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I am the president and co-founder of West Coast Trial Lawyers.


I graduated from UCLA at the age of 19 and Harvard Law School at the age of 22, making me one of the youngest graduates in the 200 year history of the law school.  Upon graduation, I was hired by O’Melveny & Myers, the largest law firm in Los Angeles, where I represented companies such as Disney, Marriott, and the Roman Catholic Church.


But I wanted to help ordinary people, not corporations, so I joined the United States Attorney’s Office, where I prosecuted drug and human trafficking cases along the United States-Mexico border.  While working as a federal prosecutor, I captured and successfully prosecuted a fugitive murderer and drug kingpin who had terrorized Southern California and was featured on “America’s Most Wanted.”


I was then appointed to be the Director of Enforcement of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, an independent watchdog that oversees and investigates the elected officials and highest level employees of the City of Los Angeles, including the Mayor and City Council.  I held that position until becoming a trial lawyer for the people.


I have extensive trial experience.  I have led teams of more than 170 attorneys in litigation against the largest companies the world.  I have successfully tried dozens of cases to verdict as lead trial counsel, and have argued before both state and federal appeals courts.  Over the course of my career, I have handled more than 1,000 cases as attorney of record and has helped my clients obtain more than $1 billion in settlements and judgments.


Languages spoken: English, Farsi, Persian, Spanish, Armenian

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Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 20%
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
  4. Car Accident: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    14 years, 5 thousand cases



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

West Coast Trial Lawyers

A Professional Law Corporation
350 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3325
Los Angeles, CA, 90071


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of CaliforniaN/A
Excellence in Leadership in Professional CareerNetwork of Iranian-American Professionals of Orange CountyN/A
Key to the City, on behalf of O'Melveny & MyersCity of Redondo BeachN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director of EnforcementLos Angeles City Ethics Commission2012 - 2014
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office2010 - 2012
CounselO'Melveny & Myers LLP2002 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iranian American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Trejo-MaciasI secured a guilty jury verdict and substantial prison sentence
United States v. Valenzuela-CervantesI secured a guilty jury verdict and substantial prison sentence
In the Matter of Advanced Development and Investment, Inc.I secured the maximum fine allowed under City law and one of the largest ever imposed by the Ethics Commission
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IABA National ConferenceBuilding a Book of Business2014
Southwestern Law SchoolGovernment Investigations2013
Rancho Park Rotary ClubGovernment Ethics in the City of Los Angeles2013