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Javad M. Khazaeli

Litigation Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

4.4   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 11 years
    Missouri - MO 21 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Javad

Learn Javad’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%

    22 years, 300 cases

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    25%

    14 years, 20 cases

  3. Immigration
    25%

    22 years, 500 cases

Former Immigration Prosecutor for ICE at the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, served as Certifiying Officer for the Department of Homeland Security's immigration program. Now helping immigrants become Americans.

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Location

Khazaeli Wyrsch LLC
911 Washington Ave
Suite 211
Saint Louis, MO, 63101

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Leul | March 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Greatest lawyer
Javad M. Khacaeli is the best lawyer I am very happy to have him as my immigration lawyer! I really recommend people to consult or hire him as their immigration lawyer.
Posted by Wali | January 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good communication skills, Very articulate, and also a very good listener
I just cannot find words to express my profound gratitude for Javad and Karin . It was simply my immense trust in you, which kept me going. Before I met you, I had already surrounded to fate and could not see any light at the end of the tunnel. But the sudden meeting changed my entire attitude. I asked you to represent me because of your honesty, true interest in my situation, I trusted you, and your willingness to stay with me to the very end. It was only due to your perseverance and counseling that I realized that not all hope had been lost. Your concern for me was starkly visible and that gave me additional courage and confidence. Best Lawyer I have come across.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Lawyer and a Good Person
I am thankful to have Javad as our lawyer. I was referred to him by another reputed law firm. He was very direct and knowledgeable. He knew the exact solution to my case. Legal issues are never easy to comprehend but he explained process and procedure without making it sound super complicated. Most of all- he was there, when I called him/when I emailed him to answer. This was new to me! I have been dealing with lawyers for past 1.5 yrs. The most difficult situation for a client is - to hire a lawyer who over-promises you, charges you your life savings and then go cold turkey when things go south. Never picking up, yelling on top of their voice is quite common for lawyers. So what you need is someone on the other end- who is honest and tells you facts as they are- not making it sound easy/ or scare tactics. Javad was all this for us, so I would be happy to recommend him as immigration attorney.
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Posted by Fatmeh | May 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and absolutely helpful
Javad gave me a very helpful and clear consultation about my complicated situation of change of status. He was a super nice guy and spent about an hour to listen to my questions and concerns and explained them to me very clearly at no charge.
Posted by Mona | May 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional with knowledgeable
Javad was my attorney in a very complicated immigration case. Javad's responsiveness, knowledge , and integrity help me to win my case. You can trust him with all your heart because sometimes you feel he cares about your case more than you.
Posted by Rachel Tuepker | May 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
exceptional and knowledgable at what he does
Javad was amazing throughout the entire process, he never stopped fighting and looking for more information to help out our case! I was unsure of everything that was going on, but after the very first conversation with Javad he began explaining things and helping me to understand.. He's a great guy, very easy to talk to and wont give you the run around. He truly practices fair and believes in helping his clients before getting anything for himself. I dont think we would have won without him!
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I have had great lawyers this is not someone you ever want working for you
On our first visit to his office I was appalled by his appearance he look like he was getting ready to binge watch HBO( sweet pants hadn't shaved look bad I speak English but my wife does not she only speaks Spanish well his secretary was going to interpret to this day I don't know if she speaks fluent Spanish so me and my wife sat there quit listening he was rambling on about ways she could when her case never asking whybshf came to America in the first place goingbon ahout how we could use me to fake being depressed for a reason she could stay in the United states on in on my goodness would this man shut up already we paid him 800 hundred dollars to do one simple thing we wanted him yo file a motion to drop the case and seek another judge his words he called thd judge a few things but anyway he had two weeks to get this motion in to thd judge sounds simple like a high school kid could do that for 800 hundred dollars right no not him when we did go in front of the judge he denied the motion the binge watcher got the motion in the same day as the court date was so the judge said no way and guess what mc fly was wearing sweet pants tee shirt hadn't shaved my goodness there is more but im saving that for my formal complaint to the board unbelievable
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Response from Javad Khazaeli August 28, 2023
To be clear, you tried to get a refund on your wife's case when your wife explicitly told us that she wanted to stay with our firm. Then you threatened your wife. We called the police, and you were arrested for harassment after evidence of domestic violence was uncovered. We have no regrets about continuing to advocate for your former partner. Our other reviews speak for themselves. And FYI, you are still banned from our building.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Khazaeli Wyrsch Stock LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Khazaeli Wyrsch LLP
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Cantwell & Cantwell
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Certifying Officer
  • Department of Labor, Office of Foreign Labor Certification
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney, National Security Law Division
  • Department Of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Attorney, Counterterrorism
  • Department Of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Washington University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • US v Alleged Members of the PFLP
  • Mutually agreeable settlement

Associations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Committee Chair - Immigration
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Institute of St. Louis
  • Executive Committee - Community Development Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Prep Charter Academy
  • Associate Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Sigma Kappa Foundation
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Case Resolution
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • 2007
  • Special Achievement Award
  • Department of Homeland Security (ICE/OPLA)
  • 2006
  • Special Achievement Award
  • Department of Homeland Security (ICE/OPLA)
  • 2005
  • Trial Advocacy Competition - Finalist
  • Washington Universtity
  • 2001
  • Wiley Rutledge Moot Court - Semi-Finalist
  • Washington University
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • SLU - International Law Society
  • International Law Careers
  • 2015
  • ICE National Security Law Conference
  • National Security Law 101
  • 2009
  • ICE National Security Law Conference
  • Litigation Skills
  • 2008
  • ICE National Security Law Conference
  • Trends in Federal Litigation in National Security Cases
  • 2007
  • ICE National Security Law Conference
  • New Attorney Training on National Security Charges
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (17)
Endorse Javad
Immigration Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Javad is a brilliant and dedicated attorney who knows the immigration system intimately and can effectively advocate for his clients like few others can."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Javad's unmatched legal experience truly sets him apart from the field and will be an unbelievable asset to your case. I wholeheartedly endorse Javad for any immigration matter...from a "simple" matter to the most complex issues."
Immigration Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recommend Javad for any immigration or litigation matter you may have. He is experienced, honest, diligent, and result driven."
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. With his vast experience in and out of the courtroom, Javad brings a superior level of service to his clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Khazaeli for more than 12 years. He is an exceptional attorney and counselor. Mr. Khazaeli is a well-known and highly-respected member of the community."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The immigration process can be tricky and stressful, but not when Javad is handling the matter. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Javad. He's passionate about immigration and is dedicated to his work."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Javad is a devoted and passionate advocate whose training and experience in is unmatched by any other immigration lawyer in the St. Louis area."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Javad has the experience, intelligence, and compassion to represent his clients with the skill required for me to whole heartedly endorse him for immigration law and litigation. He is one of the premier attorneys in St. Louis for immigration."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Javad brings to his advocacy a unique ability to combine substantive mastery of often arcane and difficult to follow immigration rules with the contacts and network that make those rules manageable and real. Immigration clients will find him able to get on the phone within a few minutes, contact an authoritative manager at a relevant agency, and speak to that manager in a way that conveys his command of the law with the sympathy due his client."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an asset to the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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."
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