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Richard Brian Hein

Immigration Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Rick

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1994
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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Richard Hein is the Principal and Managing Partner of Hein Law Firm, an International Commercial Immigration Law Firm in Missouri, USA. With office extensions in Mexico City through the Firm NDA Nájera Danieli & Asociados, in Bogotá, Colombia, in Sydney, Australia, and in Madrid, Spain, for which Mr. Hein serves a US Counsel, its affiliation with the Buenos Aires, Argentina Firm, Estudio Jurídico Traboulsi & Asociados, and Mr. Hein’s Board Membership as Secretary of the prestigious International Law Firms, a cooperating, international organization comprised of highly regarded law firms with member firms in more than 70 cities and 50 countries worldwide, Hein Law Firm is particularly well-positioned to provide legal services on a global basis with an emphasis on Latin America. He is likewise the Vice President of the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis, and a Member of the Planning Committee for the Solo and Small Firm Division of the Missouri Bar. The Missouri Supreme Court also named him to its Committe on Language Access, which develops guidelines and establishes measures to ensure fairness and equality under the law with respect to access to the Courts with those with limited or no English skills.


Mr. Hein regularly provides legal and political analysis and commentary on NTN24 (South America's CNN), TeLoCuento News (Caracas), and CableNoticias (Bogotá), and has been interviewed several times on CNN en Español, Voice of America, Radio France International, Deutsche Welle (the BBC of Germany), Univisión, El Clarín (Argentina), CiudadRadio Buenos Aires, ActualidadRadio Miami, as well as on other various radio and television news and political programs on domestic themes of international interest and import.

Mr. Hein is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Pre-Law Program at Saint Louis University, taught law at the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas Law School in San Salvador, El Salvador, and has been an invited lecturer in International Affairs at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as the Universidad Blas Pascal in Córdoba, Argentina Mr. Hein also studied law at the Centro de Estudios Universitarios at the Colegio de San Pablo, and served as a law clerk to one of the leading law firms in Europe, J. & B. Cremades& Associates, both in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Hein previously chaired the appellate group for one of the largest law Firms in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

He is licensed in the United States Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and the Missouri State Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Federal District Court of Eastern Missouri.


Mr. Hein earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law as the youngest member of his graduating class in 1994. He also received his undergraduate degree in History, magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University in 1991. Mr. Hein was born and raised in St. Louis, and graduated from the St. Louis Priory High School.


