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Gerald P. Goulder

Gerald P. Goulder

About me

Clients often ask me about the "boutique" nature of my practice which I have limited to immigration matters only.  There are several reasons why my practice is limited to only immigration matters.


First, all areas of law have become complicated.  Government regulations, constantly revised administrative guidelines and rules, and many court cases impact any area of law practice.  I think it is difficult to be a "general practice" lawyer in 21st century America.  I am not comfortable "shooting from the hip" in my legal practice.  Rather than be a "jack of all trades" I'd rather be a "master" in one.


Immigration law is already the most complex area of law; it is more complicated than tax law.  Immigration matters involve several Executive Departments: Department of Homeland Security; Department of State; Department of Justice; and, Department of Labor.  These Executive Departments often have several agencies involved in immigration matters.  Each Department and agency has its own set of regulations and administrative review processes.  The federal courts also make rulings affecting immigration laws.  There are thousands of adjudicators and federal officers that make decisions in immigration matters.  A good immigration lawyer has to spend time keeping up with constant changes in immigration law.


Second, my family is important to me.  I like to spend time with my wife and children and participate in activities with them.  I have coached my son's lacrosse teams and I am a high school lacrosse official.  I am involved in community activities and organizations. My practice is not about taking on every matter possible or overcommitting to clients.  


Your immigration matters are very important to you and your family. I recognize this. That's why my clients work directly with me, their attorney, and not through a secretary or paralegal. My practice is different because you and your immigration experience matter. When my clients call or email me they communicate directly with me; when my clients want to meet with me, they meet with me. That's they way I want you to experience your immigration legal matter.


I have been practicing law for 35 years. I have worked in large and small law firms. I have served as an Assistant Attorney General and Special Prosecutor in of Ohio. I have started and managed a small company grown into an almost 200 employee firm. I understand business.  I understand governement regulations from both sides of the table. And I think this has given me useful insight to helping you as your immigration lawyer. 


My clients tell me my fees are very reasonable. If you want to talk to someone knowledgeable and experienced about your immigration, visa or citizenship matter feel free to give me a call at (336) 808-1119. I'd be honored to assist you if I can.



Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    36 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Petya Fist

    A great attorney with detailed knowledge of immigration law. I endorse this lawyer.


    Petya Fist Immigration Attorney
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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

204 Muirs Chapel Road, Suite 105
Greensboro, NC, 27410


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top NC Lawyer--RecognitionBusiness Leader Media (North Carolina)2009
Triad's Finest Top 12 Immigration LawyersYes Weekly Magazine2008
FellowNC Institute of Political Leadership2004
Who's Who in the South & SouthwestWho's Who2000
Who's Who in the South & SouthwestWho's Who1999
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in AmericaWho's Who1992
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in AmericaWho's Who1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerGoulder Immigration Law Firm2003 - Present
CEO, Attorney, MediatorNorth Carolina Business Mediation Service1997 - 2003
Chairman & CEOEmporium Stores Ltd.1983 - 1997
Assistant Attorney GeneralOhio Attorney General1979 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)N/A2004 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A1984 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Capital University Law ReviewMinority Voting Rights1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Ohio State UniversityEconomics and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Immigration in North CarolinaEmployer I-9 Compliance2007