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Naoki Sekiya

Immigration Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   95 reviews

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Naoki Sekiya is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  He is the founder of Sekiya Law Office and has been practicing immigration and nationality law exclusively since 2004.

 

Are you planning to consult with or hire an immigration attorney? There are hundreds of immigration attorneys out there. Is the attorney you want to see a certified specialist in immigration law?  As a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law (by the California State Bar the Board of Legal Specialization), Mr. Sekiya has already demonstrated the requisite experiences, knowledge, and education in this complicated area of law. This special distinction is given to only a small group of immigration attorneys in California (just over 200 statewide, only about 80 in Los Angeles County).

 

Mr. Sekiya received his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento, CA) in 2004 with concentration in taxation.  He also received honors in the law school’s Immigration Clinic program.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in English in 1995 from Chuo University (Tokyo, Japan). Prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Sekiya has worked as an associate immigration attorney for Law Offices of Douglas M. Lehrman (Sacramento, CA) and Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel (Glendale, CA).

 

Mr. Sekiya's earlier practice in Sacramento focused more on the family side of immigration. His achievements in Sacramento days include having about 150 waiver cases approved for those (mostly Mexican nationals) who could not otherwise have obtained "green card" for unlawful presence, material misrepresentation, and criminal records.  Since he moved (back) to Southern California in 2010, his practice has covered both employment- and family-based immigration but concentrated on Philippine nationals. Mr. Sekiya has maintained the high (over 95%) approval rate for I-601/I-601A waiver cases.  

 

Over the years, he has represented clients at all USCIS Field Offices in California as well as USCIS Field Offices in Honolulu, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Wichita, New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, Lawrence, Baltimore, Newark, Mt. Laurel, New York City, Long Island, Queens, and W. Palm Beach.  Mr. Sekiya has also reprented clients in Immigration Court in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Adelanto, Eloy, Orlando, Honolulu, Chicago, Newark, New York City, Dallas, Harlingen, San Antonio, and Seattle. 

 

Mr. Sekiya is licensed to practice in the State of California and can represent administrative immigration cases throughout the United States.  He is also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court.  He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

 

Mr. Sekiya is fluent in English and Japanese.  Mr. Sekiya is an immigrant himself who had been through different non-immigrant classifications (A-2, F-1, H-1B, and WB) before permanently settling in the U.S. and thus understands at a personal level what many immigrants are going through.

 

 

 

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Licensed for 18 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/12/2022

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Naoki Sekiya
2340 Plaza Del Amo
Suite 240
Torrance, CA, 90501-3455

