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Haitham Edward Ballout

About me

Starting from 1990, I represent clients in all types of immigration & deportation cases, and personal injuries. I provide clients with straight answers and insights into practical legal solutions. My 26-year experience and knowledge often translates into successful outcomes. I take on a variety of case-types: from large cases such as the Swiss Air Crash, where I served as a Member of the Plaintiffs' Committee, to representation on a local level in my Burlingame/San Mateo and San Francisco communities.  As my practice has grown over the years, I am proud to have assisted hundreds of satisfied clients who continue to refer their friends and family members to me. My client reviews are honest and accurate - please take a look at what my clients are saying under the Lawyer Review section.



Languages spoken: Spanish, French, Arabic, Italian

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 70%
    25 years, 999 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    25 years, 220 cases
  3. General Practice: 5%
    25 years, 300 cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse Haitham. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Haitham E. Ballout

1290 Howard Avenue
Suite 300
Burlingame, CA, 94010

Law Offices of Haitham Edward Ballout

220 Montgomery Street
Suite 416
San Francisco, CA, 94104

Law Offices of Haitham Edward Ballout

2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Suite #5
South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150-6408



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Significant Contribution AwardAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association1998
Dean's ListGolden Gate University1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Offices of Haitham E. Ballout1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtMember2003 - Present
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kayyal vs. Keisler, Acting U.S. Attorney GeneralCertiorari Denied
Soenaryo vs. Michael B. Mukasey, U.S. Attorney GeneralCertiorari Denied
In Re Air Crash Near Peggy’s Cove. Nova Scotia, on September 2, 1998Settled during Court Mandated Conference
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Publication nameTitleDate
Super LawyersVoice of Calm2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cambridge UniversityComparative Legal StudiesStudy Abroad Program1989
University of Siena, ItalyComparative Legal StudiesSummer Program1989
Golden Gate University, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
California State University, San Jose State UniversityEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1982