Ms. Chahbazi advocates on behalf of employees with labor and employment law claims. Ms. Chahbazi has considerable experience litigating employment discrimination and whistleblower lawsuits. She previously worked as an attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she litigated numerous cases on behalf of the Commission to obtain relief for victims of employment discrimination. She also worked for a class action law firm in Washington D.C. where she litigated class action, False Claims Act, and whistleblower lawsuits.
Ms. Chahbazi graduated from Harvard Law School and attended U.C. Berkeley as an undergraduate. Prior to beginning her litigation career, she clerked with Chief Justice Dana Fabe at the Alaska Supreme Court and with Judge Lawrence B. Hagel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Ms. Chahbazi is admitted to the state bar in Arizona, California, Illinois, and the District of Columbia.
Languages Spoken: Farsi, English
Licensed since 2004
Ms. Chahbazi's conduct and abilities in the matter for which we were opposing counsel was nothing short of exemplary. She is a knowledgeable attorney with a passion for the field of law in which she practices: I endorse her as a colleague.
Pouria Paknejad Civil Rights Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|Trial Attorney||U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)||2009 - 2014|
|Associate||Sanford Wittels & Heisler, LLP||2006 - 2008|
|Judicial Law Clerk||U.S. Court Of Appeals For Veterans Claims||2005 - 2006|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Alaska Supreme Court||2003 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Phoenix Iranian American Bar Association||President||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Muslim Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|IABA Review||Can Iranians File Suit for Racial Discrimination? Demystifying the Paradox Between Federal Agency and Court Categorizations of Iranian and Middle Eastern Race||2006|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Equal Pay Equity Symposium||Legal Requirements and Application of the Equal Pay Act||2014|
|Questions and Answers on Legal Topics||Federal Employment Discrimination Laws||2013|
|Know Your Rights Event||Employee Rights Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law||2013|
|CLE||Employee Rights and Management Responsibilities: An Overview of Federal Employment Discrimination Laws, Legal Requirements, and Common Pitfalls||2013|
|Iranian American Community Event||What To Do If You're A Victim Of Employment Discrimination||2010|
|IAAB 2007 Conference||Federal Categorizations of Iranian and Middle Eastern Race||2007|