Skip to main content

Afshin Pishevar

Business Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.8   33 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 27 years
    Maryland - MD 29 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1996
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Afshin

Learn Afshin’s areas of practice.

The Pishevar Law Firm has been balancing the scales of justice since 1993. We are a full service law firm of experienced Lawyers providing legal services to serve your needs. The Firm was founded in 1993 to provide experienced and effective representation to those businesses and individuals looking for an alternative to large firm representation. We handle a wide variety of Civil and Criminal matters, Business matters, injury cases and Immigration Law.


Mr. A.P. Pishevar is a seasoned and sought-after trial attorney.  Mr. Pishevar has been quoted in hundreds of news reports on National and Local Television, Newspaper Articles, on the Web and Radio.  After reading Mr. Pishevar's credentials, you will see why hundreds of people and corporations have come to rely on his advise and representation.  Mr. Pishevar's abilities and representation can be put to use on your side.

Photos and videos

Contact Afshin

Similar lawyers nearby

The Pishevar Law Building
226 N. Adams Street
Rockville, MD, 20850


4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2014
Excellent Criminal Defense Firm
I hired Mr. Pishevar for a DUI case that I had gotten in Washington D.C. a few years ago. The reason that I think that Mr. Pishevar is a good attorney is because he never pressured me to accept the plea agreement that the prosecution offered me. Often times lawyers want to take the "easy" way out and pressure you to take the first deal the prosecution offers.. I will also impressed by this composure in court. Fortunately I haven't had the need to hire him since, but would definitely recommend him in this field.
Read less
Posted by Francisco | August 17, 2014
a great attorney at affordable price
A.P. is a great attorney, very knowable and compassionate, his skills helped me to success in a civil demand. Him and his highly qualified associates support me during all difficult process, he provided me with personal approach to achieve a favorable result. A.P. services are very affordable for the high quality of his services.
Read less
Posted by Julie | August 11, 2014
An amazing, trustworthy lawyer
Mr. Pishevar has been amazing these past 6+ months helping us through a CINA case. He is very dedicated and there is someone always available at his office. He took the time to learn the truth and has defended our family. We are very grateful.
Posted by OT | July 28, 2014
No one cares more or does more for their clients
I came to Mr. Pishevar hurting, with the weight of the world on my shoulders. One evening I arrived at his office around 7pm, well after many lawyers have called it a day. He warmly and openly welcomed me into the office, and intently listened to my issues. I could really tell by looking at his face that he was intently listening, and really cared about my issue. After I was finished telling him about what I was facing, it was obvious that his gears were quickly turning. His passion and understanding towards my issue were clear. He matched my desire to win my case. He wanted my positive outcome just as bad as I did, and it's clear that he cares. It's so hard to find an attorney who actually really cares for your problem. I had gone to so many attorneys before him, and most wouldn't even come near my case. For example, after consulting with one attorney, that attorney said, "I won't touch your case for less than $15,000- and I would need the money upfront. I advise you to get an attorney because you, sir, have a very serious issue that you need to deal with." ...My interaction with that attorney left such a bad taste in my mouth- I didn't need someone to quote me a ridiculous fee and tell me about how bad my issue was. An attorney should empathize and empower the client, and that's just what Mr. Pishevar does. The end result? Mr. Pishevar obtained the same result for me, with a much better attitude, for a fraction of the price. He handled my case with finesse, suave, and a cool calmness that soothed my anxieties because I knew my case was in good hands. He's always there when you call him, and this is a testament to the fact that he values you- he's accessible and reachable to all his clients. Everything that other lawyers are not, Mr. Pishevar is- honest, caring, dedicated, impassioned, compassionate, and direct. If you've ever had a bad experience with a lawyer, give Mr. Pishevar a try because he will redefine any experience you have previously had. If society based their idea of what a lawyer is off of Mr. Pishevar, people would say very different things about lawyers. It's clear from talking to anyone who knows Mr. Pishevar, that he is a great person. Anyone I've met has said that Mr. Pishevar is one of the best people they know, and he truly is. Having Mr. Pishevar in my corner transformed the legal process because I knew that a great person had my back and was looking out for my interests. Wouldn't you want the best person you know looking out for you?
Read less
Posted by Laurance | July 19, 2014
