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Raymond Gabriel Lahoud

also known as Raymond Lahoud, Raymond G. Lahoud

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Raymond Lahoud is a leading immigration law and deportation defense attorney for one of the nation's premier immigration law and deportation defense firms: Baurkot & Baurkot.  Attorney Lahoud also handles criminal appeals and federal appeals at the Federal District Court and Federal Circuit Court levels, including Petitions for Review.


Attorney Lahoud, a native of Pennsylvania, graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) from Lehigh University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.  He earned highest departmental honors and, while at Lehigh, Attorney Lahoud studied at the London School of Economics (International Law & Trade) and the Umbra Institute (Italian Language & Literature).  While at Lehigh, Attorney Lahoud served as the Editor of The Lehigh Review, earned Deans List each semester, was named a President’s Scholar, was inducted into Phi Beta Delta and received, among other awards, the Williams Award, Cohen Scholarship, Treen Scholarship and Littner Scholarship.


Prior to attending Lehigh University, Attorney Lahoud served as a United States Congressional Page, under then-Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL), who is now President Obama’s Secretary of Transportation.  He also served as a legislative aide to State Senator Lisa Boscola (D-PA) and was the founder and director of Youth for America PAC, a nationwide Political Action Committee that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various political candidates and registered thousands to vote across America.  Following his time with both Boscola and LaHood, Lahoud traveled to twenty-six different congressional districts in thirteen states, to assist several vulnerable incumbents manage last minute grassroots efforts. 


When returning to the Lehigh Valley, Attorney Lahoud assisted in the development of Macquarie (PA), a private equity firm that raised foreign capital for commercial development projects across the United States.  Attorney Lahoud also actively lobbied for several global corporations looking to conduct business with the United States Government.  While doing this, Lahoud traveled to twenty-nine countries–meeting with high level executives and political leaders.


Attorney Lahoud attended Georgetown University Law Center, earning a position on the Georgetown Immigration Law Review-a leading international academic resource focusing solely on immigration issues. While at Georgetown, Attorney Lahoud clerked for the Honorable Joanne Seybert, Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York as well as for Sullivan & Cromwell, a New York Law Firm.  Further, Attorney Lahoud was involved in many Georgetown Law organizations including he Appellate Litigation Program, Barristers’ Counsel, Moot Court, Moot Trial, ABA Law Student Division, ACLU at GULC, Catholic Student Association, Hoya Realty Group, Innocence Project, International Law Society, National Lawyers Guild, PHI ALPHA DELTA, United Nations at Georgetown and the Student Bar Association.


Attorney Lahoud's His immigration work includes:  Citizenship,  U.S. Non-Immigration Visas, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, U.S. Immigration Visas, EB5 Investor Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum and VAWA applications.


Attorney Lahoud's primary focus, however, is in deportation defense, immigration waivers, habeas petitions, Board of Immigration Appeals Matters, Federal District Court proceedings and appeals and appeals to the Circuit Courts, whether the appeals are Petitions for Review or other administrative (immigration) or criminal appeals.


Attorney Lahoud has gained national prominence in his appearance before the Board of Immigration Appeals -- at a young age -- providing oral arguments before the Board -- the first oral argument before the Board in years.  He has also argued before the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals. 



Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    7 years, 12 thousand cases



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (15%)

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Contact info

Immigration Law Group @ Baurkot & Baurkot

227 S Seventh Street
Easton, PA, 18042-4315

Immigration Law Group @ Baurkot & Baurkot

801 W Hamilton Street.
Allentown, PA, 18101

Immigration Law Group @ Baurkot & Baurkot

801 W Hamilton Street.
Allentown, PA, 18101



NYCurrently registered 201007/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star in International LawAustralian Barrister's Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Immigration Law & Deportation Defense AttorneyBaurkot & Baurkot2009 - Present
Summer AssociateSullivan & Cromwell2008 - 2008
Legal Assistant for the Hon. Joanne SeybertDistrict Court for the Eastern District of New York2007 - 2007
Capital Development PartnerMacquarie (PA)2002 - 2006
Congressional PageUS House of Representatives (Hon. Ray LaHood)1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lehigh Valley Economic Development CommissionInvestor2015 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Lehigh Valley Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Appellate Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Pomfret ClubMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bautista v. AG of the United States, 744 F.3d 54 (3d Cir. 2014)Petition Granted in Client's Favor. Board of Immigration Appeals Decision Vacated.
Bautista v. Sabol, 862 F. Supp. 2d 375 (MDPA 2012)Petition Granted in Client's Favor.
In Re Robert RuizIn Client's Favor.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Lehigh UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
London School of Economics and Political ScienceN/AStudies in Int'l Economics/TradeN/A
Umbra Institute, ItalyStudy in Italian Language and Global EconomicsSummer Study/ResearchN/A
University of California - Los AngelesEnglish LiteratureResearch ProgramN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Board of Immigration Appeals Oral ArgumentWhether New York's Attempted Arson in the Third Degree is an Aggravated Felony2011
Global Immigration ForumUS Immigration Law: Can I Secure a Green Card?2010