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Languages spoken: Catalan, Farsi, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 85%
    19 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    19 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Ruth Ann Mcguire Beerup

    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.


    Ruth Beerup Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lindsay Goldford Gray

    Mr. Bolourtchi is a great lawyer who knows a ton about the law!


    Lindsay Gray Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Cofman & Bolourtchi, LLC

8866 Ladue Road, Ste. 250
Saint Louis, MO, 63124


MOGood Standing, Active199701/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sam Williamson Mentor AwardAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalCofman & Bolourtchi LLC2001 - 2015
PrincipalThe Bolourtchi Law Firm1997 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Lawyers GuildNational Immigration Project2007 - Present
Missouri BarN/A1997 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth CircuitN/AN/A
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth CircuitN/AN/A
United States District Court for the District of KansasN/AN/A
United States District Court for the Western District of MissouriN/AN/A
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MissouriN/AN/A
United States District Court for the Central District of IllinoisN/AN/A
United States District Court for the Southern District of IllinoisN/AN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association2016-2017 CHAIR - Missouri-Kansas AILA Chapter2016 - 2017
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationDistance Learning National Committee2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssocationStudents & Scholars National Committee2013 - 2014
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationDetention & Removal National Committee Member2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Waldron v. Holder,Petition for Review Granted
Clifton v. Holder, 598 F.3d 486 (8th Cir. 2010)Petition for Review Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Immigration Practice Pointers (AILA)Has My Client Been Admitted? Which Admission Matters? and Other Conundrums2013
Immigration Practice Pointers (AILA)Family Petitioner Bars Under the Adam Walsh Act2010
Missouri Lawyers WeeklyCommentary: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct: Injustice for the Immigrant2006
Corporate Law Update Missouri BarImmigration - Temporary Workers for Business2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawInternational and Comparative LawCertificate in International and Comparative Law1995
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Lycee Compte De FoixPhilosophy and Foreign LanguagesBaccalaureat1983
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Litigation Strategies in Immigration CourtImmigration2015
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct in Municipal and State CourtsCriminal2015
Litigating Adam Walsh Act Denials in Federal CourtImmigration2014
Advanced Lozada PanelImmigration2014
Immigration Consequences to criminal Conduct post Padilla v. KentuckyCriminal2013
Advanced Adjustment of Status IssuesImmirgation2013
Adjustment of Status IssuesImmigration2013
Counsel's Obligations in light of Padilla v. KentuckyCriminal2011
When Naturalization Leads to Removal ProceedingsImmigration2010
Petitioner Bars Under the Adam Walsh ActImmigration2010
Removal for ExpertsImmigration2009