A+++ Lawyer. Highly recomended! I have seen 3 different lawyers before Mr. Ballout, and they all told me I can't win my case. Just as seem as all hope has ran out, Mr. Ballout worked miracles for me! He had helped me go through a very complicated immigration case. Thanks to Mr. Ballout & his professional staff, I got my Green Card back & able to stay with my wife & daughter.
August 11, 2009
I highly recommend Mr Ballout for any immigration matter. He is not only the best attorney, he is an exceptional human being. He came all the way to Lake Tahoe for a meeting, after that I felt so much calm and confident about my situation. Mr Ballout and his staff provided me the best service ever, he brought calm when I was getting anxious about my case, everything went smoothly, I got my permanent green card in less time than expected. Thank you so much for your excellent service, kindness and patience.
November 12, 2015
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My husband was already in Deportation proceedings when we hired Mr Ballout. He helped us with a hardship waiver, terminating court proceedings and obtaining permanent resident status. All the while he showed compassion and respect. One more thing, we live I Florida and he had no problem flying out here to help us out.
Posted by E.S
August 30, 2014
Part hero, part magician, part attorney. Seriously. What on Earth can I say except THANK YOU for getting my paperwork in for work and travel authorization. What other attorney's said they couldn't or wouldn't do, you did. You took what I was told as "complex" and made it into a therapy session easing my fears of deportation. Haitham, I am sincerely grateful for keeping me and my husband together!
Posted by Raghda
March 21, 2017
Facing deportation?
Deportation of immigrants and other individuals may result as a consequence for entering the United States illegally. You can also be deported if you are not a citizen and have committed a serious crime.

Immigration issues and deportation occurs when the federal government formally removes an alien from the United States for violating immigration laws. Once deported, an alien may lose the right to ever return to the United States, even as a visitor. Livelihoods and families may be impacted, and in some cases, a deported alien may end up living in a "homeland" that he or she has little familiarity with.

Deportation is a legal proceeding, and anyone who is subject to the procedure has a legal right to challenge it prior to being removed from the country. A legal challenge involves appearances before a government body and the laws involved are complex and constantly changing. As a result, legal representation is essential for your best chance of avoiding deportation.
Immigration Holds and Deportation Holds Lawyers
We have over 20 years helping immigrants with deportation holds fight their case in immigration courts. If someone knows they have an immigration hold, they should seek the assistance of an immigration attorney familiar with these issues as soon as possible. Acting quickly in these cases often can make a huge difference.
Help with Immigration Court Cases
Being in immigration courts simply means that the U.S. Government is trying to deport or remove the individual from the U.S.A. At the law offices of Haitham Edward Ballout & Associates, we understand that a client in deportation or removal proceedings is entrusting us with a big responsibility - it is a matter of continuing to live and support your U.S. family, and maintain your job and social life as it exists or be removed to a land that many don't even remember or know well any more.

We take your representation very seriously. You need the most experienced deportation lawyers to be on your side in this decisive process. You deserve no less, and we welcome the chance to represent you, and to represent you well. Because mistakes or ineffective assistance by a lawyer can mean removal/deportation from the U.S.A., you deserve better than an unprepared or inexperienced lawyer. You have the right to change your ineffective lawyer.
When your Immigration Lawyer is Ineffective
At the law offices of Haitham Ballout we are often called to correct other attorneys' mistakes, or ineffectiveness. While most immigration attorneys are competent and take pride in their work, some do make mistakes and do not provide effective assistance. Regrettably, some of the mistakes can and do lead to severe and harsh immigration consequences such as final deportation orders against the non U.S. citizen client, or denial of applications.
Immigration Detention Center Help
We represent immigrants in detention centers. If you need representation for any detention centers below, please contact our lawyers immediately.

Aguadilla Service Processing Center
Aurora Contract Detention Facility
Aurora Immigration Detention Center
Broward Transitional Center
Buffalo Federal Detention Facility
El Centro Immigration Detention Center
El Centro Service Processing Center
El Paso Detention Center
Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility
Elizabeth Immigration Detention Center
Eloy Detention Center
Eloy Immigration Detention Center
Federal Immigration Detention Center
Florence Service Processing Center
Houston Contract Detention Facility
ICE Detention Center
INS Detention Center
Kern Detention Center
Krome Immigration Detention Center
Laredo Contract Detention Facility
LaSalle Detention Facility
Lompoc Detention Center
Mira Loma Immigration Detention Center
Otay Detention Facility
Pearsall Immigration Detention Center
Pinal County Adult Detention Center
Port Isabel Service Processing Center
Sacramento Detention Center
San Pedro Service Processing Center
Santa Clara Detention Center
South Texas Detention Facility
Stewart Detention Center
Tacoma Contract Detention Facility
USCIS Detention Center
Varick Federal Detention Facility
Willacy Detention Center
Yuba Detention Center
Detained in Eloy Detention Center?
Being in deportation does not mean that the alien will be deported. We provide the strongest defense for those locked up in Eloy's detention center. The Department of Homeland Security often transfers the aliens in deportation proceedings out of State and houses them in detention centers. One of the detention centers is located in Eloy, Arizona. The reason for such transfers is unavailability of local detention area, and to cut cost. These detention centers have on-site Immigration Judges and courtrooms.

