Saam Borhani is the manager of Borhani & Pejman's criminal defense practice department. He began his criminal defense career on the defense team at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, working behind the scenes of one of the most important international criminal cases in a generation. With a graduate degree in international diplomacy in addition to his law degree, Mr. Borhani has extensive skills in negotiation that he utilizes in courtrooms across California in defense of his clients. Mr. Borhani's experience ranges from defending accused gang members to being a noted expert in commercial license defense. He is an ardent defender of his clients' rights in opposition to over-zealous prosecutors, insurance companies trying to keep injured people from becoming whole, and government agencies not abiding by the Constitution.
Mr. Borhani has been recognized by several organizations as being among the leading young defense attorneys in California. He has been highlighted as a multi-year "Rising Star" in Super Lawyer Magazine, a distinction awarded to the top 2.5% of California attorneys. He regularly volunteers his time for speaking engagements at universities such as UCLA, community events, and places of worship.
John F. Kennedy University School of Law, 2007, J.D.
Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, 2004, M.A.
Florida State University, 2002, B.A.
Johns Hopkins University, 1994, Pre-College Program
Languages Spoken: Armenian, Farsi, Spanish
Licensed since 2007
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Mr. Borhani is a top-notch attorney with an extremely high legal acumen and unparalleled attention to detail. He always fights relentlessly for his clients' interests. Mr. Borhani is supremely talented, and I have the utmost faith in his skills both inside and outside the courtroom. Without hesitation, I endorse Mr. Borhani.
Kevin Moghtanei Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Law Review||JFK Law School||2007|
|Journal of Diplomacy Editor||Seton Hall University||2004|
|Dean's List||Florida State University||2003|
|Principal||Borhani Pejman, Los Angeles||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Schwartz and Naderi, Los Angeles||2007 - 2010|
|Case Manager||Tax Resolution Services, Los Angeles||2007 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Elder Law Clinic||2006 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Mehlman Tebreek||2006 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Public Defenders Association||N/A||2009 - 2010|
|Footprinters||N/A||2009 - 2010|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||N/A||2008 - 2009|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||N/A||2008 - 2009|
|Iranian American Bar Association||N/A||2007 - 2008|
|Congress of Neutrals||Certified Mediator||2006 - 2006|
|Univ. of West Los Angeles Legal Speakers Forum||President||2005 - 2006|
|Phi Alpha Delta||N/A||2002 - 2002|
|A Guide to Delegate Participation||Peacekeeping||2004|
|John F Kennedy Univ SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Seton Hall University||International Diplomacy and Law||MA - Masters||2004|
|Florida State Univ||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|University of Florida||N/A||A.A.||2000|
|Johns Hopkins University||N/A||Pre College Program||1994|
|How to start a law firm||Law Practice||2012|
|UC Los Angeles: What field of law should I choose?||Criminal Defense||2011|
|OFAC Information Seminar||OFAC Sanctions||2011|
|Emmanuel Temple Church career day||Criminal Defense||2011|
|University of West Los Angeles Legal Speakers Forum||Commisioner Steven Lubell||2005|