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Client's Choice 2014,2012
Client's Choice
2014 2012
Top Contributor 2012
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  25 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Brendan | March 27, 2012
Highly Recommended
Rick has been a great resource for my legal needs over the years, helping us prepare our will and also with reviewing contracts for my business. I found him very nice to work with and he had great suggestions for us which showed his expertise on a wide variety of legal matters.
Posted by Jim | March 17, 2012
Good Lawyers are hard to find; look no further!
When I was injured in a Car Accident the Hein Law Firm helped me get the help I needed in dealing with the person that caused the accident and his insurance company. His professional and diligent demeanor are all you would expect from a great attorney. Rick Hein was able to help me, not only get compensation for my injuries, but made sure that the months of therapy and chiropractor were also taken care of, which alleviated a LOT of stress knowing I had a solid legal team working on my side. My wife had a workman's comp case some years ago for a carpal tunnel injury from too much typing. Mr. Hein saw the case through and made sure that all aspects of the claim were handled perfectly. My wife received pain relieving surgery and got compensation for lost time at work and for the injury and scars themselves. Mr. Hein is and shall remain our family attorney for all our legal needs. His Integrity and legal experience are top notch, we highly recommend him and his legal team.
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Posted by C. Gamez | April 16, 2024
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Excellent lawyer
Excellent Lawyer and very good service, I recommend him! I can say that I am satisfied with your service.
Posted by Boris | January 6, 2023
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Worker compensation
Gracias al abogado Richard todo fue más fácil con este caso siempre me consultó las decisiones que tenía en mente y estuvo dispuesto a escucharme siempre que lo llamaba, es un gran profesional.
Posted by Wilfido | June 16, 2022
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Exelente abogado
Richard Brian Hein es muy buen abogado amable I comprencivo ami me alludo mucho en un casi de accidente de trabajo si alguien quiren ir con el selos recomido
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
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Home Owner
Richard, Is an excellent and proficient attorney and wonderful to work with. He won our case for us without having to go to litigation. He kept my wife and I closely up to date on the progress of our case up to closure. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent attorney.
Response from Richard Hein August 20, 2021
How very kind of you. Thank you very much for the trust you placed in our Firm. It has been our honor and privilege to serve you.
Posted by Maria Jose Ramirez Braiz | May 16, 2019
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Terrific Lawyer
We work with his office for a year, excellent service. 100% recommend if you live in Missouri this will be a good firm to hire
Response from Richard Hein May 23, 2019
Many thanks, María José, for your kind words.
Posted by Vincent | October 20, 2016
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Recommend Hein for Green Card
My wife and I would recommend hiring Richard Hein to anyone. He and his firm were very thorough during the application process for her green card. Everyone we met was friendly, and Richard guided us every step of the way; answering all our questions. Before we hired him we looked up the process and all the documents to try and do it ourselves, but it would not have gone as well without him. We will always be grateful for his help.
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Response from Richard Hein November 15, 2016
Many thanks for your kind words, Vincent. It is our honor and privilege to have you and your wife as clients. All my best for a fun, safe and healthy holiday season!
Posted by Erik Arriaga | May 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
exelente abogago
Richard quiero dar las gracias por llebar el caso que resulto todo un exito gracias a su experiencia y a su labor el caso se resolvio de la mejor manera ya que la demanda se resolvio y me beneficio mejor de lo que yo esperaba yo lo boy a recomendar com mis amigos y familia gracias por su trabajo
Response from Richard Hein June 15, 2016
Estimado Erik, Gracias por sus atentas palabras. Su caso no fue nada fácil, pero con la perseverancia y la paciencia se logró una resolución sumamente favorable de su caso. Le agradezco la confianza depositada en nuestro bufete. Richard Hein
Posted by Arin | June 29, 2015
citizenship Certificate for my minor son.
I meet Richard at a business meeting we both attend on a fairly regular basis. After learning about his excellent work I asked him to help with my son's certificate of citizenship. I was so impressed that Richard called his secretary right then to begin the process. I will gladly recommend Richard to our immigrant community and anyone I know who needs his legal expertise.
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Posted by Hugo | June 26, 2014
Great person..... Great Lawyer!
Hello: I have known Rick for several years as a person and as a lawyer. Through those years, he helped my wife and I to resolve a few traffic matters and for my business, he has provided great advice when needed. As a “plus”, Rick is fully bi-lingual and can provide his services in Spanish to those that need so. I truly recommend talking to Mr. Rick Hein whenever you require the services of a trustworthy and friendly attorney.
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Posted by Liz | June 25, 2014
HIghly Recommended
I had a car accident last year and i was recommended by a friend to Mr. Hein . He was very professional and listen to my request and kept me informed of my case. He got the result i was hoping for :) I highly recommend Mr Hein and his Law Firm Thank you
Posted by Dan | June 19, 2014
An Attorney I Unequivocally Trust