The immediate goal of any qualified attorney, detained alien, and the detained alien's family is to attempt to release the alien by way of a reasonable bond, and to transfer the deportation proceedings back to the alien's local Immigration Court. A motion to change venue should also be tried. Avoiding the immigration courts in the detention centers and transferring the case to the local immigration courts should be a top priority.

Mr. Ballout represented various clients who were detained in the Eloy detention center, and has visited and appeared before the immigration courts in Eloy on many occasions. In a recent matter, the Immigration Judge in Eloy posted a $100,000 bond. Mr. Ballout argued that this bond was excessive before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the BIA reduced the bond to $25,000! The alien was then able to post this lower bond, was released, and his case was transferred to a San Francisco Immigration Judge. The alien was then able to fight his deportation case on the outside, and to return to his work, family and friends.

Local judges and courtrooms are much more convenient and preferable. The attorney for any detained alien in a detention center should use all his/her legal skills to return the alien home, and to the local courts! Being in deportation proceeding does not mean that the alien will be deported. Depending on the particular circumstances and facts, an alien can prevail by applying for and obtaining legal status in the United States. On many occasions, and in the 17 years of experience in deportation courts, Mr. Ballout assisted eligible aliens to obtain permanent legal status from the immigration judges. Many once detained aliens in deportation proceedings have eventually become law abiding, proud and productive United States citizens.

Let us study your Eloy deportation case, and tell you or your family if you qualify for relief. You will get a straight answer from us. Actual deportation has devastating consequences on the alien and his/her family. You should entrust this important defense to the best and most qualified attorney. Mr. Ballout is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, and is authorized to appear in all immigration courts in all states. Mr. Ballout understands the social and economic devastation caused by the actual deportation of an individual. We also work with criminal law attorneys to attempt to vacate certain State court convictions, which may have lead to the arrest of the alien in the first place.
For other immigration needs, visit our Immigration Law site at Balloutlaw.com.
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We are multilingual
Communication is one of, if not the most, important factor when it comes to legal services. With the legal landscape being confusing and constantly changing, it is important that our clients understand each step of the legal process. With many clients having English as a second language it can be even more difficult to grasp what is happening. At our office, we are likely to speak your language (Spanish, Arabic, French, & Italian).
Background
Haitham Edward Ballout
Counselor at Law
Over the years, we have had the privilege of helping many clients meet their legal challenges: whether it be resolving their immigration status, helping individuals obtain their Permanent Legal Residency (Green Card), preventing unlawful Deportation proceedings, appealing successfully before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, obtaining compensation for injuries from accidents or medical malpractice, or other general civil law needs. As our law firm has grown over the years, we are proud to see that we have helped thousand of clients who continue to use our services.

As a lawyer, a husband, and a father Mr. Haitham Edward Ballout understands what it means when loved ones need help. Our philosophy is to treat each client as a close friend, and to work hard with integrity and commitment to help them resolve their legal problems.

Known for his generosity, his kindness, his expertise as a lawyer and overall great attitude, Haitham has been servicing the San Francisco Bay Area legal services for over 20 years.
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We are multilingual
Communication is one of, if not the most, important factor when it comes to legal services. With the legal landscape being confusing and constantly changing, it is important that our clients understand each step of the legal process. With many clients having English as a second language it can be even more difficult to grasp what is happening. At our office, we are likely to speak your language (Spanish, Arabic, French, & Italian).
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Education

Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA. Juris Doctor, 1989

Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. Comparative Law

University of Sienna, Sienna, Italy

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Memberships

Member of California State Bar-1990

American Immigration Lawyers Association

San Mateo Trial Lawyers Association

Plaintiffs' Committee, Swiss Air Crash (Sept. 2, 1998)

Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit

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We have 3 locations to serve you
San Francisco
Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416 San Francisco, California 94104
(415) 252-1234
Burlingame
1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 Burlingame, California 94010
(650) 373-1122
Lake Tahoe
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 5, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 543-1234
San Francisco
Mills Building, 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 416 San Francisco, California 94104
(415) 252-1234
Burlingame
1290 Howard Avenue, Suite 300 Burlingame, California 94010
(650) 373-1122
Lake Tahoe
2074 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite 5, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 543-1234
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For immigration needs, visit our Immigration Law site at BalloutLaw.com.
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