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Paris Bolem Lee

Immigration Attorney at Edison, NJ

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Paris Lee, Paris B. Lee

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 22 years
    New Jersey - NJ 26 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2002
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Paris

Learn Paris’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Representation for citizenship and marriage interviews; family petitions; I-601 waivers; immigration court; deportation defense; and criminal-immigration counseling.

    27 years


Managing Partner of Lee and Garasia, LLC, a law firm in Edison devoted exclusively to immigration law. Former Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Immigration Section.  Since 1998, I have handled all types of immigration matters ranging from simple applications for citizenship to complex appeals and waivers.  We have been a fixture both in the local community as well as among the immigration bar.  As an attorney, I personally work on all cases and meet with each and every client.  




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Posted by Merveille | October 15, 2010
A honest and knowledgeable lawer who stands committed to his clients.
We first engaged Lee an Garasia in 2005/2006 and since then Mr. Lee has not only handled our immigration matters but we have referred many relatives and friends to him. A very knowledgeable and compassionate person. He spends quality time with is clients, listens to them patiently and most importantly he guides his clients very well and is very honest. While handling a very complicated immigration case, he very clearly told us that he will think and explore the possibilities of the success and only then he would sign up for the case. Do we find this kind of honesty these days? BTW - he sorted out that complicated case successfully. I would strongly encourage everyone to consult Mr. Lee for all immigration matters.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2010
Effective Lawyer for Immigration
Working with Mr. Lee put a lot of my frustration and confusion to rest. Mr. Lee is well versed in immigration law. He is an experienced lawyer who is mindful that he is working with people, not cases. He patiently explained process and procedure to me. He touched base with me often and worked hard to be my advocate. He produced results in a timely manner. It was refreshing to find a lawyer who still embodies compassion and fairness.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2021
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Successful non immigrant Status transfer with petty offence
I had a little complex case for my immigration with petty offence and he has helped us to clear the hurdle for non immigration status transfer . Highly recommend him.
Posted by Jagadeesh | June 4, 2017
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Best immigration lawyer
He helped me with best information to avoid immigration issues
Posted by Hassan | April 2, 2017
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Knowledgable and efficient
I contacted Paris Lee at a very crucial moment where I needed urgent legal advice which he provided with diligence and professionalism. I will certainly go back to Paris Lee in case a need comes up and I recommend him to all who need a reliable immigration attorney. Hassan S.
Posted by ASHOK | January 11, 2017
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Green Card (Family Based)
It was an excellent experience with Lee Garasia, we had to visit only couple of time to the office. one is to just drop all required documents and another preparation prior to interview. The lawyer fees was also reasonable and you can effort it. They will give time to adjust with your financials. Amazing customer care support. I would recommend to people who are really waiting or spending so much time on their family based Green Cards !! Thanks to Lee Garasia for making the job easy !!
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Posted by Ashesh | December 22, 2014
I would definietly recommend Paris Bolem Lee
Paris Bolem Lee is an amazing lawyer. He is very hardworking and helped me complete all necessary VISA paperwork in a timely manner. He is knowgeable about all the current trends in law, so everything was done fast, correct, and painlessly. He was always in touch with me, making sure to communicate through every step of the process. I cannot recommend a better lawyer!
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Posted by prashant | December 19, 2014
Very Intelligent and supportive
I filled my adjustment of status through attorney Lee and i am very pleased with the service provided by Lee & Garasia LLC , they were so supportive throughout the process . Attorney Lee took special interest in each and every case . i filled 2 cases on two different year and both time i felt very pleased with service Highly recommendate
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Posted by Mitesh | December 5, 2014
My attorney review
I have been using Lee and Garasia for long time i have used them for may different purpose and that are always informative helpful on any issues and ever willing to go extra steps to help you out. i have been using their service for my wife's immigration file and they are very professional when it comes to doing their part. i would say they are very well on providing information and help with the any questions. Even the staff is excellent and willing to help you if have an issue and they stay in touch if the issue get solved. i would deferentially recommended this law firm because you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by S.T. | September 5, 2014
Not just immigration - an attorney with in-depth knowledge in many areas of law
Over the years, Paris Lee has successfully handled a range of immigration matters for my extended family (everything from green card processes in the U.S. and abroad to citizenship), so naturally I came to him when I received a hefty speeding ticket! I already knew that Paris was a highly respected expert immigration attorney, but I was wonderfully surprised with his familiarity with the courts and New Jersey state laws and procedure. Thanks to Paris' discussions with the prosecutor prior to my appearance in court, he was able to have all points on the ticket dismissed! I was of course extremely pleased - it was clear that only Paris would be able to attain the result I wanted, through his longstanding presence in court and the respect he has earned over the years. His in-depth knowledge of not just immigration law, but also other areas of practice as well is a testament to Paris' wide-ranging expertise. I would not hesitate to seek out Paris' assistance for any future matters, and I will continue to recommend him to family and friends.