I have known Rick Hein for years, well before he was an attorney. From the day I met him, he was warm and gracious, with a ready smile and a penchant for helping others. No one in my family had received a speeding ticket in well over fifteen years. Last year, time caught up with us and I was in the need of an attorney. I had just happened to see Rick that same day at an event at our parish, and I told him of my plight. "I will handle this for you," was all he said. And that, in a nutshell, is Rick. He is one of those people who is trustworthy, honest, hardworking, and loyal. From the first consultation, you will know that you are in capable, and more importantly, caring hands. I enthusiastically endorse Rick Hein, and if I may ever need the services of an attorney again, he will be the very first person with whom I will talk.
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Posted by Ethel | February 4, 2014
Attorney Hein represented me in my personal injury case. He handled my case with the utmost professionalism. I was kept inform in every aspect of the case. Mr. Hein was always available when I had questions and responded in a clear direct manner. I feel that I was given the best legal advise possible. I was VERY satisfied the outcome of my case. I was very impressed with Mr. Hein and the entire law firm. I have and will recommended the Hein Law Firm to my family and friends.
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Posted by Richard | January 30, 2014
A Wonderful Outcome to a Very Unpleasant Experience
Rick helped my son with a very embarrassing but serious situation. He handled the case very professionally and with a very positive outcome.
Posted by Paul | January 28, 2014
I highly recommend Richard Hein.
Richard helped us settle my mother's estate. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable and helped me and my siblings through a very difficult time. I would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Bethany | July 29, 2012
Hein Legal: Top-notch!
I have to say I've known Rick Hein both personally and professionally for more than 15 years and wholeheartedly recommend him as an attorney and as a superb candidate for any board. Rick did a top-notch job for my husband and I during the touchy process of creating our family wills, and we certainly appreciate his guidance throughout! Top qualities: Great Results , Personable
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Posted by brainsmantha1 | May 22, 2012
Absolutely Wonderful
Mr. Hein was very professional, and honest with me. I had called for a consultation, and it went absolutely wonderful. Mr. Hein was upfront, very pleasant to communicate my concerns with, and truthful. I now know who to consult with and hire, for any future legal endeavors. Thank you Mr. Hein, I really appreciate your time.
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Posted by Arben | May 18, 2012
Undergraduate Intern for Richard in Fall of 2011
I was introduced into the field of legal practice by Richard B. Hein as an Undergraduate Intern during my senior year at McKendree University in 2011. My experience working for Richard was beyond superb. I truly felt like a professional in how he treated me at The Hein Law Firm as an employee and all the other legal proceedings he took me along for. Richard allowed me to be independent in all that he asked of me, unless assistance was required. Almost all the tasks he required of me I had no previous knowledge of. There were many times I was afraid he would grow tired of my countless questions but he never once talked down to me or discouraged me. Working for Richard was the single most beneficial factor in making it easier to decide what to do with my life as a young man and I am forever indebted to him. I recommend, without reservation, his expertise to anyone who needs legal advice.
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Posted by Cecilia | May 3, 2012
Highly recommended
Rick is a wonderful person. I met him through a mutual friend and his help has been incredibly valuable to me. He is serious, profesional, and bright. Rick is the type of person you can trust and he never forgets about you and whatever problem/situation you are facing. I strongly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Vice President
  • Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis
  • 2020 - Present
  • Principal & Managing Partner
  • The Hein Law Firm, L.C.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate Litigation Counsel
  • Kodner Watkins & Kloecker, LC
  • 1995 - 2003
  • Summer Clerk
  • B Cremades & Asociados - Madrid, Spain
  • 1993 - 1993
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  • Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" School of Law, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Invited Professor of Law in Diplomate Course
  • 2009
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • Certificate of Completion - Summer Law Program in Madrid, Spain
  • 1992
  • Centro de Estudios Universitarios - Colegio San Pablo - Madrid, Spain
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1992
  • Saint Louis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude
  • 1991
  • Saint Louis Priory High School
  • Diploma
  • 1988
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Williams v. RV Wagner, Inc. (2013)
  • Wholly Favorable Jury Verdict
  • State v. Israel Rodriguez (2009)
  • Pick v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., St. Louis City Circuit Court Case No.: 0822-CC02134 (2008)
  • This was the famous $52 Billion Dollar Anheuser-Busch/InBev shareholder derivitive class action case involving the largest cash offer in the history of the world. I served as local counsel for the putative class of shareholders. Settled out of Court.
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  • Najera Danieli & Asociados - Mexico City
  • US Counsel for Mexican Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • The Venezuelan Association of Missouri
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Spanish Meetup - St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • River City Professionals
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Business Networking International
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • International Law Firms
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • World Affairs Council
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • The Argentine Society of St. Louis
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Alpha Signa Nu Jesuit Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Language Access
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Canterbury Enterprises, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Yellow Tie International
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Federalist Society
  • Member - Secretary
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Vice President