Prior to even realizing that my situation would require any legal assistance, I met Mr. Pishevar and briefly described my situation to him. He calmly replied, “Give me a call.” From the moment he provided me with his card, I had a feeling that I was making the right choice. Mr. Pishevar’s entire team treated my case as if it was the most important case in the world. When dealing with legal matters, it is very easy to become discouraged or loose focus, but having this team in my corner was a plus. Their level of professionalism, service and pure commitment to hard work simply cannot be matched or surpassed. Not to sound like I’m doing a commercial…but I actually felt bad for the other lawyer. In conclusion, my experience with this team resulted in victory providing me with the opportunity to share my good fortune with others. If you have a legal matter that most definitely needs legal assistance, do not waste time…make the RIGHT CHOICE…call A.P. Pishevar & Associates.
Read less
Posted by Mirla. | May 5, 2014
Fearless Immigration Lawyer.
I have known Afshin Pishevar for about 8 years now and he has represented my entire family through all these years. He has helped my 2 sisters through their citizenship process and my parents divorce. The whole process was smooth and always with a happy end. However he really step out on my case. I had a very complicated immigration case that most of the lawyers didn't give me any hope. However, Lawyer Pishevar not only gave me hope but he executed every single possibility to find out a solution of my case. He made feel like he took it personally and because of it he was able to find a permanent solution to my case. These are the main reasons why I would highly recommend Lawyer Pishevar, his commitment and dedication to every case makes him a Outstanding Lawyer.
Read less
Posted by Kokou | January 14, 2014
A great Lawyer
Mr Pishevar is a great attorney, He helped me in a case that other attorneys refused to take. They all said the amount I was fighting for was too small. He did it and I got all my money back from the listing agent. I have two other cases for him right now. His fees are reasonable and he is available anytime you call the office.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2013
Excellent Immigartion work
My family and I requsted Mr Pishevar to handel our immigartion case. We found his staff and his firm so accommodating and helpful. Not only they managed to meet our required travel time frame but more importantly they made constant contact with us during the whole process until final stage.
Posted by John | May 19, 2013
Afshin Pishevar - superb representation
Afshin handled a couple different civil matters for me and I could not be happier with his representation. He leveraged his experience, the law, and every shred of information I provided him to do everything within his control to give us the highest probability of a positive outcome. In any type of court case there will inevitably be situations where you need to rely on your attorney's experience to be able to react quickly and mitigate unanticipated events. Afshin is intuitive, very intelligent, and comes to court prepared for any such event. My divorce was anything but your every day run-of-the-mill case. It included my ex-wife taking our kids to another state and refusing to return and other civil matters. Through all of the turmoil he kept the case moving forward by communicating with me, the court, the opposing attorneys, and when necessary even my ex-wife. It was because of Afshin's involvement and caring about his client that he was able to move a divorce case from very contentious in the early to middle stage to an amicable agreement out of court in the end. I can even report at this time that my ex-wife and I have a good co-parenting relationship. I am not sure that would be the case had I had representation from an attorney other than Afshin. I gladly recommend Afshin to anyone looking for rock solid, engaged representation.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2013
Out of State Client – Very Efficient and Professional
AP, did a fantastic job representing me while I was out of state. He kept me very informed via email, and he responded to all my inquiries in a timely and professional manner. He truly knows his ‘stuff’ and is well respected in the judicial system for his area. He was even willing to work with me on pricing. Overall, I was very satisfied and lucky to find Mr. Pishevar to assist me with my defense. He saved my time and money by handling everything for me via email and phone, saving me a couple trips back to Maryland.
Read less
Posted by CT | April 10, 2013
A good attorney is hard to find, but AP is GREAT! Stop looking - hire this man right now!
I admit it, I have needed a attorneys for a lot of different things over the past few decades, but over the past seven years AP has become my go-to guy whenever I have a legal problem. AP really cares about doing what is right for his clients - he gives 100% all the time, it's amazing. AP has really helped me out when I needed it the most, that's for sure! I was so relieved the first time - he gets results, but he also gives it to you straight. AP helped me understand what was happening so I could make good decisions, and everything happened just like he said. The man knows his stuff! AP is a stand up guy and you can trust what he says. I have known some super good people who have gotten done over really bad just because they had a bad attorney, especially in divorces and criminal stuff. Happens all the time. I don't know if those bad ones are just stupid crooked or lazy, but they can really mess up your life forever. But AP rocks! I refer people to AP any time I know someone who needs someone to look out for them in a legal situation. AP does criminal or civil stuff and even some immigration, so he pretty well has it covered. AP knows his limits, and he has high standards - if there is something you need that he doesn't do, he knows someone who does, and you can bet that they will be good.
