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
Licensed since 2008
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Associate||Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP||2014 - 2014|
|Associate||Miller LLP||2011 - 2013|
|Managing Attorney||California Rural Legal Assistance||2009 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Pleasanton County Superior Court||2006 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Marysville County Bar Association||Member||2009 - 2011|
|South Asian Law Student Association||Member||2004 - 2007|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of California - Davis||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Rural Community Assistance Corporation||Fair Housing Act Basics Training||2011|
|Fair Housing Rules in 2011||An Overview of the Fair Housing Landscape in California Today||2011|
|Foreclosure Peer to Peer Convening||Making Legal Referrals||2009|
|Fair Housing and Fair Lending Conference||Foreclosure and Predatory Lending||2009|