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Ardalan Samandari

Family Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   27 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Annulment Divorce Legal Separation Domestic Partnerships Paternity Marital Settlement Agreements Pre-Nuptials & Post-Nuptials Modification of Judgments/Orders Retirement and Employee Benefits Child Custody Guardianship Adoption Child Support Modifications, Increases & Decreases Department of Child Support Services Spousal Support Division of Assets & Liabilities Mediation Domestic Violence/Restraining Order Contempt

  2. Car accident
    20%

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    We are tough negotiators and know how to handle insurance companies. We've won substantial settlements for a wide array of personal injury cases, including wrongful death, dog bites, pedestrian accidents, vehicular accidents, elder abuse, and more

Ardalan Samandari has cultivated a long-standing reputation for excellence among both peers and clients. Among his legal peers, he is well known for his in-depth knowledge of the law, integrity and steadfastness. Among his clients, he is well appreciated for his client-centric approach, commitment and honesty. His clients’ legal problems are his problems and he provides practical, effective legal solutions. Attorney Ardalan Samandari gives each case the time it deserves. When you meet with attorney Ardalan Samandari, you can expect a professional with a down-to-earth demeanor.

Family Law
When it comes to family-related issues, emotions are often high. It is just the nature of close relationships. Attorney Ardalan Samandari works closely with clients and explains the process every step of the way. As a result, clients are more relaxed and less stressed. He’s a strong advocate of settling disputes through mediation when it comes to issues surrounding divorce and separation. Mediation is less adversarial, less costly and less time consuming than fighting it out in family courts. However, if an agreed resolution cannot be achieved through mediation, he will fight for you in court.

Personal Injury
Attorney Ardalan Samandari has also successfully handled a broad range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, premise liability, products liability and more. Accidents and injuries are misfortunes. Attorney Ardalan Samandari ensures you receive the best representation possible. If you or someone you know has been injured, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to help you get the treatment you deserve quickly and the compensation you are entitled to. Don’t think you are out of options. Attorney Ardalan Samandari will investigate the facts of your case, including getting the police reports, accident scene photos, existing contracts, witness statements, medical reports, and more, and carefully prepare a strong legal strategy to prove negligence on behalf of the other party.

If you’re facing a family issue or have been injured due to the negligence of another, call the Law Offices of Ardalan Samandari for your free consultation.

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Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/12/2022

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

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Ardalan received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by Mark | July 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark M.
Very thorough, knowledgeable, and well spoken; response time to my inquiries was very quick; fees are very reasonable; a gentleman who takes pride in the quality of his service; I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Nazanin | November 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney,knowledgeable,professional, honest
Mr Samandari is one the most amazing, professional attorneys I have worked with. My divorce case was very complicated as my husband was not in The US ,there also was a minor child and lots of other things involved in my case. The way I was treated by Mr Samandari through out my case gave me the feeling that I wasn't just a case for him and it wasn't about money at all.He really cares about his clients and treat them like a human being . Every single time I tried to contact him, he responded to me ( either call or text messages) or he returned my calls as soon as he could. He was even so helpful like this, before I had officially hired him as I was getting consultations from him earlier.there were times he went out of his way and responded to me on weekends . Every single time he patiently listened to me and answered all my questions and concerns either over the phone ,texts or in our meetings . I was informed and updated regarding every single piece of information related to my divorce case ( either received from or sent to the other party). Mr Samandari prepared my divorce declaration extremely professionally with all the supporting documents orderly and perfectly attached that got my rights and child custody with not much of hassle since everything was very clear and made perfect sense to the judge . He is an amazing attorney and I feel so lucky to have him handling my divorce. It was a pleasure working with him and I would highly recommend Mr Samandari to anyone who wants their case to be handled professionally and get the best result.
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Posted by Nada | May 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce attorney
Mr.Samandari is an exceptional lawyer , he helped me through out a high conflict and extremely complicated divorce and custody case ,he is very professional, knowledgable and thoughtful. He listened patiently and was always available for consultations, and advice . I recommend him for anyone looking for an excellent lawyer that can navigate complex cases .
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Posted by Mehran | August 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I have known Mr. Ardalan Samandari well and hired him as my attorney for the family court hearings. Mr. Samandari is very honest and has confident about what he is saying to do. He convinced the court very well and clarified all the realities to the court in a best way. With the new court order, I have my son's custody around 60% in all my favorite time, and my son is in a better psychological circumstance now. Thank you so much, dear Mr. Samandari.
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Posted by Fatima | August 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional , honest, knowledgeable Attorney
I strongly recommend Mr.Ardalan Samandari to anyone that needs legal representation for their case. After having the wrong one and she waste my time and money for nothing and ruined my case a friend of mine recomend Mr. Samandari. My divorce case was complicated. Other party usually didn’t get answer or get answer in wrong way to play a game but with Mr. Ardalan story was changed. He is very sharp, knowledgeable and expert and at the same time he is honest and hardworking person. He knows the law and the procedure very well and knows how to strategize and give excellent and trustworthy advise He understands client’s needs. He gets to the point and not waste time. I was informed all information related to my divorce case. He is working on your case as if you are one of his family. He will always have your back, . If he couldn’t answer the phone right away. he’d always text me immediately and call me back as soon as possible even on weekend. So if you want someone to handle your case without you having to worry about it, just call Ardalan Samandari.
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Posted by Natasha | May 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Attentive!
Going through a divorce is always stressful, and it could be even more difficult if you don’t have the right lawyer representing you. After having the wrong one for almost a year, a colleague of mine recommended Mr. Ardalan Samandari. From the very first free consultation, I felt he was very attentive to my case, and I knew I had the right lawyer. He is very professional, knowledgeable, very responsive, direct, and at the same time sensitive and understanding; he always followed up in a timely manner, answered all the questions I had, and never left me in the dark. Mr. Samandari is an amazing legal representative, reasonable, will always have your back, and do everything possible to reach your ultimate goal. I couldn't have done it without him. I would highly recommend Mr. Samandari to anyone who needs legal representation on what is typically a very difficult time in one’s life such as a divorce.
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Posted by Hassan S. | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr Samandai is very professional, knowledgeable, and kind. He made the divorce process easy to understand. He has great work ethic and was always on top the case. He was there every step of the way and made sure I did not have to go through this process alone. Thank you so much Mr. Samandari. I truly appreciate all your expertise and help.
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Posted by Nicole | June 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best possible experience with a Divorce Attorney
Mr. Samandari is extremely knowledgeable, professional and kind, and was a pleasure to work with. During my divorce it was evident that he was a no-nonsense, no-game playing gentlemen, and the judge clearly appreciated that and the case was wrapped up as quickly as it could have been. Mr. Samandari was always straight forward and made everything easy to understand. I had researched and found that his fees were more than fair, so I was able to afford my divorce without feeling a financial crunch. It's clearly not about the money for him. His response time to my calls and questions was very quick and I never once felt like I was a bother or that I was being put off. Mr. Samandari was quite thorough in his info gathering process and is a great writer, and he was always the sharpest dressed in the courthouse. I have referred him to two friends who have also had positive experiences and results and I will continue to recommend him highly to anyone I know that needs family law services.
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Posted by Abigail | March 21, 2018
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Thank you for everything
He is the best lawyer!! He helped me with my divorce case and child support. Every time I would call him he would answer his phone and questions I had.
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid Attorney
