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Ari Pourat

Employment and labor Attorney at Santa Monica, CA

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ari

Learn Ari’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    90%
    Representing employees in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and retaliation cases.

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    Representing victims of car accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, and motorcycle accidents.

Location

Law Offices of Ari Pourat
100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 700
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Claudia | January 18, 2022
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Law Case
Great service and honest. He guided me well throughout my case. I would definitely recommend him to a friend.
Posted by David | December 9, 2021
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I.recommend
Thanks to the lawyer Ari for his good attention and being aware of the calls and emails. I recommend for his honest and good attention
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Ari was excellent
Ari is a true professional at all times. I had a difficult case and it had to be delayed because of the pandemic. I could not have got through it without his calm reassurance and availability for all my questions. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Maria | July 30, 2021
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Ari Went Above and Beyond!!
To this day, I remember when I first contacted Ari Pourat. It was a late Sunday evening when I sent an email to him about the HORRIBLE experience I was going through with my employer at that time. I did not think I would hear back from him for a couple of days. Well, he contacted me that same day within an hour. We set up a day to meet that was convenient for me. He worked with my schedule. After meeting and talking with him, I knew he was the one I wanted to represent me. Ari was always in contact with me about my case, step by step. He would call me to let me know what was occurring. When I would contact him either by email or call, he would respond promptly. If I did not understand something, he would take the time to explain it to me to where I understood it. He was always very professional and knowledgeable. I cannot express enough how grateful my family and I were that he helped me. I would recommend him HIGHLY to anyone that needs a knowledgeable, experienced, and professional attorney. Thank you! Ari
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Posted by Cara | November 21, 2019
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Job well done!
I sure got lucky when I was referred to Ari Pourat! When my situation arose, where I need an attorney, I was in panic mode, as I had just gone through a traumatizing experience that led me to leave my, at the time, current job. I felt lost, scared, anxious, and confused. Fortunately, Ari Pourat helped put these feelings at ease and made the hiring process a pleasant experience. He was very thorough about what to expect and guiding me through the process with ease. There were some kinks we had to overcome in the process, and he made all the right decisions to see my case through with success. I am grateful for his knowledge and experience in handling difficult situations. I would hire him again (though, hopefully never have to)! Thank you, Ari, for a job well done!
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2019
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Strong and supportive advocate
Throughout my case Mr. Pourat was thorough in explaining each phase to me, keeping me updated about progress, and at one point when I felt like giving up he very supportively urged me to stay the course. Thanks to his tireless efforts we won our case. I am happy to recommend Mr. Pourat without reservation as an excellent lawyer.
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Posted by Brenda | May 2, 2018
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Best attorney
I retained Mr. Pourat soon after I was wrongfully terminated in 2014. He offered substantial and honest advice prior to me signing the retainer, I know exactly how he charges with no hidden fees and what should be my expectation for my case. And that's extremely important for someone just got wrongfully terminated and wasn't working and know nothing about the law. Nothing but the best! From beginning to the end, he has always been very professional in all his emails and over the phone conversations. The thing I like about him the most is that, unlike most lawyers, he's very easy to reach, and he responds within 15 mins to two hour max. I don't have to jump through hoops just to get an answer from him. This is one of the thing I like about him the most. Nowadays it's not easy to find a well respected lawyer that will treat every client like he/she is his most important client. Though he's very busy, he was always in communication with me, informed me know the status of my case via emails or phone, and I did't have to guess. Based on this single factor alone, I must rate him 5 stars, 6 stars if I could. I mean how often will an attorney make himself/herself available to you, not many. I personally dealt with few family attorneys and personal injury attorneys before, and none of them are able to make themselves available like Mr. Pourat. On the date of the mediation, I wasn't sure what I need to do or say, but he made sure everything will be fine and he guided me throughout the entire process. For someone that never been through a mediation, he made the whole experience less stressful. I highly recommended Ari Pourat to be your attorney. To say I am impressed with him is indeed an understatement. He extremely detailed oriented, hardworking, helpful, well organized, articulate, and diligent. And I couldn't ask for a better attorney for my case, for I simply can't say enough positive things about Ari and his team. Thank you Ari!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2018
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thanks Ari
I hired Ari for my accident case, when I was completely disappointed with my privouse attorney! he did his best and I was surprised with his hardworking, and honestly. if you are looking for a professional one , who cares about your case go for Ari, he is the best !
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2017
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Ari's the man!
I hired Ari to help w/ my UI appeal hearing. He was responsive, organized and thorough. He followed through on every commitment that he made and was my shining star in the hearing itself. I had a lot at risk if I'd lost the appeal and was trusting Ari to help me through this critical time. He came through with flying colors! We won the appeal and I couldn't be happier with the service he provided. I highly recommend Ari to anyone out there with an employment legal issue. He'll take very good care of you!
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
Ari Pourat solved a case for my mother. He always kept us up to date. He would reach out to us by email or just a simple call, he did an AMAZING job. Thank you!
Posted by Viviana | February 23, 2017
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Very helpful
Mr. Pourat was very helpful in our case. He always told us what was going on and kept us up to date. Any questions we had he would get back us right away and he's very easy to get a hold of.
Posted by Robert | February 15, 2017
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David vs Goliath - Ari Pourat will prevail
I want to thank Ari Pourat. We were engaged in a major legal battle with one of U.S. biggest corporations. The corporation had very knowledgeable talented attorney; but, despite all their efforts to kill our case, Ari prevailed. Ari never gave up! He always went that extra mile for me. I recommend him for anyone who is looking for labor law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2016
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Amazing work!
From day one til now Ari has worked his butt off representing me! I'm so glad family friends referred him to me, what an absolute terrific job he does! Thanks Ari.
Posted by Steve | December 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great representation!
Ari did a very good job handling my case. He was very patient with me and took time to really know the details about my case. He asked many questions and he was very good at communicating the process with me. He is upfront and honest in all his transactions. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Michel | November 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Employment Law cases
Ari was just amazing. Kept in constant contact with me , keeping me at ease about the legal proceedings with my case. If there was a doubt about anything during the process, I was able to reach out easily. Great attitude, very friendly, and will just fight for what's fair until justice is served. I definitely highly recommend his services.
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Posted by kersten | January 7, 2015
ACIDENT
Finding a good attorney is very hard, but a friend recommended me to attorney Ari Pourat after my accident. It was the best decision I have made. My case was handle professionally with empathy and in a timely manner. Thanks:)
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2014
I recommend Atty. Ari Pourat for your Employment/Discrimination case
Atty. Ari Pourat is very experienced and knowledgable in the field of employment law. You will get a lawyer who will represent the facts of your case earnestly and with integrity and advise you accordingly. He illustrates expertise in drafting letters and communicating with all parties concerned to gather and organize the facts of your case. Atty. Pourat always responds to your emails and returns your inquiries in a timely matter. He handles your case carefully and is very dedicated to his clients. You can call him at any time of the day and he always responds to urgent requests. Atty. Pourat will ease your mind and relieve you from the stress that comes with these type of emotionally-attached cases, which at times can be very personal. This lawyer considers your feelings and is understanding of what you went through, but will handle your case professionally absent of any emotions. This attorney is an expert mediator and will never fail to resolve a case. Ari Pourat investigates your case thoroughly and represents your best interests and seems to be well-respected among his peers.
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Posted by Felix Gonzalez | March 28, 2014
The best Lawyer that i can trust.
Hello, Mr. Pourat did a excellent job went I request his services for my brother accident he always keep me inform of the progress in the case. Mr. Pourat was very professional, Responsible, Trustworthy and friendly. I thank him very much for a job well done.
Posted by Soheil | February 24, 2014
Trustworthy and dedicated attorney
I have worked with Ari on a number of legal matters ranging from enforcing our company trademarks to personal injury legal dispute. I found Ari to be very honest and responsive. He truly cares for his clients and has gone out of his way to make sure he addressed all of my concerns. I would highly recommend Ari for legal advice and services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ari Pourat
  • 2013 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2009 - 2009

