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Haitham Edward Ballout

Haitham Edward Ballout

Practice areas:

Immigration, Personal Injury, General Practice

About Me

Starting from 1992, I have continued to represent clients in all types of immigration & deportation cases, among others. I provide clients with straight answers and insights into practical legal solutions. My 22-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

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  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

5 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have represented several clients who are in trouble with immigration due to a pending criminal case and I always refer them to this office. They are responsive, helpful and always honest with the client as to what actually can be accomplished.


    Nancy Mcdonald Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Louis Allen Liberty

    I endorse this lawyer as a friend and colleague. Haitham is uniquely qualified as an immigration lawyer.


    Louis Liberty Consumer Protection Attorney
    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




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer2014 Super 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
Golden Gate University, School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
California State University, San Jose State UniversityEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Cambridge UniversityComparative Legal StudiesStudy Abroad ProgramN/A
University of Siena, ItalyComparative Legal StudiesSummer ProgramN/A