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Sung Hee (Glen) Yu, Esq. is an assoicate attorney at Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm.

Mr. Yu heads the firm's employment and business immigration department, with a focus on PERM Labor Certifications, NIW, I-140, H-1Bs, L-1, E-2, O-1 and TN visas, and the EB-5 Investors Visa. He obtained his JD from Case Western Reserve University. He also accompanies our clients for Immigration Court hearings and USCIS interviews all over the country.

Prior to law school, Mr. Yu taught students who have ESL backgrounds at an international school in Vancouver, Canada.   Mr. Yu obtained his BA in Political Science and East Asian Studies from McGill University and graduated with Great Distinction. Prior to working for Sarmiento Immigration, Mr. Yu worked for two immigration law firms and gained experience in the business immigration field, family based immigration areas, and deportation defense.  While he was in law school, Mr. Yu served as a judicial extern for Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr. at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio where he developed his strong research and writing skills.  Moreover, he worked as a research assistant for Professor Laura B. Chisolm and assisted in the Professor's National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) project. He was an active member of international-based organizations, serving as the Student Representative for Case Western Reserve to the Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association, and also President of the Korean Student Society at McGill University.   Throughout law school, he has volunteered at the refugee clinic for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, working primarily for various immigration cases. Upon the graduation from law school, he served for the said organization as a post-graduate fellow.

Mr. Yu always had a passion for immigration law and is wholeheartedly dedicated to serve people who are in need of help regarding their immigration matters.  Mr. Yu has resided in Korea, Canada and the U.S. throughout his life.  Mr. Yu is fluent in Korean and has a working level of knowledge in French.


Languages spoken: Korean, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%



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Payment types:

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  • Preston H Lim

    Glen is an exceptional attorney. He has superior knowledge of the law and extensive experience in all aspects of immigration. With respect to his practice, he genuinely cares about his clients and will go above and beyond to help. I have known Glen for over eight years. What stands out is his true character and nature: he is practical, efficient, and effective in resolving problems.


    Preston Lim Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Kenneth Francis Matejka

    I endorse Glen Yu. Nice guy, experienced immigration lawyer.


    Kenneth Matejka Internet Attorney
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Contact info

Sarmiento Immigration Law Firm

5005 Rockside Road
Suite 600
Cleveland, OH, 44131-6827


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Great DistinctionMcGill University2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneySarmiento Immigration Law Firm2010 - Present
Post-Graduate FellowThe Legal Aid Society of Cleveland2010 - 2010
Legal ClerkJennifer I. Peyton LLC2010 - 2010
Legal InternMargaret Wong & Associates CO LPA2009 - 2009
Judicial ExternU.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Honorable Solomon Oliver Jr.2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
APALSAStudent Representative2009 - 2010
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Korean Student Society of McGillPresident2005 - 2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
McGill UniversityPolitical Science and East Asian StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Third Annual Case Western Midwest APALSA ConferenceImmigration Law Practice2012