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Since December 2001, I have been providing efficient, cost-effective and professional representation to small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. My practice is client-focused and results-oriented and I actively communicate with my clients during all phases of representation. My focus is to resolve problems for my clients expeditiously and with minimum expense.  When necessary, I aggressively represent clients in courts or before administrative bodies in Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Joaquin and Solano Counties.


I believe in building strong relationships with clients, who are my greatest source of referrals and repeat business.  My office serves as the off-site corporate counsel for many small and medium sized businesses. 


I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and a J.D. from Golden Gate University.  I worked with many non-profit organizations, including Catholic Charities, Shelter Against Violent Environments and Charis, before going back to law school.  I have worked in San Ramon since 2005, before which I had my office in Fremont. I am a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce.


I love to hike, read and write in my spare time. I am a published author of an award-winning novel in Urdu.


Languages spoken: Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi

Practice areas


  1. Business: 34%
    14 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 33%
  3. Real Estate: 33%
    14 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Blackwell, Santaella & Jahangiri, LLP

2010 Crow Canyon Pl Ste 100
San Ramon, CA, 94583


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer of the YearSan Francisco Bar Association2005
J. Lani Bader Award for Academic Excellence (Valedictorian)Golden Gate University, School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBlackwell, Santaella & Jahangiri, LLP2014 - Present
Business, Real Estate & Bankruptcy AttorneyLaw Offices of Lubna K Jahangiri2002 - Present
Adjunct FacultyGolden Gate University, School of Law2012 - 2013
Associate AttorneyYaron & Associates2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Contra Costa County Bar Association, Women's SectionBoard Member2013 - Present
San Ramon Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal Assistance for SeniorsBoard Member2005 - 2006
Alameda County Bar Association Race & Ethnic Diversity CommitteeMember2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Personal Injury Defense CaseI settled the case for $4,000.
Breach of ContractThe case settled for $85,000 within three months.
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Publication nameTitleDate
U.S. Urdu NewsCalifornia Corporations2012
State Bar of California Business Law NewsAre Settlement Proceeds of An Individual Debtor Exempt From Prejudgment Attachment? A Preliminary Analysis2011
U.S. Urdu NewsSlander2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Santa Clara UniversityCounseling PsychologyMA - Masters1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter Business SeriesLegal Issues in Business Formation2015
Beat the ClockCompetence Issues-Detection & Prevention of Substance Abuse2015
Continuing Legal EducationElimination of Bias in the Legal Profession2014
Continuing Legal EducationElimination of Bias in the Legal Profession2013