I hired Attorney Samandari to help navigate me through my difficult divorce. He has been extremely thorough and hard working throughout my 2 year battle, always staying calm and professional. Whenever I had questions or concerns, he would get back to me right away. He was always by my side when I needed him- he was not only my attorney for all legal matters but he also put up with my many emotional outbursts without complaint. I honestly believe that is what puts him aside from the rest. I would recommend Attorney Samandari to anyone that is looking for a honest, hardworking, professional family law attorney that will have your best interest in mind and will stay professional and calm during the most tumultuous times!
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Posted by Gary | December 2, 2017
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Highly Recommended!
Ardalan is patient, detailed, and knows his law. He is helping me with my case and I am confident we will prevail with his expertise (I'll come back and update...). In a settlement conference, he was extremely capable of settling the oppositions emotions and handling everything in a professional, calm manner in spite of negative personal attacks.
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Posted by Heidi | November 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very proffessional!
First of all I should appreciate my dear friend for referring Mr. Samandari to me. He was my angel in my very tough situation, very caring and always available. Thanks for all your effort and understanding during my divorce process Mr. Samandari. You were always ready to help me by answering my questions even on the weekend. I really appreciate it. Thanks a lot and wish you all the BEST. I definately recommend this young lawer.
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Posted by Vivian | October 18, 2017
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Personal Injury
I’m very pleased with the legal services I received. Ardalan is professional. He provided a stressed-free, friendly, and empathetic service! Tganks Ardalan!!
Posted by Nasrin | September 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce and Appeal Attorney!
I hired Mr. Samandari in 2014 and the reason I hired him was because of his ethics. He told me right up front that he is not the lawyer for me if dragging through the mud and being dishonest is what I was looking for. He said that he goes by the book and presents the facts and that is what has made him successful. This was all that I wanted. I only wanted what was fair. I was even impressed that before anything was done with my case, I was asked if I was certain that there was nothing that could be done to save my marriage. Coming from a divorce attorney? Yes, and that impressed me. I was kept up to date on everything and given copies of all documents and was treated as though I was his only case, although I knew that was definitely not the case. My questions were answered thoroughly and in a timely manner, and believe me, I had many. Mine was a long case, three plus years, including APPEAL COURT which appealing in the appeal court of California, is not an easy process and in the end, I was happy with the outcome and felt I was FREE and now we are going to gain access to funds awarded to me by the courts, Family court and Court of Appeal, during my divorce. I also had a problem with the ex-spouse not paying court-ordered support payments. Each time we went to court, Mr. Samandari was always pleasant and acknowledged everyone and seemed to be very well respected by all who he encountered. I would highly recommend this attorney!
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Posted by Ray | March 2, 2016
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Great Attorney
I retained Ardalan as my family attorney. He is very sharp and understands clients needs. He gets to the point and not waste time and consequently saves you time and money during your divorce process. Id a great experience with him and was not frustrated with my divorce case dragging on. That is why I will highly recommend him to friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2016
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Ardalan is one of the very best divorce attorneys in Los Angeles
Ardalan is helping me with my divorce as consultant. He is very knowledgeable, helpful and considerate. It is very easy to talk and work with him. I recommend him to everybody if you need a family lawyer.
Posted by ramin | March 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
great experience
Ardalan was my attorney for divorce proceedings. he was extremely professional and a total gentleman throughout the entire process. he is extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney that handled my case with so much care. i highly recommend him.
Posted by Frankt | March 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Frank T
Mr Samandari is an excellent family law counsel and a great advocate in court. I am very happy to used Mr Samandari services in the past. He analyzed several family law agreements, quickly identified future pitfalls, and made the appropriate revisions. I give him my highest recommendation. Thanks for Excelent service
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great work!
Ardalan is very patient, calm, professional, responded timely, and knowledgeably to all of my concerns and inquires. I would highly recommend him to anyone who finds they are in the unfortunate circumstances of getting a divorce.
Posted by Daryoosh Monjezi | March 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Daryoosh Monjezi
Mr. Samandari represented me on limited in a divorce settlement matter. He was very knowledgeable in the field and was able to reach an amicable settlement with my X-wife. He was honest, caring and kind. I will definitely ask for his advice in future should the occasion arise.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Ardalan Samandari
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Moot Court Competition
  • Western State University
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • California Legislature
  • 2006
  • Congressional Recognition
  • US House of Representatives
  • 2006
  • Letter of Recognition
  • City of Santa Barbara
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Third District Supervisor, County of Santa Barbara
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Samandari is a meticulous and hard working attorney. He first approaches every legal issue not with what the law states but what makes logical sense since almost any law can be found to justify every legal issue. He quickly understands more so than most attorneys his client's legal issues and is not afraid to tackle any issue his client might have because in the end he knows what makes sense for his clients. That along with his dedication to the proper research for any of his client's issues ensures that his clients almost always come out on top."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ardalan is one of the most skilled Family law attorneys that I have known. He has a superior understanding of this field of law; and coupled with his passion for representing his clients above any I've ever seen make him an outstanding legal practitioner. I would not hesitate for a moment to refer my clients to Ardalan for any Family Law needs that they may have."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A++ Attorney. He is very credible, honest, ethical, and responsible. You will be very happy with Mr. Samandari. A++"
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Los Angeles Family Lawyer Ardalan Samandari
Ardalan Samandari
Family Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available