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Raed Gonzalez

Raed Gonzalez

Practice areas:

Immigration

About Me

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.


raed.gonzalez46@gmail.com

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Immigration: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Iris Agnes Albizu-Rivera

    I endorse this lawyer. Raed is knowledgeable in all matters of the immigration issues. He zealously represent client in Immigration Court.

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    Iris Albizu-Rivera Immigration Attorney
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  • Olsa Alikaj-Cano

    I endorse this lawyer because of his commitment and dedication to his clients, and our profession. He has exceptional advocacy skills and works tirelessly on behalf of our immigrants, never afraid to take the most challenging cases.

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    Olsa Alikaj-Cano Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gonzalez Olivieri LLC

2200 Southwest Fwy.
Suite 550
Houston, TX, 77098

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199908/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Houston's Top Immigration LawyerH Houston Magazine2012
Harvey Nachman AwardInteramerican University of Puerto Rico1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior LitigatorGonzalez Olivieri LLC2012 - Present
Senior Associate for LitigationFoster Quan2009 - 2011
Head of LitigationQuan, Burdette, & Perez2004 - 2009

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
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, CertiorariPetition for certiorari GRANTED

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of TexasUnlawful Presence2013
UT Conference on Immigration 2012Unlawful Presence2012
Unlawful PresenceAILA TX Chapter Conference on Immigration2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Unlawful Presence and Status Violations2012
AILA DC ChapterAdjustment of Status2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)CAN THIS OR SHOULD THIS GO TO FEDERAL COURT?2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Dada or Nada2010
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)CRIMINAL MATTERS IN IMMIGRATION CASES:2010
State Bar of TexasRemoval Proceedings Today2009
Pro BARMotions to Reopen and Reconsider2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterHealth LawLL.M - Master of Laws1998
Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Universiat de BarcelonaSummer Abroad ProgramComparative Constitutinonal Law, Antonin Scalia1995
Inter American University of Puerto Rico in San JuanN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas Conference on ImmigrationUnlawful Presence2013
UT Conference on Immigration 2012Unlawful Presence2012
Fundamentals of ImmigrationAdjustment of Status2012
AILA Texas Chapter Conference in NOLAUnlawful Presence2012