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Amir Farzaneh is an accomplished immigration lawyer with 28 years of legal experience. He received his J.D. from Oklahoma City University. Over the years, Amir has handled numerous complex and intricate immigration matters. He is an educator, an author of various articles, and a co-author of two books about immigration law, published by Aspatore Books. As a frequent speaker, Amir provides valuable insight on Immigration Law issues. He been a speaker for many organizations, including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), The Federal Bar Association, The Oklahoma Bar Association, several state and local human resource management groups, Colleges and Universities, Rotary Clubs, and professional organizations Such Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Vistage.    

Amir is admitted to practice before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Western District of Oklahoma Federal Court, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a former president of the South Oklahoma City Lawyers Association and a member of the Oklahoma, Texas, and American Bar Associations, in addition to the American Immigration Lawyers Association. 

Amir has been named as one of the Best Lawyers® in America (Oklahoma City) and is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell – the highest possible peer review rating for competence and ethical values in law practice). Amir is fluent in Farsi and English.

Outside of work, Amir enjoys playing the violin and watching the sport of judo.  

  • Successfully handled many types of complex immigration matters, including family-based immigration matters, employment-based immigration matters, criminally related immigration matters, immigration Court proceedings, Federal Court proceedings, and consular processing.

  • Best Lawyers®, Oklahoma City, Immigration Law, 2018, 2022-2024
  • Best Lawyers®, Oklahoma City, Lawyer of the Year, Immigration Law, 2018 and 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated, 2016 -2021
  • 405 Magazine’s Top Attorneys, Immigration Law, 2024

  • “Mr. Farzaneh is one of the top immigration lawyers in OKC area. In fact, I was referred to him because he has many experiences with J1 work visa. He was very generous of his time and invaluable advice. While Mr. Farzaneh was speaking to me on the phone and his other client came, he did not rush to finish the consultation at all. Instead, he continued to talk to me, step by step, about what would be the next step. His patience and heart to help is the reason that I decided that this is an attorney whom I could count on. His patience is appreciated. Mr. Farzaneh’s team is highly recommended to anyone who is looking for immigration lawyers.”
    — Chibao Bao
  • Amir is an excellent and knowledgeable immigration lawyer. I had a complicated immigration matter that other lawyers told me that they couldn’t help me, but Amir accepted the case. Thanks to him and his team who got the job done with the best result.”
    -Hossein Maz
  • “This was the third immigration firm I have been exposed to. By far, the best. Mr. Farzaneh has credibility in the local USCIS office. At no point, did we feel we were going in a contentious environment to talk to officers. That speaks volumes of the quality of work this firm does. We did get after-hours support if needed. No out-of-the-blue billing. Everything with Mr. Farzaneh and his team has been transparent in this process. The end result of our engagement with Mr. Farzaneh was a complete process with zero headaches and within the estimated timelines provided to us. Five stars, no doubt.”
    — Nicolas Ramon
  • “We have been to a couple of lawyers from before and always left their offices feeling lost, until we visited Mr. Farzaneh. We were put on the right track by him and his team. Since then, life has been way easier! Always flexible and cares about customers as if they are family.”
    -Amjad W.B.
  • “Great job guys! We will definitely be using your services again when it comes time for the next step. You all have truly been the best we could have ever hoped for.”
    — Vivien Keefe

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
  • Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Norman Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member
  • Oklahoma City University, Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law, 2015 – Present
  • Rotary Club Oklahoma City, Member
  • Robert J. Turner American Inn of Court, Member and Master
  • South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • South Oklahoma City Lawyers Association, Former President and Member
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law, 2022 – Present

  • Author, “Emerging Trends: Proposed Administrative and Legislative Changes that Could Affect Your Organization,” Immigration Law Update 2007, Council on Education in Management
  •  Author, “Your Approach Toward Immigration Law Affects Your Organization’s Performance,” Performance Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 3
  • Co-Author, Inside the Minds: Working with Government Agencies in Immigration Law, Aspatore Books, 2008
  • Co-Author, Prep Your Client: Naturalization Interviews with the USCIS, – chapter, “A Walk Through the Naturalization Process,” Aspatore Books, 2008