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Posted by Preesha | August 30, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
I really appreciate his prompt response to all my queries and I thank him for being so generous. He is very generous and will definitely use his expertise.
Posted by Jeamin | June 30, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
I like his wisdom.
No one knows the answer to my situation, but his wisdom was the most helpful among everyone on this platform. I would definitely consider him to hire later in the future.
Posted by Shajid | May 21, 2022
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Good
I would like to recommend this lawyer since he has a good knowledge over there immigration
Posted by Liitaa679 | March 15, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent & immediate response!
I salute Mr.Sekiya for responding in my messages and questions asked in this platform. I'm so grateful coz he answered my question clearly to prepare me for my dv interview. I searched the web,listen to yt videos on dv cases but couldn't find any. Luckily, I managed to come across this platform to ask my questions and to my surprise I got immediate response from him. I am recommending him, which is why I'm rating him 'Excellent'
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Posted by Akshay | March 14, 2022
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Top-notch Immigration Attorney
My immigration situation is highly complex, to a level that other attorneys couldn't tell me a game plan moving forward, but Mr Sekiya did. He literally knows minute details about every other visa (non-immigrant and immigrant). I was looking for answers to my queries all over the web and by consulting different attorneys, but all in vain until I spoke to him. He was the one who had answers for me right away. Now I can confidently say that all positive reviews about him are 100% genuine. Lastly not money minded at all, he actually cares about his clients and is super friendly. He went out of his way to give me extra time until I am fully satisfied and happy, I am so relieved after having a consultation with him. Thank you very much Mr Sekiya, I am pretty sure I will get in touch with you again for my future immigration needs. 
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Posted by Refi | March 6, 2022
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Valuable, Respectful, instant respond full of knowledge
Mr. Sekiya is an awesome and a great person. He has top knowledge in his field of expertise. Appreciate a lot his valuable and generous help. I offer everybody for his guidance, information to find a solution for their problems. He is neat and to the point. Honest person. You can trust him 100%. Before taking a step, find and consult him for sure. Thank you, Mr. Sekiya.
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Posted by Mari | February 27, 2022
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Answered a Question Promptly and Accurately
I had a question that was stopping me from submitting an N-600 form -- I could not find the answer anywhere on the internet after endless searching. The form is expensive for my budget so I tried leaving a question here but was unsure it I would get Any response. I was so grateful when Naoki Sekiya answered the question for me.
Posted by OON | February 23, 2022
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Respectful and Helpful
Mr Naoki is attentive to details. I really appreciate him taking time to respond to my immediate concern. If you are looking for a Lawyer to help guide you or clear any misunderstanding, do reach out to Mr Naoki.
Posted by Earl | February 18, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Valuable Advice
I did not expect my question to be answered the way he did. Most lawyers will give vague answers and will leave you more confused with more questions in mind. Atty Naoki is not short on answers. With the answer he provided, I barely felt it is a free consult. Thank you for your valuable answer. You bring honor to your profession.
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Posted by Rahul | February 16, 2022
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Awesome service !
Mr Sekiya's answer reflects his knowledge and grip on the subject. He is extremely useful, understands what other person is going through. Thank you very much sir for answering questions on this platform, May God bless you !
Posted by Max | January 7, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Immigration Question answered
Thank You Sekiya for your valuable advice, your answer gave me some clarity on my next steps.
Response from Naoki Sekiya January 7, 2022
““Thank you for taking time to leave the great feedback!””
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2021
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Very Professional & Helpful
Naoki was extremely helpful in clarifying a small issue I had while beginning my process for Naturalization. I hadn't realized I needed to register with the selective service prior to this application, and I wasn't sure the best way to go about it as it is required when applying. He was very efficient in clearing up what was relevant and important regarding this step, with very clear and helpful communication. Would recommend to anyone in need of a trustworthy lawyer who is educated and up to date on immigration law, and very pleasant to work with. Thank you again!
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Response from Naoki Sekiya January 7, 2022
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Posted by Eric | October 2, 2021
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Re-Entry Permit Question Thoroughly Answered- 100% Recommened
My initial question was that I had received a letter from USCIS stating they would use my biometrics from my green card. The online My USCIS said that the fingerprint fee was received and stayed that way until now, a month after receiving the letter. I posted a question as to which was correct and I received three answers, two of which didn’t answer my questions and the third was from Mr Sekiya - very thorough, removed all doubts regarding this issue and was precise and clear. I highly recommend this lawyer, and if I need to actually hire an immigration lawyer I will without doubt contact Mr Sekiya. Would give 10 stars for a superb answer if it was possible.
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Response from Naoki Sekiya January 7, 2022
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2021
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Very informative!
He is very informative indeed and answered my question very thoroughly! I recommend him.
Response from Naoki Sekiya January 7, 2022
“Thank you very much for the feedback!”
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2021
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Very kind and good lawyer
I had a complicated Green Card renewal question, and Mr Sekiya kindly took the time to guide me out of confusion.
Response from Naoki Sekiya January 7, 2022
“Thank you very much for the feedback!”
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Super professional
I asked Naoki a lot of questions and he helped me . Feels like he have a lot of experience! I will definitely recommend him for my friends .
Response from Naoki Sekiya January 7, 2022
“Thank you very much for the feedback!”
Posted by Nova | September 12, 2021
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How to terminate my cancellation removel
Very helpful. Thanks for your time . There’s not many people like you. And it’s free. And it’s free
Response from Naoki Sekiya January 7, 2022
“Thank you for taking time to leave the great feedback!”
Posted by Chad | September 12, 2021
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EXCELLENT LAWYER
He is an excellent and knowledgeable lawyer..I really recommend him as he knows what he is talking about..he is the first lawyer who replied me with an excellent solution and knowing exactly what I meant and needed without explaining to much details, I asked him more than one question ans he's just answering calmly..
Response from Naoki Sekiya January 7, 2022
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2021
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Very informative and helpful
He is very helpful and informative and knows his work. He explained me all I wanted to know and I have peace of mind now.
Response from Naoki Sekiya January 7, 2022
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Quick and communicative
I just contacted Naoki via the message feature here at Avvo and I was very satisfied with the quick and informative response.
Response from Naoki Sekiya September 12, 2021
Thank you for taking time to leave the great feedback!
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Sekiya Law Office
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Douglas M. Lehrman
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • California Department of Insurance
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Staff
  • Community Legal Services - Immigration Clinic
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Systems Analyst
  • Nikko Citigroup
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Extra Chancellor
  • Japanese Consulate - Los Angeles
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Administrative Officer
  • City of Hino - Tokyo
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Chuo University - Tokyo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Removal Case Terminated
  • Terminated
  • Bond Release Granted Despite Alleged Gang Affiliation
  • Released on Bond
  • Bond Release Granted Despite Criminal Record
  • Released on Bond
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Associations

  • US Supreme Court
  • --
  • 2017 - Present
  • US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • --
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • --
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Immigration Specialist
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS)
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • English

Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law
  • Calif. Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project - Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Senator Deborah Ortiz
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California State Senator Deborah Ortiz
  • 2005
  • Honors - Immigration Clinic
  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Citizenship Fair
  • Can I Become a US Citizen?
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (44)
Immigration Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney I endorse Attorney Sekiya for the sound perspectives he brings to immigration law. He makes immigration law fun to follow. I recommend him with no reservation to anyone seeking an immigration counsel."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Sekiya is well-respected in the immigration attorney community. I endorse my colleague for his attention to detail, zealous advocacy for his clients and thorough knowledge of the intricacies of this complex area of law."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Naoki Sekiya. It is clear that he is well versed in the nuances of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Naoki Sekiya exclusively practices immigration and nationality law. He is a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law by the California Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and he has many years of experience."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Naoki is an extremely competent, reasonably-priced lawyer of high ability. You would do well to avail yourself of his services."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of his professionalism."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Naoki Sekiya is a zealous advocate for his clients. He utilizes unique approaches to obtain a favorable outcome for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Naoki Sekiya is one of the best lawyers in Gardena. His work ethic, attention to detail, and overall legal abilities are outstanding. He has an excellent knowledge of the law, which is evident when you read his responses to inquiries on Avvo. He is superb."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a hard working attorney who works for a great outcome for his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Naoki is a certified immigration specialist and very knowledgeable in all areas of immigration law. He works hard for his clients at reasonable rates."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Naoki Sekiya. The contributions of attorney Sekiya on Avvo are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the askers. He is highly knowledgeable and gives generously of his time to help those in need of guidance. These are precisely the qualities that every client would look for when hiring a lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is consistently thoughtful and knowledgable in his advice and care of his clients and those in need."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sekiya provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Atty. Sekiya. Having personally worked with him for several years, I can attest that Atty. Sekiya is very knowledgeable and understands the intricacies of the law. If you are leery of slick, fast-talking shysters and prefer someone who is honest and upfront, without the pretentiousness and BS, this is the person to go to."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Naoki is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Asylum Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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