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Reza Iraj Gharakhani

Litigation Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   10 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 21 years
    California - CA 31 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Reza

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Reza I. Gharakhani is an experienced, effective and aggressive litigation attorney who handles breach of contract, employment and intellectual property cases. In addition, Reza's practices also focuses on matters involving corporate governance, fiduciary duties and unfair business practice claims. Reza has won cases both at the pleading stage and through jury verdicts in both state and federal courts in California and Hawaii. He has successfully represented clients in partnership disputes and dissolutions, shareholder representative litigation, derivative litigation, and shareholder class actions, obtaining over $15 million in settlements and awards on behalf of his clients. Reza also helps his clients avoid litigation by implementing preventative measures and business practices to minimize litigation risks.


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Client's Choice 2015
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2049 Century Park East
Ste 2525
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
Rostow & Auster, LLP
1888 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite C312
Honolulu, HI, 96815
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Hilma | October 22, 2020
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Best of the best
Words cannot explain how grateful I am to have had Reza as my attorney during such a difficult time. Reza is very well versed in the law, intelligent and aggressive. Reza will keep you informed every step of the way as he always kept me fully updated on the status of my case and provided me with quick responses whenever I had a question or concern. It was a great, almost enjoyable experience despite the seriousness of my legal issues. I highly recommend Reza and consider him the best of the best.
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Posted by Gerson | May 6, 2020
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Exceptional Litigation Attorney
I am so glad I made the decision to hire Reza. He was always available to answer my questions and I received regular updates as to the status of my case. Within months, Reza was able to settle my case for the policy limits and I couldn’t be any happier with the settlement I received. I would one-hundred percent recommend Reza to anyone in need of an attorney. 
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Posted by Patrick | September 4, 2019
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Super Lawyer
Reza is an outstanding lawyer. Reza and his team worked hard and had a rebuttal for every argument that the opposing attorneys made. Reza did his homework, which allowed him to be very strategic and meticulous in handling my case. I am extremely satisfied with Reza and I would recommend Reza to anyone that needs an aggressive defense attorney.
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Posted by Adonis Jenkins | November 22, 2017
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Outstanding Litigation Attorney
Reza Gharakhani is an outstanding lawyer. He carefully reviewed the facts of my lawsuit and kept me updated throughout the entire process so that I understood the actions he was going to take to help me win the case. To make a long story short, Reza won my case. I recommend Reza 100%!
Posted by Chris | July 14, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
Reza Gharakhani and his staff are awesome, and they helped me with all of my needs. Reza was very attentive to my case and did a great job that resulted in an outstanding settlement. I would recommend him if anyone is looking for a lawyer!
Posted by John | June 19, 2015
Knowledgeable & Dedicated
I would highly recommend Reza Gharakhani. He is extraordinarily well versed in many areas of business law to include corporate governance. His responsiveness was outstanding, if not immediate. Reza is extremely personable and was able to explain the legal ramifications of my company's circumstances in a manner that could be understood by a layperson. Further, he went above and beyond by explaining any next steps we should anticipate. I highly recommend Reza and intend to continue to utilize his services.
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Posted by Emad | June 18, 2015
Highly Recommended Lawyer
I would definitely recommend working with Reza Gharakhani. From our initial meeting I felt a great deal of confidence and trust in Reza. His most significant work with me was representing me in a large wage-hour suit. He worked closely with me for months. Reza won the trial ethically and professionally. I have enormous respect for Reza Gharakhani and I have never doubted his advice or counsel. He listens attentively and gains a clear understanding of every issue we have discussed. Based on his experience and knowledge, he is always concise in his practices and his responses to me have always been timely and thorough. I highly recommend Reza Gharakhani for legal counsel on employment matters.
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Posted by Arsine | June 17, 2015
Intelligent, Unwavering, Committed Representation
I would highly recommend Reza Gharakhani. He goes above and beyond the call of duty. He is trustworthy, skilled, aggressive, thoughtful and energetic. I felt very secure with a peace of mind during the entire process. I was always kept updated and well informed as to the status of my case. There is no going wrong with Reza. Trust in what he says and you will be happy with the outcome.
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Posted by George | May 20, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
Reza is an excellent attorney. He has represented my company in several high-profile negotiations/agreements. His clarity, super-powered competence and sense of dedication to what he was doing was outstanding. He is highly intelligent and trustworthy. He discussed everything with me before making any moves and he always responded to any correspondence in an extremely timely manner. Reza goes above and beyond in many respects, always remaining ahead of the other side. I would highly recommend Reza and feel a certain sense of calm knowing he is on my team.
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Posted by Saro | May 20, 2015
An exceptional lawyer
Reza filed a lawsuit on our behalf when my family's commercial building was damaged as a result of the development of condominiums on an adjacent property. He was tenacious, professional, and handled our case in the most expeditious manner. His breadth and depth of knowledge in the law applicable to our case was impressive. Reza obtained an amazing settlement on our behalf. I recommend Reza and his firm without reservation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rostow & Auster LLP
  • 1997 - Present


  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Southern California Law School
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ventura County Superior Court
  • In 2024, following a nine day jury trial, Rostow & Auster LLP obtains a defense verdict on behalf of its Client against claims of Whistleblower Retaliation, Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy and Work Environment Harassment.
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • In 2023, Rostow & Auster LLP successfully prosecutes its Client’s case for Breach of Contract and obtains a settlement for the full amount due under the contract within one month from the date of filing of the Client’s Complaint.
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • In 2022, successfully defends Clients against claims of Fraud and, thereafter, obtains a Court Order awarding Clients over $71,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs against Plaintiff.
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  • California Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee Member - Business Law Section
  • 2018 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Chair of the Partnership and LLC Standing Committee
  • 2020 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top Lawyers
  • American Law Society
  • 2024
  • California Top Lawyers
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2024
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Thomson West Publishing
  • 1992
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  • California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section
  • Can Members of an LLC Vote to Dissolve the LLC To Prevent The Objecting Members from Purchasing Their Membership Interest after The Commencement of a Lawsuit to Dissolve the LLC?
  • 2022
  • California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section
  • Recovering Your Attorneys’ Fees after Prevailing in a Buy-Out Dispute Under Corp. Code §16701(a)
  • 2021
  • California Lawyers Association Business Law Section
  • Using the Alter Ego Doctrine to Add Additional Debtors to Your Judgment
  • 2019
  • California State Bar Business Law News
  • Member's Fiduciary Duties to LLC
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • California Lawyers Association - Annual Convention
  • Protecting or Piercing the Corporate Veil – California Lawyers Association’s Annual Meeting.
  • 2023
  • Rostow
  • Partners' Fiduciary Obligations
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Reza
Employment and labor Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a strong advocate for all his clients and a consummate professional it's been my pleasure to work with."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Well respected lawyer in Los Angeles. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Reza since 1998. Reza has incredible energy, drive and confidence. He is a trusted friend and colleague, whose opinion I value very much. When I need an answer to a corporate related matter, I can rely on Reza for guidance. A real class act!"
Business Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Reza is a very skillful, experienced and reliable lawyer. He is aggressive, hardworking and consistently achieves great result for his clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, without reservations."
Insurance Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Reza is an exceptional advocate for his clients and a very objective counselor. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Criminal defense
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Tax fraud and tax evasion

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Los Angeles Litigation Lawyer Reza Iraj Gharakhani
Reza Iraj Gharakhani
Litigation Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available