GONZALEZ OLIVIERI LLC is based in Houston, Texas. The firm represents both corporate and individual clients in all 50 states and territories. The firm has been founded by Mr. Raed Gonzalez, a senior litigator with extensive immigration litigation experience in immigration court as well as in the federal district and appellate court. Mr. Gonzalez earned his J.D. (Cum Laude, 1996) from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, where he was also associate editor of the law review. As part of his JD, in 1995 he studied comparative constitutional law at the University of Barcelona (Spain) taught by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He received his L.L.M. in Health Law from the University of Houston Law Center (1998).
His published precedent decisions include Manuel Flores Ledezma v. Gonzalez, 415 F.3d 375, 380 (5th Cir. 2005) (the first case to interpret the real ID Act in the 5th Circuit), Perez-Pimentel v. Mukasey, 530 F.3d 321 (5th Cir. 2008), McCarthy v. Mukasey, 555 F.3d 459, 462 (5th Cir. 2009) (where he challenged the visa waiver entrants rights to adjust status), and most notably on his win before the U.S. Supreme Court of the U.S. in Dada v. Mukasey, 128 S. Ct. 2307, 2319 (2008) and most recently on his second grant of certiorari before the Supreme Court of the US on a collaborative effort in Alexis v. Holder, No. 09-955, _____ S.Ct. ____, 2010 (June 21, 2010). He has been featured in Who’s Who in American Immigration Law, Who’s Who in America, Univision, the New York Times after successfully representing Kevin Cassasola, the Honduran migrant child portrayed in the Oscar nominated HBO documentary "Which Way Home" in his asylum case, he is a frequent contributor to the Houston Chronicle, featured and interviewed by July Banderas as an expert on immigration on Fox News "America’s News Headquarters", and featured on Greta Van Susteren’s "On the Record" and many more national and international media.
GO LLC is proud to continue Mr. Gonzalez’ distinguished record and dedicated service to our immigration clients by specializing in U.S. Immigration & Nationality law. We vouch to represent individuals who need such assistance throughout the United States and around the world.
When the government has the power to deny legal rights and due process to a vulnerable group, everyone's rights are at stake. We are dedicated to defending those rights, combating public and private discrimination against these groups and promoting comprehensive immigration reform. We are committed to the principles of our constitution and that the United States is a melting pot composed of immigrants. We are proud to say that we will continue to defend and preserve those principles and rights. Gonzalez Olivieri LLC is conveniently located at 2200 South West Freeway, Suite 320, Houston, Texas 77098. The office telephone number is 713-333-8370, 713-524-8511 Fax.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
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I worked with Raed for many years and thus have first-hand experience of how hard he works to ensure successful outcomes for his clients. Raed is a fantastic attorney, thinks outside the box, and is able to craft creative arguments when necessary.
Kristen Hammill Immigration Attorney
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1999||09/19/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Houston's Top Immigration Lawyer||H Houston Magazine||2012|
|Harvey Nachman Award||Interamerican University of Puerto Rico||1996|
|Senior Litigator||Gonzalez Olivieri LLC||2012 - Present|
|Senior Associate for Litigation||Foster Quan||2009 - 2011|
|Head of Litigation||Quan, Burdette, & Perez||2004 - 2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Dada v. Mukasey, 128 S. Ct. 2307 (2008)||Certiorari was GRANTED|
|Manuel Flores Ledezma v. Gonzalez, 415 F.3d 375, 380 (5th Cir. 2005)||Petition denied, 1st case to interpret real ID|
|Alexis v. Holder, No. 09-955, Certiorari||Petition for certiorari GRANTED|
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|State Bar of Texas||Unlawful Presence||2013|
|UT Conference on Immigration 2012||Unlawful Presence||2012|
|Unlawful Presence||AILA TX Chapter Conference on Immigration||2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)||Unlawful Presence and Status Violations||2012|
|AILA DC Chapter||Adjustment of Status||2012|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)||CAN THIS OR SHOULD THIS GO TO FEDERAL COURT?||2011|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)||Dada or Nada||2010|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)||CRIMINAL MATTERS IN IMMIGRATION CASES:||2010|
|State Bar of Texas||Removal Proceedings Today||2009|
|Pro BAR||Motions to Reopen and Reconsider||2008|
|University of Houston Law Center||Health Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1998|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Universiat de Barcelona||Summer Abroad Program||Comparative Constitutinonal Law, Antonin Scalia||1995|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico in San Juan||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|