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Juan Paolo Pasia Sarmiento

Juan Paolo Pasia Sarmiento

also known as JP Sarmiento

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About Me

JP Sarmiento, Esq. is the founder and managing attorney of the Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm. Mr. Sarmiento is an immigrant himself, having first entered the United States as an F-1 Student when he was 18. He concentrates his practice on all areas of immigration law, from different types of non-immigrant visas, family, marriage, and employment-based green cards, citizenship and naturalization applications, and asylum and deportation defense. He has broad experience representing foreign nationals from 50 different countries and various small and midsized businesses. He has been to over 25 Immigration Courts and Offices all over the country representing clients for immigration hearings and interviews.


Mr. Sarmiento is authorized to practice immigration law in all fifty states and is admitted to the Ohio Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He obtained his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law where he received an Excellence in Research and Writing award. Mr. Sarmiento also spent a summer as a judicial extern for Judge Mitchel R. Goldberg at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. He obtained his Bachelors Degree in Economics and Finance, summa cum laude and top of his class at that program, at the Southern New Hampshire University.  


In addition to his practice, Mr. Sarmiento maintains an “Immigration Law Blog” designed for foreigners in need of a clear and simplified explanation of immigration law that could help them assess their own situation. He also was a full-time equity trader prior to law school and is still an avid trader on the side.


Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog

Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    9 years, 1.25 thousand cases



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Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


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Contact Info

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm

5005 Rockside Road
Suite 600
Cleveland, OH, 44131



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence in Legal Research and WritingUniversity of Illinois, College of Law2004
Summa Cum Laude, Top of Class in BS Economics / FinanceSouthern New Hampshire University2001
President's List - Every SemesterSouthern New Hampshire University2001
Honors Class Section A '94-'98Ateneo de Manila1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder and AttorneySarmiento Immigration Law Firm2009 - Present
AttorneyMargaret Wong & Associates CO LPA2007 - 2009
Legal AssistantMargaret Wong & Associates CO LPA2005 - 2007
Law ClerkUS Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Chambers of Hon. Mitchel Goldberg2004 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Asylum Approval for a Chinese National Based on Religious PersecutionAsylum Approved
Sri Lankan Client Released on Bond in York, Pennsylvania Despite No Immediate Relief and No Family Ties in the U.S.Bond Granted and Client Out of Jail
Approved Change of Status from J-1 to B-2 for Filipino ClientJ-1 to B-2 Approved
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Publication NameTitleDate
Immigration Law BlogVarious Immigration Law Articles2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawN/AJD2006
Southern New Hampshire UniversityEconomics and FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2001