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John Cyrus Fattahi

Civil rights Attorney at Torrance, CA

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice area
  1. Civil rights
    Providing vigorous legal counsel to individuals and families seeking representation as a result of police abuse and excessive force.

    18 years, 60 cases

Mr. Fattahi has been practicing law since 2006, and has been litigating police misconduct and excessive force cases almost exclusively since 2008. He was selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list each year from 2015-2019.

Before opening his own practice in 2011, Mr. Fattahi was an Associate at the Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo, where he had primary responsibility for litigating a large number of false arrest and excessive force cases, many of which involved fatal police shootings.

A native of Whittier, California, Mr. Fattahi graduated from UCLA Law School, where he served as a Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review. After serving for one year as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips in the Central District of California, Mr. Fattahi litigated high-stakes commercial disputes and prisoner civil rights cases at one of the most prestigious and selective law firms in the world, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.


Law Office of John Fattahi
21250 Hawthorne Boulevard
Suite 500
Torrance, CA, 90503


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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • 2007 - 2009


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Cornejo v. City of Los Angeles
  • Affirmed by Ninth Circuit
  • Contreras v. City of Los Angeles
  • Affirmed by Ninth Circuit
  • Fryer v. County of Riverside
  • $750,000 settlement

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015

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Torrance Civil rights Lawyer John Cyrus Fattahi
John Cyrus Fattahi
Civil rights Attorney
Torrance, CA
Licensed for 17 years