Skip to main content

About me


I am a founding partner of Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC. My firm represents individuals in immigration and criminal proceedings in New York, New Jersey and the Washington DC, Metro Area.  Most recently, I was an Assistant Prosecutor at the Union County Prosecutor's Office, where I served in the domestic violence, juvenile and appellate units. Prior to working as a prosecutor, I served as a Law Clerk in the Criminal Division of the Bergen County Superior Court under the Honorable Patrick J. Roma, J.S.C.  My interest in and commitment to public service are rooted in my work experience at the United Nations Children’s Fund in Moscow, Russia, as well as at the Public Interest Law Institute in Budapest, Hungary, where I served as a research fellow.  





Languages spoken: Hindi, Russian, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 32%
  2. Civil Rights: 32%
  3. Criminal Defense: 31%
  4. Asylum: 5%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • James B Seplowitz

    I endorse this lawyer.


    James Seplowitz Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Severiano Emile Lisboa IV

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Severiano Lisboa Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC

26 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY, 10004

Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC

9 Polifly Rd.
2nd floor
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC Client Meeting Location

2121 Eisenhower Ave.
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA, 22314



DCActive 201205/24/2015
NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate in Russian StudiesColumbia University Harriman Institute2007
Research FellowshipPublic Interest Law Institute2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-DirectorArtistic Freedom Initiative2015 - Present
Partner, Attorney at LawSethi & Mazaheri2010 - Present
Assistant ProsecutorUnion County Prosecutor's Office2008 - 2010
Law ClerkSuperior Court of New Jersey2007 - 2008
Clinical Legal InternOffice of the Miami-Dade Public Defender, Felony Division2007 - 2007
Research AssistantUnited Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)2006 - 2006
Research AssistantInternational Labour Organization2005 - 2005
Research FellowPublic Interest Law Institute2003 - 2004
EditorUnited Nations Department of Public Information2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of New JerseyMember2010 - Present
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New JerseyMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ocean County Domestic Violence DefenseDismissed
Ocean County Domestic Violence Restraining Order HearingRestraining order denied.
Middlesex County Domestic Violence DefenseDismissed
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
UN ChronicleHIV in the CIS2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Columbia University- Harriman InstituteN/ACertificate in Russian Studies2007
Columbia UniversityInternational AffairsMA - Masters2002
Northwestern UniversityEconomics, International StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1993