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Ninaz Saffari

Criminal defense Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   67 reviews
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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ninaz

Learn Ninaz’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Since 2005, Ninaz Saffari has handled thousands of clients in Los Angeles in virtually every type of felony and misdemeanor case, including drug offenses, theft crimes, white-collar crimes, elder abuse, hit-and-runs, and felony expungements.

    19 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Sex crime
    40%
    Ninaz has successfully defended Sex Crime charges ranging from rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, gang rape of a minor, lewd acts against a minor, to possession and dissemination of child pornography.

    19 years, 500 cases

  3. Violent crime
    10%
    Ninaz has successfully represented several thousand clients against Violent Crime charges ranging from murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault and battery, to domestic violence and gang crimes.

    19 years, 2,000 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    5%
    Ninaz Saffari has successfully defended over 1,000 clients against both felony and misdemeanor DUI & DWI charges, including those involving deaths, injuries, and blood alcohol concentration levels up to three times the legal limit.

    19 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Juvenile law
    5%
    Ninaz spent a full year as a Deputy Public Defender in L.A. representing only Juveniles. To date, she has successfully defended juvenile crimes ranging from petty theft to serious crimes of violence and drug offenses.

    19 years, 500 cases

CALIFORNIA'S TOP-RATED CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW FIRM - REPRESENTATION IN BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS.

Ninaz Saffari has built an impeccable reputation as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles, and is renowned for being an extremely aggressive and effective trial lawyer. Devoting her entire career to criminal law, Ninaz Saffari’s law practice has been defined by taking on numerous high-profile cases. Since starting out as a Deputy Public Defender to pursuing a solo practice, she has proven herself to be a true believer who fights tirelessly for her clients. Her experience in defending thousands of clients over the last 14 years, as well as in scores of jury trials, has given her the knowledge and skill to successfully handle virtually any type of criminal case.

Since 2005, Ninaz Saffari’s practice has focused primarily on defending adults at jury trials and juveniles in court trials in Los Angeles. She has successfully represented thousands of defendants against all types of felonies and misdemeanors, including murder, sex crimes, crimes of violence, drug offenses, domestic violence, and DUI’s. Many of the clients she has successfully defended at trial were facing decades in prison or even life sentences. A number of clients were acquitted and released from jail after spending a year or more in custody. Ninaz takes great pride in defending each client with the same level of intensity, devotion, and professionalism, regardless of the charges.

One of the keys to Ninaz’s outstanding case results and trial victories has been her thorough and relentless investigation of all the pertinent facts and witnesses. She is also highly skilled at arguing persuasively before both judges and juries, and is always up-to-date on legal opinions from California courts that can help her clients.

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Location

Saffari Law Group
8383 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 882
Beverly Hills, CA, 90004