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Posted by Sapna | August 28, 2014
Highly recommended lawyer.
I cannot find the right words to describe how helpful Mr. Lee was ,and how grateful I am for the service he provided. I would definitely recommended him to anyone who needs legal advise and assistance.
Posted by Emre | April 5, 2014
Filed for my Wife
I used Lee & Garasia to help bring my wife over from Turkey. The process was very smooth and the staff was always responsive to my questions. My wife is here with me and I am very happy with the result. I would not hesitate to used them again.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2013
Highly Recommended: Knowledgeable, Professional, Responsive, Thorough
We worked with both Mr. Lee and Mrs. Garasia for my husbands immigration needs. They were both extremely knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, and put us at ease. They took the time to go through all of our details and answer every question that we had, thoroughly. The day of the immigration interview, Mrs. Garasia put us at ease and it all went very well, just as she had explained. Many thanks to both Mr. Lee and Mrs. Garasia for the wonderful service and attention provided.
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Posted by T | March 6, 2012
Best - Knowledge, Follow-Up, Integrity
My family member was suspected of shoplifting case, which had possibility of immigration consequences. Mr. Lee guided us with the process. He came up with the best and worst case scenarios. His follow-up and analysis of the case was top notch. Wish there are professionals who can treat their clients like he does. His integrity was bar none. He also had great rapport with the fellow lawyers, which helped with moving the case forward. Currently the case has been dismissed. If you are looking for honest, dependable, high quality immigration lawyer, I can't think of anyone other than him.
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Posted by Ashish Patel | April 14, 2011
Most knowledgable and helpful lawyer
I would highly recomend this lawyer because he is not only knowledgable but also he has a strong based on his work and he handle everything so well.I went to him several times and each time I treated so good and we get success all the times.I realy thanks to him,because of him we would be able to solve our all issues.Also good thing about him is he is so convenient about my timing even though i have busy schedule i can still get my time appointment so that i can discuss my cases with him in detail.Thanks to him.
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Posted by William and Judith | January 9, 2011
Thanks so much for your professional and effective help with our immigration procedure .
We just can't thank you enough for your support, knowledge, expertise and kindness for making 2010 a great year for my wife and myself in securing her permanent resident cart through the immigration system. Mr. Lee and his Staff are true professionals who care about each + every individual client. I highly recommend Mr. Lee as a good lawyer to anyone who needs a honest lawyer, he is the best thanks to him my wife and I have a future.
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Posted by Kishor B. | November 29, 2010
Info on Lee & Garasia:
If you want a determined and beneficial immigration lawyer I suggest you go to Mr. Lee and Mrs. Garasia. They helped me get my work done right away without a dilemma. They also don't make a fuss on something you do wrong; they just help you out and fix the predicament. They tell you whats going on unlike few people who just do the work and give no explanation and my files have been a success. I hope you take my word for it and go to Mr. Lee and Mrs. Garasia, as your immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Mit | October 11, 2010
Imigration/citizenship and speeding
Mr Lee helped my parents and my Grandmother with there Immigration/Citizenship. Mr Lee was very informative and help my parents and my Grandmother step by step to help them get their citizenship. His is very knowledge able and helps his client understand how important it is to be a citizen in this country. The other issue Mr Lee help me with is My girlfriend when she has speeding citation. Mr lee was very informative and very professional when it came to take care of this issue. On the date of the court i was very surprise that Mr. Lee was there half and hour before we showed up. Mr Lee was the only lawyer who took a matter in to his own hand making sure that his Client was taken care of and they get the best treatment from the Judge and the Prosecutor. Mr Lee kept me and my girlfriend informed about everything and explained what to do. Mr Lee is the only lawyer i use when it come to My legal issue of immigration/Citizenship and Traffic Violation/ citations. I got Treated really well and all the lawyer i deal with in the past Mr Lee is the Far the best because He's first to show up and last to leave and he makes sure that his client is happy and satisfy.
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Posted by matthew | October 8, 2010
excellent commercial driver lawyer
I recieved 3 tickets in my tractor trailor and was not sure what to do. Paris Lee was able to get all of them pleaded down to a charge that would protect my license from recieving points. He was very helpful and cooperative, he also was very knowledgable and explained every step of what was going to happen. I would recommend to anyone that needs an attorney.
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Posted by Dennis | September 23, 2010
Great Attorney
I have worked with Paris Lee very long time. he has helped me out and my family to get my green card and Citizenship. Him and his staff very professional and friendly and they are great help.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lee and Garasia, LLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Legal Clerk
  • Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1997 - 1998


