Dragon Archer Group, P.C.
Juliette Topacio Sarmiento
Attorney At Law
Juliette Topacio Sarmiento is a native of Mendez, Cavite, Philippines. She immigrated to the United States of America at the age of four, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen at age eleven.
Ms. Sarmiento graduated from Stephen Watts Kearny High School in San Diego. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of San Diego, where she was the Irving Salomon Political Science Scholar in her senior year. Ms. Sarmiento was awarded her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Attorney Sarmiento is licensed to practice law and is an active member in Hawaii, California and Washington, D.C. She is also admitted to practice before the following courts:
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Claims
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Military Appeals
U.S. Tax Court
Ms. Sarmiento practiced workers compensation, labor law and immigration law in Hawaii as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Hawaii for 3 years and was Associate House Counsel for the First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd for 3 years. Ms. Sarmiento also served 2 terms as Staff Attorney with the Hawaii House of Representatives, Office of Majority Attorneys. She was also a Deputy Public Defender with the Hawaii Office of the Public Defender.
During her tenure in Hawaii, Attorney Sarmiento provided pro bono legal services in Immigration Law through the Hawaii Lawyers Care, sponsored by the Hawaii State Bar Association.
Attorney Sarmiento also served over one year as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Los Angeles Regional Office; and served four years as a Trial Attorney with the San Francisco Office of District Counsel, Legacy U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service.
Immediately prior to entering private practice, Ms. Sarmiento served two years as an Administrative Law Judge with the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (Oakland Office of Appeals, and Sacramento appellate headquarters).
Ms. Sarmiento is also a licensed California Notary Public, and provides complete notarial services.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
National Chapter and Northern California Chapter
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