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Juan Paolo Pasia Sarmiento

Juan Paolo Pasia Sarmiento

also known as JP Sarmiento

Practice areas:

Immigration

Juan Sarmiento

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.

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Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

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

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Jorge Antonio Rodriguez

    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.

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    Jorge Rodriguez Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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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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    Ernest Baello
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm

5005 Rockside Road
Suite 600
Cleveland, OH, 44131

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200704/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
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

Associations
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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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Immigration Law BlogVarious Immigration Law Articles2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawN/AJD2006
Southern New Hampshire UniversityEconomics and FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2001