  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1997
  • Yale University
  • BA
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motion To Reopen Denied I-130 Granted
  • I-130 Reopened.
  • 212i Fraud Waiver Approved
  • Waiver was approved


  • Union County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration Project
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Immigration Law Committee
  • 2004 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Immigration Section
  • 1997 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)
  • Former Co-chair, Motor Vehicle Commission Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Turkish
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer in Immigration Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer in Immigration Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top Nationwide Attorneys
  • Newsweek
  • 2013
  • Ten Leaders in Immigration Law
  • Ten Leaders Cooperative
  • 2013
  • Leader in Immigration Law
  • TIME Magazine
  • 2013
  • Strathmore's Who's Who
  • Strathmore
  • 2005
  • National Leadership Award
  • Business Advisory Council
  • 2003
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  • SpeakEasy
  • Facing Immigration Problems?
  • 2014
  • Asbury Park Press
  • "Breaking the Immigration Impasse" Op-ed
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Immigration Consequences of Convictions
  • 2013
  • Fresh Outlook TV Show
  • Immigration Reform
  • 2013
  • Employment Immigration Basics
  • Employment Based Immigration
  • 2013
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Immigration Consequences of Municipal Court Convictions
  • 2012
  • Citizenship Seminar
  • Citizenship Misconceptions
  • 2011
  • Radio America 1700 Immigration Spotlight
  • Immigration Questions & Answers
  • 2010
  • Annual Celebration
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (23)
Endorse Paris
Immigration Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Paris for over two years during which he has demonstrated consistent professionalism and a clear expertise in Immigration Law. He shows a genuine concern for his clients that is expressed in the quality of his work."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paris for about 9 years. He is extremely knowledgeable in his areas of practice. I have referred immigration clients to him and the clients were very satistifed. As well as being very knowledgeable he is also very compassionate to his clients needs."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paris is an excellent attorney that provides exceptional service to immigration clients. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paris is one of America's Top Immigration Lawyers. I have sent many clients to him and everyone was amazed by his abilities. I endorse him 100%."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Paris many times. He is a gentleman and a scholar. I refer all immigration matters to him and clients are consistently happy with the high caliber attorney he is. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brilliant lawyer! Paris Lee's ability to analyze legal issues and problem-solve is unsurpassed. His legal writing skills are the best in the business. He is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is also honest and extremely hardworking."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lee and his firm are an asset to the immigration legal community. His knowledge of the law is surpassed only by his passion to effectively advocate for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paris for a long time and I have always found him to be professional and extremely knowledgeable in the area of Immigration. I would highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paris is definitely an experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated immigration attorney. I have known him for many years and would recommend him without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lee and his law partner, Angie Garasia, Esq., are a dynamic duo when it comes to immigration law. They work hard for their clients and are knowledgable about immigration law and manuevering through the federal system."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lee and Garasia are an excellent team! When you hire one you get both! I frenquently see Ms. Garasia at the Newark Immigration Offices she is always very professional and goes the extra mile to help her clients. You cant go wrong in hiring this firm!"
Immigration Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paris and I worked together for a number of years with the same firm. He is very knowledgeable in the field of immigration law. He is always been very helpful whenever we had any questions. We recommend his firm highly."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Located in Edison, New Jersey, attorney Paris Lee,of the law firm of Lee & Garasia has distinguished himself as a leader in Immigration law. Being one of the few full-service, experienced and reputable Immigration Law Firms in the area, the attorneys and staff at Lee & Garasia have become known for being extremely knowledgeable, courteous and hardworking, and their expertise in such matters as Naturalization, Naturalization Appeals, Family Immigration, as well as other areas of immigration Law is, in my opinion, unsurpassed. As a colleague, I enthusiastically recommend Paris Lee, Esq. without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred many immigration matters to Mr. Lee and he has hit a home run for his clients on every case. He is an amazing attorney."
Immigration Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paris Lee has been very responsive to referrals of immigration matters from our Firm. He is personable, approachable and knowledgeable about immigration matters. I endorse Paris Lee."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an extremely knowledgeable attorney. He is also very trustworthy and dedicated to his clients and their cases."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paris Lee for 10 years. He is well respected by his peers and clients. I would not hesitate to refer immingration clients to him."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paris Lee is a committed, diligent and trustworthy immigration lawyer. He's also one of the hardest working attorneys who I've had the pleasure of knowing in my 15+ years of practicing immigration law."
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Edison Immigration Lawyer Paris Bolem Lee
Paris Bolem Lee
Immigration Attorney
Edison, NJ
Licensed for 26 years
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