Reviews

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Posted by Mike | January 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Lawyer
I retained Ninaz Saffari last year to represent my nephew for a robbery case. He was facing several years in prison due to his offensives as a juvenile, which are used when you're an adult. They are counted as stikes. She was very through and really cared about him and the outcome. She filed for a Mental Health Diversion Program. She was in contact with a rehabilitation specialist to get him into that program as well. The final outcome was he was granted the Mental Health Diversion Program. He also was entered into rehab as well. She is a very skilled attorney and really cares about her clients. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Ryan | October 3, 2019
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The Best!!!
Ninaz came highly recommended and she exceeded all of my expectations. I was facing several charges including two assault with a deadly weapon charges which would have included jail time and a suspended license that would have been detrimental to me and my family. Ninaz was always very attentive to me, answered any questions I had at any given time throughout this confusing (and scary) process, relayed information so that I could understand, told me the truth good or bad, did not make false promises. She advocated for me from day one, set realistic expectations and when it was all said and done the assault with a deadly weapon charges were dismissed. She is an amazing attorney and would recommend her to anyone who finds themselves in need of a GREAT lawyer. While I hope to never need her services again I wouldn’t hesitate to call her.
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Posted by Sami Haddad | December 5, 2022
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Great Attorney
I highly recommend Ninaz. I've referred several clients to her and have heard nothing but positive things. She is a fantastic lawyer.
Posted by Dante' | August 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
CSAM/CP case
I am still in the process of finding resolution to my case but I must admit that Ninaz has been a great help and has provided me mental relief as I go through this process. I currently have 1 strike and as mentioned in other reviews, she is responsive, thorough, aggressive, and does not make you feel judged. I am still pending the result of this nightmare but I feel comfortable with her by my side.
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Posted by Justin | August 2, 2022
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Robbery case dismissal
I was falsely accused of Robbery. Ms.Saffari took my case, I was facing up to 7 years she got my case dismissed. She is very easy to communicate with, checks in on you, and is very professional. From the time I was with her in court I can tell she has a lot of respect from the Judges, and DA’s office.
Posted by Thomas | May 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible Trial Attorney
Research everyone and Ninaz is the definitely the top 1%, if you want an attorney with proven results including trials check out her recent case results she handles some of the most serious cases in California its no wonder people all over the state hire her.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
I was arrested for a sexual crime. Ninaz Saffari was the lawyer that represented me. Throughout the entire process, she was always informative and gave fast responses to all my questions. The outcome was very positive because Ninaz knew the law and knew how to defend me for my rights. As of today, the DA has decided to not press charges at this time.
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Posted by Carlos J | September 13, 2021
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Caring
I have worked with many criminal attorneys and Ninaz is one of the best. She is compassionate and caring towards her clients and approaches each case with a relentless attitude. She gets the job done and she is great to work with.
Posted by IA | August 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
strongly recommended.
Attorney Ninaz Saffari is a professional, intelligent and patient criminal attorney; I would strongly recommend her. After contacting more than 20 criminal lawyers in the Los Angeles area, I was impressed by her step-by-step, rational and logical communication. I was not disappointed, after accepting my case, and reviewing all of the incident details; she went to work to verify the facts and to help prove my innocence. I was kept informed every step of the way, her due diligence and hard work paid off; I received Diversion. I hope to never be in this type of situation again; however, if I’m ever in need of a criminal lawyer, she’ll be the first person I call.
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Posted by Rich | July 12, 2021
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Super Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Ninaz handled my case as a true professional and courtesy matter. Never ever was she not prompt to answer any of my questions or concerns regarding my case. She was relentless in her representation of my innocents. When I first contact Attorney Ninaz she was the first attorney I contact she answered all of my questions with great deal of knowledge. I was so confident in her ability that I did not contact another attorney again. I knew instantly she was the best attorney. I was accused of child molestation, I followed her advised and I was vindicated for it. No charges were filed and left with a great deal of relief. I hope to never to use her services again but I will hire and recommend her in a heart beat.
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Posted by Mo | June 28, 2021
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Tenacious Attorney
If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, do yourself a favor and retain Ninaz Saffari to represent you. She is a tenacious attorney with a firm understanding of the law. Ms. Saffari is a well respected attorney amongst her peers, judges and prosecutors alike. She will explain to you the law in a manner which you can understand and she will put your mind at ease. Ninaz Saffari truly cares about her clients and has one goal in mind, to get her clients the best possible outcome, with the least amount of expenses.
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Posted by Rosa | May 5, 2021
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Ninaz was the answer to my prayers
Never in my life did I think we would have to hire a criminal defense attorney and to make matters worse during a pandemic. I was concerned everything had to be done over the phone. Particularly because after calling various attorneys and having numerous consultations I started to feel like their interest was not my situation but rather how deep our pockets were. Free consultations were not really free and if I was lucky enough to get someone on the phone I was typically rushed off the phone. However, that all changed when I called Ninaz. She personally answered my call. She literally spent more time listening to what I had to say than anybody else I had called. She was very attentive from the beginning. Ninaz made me feel comfortable and confident there was a way out. Her calm demeanor was very pacifying since I had been under so much stress and had countless sleepless nights because of the allegations being made. I never felt judged by her. No matter what our concerns were or the questions we had Ninaz was always available. She was very transparent no matter what the updates were. She always provided posible outcomes and was always ready to listen. She’s very knowledgeable and honest. I really appreciated Ninaz as a professional and also as a person. She truly understands her clients and their situation. She’s very dedicated to her clients. Having found Ninaz to help us through this unexpected situation was a true blessing. In our particular case, no charges were filed.
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Posted by Rocky | April 29, 2021
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Excellent listener and communicator
Ninaz was very transparent no matter what the news was. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. I appreciated that she was always available and quick to respond. She made information available to us as soon as information became available to her. Her calm demeanor was very helpful during the most stressful time of my life. I appreciate her so much as a professional and as a human being. Thank you Ninaz!
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Posted by Chana | March 30, 2021
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Dedicated defender
Atty Ninaz Saffari is an excellent defender of people who have been wronged. She thoroughly researched the issues I brought before her and produced solid documentation that helped me win a just settlement (out of court, since the opposing parties saw they had no ground to stand on). She is determined to pursue every angle possible to help her clients. It was a blessing to have her on my side!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2021
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Professional, tireless
Ninaz is an excellent professional who worked tirelessly on my behalf. I was arrested for felony domestic violence. She set clear expectations, communicated often and explained each step of the process. Because of her early involvement and diligence both the state and city attorneys declined to file charges. Gratitude alone is not enough, I recommend her without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
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A great decision
After being accused of "Lewd Acts" I retained Ms. Saffari and could not have made a better decision. Her level of professionalism and the speed in which my case was handled was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
Posted by Aja | January 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer.
Omg where do i start Ninaz saffari has been excellent with my fiancé case he was fighting attempted murder and she got the 995 case dismissed , my fiancé did not want to take anytime of course for a crime he didn’t commit she went in very aggressive and was able to come to a resolution that my fiancé liked and loved i would Recommend her to anyone that is fighting for there life she will not stop until she gets you what is fair and what you deserve.
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Posted by Candace | January 25, 2021
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Above and beyond!
My friend got in some legal trouble and the search began for an attorney. Our situation was challenging and complex, as there was a prior strike and the new offense was a felony that carried a strike and enhancements. We were scared and nervous. I found Ninaz Saffari, called her (at this point I had called many attorneys) and asked the same questions I had been asking. I was instantly comforted with her extensive knowledge and caring demeanor, I knew she was the attorney for us. My friend and I are both so happy in our decisions, as she was wonderful from beginning to end. Always responsive and caring. Ninaz made sure we understood everything, fought for us and got us the outcome we had wanted. If you want an attorney that will fight for you, knows what they are doing and is compassionate, she is the one! Thank you for everything!
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Posted by Benjamin | December 2, 2020
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Very professional
I am a hard-working Uber driver who was falsely charged with vandalism. I had been framed by a woman who got angry at me over a parking space for no reason. I was trapped and had no way of proving that I am not a criminal. She even fabricated a false eyewitness!! I was referred by a professional lawyer to Ninaz Saffari. I felt so comfortable even from my initial consultation with her. She started fighting my case and I was getting updated by her throughout the course of her battle for me. She was available at any time if I had something to ask her. Ninaz worked hard on my case with passion`- even though all the odds were against me, she was able to close it as a civil compromise, without leaving any criminal or an arrest record on my file. That was so amazing and shocking to me when she gave me the good news. Ninaz, thank you very much again, you were so incredible.
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Posted by Mark | November 29, 2020
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Domestic Violence Case
I had the pleasure of retaining Ninaz Saffari as my defense lawyer in a domestic violence case. Ninaz was exceptional, professional and extremely knowledgeable in the domestic violence field. I had 4 charges pending against me (inflict corporal injury, prevent victim from reporting a crime, false imprisonment and remove/destroy wireless communication device to prevent summoning assistance). As a result, my DOMESTIC VIOLENCE case was DISMISSED and all 4 charges were dismissed. I highly recommend retaining Ninaz Saffari as your criminal defense lawyer. Her dedication to my case was unparalleled.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Solo practitioner
  • The Saffari Law Group
  • 2016 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Shouse Law Group
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Public Defender
  • Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Public Defender Intern
  • San Francisco Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. J.B. (Burglary -- Felony Strike, 6 years in prison)
  • reduced to Receiving Stolen Property, no jail
  • People v. J.G. (Possession of Cocaine -- felony)
  • charge dismissed
  • People v. L.F. (DUI -- BAC 50% above legal limit -- loss of nursing license)
  • reduced to Wet Reckless and client kept nursing license
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Associations

