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Pouya B. Chami

Employment and labor Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Pouya

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Pouya B. Chami is the principal and founder of Chami Law, PC, a California civil litigation firm representing clients in the areas of Employment Law, Employment Litigation, and Catastrophic Personal Injury.

Mr. Chami has a wide range of experience litigating in both state and federal court. Prior to forming Chami Law, Mr. Chami worked for a prominent litigation defense firm in Los Angeles representing Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses and individuals throughout California. 

Mr. Chami is adept at getting complicated disputes resolved quickly and effectively. He has handled a wide array of cases through all facets of litigation, including motion work, discovery, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and trial.

Mr. Chami is admitted to practice law in California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA before attaining his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. While attending Loyola Law School, Mr. Chami was a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and served as a Justiced of the Loyola Moot Court Honors Board. Mr. Chami has been named as one of SuperLawyers "Rising Stars" for 2014 and 2015. 

Mr. Chami is a former President and director of the Iranian-American Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter and mentor at the Los Angeles Youth Network.

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Location

Chami Law, PC
11845 W. Olympic Blvd., Suit 1000
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!!!
Highly recommend!!! Definitely a great lawyer. He helping me to resolve my case, an excellent work he did as lawyer, and for representing in my case. I really appreciate all his hard work and effort, I would recommend him to anyone. 100%
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2021
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Outstanding and trustful lawyer
I would usually never write a review for anything but Pouya truly is the best trustworthy person ever. I value trust the most and he is there 100% for you and your best interest whatsoever. He is very strong and capable. I'm thankful for Pouya endlessly for his work.
Posted by Jesus | July 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Was a great lawyer, highly reccomend. He's for the people, very honest and patient.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took the time to listen and get it right
What I really appreciated about Pouya was the time he put in to listen prior to accepting the case. Not knowing what to expect was frightening but he was able to explain the process and make suggestions on the best approaches. When the case hit bumps in the road he was there to explain everything and keep me informed. I was very pleased with the outcome and would definitely use him again if needed.
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Posted by Jessica | August 28, 2018
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Strongly recommend!!
In the beginning of the entire process I didn't know what to expect; I was scared since I've never had to resort to legal help, but Chami made me feel at ease and understood my situation beyond just trying to collect a check. I appreciate all his hard work and effort, he really knows what he's doing and I strongly recommend.
Posted by Elizabeth | July 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
I definitely give my stamp of approval for Mr. Chami. He was very receptive to my situation and prompt to resolve it. He always took the time to answer all my questions and treated me with the upmost respect. I never had to worry about whether or not things were being handled in my case, he was on top of it all. He always made sure that my best interests were top priority and he never backed down to ensure I would have the best outcome. It was an absolute pleasure working with him.
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Posted by Laura | October 21, 2017
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Great people
He not only understands you as an employee but he also understands you as a human and how much help we need and he gives you that. He help me through a lot and he made me feel that I wasn't alone on this
Posted by Ana | October 11, 2017
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Retaliation/Sexual Harassment
Pouya, Thank you for listening to me and believing in me from day one. Because of you, I pushed foward even when in fear and feeling lost. I felt the support and confort from you. Word's cannot describe how I feel knowing justice has been served. Hopefully this will encourage other women to speak up and trust me when I say this, you gave 110%. I witnessed a hard working dedicated man deliver an outstanding performance and truly master of the craft. Pouya, fought these battles for a little over 3 years and won my case. Again, thank you and god bless you and your family! You are amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2016
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Chang ching
Mr Chami got me the justice I needed. After being wrongfully terminate, I didn't know who to approach. I didn't feel confident in the other two lawyers I was referred to by friends and family. Mr Chami, helped me understand the law and how I was wrongfully terminated based on the law. He assured me that he will do everything to get me justice. He is the man. Call him now.
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Posted by Ardeshir | September 28, 2016
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Outstanding litigation attorney
Mr. Chami represented my mother-in-law in a personal injury lawsuit where she was involved in an auto accident where the other driver was at-fault but refused to acknowledge liability. He obtained a GREAT result for her, addressed all of her concerns, and kept her closely updated on the status of the lawsuit throughout the entire process. He genuinely cares about his clients and I would highly recommend Mr. Chami for any type of litigation need.
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Posted by Jim N. | June 15, 2016
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Excellent attorney and service!
Mr. Chami is an excellent attorney. He handled my lawsuit against my job after they fired me because they thought I was too old and they werent paying me overtime for a long time. He cared a lot about my case and got me much more money than I expected. He is honest and a really nice man. Whenever I called him, he always talked to me and explained the case to me. Its so hard when you have worked somewhere for a long time and they just fire you for no reason and you have nothing. I am very thankful to Mr. Chami for his great work on my case and I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by Julie | February 5, 2016
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Excellent Attorney!
Mr. Chami knows his field of practice! He is also caring that I was not in a bundle of nerves when he had to represent my case in court. He explained everything to me step by step the process that needs to be taken for my case. He is the only attorney that actual returns a phone call and/or email within a reasonable time frame! While other attorneys do not give you time of a day once you sign an agreement with them, Mr. Chami is certainly NOT one of these attorneys. His expertise and knowledge in his field is impressive. I know people give attorneys a bad name but Mr. Chami is not considered in that group. In the future, if I ever need an attorney for any legal advice, I will go to Mr. Chami because I know he will lead me the right direction. He is kind, caring, genuinely a whole human being!
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Posted by D | November 3, 2015
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A Huge Asset To The Law Profession
Many people have a stereotypical idea about lawyers: They cheat, they lie, they don't have any human qualities, etc. Mr. Chami completely destroys those stereotypes. Mr. Chami is an honest lawyer. He won't hold your hand to try and soothe your anxieties while telling you how everything is going to be great. He will never promise you that you'll win your case or a certain amount of money. Right from the start, he tells it like it is. This doesn't imply that he is mean; he is very nice, but realizes -- unlike many other lawyers -- that it's best to be honest about a case upfront so there aren't any hidden things or disappointments that come out later. I was unjustly fired from a job for unethical reasons I won't get into. But even before I was fired, the job made my life a living hell. I was absolutely hopeless and talked to several lawyers who didn't think my case was worth anything. Sadly, some of those lawyers didn't understand employment law. I knew Mr. Chami was different as he was not only knowledgeable about employment laws, but demonstrated how they applied to my case. When I chose him as my lawyer, he always returned my calls and emails right away. He's not the type who ignores your emails and comes up with some type of "I was at court" excuse or "I was sick" excuse. The most important reason I sought legal representation was because I needed to feel vindicated for everything that happened to me on the job. I, as well as others who knew more about my type of case than I did, never thought the case would be worth a lot of money. Mr. Chami brilliantly found things in the case that most lawyers would have looked over. For example, he realized that my employer used an outside human resources company to help manage things. Even though they weren't directly responsible for my treatment, they were technically responsible for some of the damages and Mr. Chami was able to prove this. The amount of money the company had to pay out was THREE-AND-A-HALF times what I ever imagined. Of course, there are contingency fees and other expenses -- things Mr. Chami tells you about right up front. And when I received the final check, there weren't any paper basket fees, lawyer entertainment costs, or any other "mystery fees" taken out of the settlement. Once again, even more important than the settlement is the vindication I feel now for the horrible way I was treated. Thank you, Mr. Chami, for believing in me and my case. Your dedication to getting this case satisfactorily resolved not only helped me, but taught the people who manage the former company I worked for a very valuable lesson.
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Posted by Thad | August 26, 2014
Life changed
Mr. Chami changed my life. I went to him after an incident at work and because they eventually wrongfully fired me. I talked to two other lawyers before him and they didn't think I had a good case. Mr. Chami believed me and worked very hard for me. It was a long process, but today it was all worth it when he called me to pick up my check. I will never forget this and I will recommend him to anyone who needs a caring and good lawyer.
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Posted by Farshad | August 13, 2014
Trusted and valued with high respect
I had many other option from referral to a friend and relative. However I've chosen to discuss my case with someone that I knew less and was refer to me by a friend. He was very knowledgable and trusted to share my story and knowing that confidentiality is the key. I more apriciate the updates and communication that I had with him and my request when it was a right or wrong time. He is very dedicated and self motivated about his client and he spend a lot of time to strengthen his fact and finding truth. Good or bad, he use it to benefit his client. I have not ever, never experience such a motivation and knowledge from anyone would have about what they do. He will be my preferred and recommended person to me and all my friend for any needs. Thank you is not enough to apriciate his dedication for his client.
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Posted by Cathy | January 24, 2014
Recommendation
I found that he was very knowledgable and responded immediately and followed up with me before I even had a chance to ask. He is very personable and caring, which is rare for an attorney. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Chris | January 17, 2014
Employment Retaliation and Whistleblower case
Mr Chami represented me in an Employment Retaliation and Whistleblower case and was able to negotiate a fair settlement in a very timely manner. He was always available to answer any questions or concerns that I had and was very candid and honest about the risks and benefits of litigation . He kept me updated with every detail and there were never any unrealistic expectations nor unexpected surprises in the process. Mr Chami is very knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by Max | January 16, 2014
Great Attorney
Pouya handled our business transaction. He was so flexible and accomodating in meeting our needs. He always returned our calls in a timely manner, and he gave us excellent advice. He is hard working and trustworthy.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2014
Fantastic lawyer!!
Mr. Chami helped me and my coworker when our last boss fired us and didn't pay us all of our wages. He fought really hard for us and got us a great settlement that was more than we expected. He explained the laws to us and would always call us back whenever we had questions. Mr. Chami is very honest and caring. I highly recommend him and will go to him again if I ever have any employment issues in the future.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Chami Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Klinedinst PC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Klinedinst PC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Lerman Pointer & Clarkson, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD
  • 2008
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Herzig v. Regina L. Edmond, Inc.
  • $324,001 trial verdict in favor of our client.
  • Confidential Employee vs. Confidential Employer
  • Settlement Paid to Plaintiff Client
  • Confidential Employee vs. Confidential Employer
  • Settlement Paid to Plaintiff Client