Education

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Associations

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Persian
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • American Bar Association
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (28)
Endorse Ari
Employee benefits Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Other
"Ari and his team are top notch. I have consulted with him multiple times. I would highly recommend him and his practice."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you have been wrongfully terminated or subject to sexual harassment, you are in a vulnerable place. Ari is not just an amazing advocate, he is a caring individual who understands what his clients have been through and compassionately guides them to right the wrongs that have been committed against them. I highly recommend Ari to anyone who has any sort of employment claim."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Pourat is a hard working, diligent, and effective attorney who consistently gets positive results for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Pourat for his knowledgeable and aggressive lawyering while maintaining great communication and rapport with clients and counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ari Pourat has proven himself to me to be a highly capable, intelligent, and knowledgeable attorney. I highly endorse Ari in all areas of law, particularly personal injury/civil litigation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pourat is one of the most compassionate, zealous, competent civil litigation attorneys I have ever known. His dedication to quality representation, and his solid integrity, are one of his many great qualities as a lawyer. I give him the highest recommendation possible"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ari for several years. I wholeheartedly endorse him. Ari takes the special time and attention required in handling any matter. His skills and ethics are beyond reproach."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Pourat. He is very dependable and hardworking. He is very logical and has a great lawyer's mind."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ari is a long-time colleague. We have worked together on PI, IP, and criminal matters. He is an extremely diligent researcher and a tough negotiator. He is very amenable to working on a contingency-fee basis, and is also available for court appearances. I would recommend Ari for representation in employment / wrongful termination cases as well."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very thorough, compassionate, good insight and strong instincts, a natural winner."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pourat is a tenacious and highly intelligent attorney, who will not quit until he gets the desired outcome."
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Pourat is a professional and courteous colleague. He is timely and works very hard for his clients, taking all the steps necessary to achieve the best result. He is a great problem solver and thinker."
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Santa Monica Employment and labor Lawyer Ari Pourat
Ari Pourat
Employment and labor Attorney
Santa Monica, CA
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation