 (1st cir. 2009) ( Massachusetts Bar review) and more recently in successfully challenging the so-called "departure bar" to motions to reopen in Bolieiro v. Holder, No. 12-1807 (1st Cir. Sept. 27, 2013). In October 2011, she was awarded The John Adams and John Quincy Adams Pro Bono Publico Award by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for her work on Saysana. She was also a member of the AILA National Amicus Committee when the committee was recognized with the 2010 Jack Wasserman Memorial Award by AILA.

She graduated cum laude from The American University, Washington College of Law with her J.D. in 1993 and George Washington University with her B.A. in Political Science in 1988. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the District Court of Massachusetts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Tenth Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Kerry speaks Haitian Creole.


Graves & Doyle is a full-service law firm. We offer representation and assistance in all aspects of immigration and citizenship cases. This includes family and employment-based immigration, non-immigrant visas, complex federal litigation and post-deportation motions to reopen. Please contact us to schedule an in-person or Skype consultation.

We speak French, Haitian Creole, Spanish and Swahili. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your immigration needs.