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Austa Wakily

Austa Wakily

Practice areas:

Litigation, Real Estate, Financial Markets and Services

About Me

An experienced litigator, Austa Wakily represents law firms, securities and real estate brokers, accountants, and other professionals in professional and financial services liability, as well as insurance and commercial disputes in both state and federal courts. Ms. Wakily has a strong foundation in complex civil litigation, ranging from a multi-district lawsuit involving the Federal Deposition Insurance Corporation as the receiver of a failed lender to a class action lawsuit in connection with a $28 million securities investment. Ms. Wakily also served as counsel in a fair housing case involving a former United States ambassador, and has successfully defended an attorney in a highly publicized lawsuit through an anti-SLAPP motion involving an issue of first impression.


Additionally, Ms. Wakily is adept at taking and defending depositions of key witnesses, writing and arguing motions, as well as negotiating settlements.


A native of the Bay Area, Ms. Wakily enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with close friends and family when she is not working.


Languages Spoken: Farsi

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Litigation: 50%
    7 years
  2. Real Estate: 45%
  3. Financial Markets and Services: 5%
    7 years

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Jenifer Champ Wallis

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jenifer Wallis Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jacob Iraj Kiani

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Jacob Kiani Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP

801 S. Figueroa St.
16th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90017




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateManning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP2014 - Present
AssociateWinget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP2014 - 2014
AssociateMiller LLP2011 - 2013
Managing AttorneyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance2009 - 2011
Law ClerkPleasanton County Superior Court2006 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Marysville County Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2011
South Asian Law Student AssociationMember2004 - 2007

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
House v. Cal State Mortg. Co., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58529Favorable Settlement

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of California - DavisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Rural Community Assistance CorporationFair Housing Act Basics Training2011
Fair Housing Rules in 2011An Overview of the Fair Housing Landscape in California Today2011
Foreclosure Peer to Peer ConveningMaking Legal Referrals2009
Fair Housing and Fair Lending ConferenceForeclosure and Predatory Lending2009