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Shayan H Modarres

Shayan H Modarres

Practice areas:

Litigation, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Civil Rights

About Me

Shayan Modarres is an experienced trial attorney and the managing member of The Modarres Law Firm, LLC. Originally from the Maryland/D.C. area, Attorney Modarres attended the American University in Washington, D.C. where he graduated in 2006 with a B.A. in Law & Society with a minor in Political Science. Mr. Modarres later moved to Orlando, Florida in 2008 to attend law school.

In 2011, Attorney Modarres graduated cum laude from the Florida A&M University College of Law where he also served on the Editorial Board of the Law Review Journal as the Articles Editor. During law school, he excelled academically placing in the top 15% of his class, and earning several highest grade book-awards and scholarships along the way. Attorney Modarres recently authored an article which was published in the Georgetown University Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives entitled, “The Fourteenth Amendment Isn’t ‘Broke’: Why Wealth Should Be a Suspect Classification Under the Equal Protection Clause.”

Shayan currently resides in downtown Orlando and is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association and Iranian American Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Florida, Maryland, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida as well as the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He was one of 5 attorneys comprising the legal team that represented the family of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and 2013. In the summer of 2013, Mr. Modarres settled a federal lawsuit with the Seminole County Sheriff’s office alleging excessive force which yielded his clients a $100,000 settlement. Shayan also had the distinct honor of representing Attorney Benjamin Crump in an appeal that was considered by the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Florida which wrote an opinion on a rather novel question of law. In June of 2013, Shayan organized a peaceful rally which gathered about 2,000 demonstrators in Downtown Orlando following the verdict in State v. Zimmerman. Attorney Modarres remains committed to serving the community as a relentless advocate and looks forward to assisting you in all of your legal matters.


Languages Spoken: English, Farsi

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Civil Rights: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

The Modarres Law Firm

1151 4th Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024


FLMember in Good Standing201105/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner / Managing MemberThe Modarres Law Firm2011 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
George Zimmerman v. State of Florida -- Case No. 5D13-1233, District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Fifth DistrictThe Fifth District granted Petition but severely limited scope of any deposition questioning
Berry et al vs. Deputy Travis Leslie and Corporal Keith Vidler -- Case No. 13-14092, U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh CircuitAffirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Georgetown University Journal of Modern Critical Race PerspectivesThe Fourteenth Amendment Isn't "Broke": Why Wealth Should be a Suspect Classification Under the Equal Protection Clause2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida A&M University, College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2011