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Raul Armando Ray

International law Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   49 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
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About Raul

Learn Raul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Family based immigration including green cards, fiance visa, naturalization, U visa for victims of crimes, DACA, We also provide self help services including review of green card and naturalization applications that are assembled by the client.

    27 years

  2. International law

Raul Ray has been a licensed California attorney for over 27 years. He received his B.S. degree from San Jose State University and his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Mr. Ray was born and raised in San Jose, California but has family ties to Central and South America. His mother was born in Panama and his grandmother was born in Colombia.

Mr. Ray has focused primarily on Immigration Law. During that time, he has successfully represented clients in cases of involving Deportation, Same Sex Couples-LGBT, DACA, U visas, VAWA, Fiancée visas, Spouse visas, Family petitions, Adjustment applications, Naturalization applications, Waivers for criminal convictions, unlawful presence, and fraud and misrepresentation.

Mr. Ray has represented clients from around the world including from the following countries:

Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China (PRC) , Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Fiji, France, Ghana, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Somoa, South Korea, South Africa, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

Mr. Ray has served as a volunteer attorney for the immigration court in San Francisco, the Santa Clara University George Alexander Law Clinic and the Mexican Consulate in San Jose. He has spoken about immigration issues at various community and church events in the bay area.

Mr. Ray is a member of the California State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and American Immigration Lawyers' Association. He is licensed to practice law in all immigration courts, in U.S. District Court of Northern California, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.


