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Raymond Reza Bolourtchi

Immigration Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

4.6   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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About Raymond

Learn Raymond’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    85%
    Practice exclusively in Criminal & Family Immigration, Deportation/Removal Defense, Criminal Defense of Foreign Nationals, and Federal Immigration Litigation

    27 years

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    Criminal Defense of Foreign Nationals, and Post Conviction Relief in State and Federal Courts

    27 years

I was born in Iran and shortly thereafter my parents moved to Spain. I lived in Spain for several years and subsequently in the small country of Andorra, high in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain. My entire formative education was through the French educational system. While living in Spain and Andorra, I learned Spanish and Catalan, and would spend parts of my summers attending schools in England and Italy where I learned the respective languages. I was a competitive alpine ski racer and played varsity soccer and rugby until I moved to the United States in 1983. I attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) receiving my Bachelor Degree in Political Science. Before attending Law School, I worked at a large firm in Los Angeles for 4 years before attending St. Louis University School of Law. I have been practicing law in Missouri as a member of the Missouri Bar since 1997, and have practiced exclusively for the past 23 years representing clients in Criminal & Family Immigration, Deportation/Removal Defense, Criminal Defense of Foreign Nationals, and Federal Immigration Litigation. My law partner Kimberly Cofman, is also my wife, and we have two beautiful children.

Location

Cofman & Bolourtchi, LLC
8866 Ladue Road, Ste. 250
Saint Louis, MO, 63124

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Ian | October 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
His the best
He helped me obtain my citizenship and guided me through the process and helped gather all the documentation needed. What a blessing. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Jerome | February 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer! Highly recommend
Raymond Boulorchi helped me in my immigration case which no lawyer wanted to touch. I called 10 lawyers which declined and when I spoke to ray he gave me comfort in a bad time. He also reminded me how different yet difficult the case was but he kept saying we got this and so we did. Thank you Raymond Boulorchi.
Posted by Maria | January 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing
This man is the most incredible lawyer. He works day and night for his clients and always makes time for you. No matter when i had questions he was always there to answer them. Throughout the whole process he showed such care for me and my husbands case, while never making it about money, but about doing the best job he could and in the end he saved my amazing husband from being sent back to Mexico. Thank you so much Raymond and I cannot stress how amazing of a job you did!!! Highly highly recommend
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Posted by Sylvia | June 17, 2020
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SUPERSTAR ATTORNEY!!!
This Attorney, Raymond Bolourtchi is making a difference & changing people’s lives for the better. He fights for racial justice and has empathy for those who face dire challenges. We faced ongoing emotional bleeding in our case & Raymond fought for us every step of the way, being separated for over ten years. We hung in there when the odds seemed impossible and because of Raymond’s expertise we experienced sweet victory. This is a hard working attorney whose fees are well worth the money. He is our new family member who’s well loved! Thank you Raymond R. Bolourtchi.
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Posted by Amy & Jose | June 17, 2020
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Best Immigration Lawyer
It was a long process but Bolourtchi and his staff was always there to answer any questions. Thank you for helping my husband get his Green card!! He even gave us his cell number if we couldn’t get a hold of him in the office or had an emergency come up. We are now using him to help my brother-n-law.
Posted by YOSI BONILLA | November 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
BEST
Raymond is the best immigration lawyer in the four states. He has helped me, family and friends with immigration. 1000% recommended
Posted by Arif | November 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful
Ray is an amazing person, he helped me stay in the U.S. with my family after being detained in immigration. I sat there for 5 months stressing, parents stressing, we hired Ray and I came home 2 weeks later! Hes just an amazing guy who truely cares for his client sincerely. Thank you Ray, Arif Zeric
Posted by Sumit | October 24, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer !
Excellent lawyer, I have consulted for an immigration related issue. He was very detail and explained me the process, what could be possible outcome thoroughly. Thanks for the time you took to answer our queries.
Posted by Ricardo | March 9, 2016
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Went the extra mile
I highly recommend Raymond Bolourtchi. He helped me get my wife permanent resident status. He responds to emails very quickly and he went the extra mile to help my wife get a non-driver MO license when she did not have her social security number yet.
Posted by Barbara | July 13, 2011
great job
Mr Bolourtchi was very helpful, handled my case very well, kept me informed thru out
Posted by Hani | January 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Money hungry
he speaks like 5 languages ,smiles at you and tap on your shoulder don't worry you will be fine, and of course you think that he is a very smart lawyer and you will pay him as much as he wants to help you ,but the more you pay the more you get broke and get stuck with him,there is no money or time to hire another one and you find your self in front of a judge ordering you to get deported because your lawyer was lying to you ,he didn't do anything to help you ,he doesn't care ,he already got paid and you got screwed ,iam talking about Raymond R. Bolourtchi
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Cofman & Bolourtchi LLC
  • 2001 - 2017
  • Principal
  • The Bolourtchi Law Firm
  • 1997 - 2001

