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Saman Ahmadpour

Criminal defense Attorney at Playa Vista, CA

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Sam Ahmadpour

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
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About Saman

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    95%
    DUI, murder, attempted murder, robbery, carjacking, burglary, resisting arrest, public intoxication, battery, assault, rape, child molestation, child abuse, domestic violence, and white collar fraud. I have successfully handled high profile media cases covered on CNN (Nancy Grace), Huff Post, NY Times, LA Times, NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, and KCAL. With over fifty cases tried before a jury to verdict, I have actual trial experience.

    18 years, 10,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    5%

    9 years, 2,000 cases

After nine years as a prosecutor, I launched my own firm specializing in criminal law. I have handled every type of criminal case including murder, attempted murder, robbery, carjacking, burglary, rape, child molestation, child abuse, domestic violence, driving under the influence, and white collar fraud. Of the thousands of DUI cases that I prosecuted, I never lost a single case. I have successfully handled high profile media cases covered on CNN, Huff Post, NY Times, LA Times, NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, and KCAL. With over fifty cases tried before a jury to verdict, I have actual trial experience. In 2014, I was named prosecutor of the year in the largest prosecutorial agency in the nation. As a former prosecutor with a stellar reputation for fairness, integrity, and work ethic, I have the experience, ties, and credibility to deal with judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement.  Whether someone is being investigated for a crime, has been charged with a crime, or is a victim of a crime, contact me for the very best in knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective representation.

