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NAOKI SEKIYA|関谷直樹

Immigration Attorney|移民法弁護士

 

Naoki Sekiya is the founder of Sekiya Law Office, and has been practicing immigration and nationality law exclusively since 2004. He has been a  certified specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  The board-certified specialist status is a distinguished status given only to those attorneys who have passed a rigorous written exam and demonstrated a high level of experience in the specialty field and have been favorably viewed by peers and judges.

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 is licensed to practice law 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).

He is fluent in both English and Japanese.

SEKIYA LAW OFFICE was established in the spring of 2016 to provide fast but cost-effective legal services to individual and business clients in the greater Los Angeles area.

関谷法律事務所の創始者、関谷直樹弁護士は2004年以来移民関連法を専門に扱っており、現在では州弁護士会から公認された数少ない移民法スペシャリストです。この公認スペシャリストというのは専門分野に関する厳しい試験に合格するだけでなく、経験・実績を証明し、法曹界から推薦を受けたものだけに与えられる特別なステータスです。

関谷弁護士は2004年にUniversity of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law(サクラメント)より法務博士(Juris Doctor)の学位を受領。大学院在学中に移民法クリニックのクラスで成績優秀者に選ばれています。1995年には中央大学文学部(英文)より文学士を受領しています。事務所の独立前にはサクラメントとグレンデールの移民法専門法律事務所で経験を積んでいます。

関谷弁護士はカリフォルニア州弁護士会所属しており、連邦法の移民法に関しては全米での案件を取り扱うことが可能です。連邦地方裁判所カリフォルニア中央支部、連邦控訴裁判所第9巡回区、および連邦最高裁判所での弁護士資格を取得。米国移民法弁護士協会(AILA)にも所属しております。