Raymond G. Lahoud

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Allentown, PA

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
 | 515 W. Hamilton Street, Suite 502
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: 610-391-1800
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013, 2016
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (50%),
  • Immigration: Business (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Arabic
Attorney Profile

As an Attorney and Partner at Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Raymond G. Lahoud serves as the Chair of the Firm's Immigration Practice Group.  Attorney Lahoud exclusively devotes his attention to handling immigration law cases that involve issues such as appellate litigation, deportation defense, family issues and business immigration. He represents people in Northeast, Southeast and Central Pennsylvania, including those in Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and Philadelphia. He also handles cases on behalf of people in New Jersey and across the Northeastern United States.

Known for his strong work ethic, Mr. Lahoud understands the challenges clients face, whether they have overstayed a visa, seek entry to the country for work purposes or need an adjustment of status. He has gone to state and appellate courts, and he has experience before the Board of Immigration Appeals and immigration courts.

In one notable case, Mr. Lahoud represented a client who had been convicted of attempted arson. Initially, lower courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals decided the man was eligible for removal based on what they considered to be an aggravated felony. In a final decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision was vacated.

A guest speaker and published author, Mr. Lahoud is a member of the Association Bar of the City of New York, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Lahoud’s impressive career began with extensive experience in bureaucracy as a congressional page and legislative aide. He then graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University. Then, he earned a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he made the dean’s list and was a member of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (50%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Immigration (50%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Focus Areas

Immigration: Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Immigration: Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship


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Rising Stars: 2013, 2016

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White Papers

  • I-9 Verification and Compliance: Is the Employer the Root Cause of All Illegal Immigration (2016) - Immigration authorities have moved from workplace raids and searching for undocumented workers for the purpose of deportation to work-site compliance searching for employers for employing the undocumented. This White Paper discusses employer's concerns and how to ensure proper immigration law compliance.

  • About Raymond Lahoud

    Professional Webpage: http://www.nmmlaw.com/attorney_profiles/raymond-g-lahoud/

    Honors and Awards:

    • Empire State Pro Bono Award, New York State Bar Association, 2013
    • Empire State Pro Bono Award, New York State Bar Association, 2012
    • President's Scholar, Lehigh University, 2005
    • Senior Award in Advanced Humanities Writing, Lehigh University, 2005
    • Barristers’ Counsel, Georgetown University Law Center
    • ABA Law Student Division, Georgetown University Law Center
    • Innocence Project, Georgetown University Law Center
    • Catholic Student Association, Georgetown University Law Center
    • ACLU, GULC
    • CALI award, Georgetown University Law Center
    • Deans List, Georgetown University Law Center
    • Deans List, Lehigh University
    • Littner Scholarship
    • Treen Scholarship
    • Williams Award

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • New York State, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York County Bar Association, 2011
    • New York State Bar Association, 2011
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011
    • American Bar Association, 2011
    • National Lawyers Guild, Member, 2011
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Member, 2011
    • Executive Office for Immigration Review
    • Northern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
    • United States Court of International Trade
    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States Tax Court
    • New York

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • ACLU - New York Immigrant Defense Project - Detention Related Issues  , 2011
    • Habitat for Humanity, Donor and Building Volunteer., 2010
    • ACLU, Pennsylvania - Pro Bono Cases

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • Convention Against Torture Granted - Former Forced Barrio-18 Member from El Salvador, 2015
    • Asylum Granted - Wife and mother who suffered domestic violence at the hands of her husband, including sexual abuse, beatings and the like that lead to months of hospitalization., 2015
    • Petition for Review Granted - Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Bautista v. Attorney General, 744 F.3d 54 (3d Cir. 2014), 2014
    • Withholding of Removal Granted - HIV Positive individual from the Domincan Republic who suffered torture as a result of his HIV Positive medical condition, 2012
    • Asylum Granted - Intellectually disabled individual from the Dominican Republic, 2011
    • Asylum Granted - Victim of Severe Domestic Violence from El Salvador, 2011


    • Chinese Manufacturing Company - Worked through the immigration complexities to ensure a company's move, without a glitch, into the United States.  Estimated Transaction Value:  $15,000,000.00.  New American Jobs Created:  350., 2015

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Oral Arguments before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Matter of Bautista, 25 I&N Dec. 616 (BIA 2011), 2011



    Educational Background:

    • Lehigh University, B.A. summa cum laude, in English with highest department honors., 2006
    • University of California, LA - Summer Studies., 2005
    • London School of Economics

    Industry Groups

    • All Immigration Matters
    • Banking
    • Domestic Corporations
    • EB-5 Investors
    • Family-Based Petitions
    • Foreign Direct Investments
    • Hospitals
    • Immigrant Employees And Investors
    • Individuals Seeking Visitors And Other Immigrant And Nonimmigrant Visas
    • International Athletes
    • International Entertainers
    • International Scholars
    • International Trade
    • Multinational Corporations
    • Non-Profits
    • Nonimmigrant Employees
    • Nonimmigrant Visitors
    • Students
    • Universities
    Office Location for Raymond G. Lahoud

    515 W. Hamilton Street
    Suite 502
    Allentown, PA 18101

    Phone: 610-391-1800


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    Last Updated: 10/26/2017

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