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Ahmadpour Law
12130 Millennium Drive, Suite 300
Playa Vista, CA, 90094
Ahmadpour Law
12655 W Jefferson Blvd, Ste 400,
Los Angeles, CA, 90066
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Posted by marjan | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable and Trusting
Compassionate, understanding and extremely knowledgable, Sam assisted me with sound advice regarding my case. He even consulted on my behalf with colleagues to steer me in the right direction. I highly recommend Sam Ahmadpour Law for his personable and professional service.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I am absolutely thrilled that I hired Sam to defend me in my criminal case. I was in a horrible situation as I am attorney myself, and with one mistake I was looking at losing my entire future. Sam came up with a game plan from the very start and was on top of everything. Sam communicated with me every step of the way and continued diligently representing me and fighting for me throughout the whole process. Even when times were tough, Sam kept his eye on the ball and did not give up. Sam was able to get me a result that went above and beyond what I was hoping for and truly saved my career. Hiring Sam to represent me was the best decision I could have ever made. Not only is he an extremely knowledgeable attorney, but he is also respectful, professsional, caring, and compassionate. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
One on one relationship and easy to work with
Sam was very professional and answered all my questions thoroughly. He took time with me and treated me with the utmost respect. He handled my case so well. I would definitely recommend him to anyone going through such a mess as this. Don't hesitate to contact him as he will diligently work on your case and he is very personable and knowledgeable.
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Posted by Salvador Alvarez | December 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Profesionalism and Excellent Customer Service
Sam provided me with excellent assistance at very affordable price. I consulted several attorneys and the prices given were out of my range till I got in touch with Sam. Sam was able to work with me, and as soon as we hired him we noticed his work, he was always clear on his expectations of the case and always communicated with me within time and manner. Sam was able to provide me the solution I was looking for in less than 2 months, all I can say is that I highly recommend his services and experience since he seems to be a very experienced attorney. Thank you for all your support and assistance,
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Posted by Greg | September 19, 2016
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Great Communicator
Sam is a great communicator right from the start. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable, and kept us informed on every thing that was happening in our case. He is someone I would highly recommend.
Posted by Z. | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Representation that I Needed
Having Sam on my team was excellent and the best decision I could have made. He was there for me when I was going through one of the toughest times of my life. He was professional, knowledgable, understanding and tough when he needed to be. I couldn't have chosen a better attorney to express my emotional distress and I'm forever greatly for his representation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Keep Calm and Lawyer up with this guy! (Prior District Attorney w/ key relationships and knowledge to best serve you )
Saman is the real deal. He has helped me tremendously and friends of mine. He worked at the District attorneys office for about 10 years, so he has relationships with the DA’s and understands their strategy. Not only is Saman a good person who cares for people, but he also is an amazing attorney who is dedicated to his clients. He is fierce in the courtroom and passionate all around. Through the whole process, he was very attentive and very direct about how he does business. He stated he wouldn't take my case if he didn't think he could win, or help me the best way possible. Take away: if you have a criminal case--> then hire Saman Thank you Saman for everything !!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful and honest
Getting in trouble with the law is daunting enough but dealing with most lawyers is even more so. Sam is NOT most lawyers, he was more than accommodating and proactive in handling my case. He ran me through realistic options that were in my best interest on every decision I made. He demonstrated an impressive knowledge of the law and the various courts in and around Los Angeles. I felt much better about my odds with Sam's assistance.
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Posted by MARIA | January 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
Sam is a professional with excellent communication. my experience was in a criminal case where He did a great job probating the information to the DA to clarify charges. The care was resolved. He communicate with me by phone, email and text. I was able to get a hold of him 24/7. He did not promise that everything will be easy but he did a great job
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
No one can guarantee the out come when being processed through the court system. All along, our attorney for my husband's case, Sam Ahmadpour, was realistic. He outlined what the situation was, what he could do and the possible out comes. The decision lies with the judge. Even so, it is Sam's knowledge, experience and care that help his clients through the process. He is not only interested in the facts of the matter but also the person and the family behind them. Sam went out of his way to accommodate our schedule and location in order to meet with us face to face even outside of the office and normal business hours. It was a relief in how he set the price for his legal representation which was reasonable. Sam has confidence, courtesy and respect within the court houses. It was obvious that he is well regarded by his colleagues. We highly recommend Sam Ahmadpour to anyone needing a Criminal Lawyer in Los Angeles.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Sam is very attentive, honest, caring, patient, and he is focused on providing the best service he can provide for potential clients. Sam possesses great communication skills and is knowledgeable. He is straightforward and will walk you through the process of your case. Sam asked all the pertinent questions, displaying his attention to details and his thoroughness. He also responds promptly to emails and phone calls. Sam provided me with an excellent reference for my case, as well. I highly recommend Sam Ahmadpour.
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Posted by Chloe | November 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A true professional in the Legal field
Patient, knoweladgeable and forthcoming are only a few words I would use to describe Sam. I had the unfortunate need for a criminal attorney with a very small time window. I was a woman who has never had the need for a criminal attorney (except for tickets) and quite frankly I was terrified of what would be in my near future. Sam was a referral from my business attorney in Palm Desert who I know would only send me to the best. My faith was reassured and my nerves were settled after speaking to Sam. I felt like he genuinely cared about my situation and he spend countless hours checking up on me and answering all my painful questions. I can't thank you enough...all the Xanex in the world couldn't calm me like you did!
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Posted by Armando | August 13, 2015
Very supportive and attentive to detail.
Sam is a great lawyer with great experience. During the consultation, he was really attentive to my needs and was very thorough in explaining all the possible scenarios. He tells you the truth and doesn't sugar coat anything. Which is exactly what you want from your lawyer. He genuinely cares about his clients. His knowledge of his practice is uncanny. You'll definitely feel very confident being represented by him.
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Posted by Robert | June 29, 2015
