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Hesam Alagha

Hesam Alagha

also known as Sam Alagha

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

About Me


Sam Alagha practices in the areas of personal injury, insurance defense, insurance bad faith, and wrongful death litigation.
Sam graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies. He graduated from University of San Diego School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 2008. During law school, Sam participated in numerous mock trials and negotiations tournaments. He won first place in the University of San Diego negotiations tournament and participated in the regional competition.

After law school, Sam joined the Maricopa County Public Defender’s office as a trial attorney. Sam has extensive trial and motion practice experience with over a dozen trials as first chair. He is a 2012 graduate of the Arizona State Bar Leadership Institute. Sam is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Appointments Committee and the Fee Arbitration Committee of the State Bar of Arizona.

In 2014, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys selected Sam as a Top Ten Personal Injury Attorney under the Age 40 in the State of Arizona. 




Languages Spoken: Farsi

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Car Accidents: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%



Contingent (30-35%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Robert W Precht

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Precht Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Carmen Mary Gosselin

    Hesam "Sam" Alagha and I worked together for many years. He is incredibly smart and a talented litigator.


    Carmen Gosselin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Herman Goldstein

1850 East Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85022


AZActive 200810/18/2011

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southwest Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2015
Top 10 Attorney Award - Under 40National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2013
Negotiations Tournament ChampionUniversity of San Diego School of Law2007
Mock Trial TournamentUniversity of San Diego School of Law2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHerman Goldstein2012 - Present
Law ClerkMaricopa County Attorney's Office2008 - 2008
AttorneyMaricopa County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2012
Law ClerkUnited States Attorneys' Office - Civil Division2007 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaFee Arbitration Committee2014 - Present
Arizona Thurgood Marshall American Inn of CourtBarrister2013 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaAppointments Committee2012 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A2008 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. K.M.Not Guilty Verdict
State v. C.F.Not Guilty Verdict
First Mercury Ins. Co. v. Cedar West Capital, LLC, 2012 WL 6217549 (Ariz. Dist. Ct. 2012)N/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State Bar of ArizonaN/ABar Leadership Institute2012
Maricopa County Public Defender's OfficeN/AAdvanced Trial Skills2010
Maricopa County Public Defender's OfficeN/ATrial Practice2009
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Arizona State UniversityJustice studiesBS - Bachelor of Science2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Inn of CourtEthical Issues Portrayed in Cinema2013