Read less
Posted by Melaine | April 10, 2013
Dedicated and Best Lawyer
He was great in dedicating his time to research all possibilities of the laws and status to determine the best way to fight the case. He advised and explained what was in our best interest. He would explain exactly what he was filing with the court and what would be mailed to opposing counsel. If there was an emergency, he was always available. I could not ask for a better attorney.
Read less
Posted by Ata | April 5, 2013
Great lawyer
He and his staff really have a good "bedside manor" he really got into my case I'm very happy with the outcome of my case
Posted by Brenda | March 5, 2013
A.P. is the best!!!!!
Mr. Pishevar is probably the best attorney money can buy; WHY??? Because he digs deep into your case and assures his client that failure is not an option. He's been my loyal, dedicated, and helpful legal advisor for nearly 10 years - and I have never once considered alternate counsel. By the way - I've prevailed each time he's represented me...
Read less
Posted by Hussein | September 7, 2012
Dr Hussein Elfadl
Pishevar Law associates employ diverse legal assistants that reflect the community they serve. You feel at ease from the moment you walk in. The lawyers will listen to your legal concerns and will advise you on what charting your legal course of action toward a successful path toward your satisfaction. they have successfully speed up my immigration cases that U.S Senator was not able to persuade the U.S Counselor's abroad. Also, they have defended my incessant in Traffic Court with success. In addition, they have saved me from making a huge financial mistake in buying a real estate. Presently, they are recovering my losses in insurance claims.
Read less
Posted by Gina | September 4, 2012
Afshin Pishevar
Mr. Pishevar was extremely responsive and went out of his way to explain the situation to me. He answered my phone calls and emails immediately with much respect. He has obtained excellent resuts so far and has promised to follow up and close the case satisfactorily. I will and have already recommended Mr. Pishevar to others.
Posted by Akram | September 3, 2012
Mr. Pishevar is indeed a gracious and considerate attorney. He is professionally delivers the winning argument. I was fortunate to choose him as my attorney.
Posted by Alexsandra | May 23, 2012
Super Lawyer!
Mr. Pishevar is the best lawyer you could look for. Everything that you want in a lawyer he is and then some.. My husband was looking at a 6year jail sentence but Mr.Pishevar did not only look at what was in black and white but he wants your side of whatever the case may be. He made us feel like everything we had to say and ask was importent, he did not ignore us or push us off he took his time and he has a LARGE amount of patients with his cliants. With his patients my husband is only lookin at 1month work-release (PRC) and 1year probation. Mr. Pishevar didn't make us feel like we were "stupid" for repeating questions or just asking "bad" questions because he is in full understanding your scared, frightened, or even just angry. Mr. Pishevar also understands that people make mistakes and he keeps in mind everyone is innocent till proven guilty. I send everyone that tells me they need a lawyer to him because i know that they will be just as satisified as I am everytime I NEED Mr. Pishevar.
Read less
Posted by Tejash Natali | August 12, 2011
Perfect Lawyer
I had my immigration case with Mr Pishevar and I was well taken care of. I was kept well informed by his office and he did an excellent job on my case. I completely and definitely endorse Mr Pishvar's Law Offices
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2011
Outstanding advocate and with exceptional legal skills
AP's representation of my case was an consummate success. I recommend him without reservation to handle complex legal issues in a professional and expedient manner. I have worked with litigation attorneys in my professional career and they were all exceptionally talented lawyers, but AP supersedes them in his knowledge of the specific practice laws, his advocacy skills, and his attention to his client's needs. He was exceptionally honest in his assessment of the case and he was always timely and professional in his communications with opposing counsel. AP made numerous attempts to settle my case though all available means. When a trial became unavoidable, his mastery of matrimonial and property laws and the recent decisions made by the courts affecting these laws was crucial to the final decision. AP utilized his strengths as a trial lawyer to examine expert witnesses and cross examine witnesses in a highly effective manner. His summation was concise, persuasive, and most importantly, addressed the precise points of law required to decide the case. Family law is emotional and contentious by its nature if it goes to trial. AP was never those things. His professionalism in the court room, during the depositions, and the final preparation for trial made a difficult experience easier for me. In any legal matter, you need more than the law on your side; you need someone who has tremendous perseverance to obtain a successful outcome. AP exceeded my expectations as a lawyer and as person who cared about his clients. His staff was supportive and knowledgeable and able to assist in all facets of the case. Divorce is never a pleasant experience, but I did not have to worry about my legal representation. I knew it was the best.
Read less
View less reviews


