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
Licensed since 2007
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I endorse this lawyer's work. I've had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Sarmiento since 2006 as classmates at the Univ of Illinois College of Law. Since meeting him, I have always been impressed by his diligent work ethic, be it in his personal or professional life. He is dedicated and passionate about his work, specially with respect to the area of immigration law. I wholeheartedly trust Mr Sarmiento's knowledge with any immigration issue. Not only did he gain invaluable professional experience in a well respected firm, but he also has unique personal life experiences with immigration issues which allow him to provide each and everyone of his clients with a compassionate and personal perspective regarding any issue they may be facing. Finally, Mr. Sarmiento frequently provides me, as well as his clients, with up to date immigration news and information, which I personally believe shows his knowledge, passion and diligence that any potential client will receive from Mr. Sarmiento.
Jorge Rodriguez Immigration Attorney
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I have known Mr. Sarmiento since he started practicing as an attorney and have known his work to be top-notch. He exemplifies the qualities you need in a lawyer - knowledgeable, diligent, detail-oriented and caring. Throughout his career he has represented and assisted clients from a wide array of backgrounds and has extensive experience dealing with the different offices of the USCIS. Mr. Sarmiento is a credit to his profession and an excellent lawyer.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Excellence in Legal Research and Writing||University of Illinois, College of Law||2004|
|Summa Cum Laude, Top of Class in BS Economics / Finance||Southern New Hampshire University||2001|
|President's List - Every Semester||Southern New Hampshire University||2001|
|Honors Class Section A '94-'98||Ateneo de Manila||1998|
|Founder and Attorney||Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Margaret Wong & Associates CO LPA||2007 - 2009|
|Legal Assistant||Margaret Wong & Associates CO LPA||2005 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Chambers of Hon. Mitchel Goldberg||2004 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Asian Pacific American Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Asylum Approval for a Chinese National Based on Religious Persecution||Asylum 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 Client||J-1 to B-2 Approved|
|University of Illinois College of Law||N/A||JD||2006|
|Southern New Hampshire University||Economics and Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|