Sarah Okuh joined MJB Immigration in March of 2022 as a Managing Attorney for Removal Department. Sarah has been a practicing immigration attorney since 2011 following her graduation from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law as one of the top ten students in her class. During law school, Sarah had the opportunity to work for Human Rights Watch(New York)and for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Community Advocacy Program, both of which inspired her to devote her legal career to immigration law. Prior to joining MJB Immigration, Sarah worked as an attorney with the immigration law firms of Benos & Larson, LLC/The Benos Law Firm and Jennifer I. Peyton, Attorney at Law, LLC. Sarah is an adjunct faculty member at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she currently co-teaches the Immigration & Nationality Law course with Stacy Cozart Martin. Sarah previously taught both the Immigration Law Clinic and the Asylum and Refugee Law courses at Case Western Reserve University as an adjunct faculty member as well.
Sarah is a member of the Ohio Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and her practice includes removal defense, asylum, assistance for survivors of violent crimes, family-based immigration, naturalization, and appellate work.
- Juris Doctor Degree, magna cum laude & Order of the Coif – Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy & Psychology, with Honors – Calvin College
- Ohio State Bar
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Achievement Award (2010)
- Outstanding Woman Law Graduate Award (2010)
- Frederick K. Cox Service Award (2010)
- Dean’s Community Service Award (2010)
- Clinton & Margaret Dewitt Scholarship (2009)
- Saul S. Biskind Public Interest Fellowship (2009)
- Klatsky Human Rights Fellowship (2008)