  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Maryland Bar (Licensed since 1993)
  • 1993 - Present


  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • OrthocareCo. vs. Harrington; Software Co. vs. Jeng, et al.; Nexgen, LLC vs. Lynch Co.
  • Non-Compete Enfoced


  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • President - DC Chapter
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Elections Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Ethics Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, Criminal Procedure Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Regional Chair
  • 2003 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Bar Association (Montgomery County chapter), Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2005
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • Persian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated - Judicial Addition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Recognized for Judging Moot Court Competition
  • University of Maryland
  • 2012
  • Speaker at Annual Law Day Ethics Seminar
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • 2012
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Member of Ethics Committe
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Work As Chair of Regional Mock Trial Competition
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Recognition for Excellence
  • Inns of Court
  • 2006
  • Selected as Judge for International Rounds
  • Jessup Moot Court
  • 2005
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • 1993
  • Spangenberg Trial Advocacy Award
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • 1993
View all awards


Speaking Engagements

  • News Media: CNN, MSNBC, NBC, FOX, New York Times, VOA, Hundreds of Local TV Channels and News Papers
  • Media Interviews regarding High Profile Cases
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (35)
Endorse Afshin
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly capable litigation attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Unparalleled commitment to his clients! AP goes the extra mile."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I love seeing Afshin in court. He is always prepared and consistently available to support fellow attorneys in any way he can. We refer to him as the man with the big heart and the even bigger shoulders! Just an awesome guy and a great attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Pishevar. He is a sharp litigator with a broad base of knowledge and experience. We have consulted and discussed complex legal issues and I am aware of extremely favorable results that he has achieved for his clients."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I found "A.P." here, in AVVO, when I needed a Rockville, MD matter handled immediately. His ratings speak for themselves (both from clients, as well as other professionals). Briefly: I spoke with him at 5:15 PM about an emergency court appearance the next morning at 8:30 AM; after our discussion, I was satisfied he knew the law, and the local procedures and courts; I called the client and urged him to retain Mr. Pishevar; the next morning, I received an e-mail from "A.P." -- he was just letting me know he was at the courthouse, and would keep me advised; and, by 10:15 AM, I had an email from him WITH a scanned attachment -- the order dismissing the petition filed against our mutual client. How can one NOT be impressed with those results, and with that diligence and devotion to communication and service. He will certainly get more calls from me in the future with referrals, if the need arises."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Afshin Pishevar is an extraordinarily bright and hardworking attorney. I would trust him with my own legal matters. He is tireless in his efforts on behalf of his clients. He obtains incredible results based purely on his commitment to his clients."
General practice Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Afshin ("AP"). He has a wide range of knowledge and is very dedicated to his clients. He is also very active in his community, volunteering his time for various causes and will do everything he can to help his clients. He recently obtained a not guilty verdict in a rape trial in Md. and in a DWI in DC. He is an attorney who is not afraid to try cases, and when he goes to trial he makes sure he is fully prepared."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If my friends or family members had a legal problem, I would recommend that they see this lawyer. He is that good."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very good person and ethical lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He cares for his clients and works for them tirelessly."
Civil rights Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pishevaris an amazingly effective and truly gifted litigator and advocate. There is no problem too great or dilemma too difficult that Afshin cannot solve. Among journeymen lawyers, Afshin is universally recognized as a master. But, what really distinguishes Afshin as among the elite of trial lawyers is the warmth and compassion he brings in resolving the seemingly unsolvable legal issues that many his clients face. Gary Gerstenfield"
General practice Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known him professionally for many years and recognize him to honest, hard-working, knowledgeable, and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terrific lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Pishevar was a worthy adversary in an employment case. I endorse his work. I will and have referred cases to him because I know he provides his clients excellent service."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Pishevar has earned the enthusiastic support of his clients and with over 15 years of experience, he has much to offer anyone who needs help in an accident case."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Civil rights
Contracts and agreements
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Personal injury
Divorce and separation
Employment and labor
Criminal defense
Personal injury