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Certificate in International and Comparative Law
  • 1995
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • Lycee Compte De Foix - Andorra
  • Baccalaureat
  • 1983
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Waldron v. Holder, 688 F.3d 354, 360 (8th Cir. 2012)
  • Petition for Review Granted
  • Matter of B-R- (EOIR - 2012)
  • Withholding of Removal GRANTED - LGBTQ case - Mexico
  • Noor v. Mukasey, 08-1086 (8th Cir. 2008)
  • Case remanded and Charge of Removability dismissed
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member - 2018 Annual Conference Committee, Fundamentals Track
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Liaison - EOIR-Kansas City Immigration Court - MO-KAN Chapter
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Liaison - DHS-CBP - MO-KAN Chapter
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Liaison - DHS-ICE - MO-KAN Chapter
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Immigration Project
  • 2007 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • AILA National Distance Learning Committee
  • 2019 - 2020
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Missouri/Kansas chapter)
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • AILA National ICE Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • AILA National ICE Committee
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Detention & Removal National Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Assocation
  • Students & Scholars National Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • AILA National Distance Learning Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Catalan
  • Farsi
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
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Honors and Awards

  • Sam Williamson Mentor Award
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2014

Publications

  • St. Louis Bar Journal
  • REMOVAL/DEPORTATION
  • 2017
  • Immigration Practice Pointers (AILA)
  • Has My Client Been Admitted? Which Admission Matters? and Other Conundrums
  • 2013
  • Immigration Practice Pointers (AILA)
  • Family Petitioner Bars Under the Adam Walsh Act
  • 2010
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Commentary: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct: Injustice for the Immigrant
  • 2006
  • Corporate Law Update Missouri Bar
  • Immigration - Temporary Workers for Business
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Enfrocement: Is Anything Predictable?
  • Immigration Enforcement
  • 2018
  • 2018 AILA CHICAGO CHAPTER Midwest Regional Conference
  • Aggravated Felony Determinations Since Nijhawan in 7th, 8th, & 9th Circuits
  • 2018
  • 2016 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada - Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Immigration
  • 2016
  • Litigation Strategies in Immigration Court
  • Immigration
  • 2015
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct in Municipal and State Courts
  • Criminal
  • 2015
  • Litigating Adam Walsh Act Denials in Federal Court
  • Immigration
  • 2014
  • Advanced Lozada Panel
  • Immigration
  • 2014
  • Immigration Consequences to criminal Conduct post Padilla v. Kentucky
  • Criminal
  • 2013
  • Advanced Adjustment of Status Issues
  • Immirgation
  • 2013
  • Adjustment of Status Issues
  • Immigration
  • 2013
  • Counsel's Obligations in light of Padilla v. Kentucky
  • Criminal
  • 2011
  • When Naturalization Leads to Removal Proceedings
  • Immigration
  • 2010
  • Petitioner Bars Under the Adam Walsh Act
  • Immigration
  • 2010
  • Removal for Experts
  • Immigration
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ray is an excellent attorney. He helped one of my clients obtain U.S. citizenship when I didn't think it would be possible. He is compassionate and always willing to help."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bolourtchi is a great lawyer who knows a ton about the law!"
Immigration Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Raymond is encyclopedic in his knowledge of immigration law. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Bolourtchi through an American Immigration Lawyers Association listerv, where immigration attorneys consult with other immigration attorneys regarding complicated legal issues they are encountering in their cases. Mr. Bolourtchi has a mixed criminal/immigration practice just as my own. I am here to endorse him because I am thoroughly impressed by the depth of his knowledge as well as how generous he is with his knowledge. He has helped me and countless others, with citations, practice advisories and his own experiences. He strikes me as highly-skilled and highly-knowledgeable."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Other
"I have been on various immigration law listservs with Mr. Bolourchi and do not know him personally. However, in response to questions from other attorneys, he has generously provided helpful citations to legal authority to me and to other practitioners on countless occasions, as well as sharing his experience. I have often saved his detailed responses to questions posted by others in case I might have a similar situation in the future."
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Saint Louis Immigration Lawyer Raymond Reza Bolourtchi
Raymond Reza Bolourtchi
Immigration Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 27 years