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Sanjay Sethi

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

4.4   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    New York - NY 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Sanjay

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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.  

 

 

 

Location

Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC
26 Broadway, 21st Floor
New York, NY, 10004
Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC Client Meeting Location
1727 King St.
Suite 300
Alexandria, VA, 22314
Sethi & Mazaheri
2 Wisconsin Circle
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I have had a great experience with Sethi &Mazaheri. They followed my case step by step for my green card application. I highly recommend them, and I will hire them again the future.
Posted by Blane | September 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful green card case
We used Sethi & Mazaheri for our green card process and had a very positive experience. The process was organized and the application had good attention to detail. We always received informative responses to our questions and felt like we were in good hands. In the end our case got approved and we will happily use the firm for future immigration related work. Thanks!
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Posted by Anjali | June 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience !
It’s been a wonderful ful experience working with Sanjay and his team. Very organized and professional. Simply put , I was in safe hands. My entire gc process was quick , easy and very smooth . I would highly recommend them .
Posted by Roger | April 11, 2015
A Virginia state police took my heavily Intoxicated wife from me in my own car
A Virginia state police officer of the opposite sex , took my Heavily intoxicated wife Out of my view and drove off with her in my own vehicle . And did not place her under arrest just me , and be before he took my wife my wife called my mother and she was on her way
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2012
Sanjay is very smart and extraordinarily helpful.
Sanjay helped me through an Immigration application. He was extremely supportive and accommodating right from the get go. His advice was extraordinarily helpful and I'm truly convinced I would not have been successful without him
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2012
U visa
He helped me to get my U visa approved.He is very knowledgeable lawyer.He kept me informed since begining till i got my visa approved. I would recommed this lawyer.
Posted by Steven | January 11, 2012
Great Lawyer, very trustworthy.
He helped explain the potential outcomes of my case very fluently, in a way that was easy to understand. Also, throughout my case he was always working towards the best possible outcome for me. While in court, he remained extremely diligent throughout the whole entire process. I would highly recommend Sanjay if you want your situation handled by a truly intelligent professional, who is always working for your best interest.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2012
No one but only Sanjay Sethi !
Sanjay sethi has a highly professional advocacy. He handles any case with an outstanding results. In my Restraining order case , he put all his sincere efforts and effective advocacy in getting me a success, for which i am thankful to him whole heartedly. The most important thing is that he well prepares for the case and get the outcome of the case positive . I would sincerely recommend Sanjay as your Lawyer all the time. HE IS THE BEST !
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2012
Don't look anywhere else!
Sanjay did an outstanding job of getting my case dismissed. Normally lawyers will advise you to settle for an ACD since that is the best course of action to get something off your record quickly. However, I told him that I would like to get my case dismissed since I was going through job recruiting and I did not want anything to come up during a background check. While Sanjay never promised me that he would be able to get my case dismissed, he worked it out and got me what I wanted. This is the guy you want defending you when go to court.
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Posted by Anna | November 15, 2011
Thank you Mr. Sethi
Mr. Sethi and his partner Reza Mazaheri were highly professional, competent and most importantly, effective, in handling my father's removal proceedings. They acted in an honest and ethical manner unlike all the other attorneys my family had the bad fortune of encountering. In today's field of immigration law, I am sure this practice is among a rare few.
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Posted by Omar | January 9, 2011
Professional at what he does
Excellent lawyer. Use this lawyer for any matter or case. He will be at your side every step of the way, and is on top of your case. Most importantly will win your case.
Posted by Jordan | August 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not very thoughtful or organized, would pick someone more qualified to represent you.
Met with Sanjay briefly for a consultation about immigration related matters. He charged us $300 for a 30 minutes consultation, which is problematic due to the fact that it is impossible to get a grasp one's case within that limited amount of time, while also being able to provide a thorough and thoughtful description of potential avenues available. After this brief initial introduction, he mentioned that he would require certain documents from us, after which he'd be able to reach out with a retainer agreement and a follow up call. He did not do either, although I had mentioned that there was a limited amount of time available. Multiple follow up emails, which he opened, without any response, once again. I believe that it is important to find lawyers that care about you and your case in order to help you throughout the different events that may transpire over the course of a few months or years. If that is too much to ask, I believe that equally as important is to find a lawyer who is organized, thoughtful, and possesses the right communication skills in order to let you know about what is going on. Whether Sanjay is the most qualified, I am not sure, but he does not fulfill these other criteria, which are primordial in the multi-year relationships that lawyer-client relationships often are. This may be a byproduct of the size of their law office or of his personal hubris. Whichever it is, I'd recommend finding a lawyer who is more empathetic, more qualified, and with better interpersonal skills.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Condescending inexperienced
Inexperienced messed up my case. Separate from my husband for 2 years because of him. Do not recommend.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Co-Director
  • Artistic Freedom Initiative
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner, Attorney at Law
  • Sethi & Mazaheri
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Union County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Clinical Legal Intern
  • Office of the Miami-Dade Public Defender, Felony Division
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Research Assistant
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Research Assistant
  • International Labour Organization
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Research Fellow
  • Public Interest Law Institute
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Editor
  • United Nations Department of Public Information
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Columbia University- Harriman Institute
  • Certificate in Russian Studies
  • 2007
  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • MA - Masters
  • 2002
  • Northwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Middlesex County Domestic Violence Defense
  • Dismissed
  • Ocean County Domestic Violence Restraining Order Hearing
  • Restraining order denied.
  • Ocean County Domestic Violence Defense
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • President's Pro Bono Service Award
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers
  • 201 Magazine
  • 2016
  • Certificate in Russian Studies
  • Columbia University Harriman Institute
  • 2007
  • Research Fellowship
  • Public Interest Law Institute
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (34)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A top-notch immigration attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sanjay. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Sanjay on an international adoption matter that had immigration implications. He is knowledgeable, thorough and responsive."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 20
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"a respected and bright attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 01
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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