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Appointment to Missouri Supreme Court Language Access Committee
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • 2017
  • One of North America's Top Attorneys
  • The American Registry
  • 2014
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rated Attorney
  • 2014
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rated Attorney
  • 2013
  • Admission
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 1999
  • Admission
  • United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • 1998
  • Admission
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • 1996
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  • Mr. Hein's Column "The People's Lawyer"
  • Show Me, Trump!
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Universidad Abierta Interamericana
  • Diplomatura en Relaciones Internacionales.
  • 2021
  • Salud y seguridad en trabajo en América Latina y el Caribe
  • Estudio comparativo del sistema de accidentes y enfermedades profesionales y reparacion en algunos paises de america
  • 2021
  • Live Video Presentation at Saint Louis County Public Library
  • Family-Based Immigration
  • 2020
  • Live Spanish Language Interview with Diario Digital's James Klein
  • COVID-19
  • 2020
  • Live Spanish Language Interview with The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Gabriela Ramírez Arellano
  • Personal Interview
  • 2019
  • Live Spanish Language Interview on South America's TV News Channel NTN24 for "La Tarde" Program with Idania Chirinos
  • Violencia Contra Minorías
  • 2018
  • 4/4 Diario Digital's First-Ever Live Spanish-Language Elections Analysis in St. Louis
  • 2018 Midterm Elections
  • 2018
  • 3/4 Diario Digital's First-Ever Live Spanish-Language Elections Analysis in St. Louis
  • 2018 Midterm Elections
  • 2018
  • 2/4 Diario Digital's First-Ever Live Spanish-Language Elections Analysis in St. Louis
  • 2018 Midterm Elections
  • 2018
  • 1/4 Diario Digital's First-Ever Live Spanish-Language Elections Analysis in St. Louis
  • 2018 Midterm Elections
  • 2018
  • Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation sponsored by Sterling Education Services
  • Speaker, Temporary Workers Compensation Benefits in Missouri | 29 Jun 2016 | Beneficios Temporarios de Compensación Laboral en Missouri
  • 2016
  • Live Spanish Language Interview on South America's TV News Channel NTN24 for Afternoon Program "La Tarde" with Idania Chirinos
  • Legal Analysis and Commentary on the Department of Justice Report on #Ferguson | 5 Mar 2015 | Análisis Legal y Comentario Sobre el Informe del Departamento de Justicia Sobre #Ferguson
  • 2015
  • Actualidades en la Ley Migratoria (What's New in Immigration Law)
  • Speaker, Inmigración Desde Adentro (Immigration from the Inside)
  • 2013
  • 2012 International Law Firms Annual World Meeting - Montréal
  • Speaker, 12 Tech Tips for Lawyers in 12 Minutes
  • 2012
  • Seminar
  • Speaker, Medicare Set Asides in Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2011
  • Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Panelist, Starting a Practice: Hear From Those Who Have Been There and Did It!
  • 2010
  • Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Panelist, How to Stay Out of Hot Water: Trust Accounts, Client Relations, Professionalism, Risk Management
  • 2010
  • Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Speaker, Immigration Implications of Criminal Practice
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (12)
Endorse Richard
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rick for over 20 years, and know him to be an outstanding attorney who passionately and professionally represents his clients. Rick's clients are fortunate to have such a caring and highly skilled lawyer fighting for their rights. He also has an excellent reputation within the legal community. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Rick on a number of cases and can say, without reservation, that he is an outstanding lawyer. I would not hesitate to refer someone to Rick for representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Other
"A skilled attorney and counselor at law who is personable and knowledgeable. Mr. Hein is very well respected in the legal community. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is very professional and has a great reputation in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Rick for about two years. Since we met I have referred several people to him for matters involving immigration. Not only is he fluent in Spanish, but he is very well versed in all matters involving immigration. If you have an immigration matter, there is no one more qualified in St. Louis than Rick Hein. I endorse Rick without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick possesses a strong knowledge of the law, is a hard worker and has the experience necessary to solve your immigration problems. Contact Rick if you are looking for assistance with legal matters in Missouri or a Spanish-speaking attorney that is located in the Midwest"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick and I have worked together on PI and Immigration cases. He is a thorough professional. We work well together"
Immigration Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very personable, extremely knowledgeable of the law, hard worker and has the experience necessary to solve your immigration/legal problems. If you are looking for an attorney that will put your best interests first – he is your guy."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Rick Hein on a number of matters. And early on, it became clear that what set Rick apart from other attorneys - aside from the fact that he is bi-lingual - is his unparalleled professionalism. Rick also stands out by virtue of his uncommon proficiency in multiple areas of the law. Whether it was a run-of-the-mill matter or complex litigation, I highly recommend Rick and his work."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked alongside Richard in family law cases, probate cases, personal injury cases, and general civil litigation cases. I confidently refer cases to Richard -- and have sought his counsel for many of my cases. He has a wealth of experience to draw upon, as well as a strong penchant for sorting through complex legal matters and discerning the key issues."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Skilled, knowledgeable and personable. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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