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Iranian American Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Los Angeles Youth Network
  • Mentor
  • 2006 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Scott Moot Court Honors Board
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Mentorship Award
  • Los Angeles Youth Network
  • 2008
  • Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Technology and the Fourth Amendment Symposium
  • Googling Away Your Privacy: Protecting Online Search Inquiries From Unwarranted State Intrusions
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Technology and the Fourth Amendment Symposium
  • Googling Away Your Privacy: Protecting Online Search Inquiries From Unwarranted State Intrusion
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
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Litigation Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Pouya on a very complicated case involving multiple parties. I found him to be a very smart and aggressive attorney who truly cared about our clients and stopped at nothing to get them the best outcome possible."
Business Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Chami without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Chami brings his patient demeanor and steady hand to the otherwise challenging world of business and employmemt litigation. Having known Mr. Chami since law school and worked with him on a high-profile wrongful termination employment case, I confidently give Mr. Chami my highest endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Chami is very knowledgable and professional. I always look to him when I have a question about Employment/Labor law."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Chami is an excellent attorney and possesses impressive knowledge of both employment and business law. His work ethic and dedication to his clients is unparalleled. Needless to say, I would hire Mr. Chami as my attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Pouya is a very hard worker and team player!"
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Los Angeles Employment and labor Lawyer Pouya B. Chami
Pouya B. Chami
Employment and labor Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation