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Farhad Bomi Sethna

Immigration Attorney at Cuyahoga Falls, OH

5.0   62 reviews

also known as Farhad Sethna

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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About Farhad

Learn Farhad’s areas of practice.

Attorney Farhad Sethna – practicing law since 1991

JD – University of Akron School of Law
MBA in International Business & Marketing – University of Akron College of Business Administration

Bar Memberships:

Member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association
Member the Akron Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association


Adjunct Professor of Law since 1995 – University of Akron School of Law
written textbook for course taught

Pilot’s license since 2006

From 1991 to 1996, I worked for a law firm in Akron. In May 1996, I started my own practice. In 2007, I moved to my own office in Akron, and am now in Cuyahoga Falls. Along the way, I have been privileged to represent a diverse and wonderful group of clients, ranging from individual students to huge multi-billion dollar corporations and their employees. Thanks to my growing practice, I have my very own dedicated staff, who deserve much credit for getting your cases processed quickly, efficiently, and accurately!

I pride myself in being approachable and responsive to clients. You will also find Q & A on a variety of topics. After you have gone through my website, if you do not find what you are looking for, please send me an e-mail through the ‘Contact Us’ page. I will do my best to update my website with an article or information that may be of interest to you.

I am also a private pilot, and like any good pilot, I want to study my maps, chart my course, and anticipate alternatives if bad weather approaches. Flying is like immigration – we have to check our legal theory, file the right applications and deal with unforeseen problems! My goal is to get you – my immigration passenger – to your destination safely and quickly! I hope that together we have a great flight. Buckle up and let’s go!

