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Evita Tolu

Evita Tolu

Practice areas:

Immigration, Business

About Me

My practice is limited to  immigration and general business law and includes application of immigration laws to achieve immigration and naturalization benefits for my foreign clients.  I assist my clients in obtaining permanent and temporary employment visas, setting up businesses and staying in compliance with all US immigration laws.  My clients include business and academic students, exchange visitors, business personnel, professionals from Mexico and Canada, nurses, doctors, athletes and entertainers, religious workers, investors, persons with extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, professors as well as multinational managers. 

I am familiar with DHS and USCIS’ administrative procedures and provides client representation at all levels of the immigration review.  My cross-cultural background allows me to provide legal and business advice that fits the cultural context of my clients.    


Languages Spoken: Russian, Ukrainian, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Immigration: 90%
    14 years, 600 cases
  2. Business: 10%
    14 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($250-275/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Robert John Stientjes

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Tolu offers wealth of experience to her clients. She loves her job and always puts her clients' interests first. She has handled numerous complicated immigration matters nation-wide for her clients with great success. She is a great asset to St. Louis legal community.


    Robert Stientjes Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Caroly Pedersen

    I endorse this lawyer. Evita is a true professional and immigration expert. I recently sought her advice on handling a case for client, based upon an immigration article she had written on a new immigration law. Not only did Evita provide me with thoughtful insights and recommendations on handling the matter, but followed up with me on numerous occasions regarding specific facts about the case and how I might consider different options based upon those technical aspects of the matter. I highly recommend Evita, not only to clients, but to other immigration professionals as well, as a mentor in Immigration Law.


    Caroly Pedersen Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Stientjes & Tolu LLC

9378 Olive Blvd.,
Ste. 307
Saint Louis, MO, 63132

Stientjes & Tolu, LLC

9318 Olive Blvd, Suite 307
St Louis, MO, 63132-3208



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200105/14/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200101/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
40 under 40St. Louis Business Journal2005
Order of the WoolsackSt. Louis University School of Law2001
Member of Alpha Sigma NuSt. Louis University School of Law2001
Magna Cum LaudeSt. Louis University School of Law2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Member OwnerStientjes & Tolu LLC2006 - Present
AttorneyStinson Morrison Hecker2004 - 2006
AttorneyBryan Cave LLP2000 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
National Lawyers Guild, Inc. National Immigration ProjectMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hadzic v. USCIS, DHS, FBIfor plaintiff
Ji v. USCIS, DHS, and FBIfor plaintiff
Javidi v. USCIS, DHS, and FBIfor plaintiff

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tula, RussiaEnglish and German languagesMA - Masters1990
St Louis Univ SOLN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NaturalizationGuest Speaker at the U.S. Naturalization Seremony2015
Naturalization CeremonyGuest Speaker at U.S. Naturalization Ceremony2014
Naturalization CeremonyU.S. Naturalization Ceremony2013
Business immigrationBusiness Immigration Basics for Business Owners Employing Foreign Talent2013
Naturalization CeremonyGuest Speaker2012
Naturalizlation CeremonyGuest Speaker at Naturalization Ceremony2011
Evidence: Basics To Cutting EdgeDude, Where Did My Rights Go? - Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conviction2011
What criminal defense attorneys must know to avoid malpractice in representin foreign nationals.Immigration2010
Interview with News Channel 2Immigration2010
Fox 2 News JACO ReportMissouri and Illegal Immigration2010
I-9 Compliance Issues SeminarI-9 Employer Compliance2005