  • The Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member (Criminal Law section)
  • 2019 - Present
  • The Bar of the Central District of California (federal District Court of Los Angeles)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • German
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Attorney Los Angeles
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • The Order of Distinguished Attorneys
  • The Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 2019
  • CALI Excellence For Legal Analysis, Research & Writing
  • Santa Clara Law School
  • 2002
  • Criminal Law Moot Court
  • Santa Clara Law School
  • 2002
  • Certificate of Excellence, Legal Research & Writing
  • Santa Clara Law School
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fox News (April 18, 2015)
  • Ninaz Saffari's commentary on the legal ownership of the actual list of Oskar Schindler ("Schindler's List"
  • 2015
  • CNN’s Headline News (Aug. 28, 2014)
  • Ninaz Saffari's commentary on various legal issues
  • 2014
  • CBS "This Morning" (July 16, 2014)
  • Ninaz Saffari's legal commentary on the Sandra Bullock home break-in
  • 2014
  • CBS "This Morning" (Dec. 5, 2014)
  • Ninaz Saffari's commentary on the initial Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations
  • 2014
  • CBS "This Morning" (Dec. 16, 2014)
  • Ninaz Saffari's additional commentary on the initial Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ninaz. I've referred several clients to her and have heard nothing but positive things."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ninaz is an aggressive, responsive, and caring attorney with a vast knowledge of the laws and extensive experience in conducting jury trials. I refer my clients to Ms. Saffari as I have received much positive feedback and admiration for her attention to details from my clients who have been referred to her. You cannot go wrong if you have retained Ms. Saffari's services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Saffari is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to her clients. She will not give up until she gets the result she is seeking. She thoroughly investigates all options on behalf of a client. She is not afraid to fight or go to trial if need be. I would refer a family member to her any day."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ms. Saffari professionally for years and she is, without a doubt, one of the fiercest criminal defense advocates in Southern California. I have personally seen her get Not Guilty verdicts and dismissals on the most difficult of cases. She is a pro who advises clients ethically and accurately. She also loves a good fight with the other side and loves to win. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ninaz Saffari is an excellent attorney. I worked closely with her on a civil case and was impressed by her knowledge, aggressive pursuit of clients' interests and communication with opposing counsel. With her help we took on several opposing attorneys and were able to get a huge settlement for our clients. I highly endorse this attorney!"
Sex crime Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Saffari consulted with me regarding a very tricky sexual assault case. She has incredible knowledge, good insights and is very professional all the way around."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ninaz is excellent. She is one of the few lawyers you can trust 100% on every level. You can trust she is good, smart, will work hard and will never sell you out. You would be so lucky if she has time to take on your case. I’ve spoken with her at length about cases and I’ve seen her in action. I wholeheartedly endorse Ninaz as a top-notch criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ninaz is a first class defense lawyer. Her knowledge of the law is unparalled, and her smooth demeanor masks her tenacity and grit. Highly effective. endorse this lawyer. -Anthony Munoz, Esq."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding lawyer. She takes on the most serious and challenging cases and she finds a way to prevail."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ninaz is undoubtedly one the most effective criminal defense lawyers in Southern California. I've seen her take the most seemingly impossible cases and somehow work it to a dismissal or not guilty verdict. She's well-versed in the law, always prepared and absolutely refuses to back down to anyone, whether it's the cops, state's experts, the prosecutor or the judge. I would recommend her to anyone facing criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ninaz is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles County. She knows the law very well, she puts enormous time and effort in the preparation of her cases, and she gets excellent results. I've seen her take cases where situation seemed hopeless for her client, and work miracles to get the case dismissed or a "not guilty" verdict at trial. I would highly recommend her for any criminal or DUI case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Ninaz Saffari for nearly 9 years. I find her to be one of the most hard working, honest, detail oriented, and compassionate advocates out there. I am constantly in awe of her legal skills and the passion that she had for her job. You would be hard pressed to find a better lawyer out there."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ninaz is one of the most tenacious, determined, and passionate Defense Attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of observing and working with. She diligently and fiercely protects her clients every step of the way. She is a fearless advocate and works diligently to ensure her clients rights are protected throughout the entire legal process. She is a one of a kind attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ninaz is an absolutely brilliant criminal defense lawyer. She has a great relationship with prosecutors and judges. She gets amazing deals and results for her clients. And she's more than ready to duke it out in jury trial if need be, where she's won an an impressive string of "not guilty" verdicts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ninaz is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. A former public defender; she is a "lawyer's lawyer" and a true believer-- what every person facing criminal charges should have on his or her side! I strongly endorse this lawyer."
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