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Law Offices of Farhad Sethna
141 Broad Boulevard
Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221-3817
Law Offices of Farhad Sethna
152 North Broadway
New Philadelphia, OH, 44663
Law Offices of Farhad Sethna
22 Rhodes Avenue
Akron, OH, 44302
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic office
Attorney Sethna’s team has provided excellent services when needed the most. First they helped renew my Permanent Residency and most recently my successful application to become a citizen. Extremely pleased with their help and expertise, and fully recommend their services.
Posted by Justin | October 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Essential service for navigating immigration
I have used several immigration lawyers over the past few years and Mr. Sethna's firm is by far the best. The process for green card was quick and painless using their service. They managed to fix a few errors that would have caused problems later. The result was a 2 month approval time. If you're new to immigration, know that it's a mine field and if you get a small thing wrong, you will be in court with the federal government. It's best to hire an immigration lawyer; I will use his services again for the citizenship process.
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Posted by Jia Ning | October 6, 2023
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A trustworthy immigration lawyer
Mr. Sethna is a very professional lawyer. He also has very nice and efficient staff especially Elizabeth. I hired Mr. Sethna twice for my green card and then I-751 RFE. He made the most complicated processes so simple. All I had to do was to gather the documents he asked and the next thing I knew, case is approved! He will for sure still be my go-to immigration lawyer in the future.
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Posted by Sonia | August 12, 2023
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The best immigration lawyer
It has really been very satisfying to hire the lawyer Sethna for my citizenship case. Everything was very simple and I just followed the steps that he indicated to me. It has staff in Spanish who can help you if you don’t know English. I know that sometimes people think that it is very expensive to hire a lawyer to help you with your residency or citizenship case but it was really worth every penny. I recommend it to everyone. My husband and I are very happy with his work from him and his team . Thank you attorney Sethna. *** Realmente ha sido muy satisfactorio contratar a la abogada Sethna para mi caso de ciudadanía. Todo fue muy sencillo y solo seguí los pasos que me indicó. Cuenta con personal en español que te puede ayudar si no sabes inglés. Sé que a veces la gente piensa que es muy costoso contratar a un abogado para que lo ayude con su caso de residencia o ciudadanía, pero realmente valió la pena cada centavo. Se lo recomiendo a todo el mundo. Mi esposo y yo estamos muy contentos con el trabajo de él y su equipo. Gracias abogada Sethna.
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Posted by Ashley | June 7, 2023
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Professional, courteous
Mr Sethna helped my niece to file some immigration documents. He was professional, courteous and friendly. As well as his staff. I will not hesitate to hire again if the need arises - as well as recommend to others. Thanks!
Posted by Jacqueline | April 27, 2023
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Immigration status
Mr Farhad is a little pricey but with his payment plans, it worked out great for me. He's effective and experienced in his field and without a doubt, gets the job done..I hired him and today, I am on my way of getting my papers. I have no regrets. I recommend anyone who's married and ready to file papers , give it this professional!
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Posted by Marcus | April 13, 2023
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Excellent Immigration Attorney
Farhad is an great attorney, and even better person. My wife and I hired Farhad to help guide us through the process of applying for a family-based H1-b visa. Throughout the entire process, Farhad and Elizabeth were super helpful and knowledgable and made the whole journey as easy as possible. Throughout the period we worked with Farhad, he and Elizabeth were always available and answered our questions thoroughly and quickly. We felt aptly advised throughout our application process as well as when it came to next steps after our initial application was in. Even with the delays of Covid, Farhad and Elizabeth made the visa process as enjoyable as it could be. We would highly recommend working with Farhad for anyone who is in need of an immigration attorney as you are sure to have someone in your corner who genuinely cares about you, your situation and outcome.
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Posted by Mahesh rai | November 24, 2022
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Green card
First of all thank you so much farhad sethna for your work.I didn’t expect to get the green card within a week after giving interview.I’m very grateful for your work and I hope to work with you in the near future.
Posted by Juan | September 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Support and Services
Highly satisfied with my experience. I appreciate attorney Farhad Sethna and his team for the work and support provided to my family and I throughout my whole immigration process. Informing us on what to expect, the possible outcomes and made sure any questions I had were answered. Definitely recommend him!
Posted by Satchit | September 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clear, Concise, Accurate & Actionable!
My specific situation as an International Student was quite confusing to evaluate given the complexity of options at hand. Farhad was able to distill my queries to the exact purview of the law as well as align it with an actionable process I could follow. Regardless of what the outcome will be, I know where to go if I ever have any questions. You won’t just get answers, you’ll get a process to follow.
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Posted by Ahmad Khaled | August 10, 2022
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Legal status
Mr. Sethna is great, he worked with our case as much as he can and provided us with the best way to go about things and made sure we did them right. He never gave up on us, and for that us Khaled Family appreciate the hard work that he does. I wish you the best and thank you for everything.
Posted by Tianyu | August 3, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
The sharpest immigration attorney I worked with
I would recommend every F1 student entrepreneur to Farhad! He is a real professional both in immigration law and business law: he understood my needs; he tailored the solution especially for my case (I've also consulted with other attorneys before and none of them could work out an easy way for me); he was always very responsive even during his vacation and was very considerate to accomodate to my schedule knowing my issue was urgent. I would go to Farhad in the future if I get any legal questions regarding my business founded with my F1 visa, because he is the most knowledgeable attorney I've ever met in this field.
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Posted by Will | July 12, 2022
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Compassionate and Trusted
Attorney Sethna, and his co-worker Elizabeth, were wonderful to us while working through my wife's immigration process. They also helped us through her K-1 visa process. Everything about our case seemed to be complicated by embassy closings and covid19. Farhad and Elizabeth were always quick to respond to emails and they are always compassionate to our situation, even when there were no answers. I appreciate all their help and we will trust them again when the time comes for the next step in our process.
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Posted by Joseph | May 24, 2022
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Certificate of Citizenship
Attorney Farhad Sethna was refered to me by my congressman's office, as my situation was unusual and difficult. From the start I found Attorney Sethna and his staff very compassionate and understanding. I was totally informed of what they would do for me and what I needed to do if I hired them to represent me to the U S Citizenship and Immigration office. They worked with me through a process I couldn't have navigated on my own. With their help I was able to get my Certificate of Citizenship. I highly recommend them to anyone with an immigration or citizenship need.
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Posted by Ignacio | April 28, 2022
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Excelent service
They solved all my queries and the process run smoothly without any issues. Outstanding support!
Posted by AnaJosh | March 25, 2022
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Excellent support and services
Mr. Sethna and his office was very supportive throughout my green card application process. They maintained good correspondence on the status and preparation for my application. They went through the timeline and procedure in detail which helped me plan my tasks accordingly. Mr Sethna was very friendly to work with and extremely knowledgeable. We are very satisfied with his services and would definitely recommend him to others.
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Posted by Osama | February 28, 2022
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Best attorney for asylum case
Mr Farhad Sethna is the best and most knowledgeable immigration attorney I will ever consult. He managed my asylum case professionally, made me feel like I'm his only client. Mr Sethna and his staff know what they’re doing and how to do it. Great communicatin, kept me updated with changes to my case, helped me understand every step in the way. Reasonable fees, empathetic friendly and understanding attorney. very highly recommend if you want your case approved.
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Posted by Brenda | December 4, 2021
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Farhad “the Bomi” Sethna, A++++ service
Farhad is the best and only immigration attorney we will ever consult. Thanks to him we seamlessly navigated the adjustment of status process and I went from a tourist to a legal permanent resident in 10 months. Farhad and his staff know what they’re doing and how to do it. We thought we could navigate the process ourself, but we don’t know the little details and tricks to make our application sail through. Farhad does. If your family and your life is important to you, do it right. Reasonable fees, empathetic and understanding attorney, will go above and beyond to make it work for you!
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Posted by AJ | April 1, 2021
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Absolute delight to work with!
I engaged Mr. Sethna through my entire immigration process i.e. starting with L1A (2017) till I received my GC recently. Attorney Sethna, and his super-efficient Assistant Ms. Ryan, were an absolute pleasure to work with. We navigated some rough waters (denial, AAO appeal) and came through successfully solely due to the professional/prompt approach and experience of Mr. Sethna and Ms. Ryan. I would highly recommend to engage the Law Offices of Farhad Sethna for your immigration needs.
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Posted by Baelee | March 26, 2021
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Professional and Incredibly Helpful
My husband and I began the immigration process on our own and admittedly felt a bit in over our heads. Mr. Sethna was incredibly helpful even though he began assisting us midway through our process, he provided a much needed sense of calm and helped to relieve a lot of stress that we were both feeling with his knowledge and insight of the process. Both Mr. Sethna and his legal assistant Ms. Ryan are efficient, clear and accommodating. We could not recommend Mr. Sethna's counsel more.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law
  • The University of Akron School of Law
  • 1995 - 2023


  • The University of Akron, College of Business
  • MBA
  • 1991
  • University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Heinrich Erb vs. Julie L. Meyers, et al.


  • Akron Interfaith Immigration Advocates
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • The Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Hindi

Honors and Awards

  • Bishop Cosgrove Award
  • Catholic Charities of NE Ohio
  • 2019
  • Pro-Bono Champion
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association - Ohio Chapter
  • 2017
  • C. Lyonel Jones Pro Bono Award
  • Cleveland Legal Aid Society
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Adjunct Professor
  • The University of Akron, School of Law
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Immigration Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Farhad is an exceptional and dedicated attorney and I have no hesitation in endorsing him. I have worked with him in the past on numerous cases and found him to be very caring, knowledgeable and passionate. I am always very comfortable in referring cases to him because he has proven time and again that those clients will be in good hands."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Farhad is a very experienced immigration attorney. He is very friendly and approachable. A quick thinker, he thinks out of the box to try to help his clients. He is also very generous with his time as a volunteer and mentor to new attorneys."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Farhad is an outspoken, an important trait of an effective lawyer, and extremely knowledgeable in immigration law. He is passionate about his clients and about immigration. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I found Mr. Sethna to be dedicated to his clients' success and willing to go to great lengths to provide them with quality representation."

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Cuyahoga Falls Immigration Lawyer Farhad Bomi Sethna
Farhad Bomi Sethna
Immigration Attorney
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Licensed for 32 years