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Lawrence Gatei

Immigration Attorney at Waltham, MA

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lawrence

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Removal proceedings in immigration court, Defense from deportation, Family greencard application, Employment based visas and greencards, Investor based visas and greencards such as EB1-EB5, E, L, O, H-1B visas, Asylum applications, Appeals in Federal Courts, Mandamus in Federal Courts

    19 years, 700 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Superior court, district court criminal representation of people with immigration issues. We represent people in criminal courts to avoid adverse immigration issues such as deportation, denial of greencard and denial of naturalization.

    15 years, 100 cases

  3. Business
    We represent in incorporation matters, review of business plans for immigration purposes, non-profit incorporation and compliance issues, and contract review

    15 years, 50 cases


Lawrence Gatei
411 Waverley Oaks Road
Suite 328
Waltham, MA, 02452

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Posted by Jerry | March 5, 2018
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Best Lawyer
Great lawyers like Gatei are hard to find. In fact he is honest passionate caring and genuine. He is professionally wonderful. Just try him. His fee are moderate I really recommend him to all . There is no immigration issue that he can not handle. May you increase in knowledge of your profession Jerry
Posted by Karla | June 22, 2017
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Best Lawyer
Lawrence Is A Great A Lawyer Knows His Job Well He Has Helped My Family and I And I'm So Greatful For Him I Have No complains about him He Does A Wonderful Job My Family And Really Got Lucky on finding a Lawyer that Cares So Much And try to do the Best he can To help you Don't Regret him. Best Immigration Lawyer
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2015
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Excellent Lawyering Skills
I had given up on my adoption process before i went into Lawrence's office. He did a wonderful job for my family- fast thinking , I found him very knowledgeable, a good a great listener. Thanks to him my family is all together.
Posted by Christina | September 25, 2014
Fast processing of Immigration Case
Following my marriage, my husband and I contacted Lawrence to process my sponsorship application. He kept us informed of the risks and benefits of the process. We completed an extensive Q&A preparation session with him. He even did additional background checks to make sure any possibilities were ruled out. We found him to be very detailed. And our thorough presentation of our case to Immigration Authorities, enabled our application to be approved quickly. Many thanks for listening and exceeding our expectations.
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Posted by ecualexus | May 10, 2012
Poor Legal representation
My file sat on his office for several months nothing was ever file in court I end up picking up my file and getting a different law firm. He wrote a letter to IMMIGRATION SERVICES but all the facts were incorrect.


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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Immigration and Business Law Group, LLP
  • 2008 - Present


  • Boston College Law School
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pina v. Mukasey, 542 F. 3d 5 (1st Cir. 2008)
  • Court agreed with our argument and struck down a limiting 8 CFR regulation finding the government's definition of custody as being unconstitutional


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Swahili

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Lawrence Gatei
Immigration Attorney
Waltham, MA
Licensed for 18 years