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Yousef M. Faroniya, Attorney at Law, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Yousef attended Ohio University where he was one of ten Templeton Scholars in his class, graduating on a full scholarship with a bachelor’s degree from the E.W Scripps School of Journalism. After attaining his degree, Yousef attended Capital University Law School where he graduated with a double concentration in Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. While in law school, Yousef was honored for his work in the public sector, receiving Pro Bono Legal Honors.

After law school Yousef practiced criminal defense for the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office, domestic law for the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, and business litigation for a private firm.

Yousef M. Faroniya started YMF Inc. : The Law Office of Yousef M. Faroniya, in order to practice law using a unique cost-effective model, one in which enables the Firm to represent clients with the highest quality legal representation without bankrupting clients.


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  1. Immigration: 33%
    6 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
    6 years
  3. Business: 33%
    6 years
  4. Unspecified: 1%



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YMF Inc. : The Law Office of Yousef M. Faroniya

84 S. 4th St.
Columbus, OH, 43215


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Topp 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Pro Bono HonoreeCapital University Law School2010
Excellence in the Future Award: ArbitrationCALI2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CEO and Attorney at LawYMF Inc. : The Law Office of Yousef M. Faroniya2012 - Present
AttorneyDuncan Simonette Inc.2011 - 2012
Clerk/AttorneyFranklin County Public Defenders Office2010 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Central Ohio Association of Juvenile LawyersMember2013 - Present
Hispanic Chamber of ColumbusMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ohio vs. HardyDismissed
Ohio vs. BowlesDismissed
Ohio vs. DortchDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Ohio UniversityJournalismBS - Bachelor of Science2006