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Saam Borhani is the manager of Borhani & Pejman's criminal defense practice department. He began his criminal defense career on the defense team at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, working behind the scenes of one of the most important international criminal cases in a generation. With a graduate degree in international diplomacy in addition to his law degree, Mr. Borhani has extensive skills in negotiation that he utilizes in courtrooms across California in defense of his clients. Mr. Borhani's experience ranges from defending accused gang members to being a noted expert in commercial license defense. He is an ardent defender of his clients' rights in opposition to over-zealous prosecutors, insurance companies trying to keep injured people from becoming whole, and government agencies not abiding by the Constitution.

Mr. Borhani has been recognized by several organizations as being among the leading young defense attorneys in California. He has been highlighted as a multi-year "Rising Star" in Super Lawyer Magazine, a distinction awarded to the top 2.5% of California attorneys. He regularly volunteers his time for speaking engagements at universities such as UCLA, community events, and places of worship.


John F. Kennedy University School of Law, 2007, J.D.
Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, 2004, M.A.
Florida State University, 2002, B.A.
Johns Hopkins University, 1994, Pre-College Program


Languages spoken: Armenian, Farsi, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Federal Regulation: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Speeding Ticket: 20%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

6303 Owensmouth Ave., 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 91367-2262

6303 Owensmouth Ave.
10th Fl.
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Law ReviewJFK Law School2007
Journal of Diplomacy EditorSeton Hall University2004
Dean's ListFlorida State University2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalBorhani Pejman, Los Angeles2010 - Present
AttorneySchwartz and Naderi, Los Angeles2007 - 2010
Case ManagerTax Resolution Services, Los Angeles2007 - 2008
Law ClerkElder Law Clinic2006 - 2007
Law ClerkMehlman Tebreek2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A2009 - 2010
FootprintersN/A2009 - 2010
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - 2009
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/A2008 - 2009
Iranian American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - 2008
Congress of NeutralsCertified Mediator2006 - 2006
Univ. of West Los Angeles Legal Speakers ForumPresident2005 - 2006
Phi Alpha DeltaN/A2002 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Juvenile RobberyCase Dismissed before fitness hearing.
TrafficDismissed or reduced
Drug salesCharges not filed
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Publication nameTitleDate
A Guide to Delegate ParticipationPeacekeeping2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John F. Kennedy University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Seton Hall UniversityInternational Diplomacy and LawMA - Masters2004
Florida State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2002
University of FloridaN/AA.A.2000
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/APre College Program1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
How to start a law firmLaw Practice2012
UC Los Angeles: What field of law should I choose?Criminal Defense2011
OFAC Information SeminarOFAC Sanctions2011
Emmanuel Temple Church career dayCriminal Defense2011
University of West Los Angeles Legal Speakers ForumCommisioner Steven Lubell2005