Peter A. Gianino

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: 314-244-3643
Fax: 314-727-2101
E-Mail: E-Mail Me

Pete Gianino’s primary areas of practice consist of immigration litigation and civil litigation. He represents clients from numerous countries throughout the world and is developing a reputation trying cases in the most challenging areas of the law. Mr. Gianino has litigation experience at the trial court level, in front of state, federal, and immigration courts. He has argued successfully in front of the Missouri Court of Appeals and has represented clients successfully before the Board of Immigration Appeals, as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He holds the “AV” rating of the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, the highest designation an attorney can receive. In addition, Mr. Gianino represents clients in preparing cases for a broad range of immigration adjudications. Those cases include family based, asylum, and naturalization applications. He has presented a nationwide seminar titled “Essential Immigration Issues for Nonimmigration Attorneys.” Pete has been interviewed on Fox 2 television and has been quoted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch about immigration issues.

Along with another Firm attorney, Melissa Nolan, Mr. Gianino leads a team dedicated to immigration cases at the Firm. The individual team members offer a variety of perspectives all seeking the clients’ best interests. The team operates as a single unit focused on counseling the clients about achieving their goals.

The Firm’s immigration team takes great pride in its comprehensive approach to each individual cases, regardless of the size or nature of the case. Consistently, the team provides services with value well beyond the fee charged. Client communication is emphasized. The team understands the seriousness of the clients’ cases and is committed to providing clients with an understanding of the options and strategies for achieving client goals.

Paule, Camazine and Blumenthal, P.C., is a full service Firm that benefits the immigration law clients by having attorneys in the Firm with expertise in business, tax, family, and estate planning issues. This allows cost effective handling of complicated cases involving a variety of issues, unlike boutique style Firms concentrating only in immigration law. In this way, one Firm can meet all of a client’s needs.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Gianino is active in the St. Louis community. He is a member of the Board of the Mid-County YMCA and an athletic coach for his community church.

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Areas of Practice

  • Immigration
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2004


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. – 1997
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Political Science
  • Fontbonne College, St. Louis, Missouri – 1998


  • Presenter, Washington University Immigration Law Society Panel, 2009
  • Presenter, Southeast Missouri State University International Students – Immigration Issues, 2009
  • Presenter, University of Illinois-Springfield – Immigration Issues, 2009
  • Presenter, Bradley University International Students – Immigration Issues, 2009
  • Presenter, Missouri State University International Students – Immigration Issues, 2009
  • Presenter, Immigration Issues for Nonimmigration Attorneys, National Business Institute, 2009
  • Presenter, Practical Operating Procedures for LLCs, National Business Institute, 2006
  • Attendee, American Immigration Lawyers’ Association Conference, Boston 2009
  • Attendee, Immigration Conference, University of Texas, 2007, 2008
  • Attendee, National Institute of Trial Advocacy Seminar, Trial Skills Program, New York, 2006
  • Attendee, AILF/AILA Litigation Institute, Chicago, 2003
  • Attendee, ABA-Immigration Issues Arising in Corporate Transactions, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Named a 2009 “Missouri and Kansas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Eighth Circuit decision remanding case back to immigration court following order of removal of an immigrant from the country.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 2007 – 2009
  • The Missouri Bar, Member, 2001 – 2009

Past Employment Positions

  • Paule Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C., Law Clerk, 1999 – 2001


  • Alpha Tau Omega