The Law Offices of Raul Ray
1671 The Alameda
Suite 200
San Jose, CA, 95126


5.0 / 5.0
  49 customer reviews
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Posted by Elizabeth | December 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
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Posted by Juan | December 12, 2023
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Beyond Pleased Client
Mr. Raul Ray is just what we needed. From the first conversation we had with him, we automatically knew He was the one. He helped us through our Immigration process and made everything very simple and smooth. He answered all our questions and other questions not pirating to our case. He is very insightful and makes it clear to understand. He guided us through every step of the way and was persistent when needed to be. If I needed to contact him Via Email or a phone call, I would get a response shortly after. I honestly felt like all his attention was just on our case. Very happy with Raul Ray and his staff.
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Posted by Tha | June 28, 2023
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A great lawyer and team
Raul was excellent. He helped us every step of the way. Every time we needed something or had questions, he was there for us. I absolutely recommend him, he is very capable and easygoing. His team is also great, very responsive, and helpful.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Really helpful
Mr Raul really helped answer all my questions very competently! He is super helpful !
Posted by Nik A. | January 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and passionate immigration law help. Thank you Mr. Raul Ray
Mr Raul Ray and his staff were absolutely phenomenal addressing my family's immigration case. Mr Raul listened carefully, answered all of our questions accurately, advised on our case and gave us a thorough description of the law and how it applied in our specific case. He guided us through out the process, he was punctual on our sessions and he always spent as much time as needed to ensure that we had clarity of next steps. Mr Raul and his staff are pragmatic, always straight forward and most of all show empathy and support. Let's face it, immigration cases regardless of level of complexity are stressful and take a long time. Mr Raul and staff were always there for us. Thank you Mr Raul Ray. You and your staff are angels from heaven and my family will always be grateful to you for delivering on our case. Couldn't have selected a better immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Zia S. | January 13, 2023
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Thank you, Mr. Ray!
I am deeply grateful to Mr. Ray and his staff for helping me put my citizenship application together, helping me to prepare for the test and coming to my interview. I filed for citizenship in July 2022, got it in November 2022. Very fast! Zia S.
Posted by Nohemi | January 13, 2023
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Exceptional Service
Very happy with the service Raul gave me and my family. He did an excellent job of helping us with the entire immigration process. If you are looking for an immigrant lawyer I highly recommend Raul.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2023
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Raul Ray: Exceptional Attorney and Services
Mr. Ray is not only an excellent attorney, he is a master of his craft. I have been a client of Mr. Ray since the 90's and have experienced nothing but professionalism and excellent service from both him and his team. It matters not how complex your case maybe, expect Mr. Ray to go over and beyond for you and your family. If I could give a 10 star rating, I would certainly do so.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2023
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Immigration Benefits-Excellent Service
Mr. Raul is an excellent and highly knowledgeable Attorney in San Jose/Santa Clara area.. He and his friendly staff is highly organized. He helped to carefully review forms, filed applications timely, tracked and represented on time during the Interview and helped to receive the immigration benefit for us
Posted by Fernando | January 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Great service I will recommend to my friend an family I am very thankful for all their help.
Posted by Elisandra | January 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr, Ray thanks to another attorney who referred him to me. I do not regret it one bit. I had a great service with him & his whole team. I am grateful for his service & wish him and his team nothing but the best. As well as anyone who hires him as their attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DACA, U visa,and Green Card
There is no words to describe how thankful I am to Raul Ray and his team (Gabby and Mariana). During last 6 years I worked with Raul on my DACA and U visa cases. We work in both cases at the same time, but the U visa took more time then DACA. I got my DACA work permit first. Then, 2 years later I got U visa work permit. After, I got my work permit we worked on my applying for my green card. It was a long journey, but it wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for the hard work and experience on immigration that Raul has that made it possible. He guided me to the whole process and answered all my questions. I am here now 6 years later with my green card. I definitely recommend Raul for any immigration case.
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Posted by Alan | November 15, 2020
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Heartfelt thanks to Mr. Ray and his staff
My wife and I found Mr. Raul Ray using our employer's legal plan and began work immediately since we started my wife's GC application a bit late in the process. Mr. Ray and his very helpful staff (Gabby and Mariana) helped us navigate the confusing route towards permanent residency in the U.S. Mr. Ray gave us many invaluable advice given his decades of experience and was very patient with my wife's special visa situation. Everyone in his office was super friendly and helpful. Mr. Ray personally came to our USCIS interview right before the COVID pandemic hit the U.S. and guided us through it successfully. Everything went smoothly and my wife was able to get her initial Green Card. This is a huge relief for our family and I can't thank Raul Ray's legal office enough for their support!
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Posted by Xin | October 24, 2020
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Experience, preparedness and well organized attorney
It was a very happy experience working with Raul. My case was somewhat complicated and I thought it would be a good idea to look for help from an attorney, and Raul's name showed up when looking at my colleague's posting in our company's internal forums. There were only two weeks remaining, and I was busy at work and were somewhat nervous and stressed. I have then contacted Raul's office, and was able to get a response the same day (their office was busy), what's more, Raul have offered me a free consultation to talk about my case, and his knowledge and experience have quickly relieved my stress. I have then decided hired Raul to represent me for the upcoming interview. He helped me to thoroughly review my application and I passed my interview and got approved right away. I would recommend Raul to my friends: he is highly knowledgeable with immigration law, have a passion and willingness to help clients, and paid very detailed attention to applications which will help the client to avoid mistakes that might hurt them back if not corrected in time. I feel thankful for his help and god bless America.
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Posted by Prasanna | July 26, 2020
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Excellent, Knowledgeable
I found Raul through internet search. He is very knowledgeable, and showed us all the options available. He was able to find the right solution for us and case was closed successfully in a timely manner. We are happy with his service.
Posted by Vianney | June 18, 2020
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Best of the best!
My family and I have been knowing and working with Raul for many years already. He's helped both my parents, brother and myself during this long and tough process. Mind you that each of our cases had different processes, Raul has always gone above and beyond to make sure each of us were successful. He treats you like family and actually cares about you personally. I can't thank him enough for everything he has done for us and there are no words to explain the gratitude we have for him. His dedication is immeasurable and overall a great professional man. We will forever be grateful for Raul, he's truly changed our lives. Thank you Raul Ray for being you.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2020
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We are so happy what we got from the company. From the bottom of our hearts, we are very much thank full to attorney Ray and his team who helped us from the start till we get our green cards. They are awesome!
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2020
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Excellent lawyer
His excellent towards his work very professional and willing to give his ideas we recommend him to all of you he can do all the possibilities that make you through to it we are thankful to him his good ability and charm to all the people.
Posted by Ashley | March 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
My mother and I have been going to Raul for our immigration needs. His office and him have been nothing but professional, quick, understanding and very helpful through our work visa and now green cards. His team and him made our process easy to understand and made it easy for us to contact them with any questions needed. Raul’s office makes you feel at home and with ease that your needs, question, concerns are going to be meet and answered. I recommended everyone I know to him because our experience has been nothing but amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2020
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Diligence, preparedness, and friend
My case began 9 years ago. It was a complicated one. I had just divorced, I was in deportation proceedings, and hopeless. Raul helped piece together the little I had left into a possibility for me to stay Here as my case evolved and changed several times. Raul was there the whole way. Each setback never brought him down. No matter what happened outside our path with the government or on it with the agencies and courts. He was always ready with a strategy to keep us in the fight and he did it with a smile and honest passion. Because of Raul, I was able to restart my life, find my true love, get married, and today have my future to look forward to again, Here, in the country that is my home. I will always be grateful.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Raul Ray
  • 1989 - 2014


  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • California State University, San Jose State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Deportation
  • The immigration judge granted my client 212(c) relief allowing him to keep his permanent resident status and stay in the United States with his family


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Speaking Engagements

  • DAPA and DACA Forum
  • DAPA and DACA
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Raul
Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ray has been my "go-to" guy for all immigration matters for a number of years. His expertise, both in and out of the Courtroom, in the ever-changing area of immigration law is something to be admired. If you have an immigration matter, look no further than Mr. Ray."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Raul Ray has a very respected practice of Deportation Defense in the San Jose area for over 20 years. I have known him personally for nearly 15 years, and I know him to be an extremely hard-working, talented attorney with true compassion for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of collaborating with attorney Raul Ray in cases dealing with complex immigration issues. Many of my clients who are charged with committing a criminal offense face potential deportation. Mr. Ray has assisted me countless times in arranging dispositions that minimize or eliminate devastating immigration consequences. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, and goes the extra mile to help his clients."

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San Jose International law Lawyer Raul Armando Ray
Raul Armando Ray
International law Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 36 years
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