The art of negotiation and compromise is significant in the practice of law and such skills are almost always required in order to benefit the client's case. Fortunately I posess the skills of arbitration, mediation, negotiation, etc. During law school, I was a member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Team where I learned to advocate for a client. I also spent an entire semester as a mediator at the El Cajon Small Claims court where I learned to be neutral while facilitating an agreement between the parties involved.
My ability to communicate well with clients from a variety of different backgrounds and languages enables clients to be comfortable with me. I serve clients that range from different ethnicities, social classes, economic backgrounds, and education levels. I strive to help my clients in any way I can, even making myself available during "time off."
I can asist with divorce and separation, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal alimony, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence and restraining orders, and paternity. Many times family law cases overlap with immigration and criminal legal issues which I can simultaneously assist you with as well based on my experience in criminal and immigration law.
If I cannot personally help you, I am always more than happy to send you in the right direction towards appropriate helpful resources.
Languages spoken: Arabic, Spanish
Hourly ($175-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2014 Young Attorney||San Diego Daily Transcript||2014|
|Attorney||ABA Immigration Justice Project||2014 - Present|
|General Counsel||Investment IB, Inc.||2014 - Present|
|Small Claims Attorney||Superior Court San Diego||2014 - 2014|
|General Counsel||San Diego Luxury Limos||2013 - 2014|
|Assistant Attorney||Contract Work||2013 - 2014|
|Mediator||Superior Court San Diego||2012 - 2012|
|Legal Intern||Mann Orlansky & Pollak||2010 - 2011|
|Legal Intern||Sony Electronics, Inc.||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Middle Eastern Law Students Association||President||2010 - 2011|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Alternate Dispute Resolution||Member||2009 - 2010|
|Child Support/Paternity||Request granted|
|Personal Injury Claim||Case dismissed|
|Custody Battle||Sole Custody Obtained|
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|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of San Diego||International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Campaign for Dignity||Pro Bono Representation for ICE Detainees||2015|
|Center for Solo Practitioners||The Qualities of Referral||2014|
|Center for Solo Practitioners||Business Development||2014|
|"Going Solo"||Look inside Solo Practitioners' Law Practice||2012|