Hooman Kazemi serves as a Deputy Public Defender with the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office, where he defends clients through Jury Trial against all types of felony charges filed by the prosecutor's office. In recognition of his outstanding trial record, Mr. Kazemi was named 2010 California Trial Lawyer of the Year by the state-wide criminal defense bar assocation The Private Defenders.
Mr. Kazemi is also a Faculty Lecturer with the University of Southern California, a position he has held since 2007. He has been a coach of the undergraduate competitive trial advocacy team since 2004 and currently co-teaches "Trial Advocacy: Theory and Practice". For more information, please visit our website and see USC's recent video and article about our work.
Mr. Kazemi earned his law degree from Loyola Law School. At Loyola, he was a member of the nationally ranked Byrne Trial Advocacy team and participated in the Williams Civil Rights Litigation Clinic. He earned First Honors in Franchise Law, Trial Advocacy, and Advanced Trial Advocacy. Mr. Kazemi earned his undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the undergraduate trial advocacy team and recipient of the Freeman Foundation Explore East Asia scholarship and Alumni Achievement Award.