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Courtney LaFranchi

Of Counsel

Ms. LaFranchi brings a wealth of experience in Immigration and Public International Law to Baumgarten Law Offices PLLC. She started working with immigrants at the age of 16, when she worked as a translator at a Latino center in Eugene, Oregon. In college, she continued her education with a Spanish major and an international studies major -- focusing on Latin-America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

While in law school, Ms. LaFranchi's studies emphasized immigration law and public international law. Throughout law school, she learned about the challenging conditions in countries with high rates of immigration to the United States, about the unique challenges behind immigration cases, and the sensitive nature of these cases as they impact family, employment, and all aspects of a client’s life.

After practicing immigration law for several years, Ms. LaFranchi has recently expanded her practices areas to Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Employment Law.

Practice Areas


University of Idaho

  • Bachelor of Arts - International Studies & Spanish, Minor in Music, 2013

University of California, Davis, School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, 2016

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Authorized to Practice Immigration Law in All 50 States
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Idaho Chapter, Member
  • National Lawyers Guild, Member
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Member

Awards and Accolades

  • Presidential Public Interest Fellowship Recipient (August 2016 - August 2017)
  • Public Service Graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Law (May 2016)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Service Award, nominee (May 2016)
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship Recipient at University of California, Davis, School of Law (August 2013 - May 2016)
  • Boyd and Grace Martin Award for Interdisciplinary Research (May 2013)
  • Presidential Merit-Based Scholarship (August 2009 - May 2013)
  • Basque Cultural Scholarship (August 2011 - May 2012)
  • International Experience Grant (August 2011 - May 2012)
  • Boyd and Grace Martin Memorial Scholarship (August 2011 - May 2012)
  • Selected to represent University of Idaho delegation at New York Model United Nations Conference (April 2011)
  • Promising Music Student Award (August 2010 - May 2011)
  • Robert R. Kirby Music Scholarship (August 2010 - May 2011)
  • Music Activities Scholarship (August 2010 - May 2011)
  • Gustafson, Irene and Donald Award for Piano Performance (August 2009 - May 2010)

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  • “Very Efficient and Extremely Competent Lawyer”


  • “He also helped me by talking to the DOL and getting my license unsuspended.”

    Former Client

  • “His work has exceeded my expectation. I would highly recommend Luke to everyone.”

    Criminal Defense Client

  • “He is a lawyer who is not only professional, but is trustworthy, kind, and patient.”


  • “Everyone says the same thing; Luke is a really decent, nice guy who is very good at his job.”

    Former Client

  • “She is very thorough, and diligent to get the best results for her clients.”


  • “We are extremely happy with the outcome and I highly recommend Luke!”


  • “Luke not only took this case seriously but also became a mentor to my son.”

    Parent of Former Client

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  • “...He even got the DUI case dismissed! I would highly recommend Luke Baumgarten to anyone in a similar situation.”


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  • “Soooo helpful!”


  • “Luke Helped Our Son”

    Former Client

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