Experience, trustworthiness, and diligence
I've had the pleasure of working with Saman and seeing him work and he is epitome of tenacity. Saman will simply outwork anyone. He is also a highly ethical and honest person and his clients can count on his word and promise. I would be pleased to give Saman my highest and unreserved recommendation to anyone. He's not just a great lawyer, but an outstanding person.
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Posted by Keyvan | June 29, 2015
Great attorney.
From the initial call to resolving my issues Saman did a fantastic job. Is very knowledgeable and explains issues in very clear, concise and easy to understand way.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Ahmadpour Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • LA County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • Inglewood City Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Judicial Extern
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court - S. James Otero
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bruin Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • LA County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • CA Free and Accepted Masons
  • Master
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Farsi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Commendation
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • 2014
  • Award of Excellence
  • UCLA Career Based Outreach Program
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test
  • DUI Investigation
  • 2015
  • Los Angeles District Attorney's Office Training Division
  • New Hires College
  • 2014
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test
  • DUI Investigation
  • 2013
  • Los Angeles District Attorney's Office Training Division
  • New Hires College
  • 2013
  • UCLA Law School
  • Careers in Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles District Attorney's Office Training Division
  • New Hires College
  • 2012
  • UCLA Law School
  • Careers in Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • Compton High School Court Interchange Program
  • Juvenile Law
  • 2011
  • Inglewood Police Department
  • Crime Scene Investigation and Preparing for the Courtroom
  • 2010
  • Compton High School Court Interchange Program
  • Search and Seizure
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (14)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse Sam Ahmadour. He is a true gentleman and highly respected by other members of the Bar and the bench. He is a top-notch trial attorney with a record that reflects it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Sam in the District Attorney's Office and have also seen his work as a defense attorney. Sam is a truly thoughtful attorney who combines high legal skill with a personality that everyone respects. He is someone who will earn your trust from the first time you speak with him. If you are in trouble, Sam is exactly the person you need to hire. I offer my endorsement without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I practice immigration law in North Carolina and when I had a client needing assistance with an old California criminal issue, I sent the client to Mr. Ahmadpour on the strong recommendations from his colleagues. The client and I were very happy with the results and we will be keeping Mr. Ahmadpour in mind for future cases. I recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Saman is an excellent attorney who aggressively advocates for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Saman Ahmadpour. He is an excellent advocate for his clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ahmadpour is an extremely knowledgeable attorney in the field of criminal law. He assisted one of my clients with a complex criminal matter to a perfect resolution. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Ahmadpour."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Saman is an adept, imminently skilled criminal defense attorney, whose results and courtroom demeanor have led to his community-wide reputation for excellence. His decade long, accolade studded, tenure in the LA District Attorney's Office uniquely positions him as highly knowledgeable in his trade, and credible in the eyes of judges. He is a recognized fast rising star in the world of criminal defense, and his results speak for themselves. My highest recommendations go to Saman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ahmadpour has an impeccable trial record and is well connected throughout the criminal court system in LA county. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have three words to describe this attorney - experienced, knowledgable and aggressive. He knows how to get the best outcome for his clients due to his experience in criminal law field and his background as a prosecutor. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sam and I worked for many years together as prosecutors, and now we work together as defense lawyers. He is extremely knowledgeable on the law and gets along great with his adversaries. Sam has a wealth of experience and offers that to his clients privately after extensive public service."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sam and I were assigned to the prosecution of a very difficult, complex murder case in 2014 while we were Deputy District Attorneys. In my 8 years as a prosecutor, he was the single most effective, well-rounded, and intelligent attorney I worked with. There was no area of the law or his presentation to the jury that was anything less than exceptional. He is trustworthy, and he does what he says he's going to do. In the legal field, such a combination of talent, intelligence, and personal ethics is a rare combination. With Sam Ahmadpour, you get it all. Criminal defense attorneys keep lists in their minds of who they would hire if they ever got into trouble themselves. Based on everything I've seen as a prosecutor, I don't have a list. I have one name. Sam Ahmadpour."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working with Sam at the DA's office. There are few people who work as hard as he does. He is also in a unique position because of the relationships he has developed with DAs, law enforcement, criminal defense attorneys and judges. He is a wonderful attorney, and I would recommend him to anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've had the pleasure of working with Saman and seeing him work and he is epitome of tenacity. Saman will simply outwork anyone. He is also a highly ethical and honest person and his clients can count on his word and promise. I would be pleased to give Saman my highest and unreserved recommendation to anyone. He's not just a great lawyer, but an outstanding person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Saman Ahmadpour's ability to work hard and efficiently, his attention to detail, and dedication make him an excellent attorney."
General practice Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Ahmadpour is a very bright, dedicated and experienced attorney who, in my nearly two decades of knowing him, has always conducted himself with the utmost integrity. Prospective clients would be fortunate to have Mr. Ahmadpour represent them."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is at the top of his profession. He is bright, hard-working and honest. Choosing Sam as your attorney will always be a wise decision."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great lawyer and an even better person. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wholeheartedly. I know many good criminal defense attorneys and Saman Ahmadpour is most certainly among them. Infinitely knowledgeable and trustworthy. I cannot recommend Mr. Ahmadpour strongly enough for anyone in need of his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An incredibly successful trial attorney as a DA. Now that he is doing criminal defense, his trial skills will shine even brighter. As a former DA, he knows the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution's case and how to attack it. There's no one you would rather have representing a criminal defense client than Saman."
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Playa Vista Criminal defense Lawyer Saman Ahmadpour
Saman Ahmadpour
Criminal defense Attorney
Playa Vista, CA
Licensed for 19 years