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John David Sarai

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.9   28 reviews

also known as Shield Law Group, APLC

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    75%
    John has also discharged millions of dollars through successful business and consumer bankruptcies. He has helped clients eliminate their debts and save their homes and businesses, resulting in clear and bright financial futures.

    16 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Attorney John D. Sarai has obtained countless dollars for clients that have been injured in accidents ranging from car, truck, and motorcycle collisions. He won compenation for clients injured slip and fall cases and dog bite cases as well.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

IF YOU'VE BEEN INJURED OR ARE STRUGGLING WITH DEBT, CALL US FOR AN ABSOLUTELY FREE CONSULTATION. WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED.

Small Firm Attention, Large Firm Experience. Our clients aren't looked at as just another number like most large law firms. At Shield Law Group, each client gets personal attention and direct contact with their attorney.

Attorney John Sarai earned his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. Attorney Sarai received his B.S. degree with honors in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge with an emphasis in Business Law and a minor in Political Science. Mr. Sarai served as President of the Association of Business Law Students as an undergraduate student and received the Business Law Department’s Scholarship award. While in law school, Attorney Sarai focused on corporate and securities law. He was also Chair of the Association of Business Law Students. Mr. Sarai began as an associate at California’s largest consumer bankruptcy firm. He then went on to build and grow a new law firm as a partner. Since then, he has begun his own firm practicing Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Debt Issues and Creditor Harassment. John has discharged millions of dollars through successful business and consumer bankruptcies which have helped his clients save their homes, businesses, and financial has also obtained millions in settlements for clients injured in accidents. 

John is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Federal District Courts of California.

 In his spare time, John enjoys boating, watersports, and coaching youth basketball.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion

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Location

Shield Law Group, APLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Posted by Allison | May 1, 2013
The Best, and so easy to work with!
John Sarai of SM Law Group is a life saver. Before I hired him, I was getting calls from creditors daily, facing a lawsuit, and on the verge of getting garnished. I knew I needed an attorney to help. I spoke to a few attorneys before talking to John, but none of them seemed as friendly as John did. John took the time to explain everything to me over the phone, and unlike the other attorneys didn't try to drag me in to the office with my money so he can lock me in. He didn't ask for a penny until I was truly comfortable in hiring him. And that's what hiring a lawyer is about, who you'reccomfortable with. To make a long story short, my case was successful and I got my discharge. John made it so easy for me. I truly am happy with the service and results. THANK YOU JOHN SARAI!
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Posted by Jacob | November 4, 2014
You won't find many lawyer's like John around...
Bankrupcy, in and of itself, is a very difficult thing to go through. I feel very fortunate to have come across John, as he took a trying situation and made it as friendly, simple and stressfree as he possibly could. Even months later when additional matters came up, he didn't hesitate to walk me through the next steps. John, your attention to detail and care/concern for your clients will go a long way. Thanks for everything!
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Posted by Tatiana | June 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just call John :)
If your looking for the best BK Attorney call John at Shield Law Group. He handled my case with professionalism and put me at ease throughout the process, John was always available to answer my questions or concerns. I was super impressed when he followed up with me after my case was discharged with advice to help rebuild my credit. I highly recommend John and his team.
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Posted by Devon | January 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Is Great!
Before I finally called John, I was nervous. Because, well I’m a worry wart by nature. During our first conversation, John helped ease any worries I had. He laid out a game plan and a couple scenarios in which my case could potentially play out. What I really liked about John is that he was very upfront. He didn’t immediately promise me he’d get me everything I want or my money back guaranteed! John was upfront, sensitive, reassuring, extremely knowledgeable and understanding of the stressful situation I was going through! And a lot of lawyers say, call me any time, I’m available. They’re not or they’ll get back to you days later, John and Claudia were honestly always available. If for whatever reason they weren’t available at the moment, they would get back to me very quickly. At the end of the day, John went above and beyond, won and got me everything I asked for and lifted what felt like 10,000 pounds off my shoulders! And despite how much John helped me, when everything was all settled and the dust cleared, he took some extra time to reach out to me a couple more times and offered me some advice and said his door is always open! I won’t need to hire John again, but I will always send people straight to him if they ask me for a recommendation! He’s a true class act!
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Posted by Oscar Sanabria. | November 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I won it thanks to John David Sarai.
Dear Shield Law Group, APLC, I am thrilled to share my profound gratitude upon learning of the official discharge and closure of my bankruptcy case. This momentous achievement not only marks the end of a challenging chapter but also signals the beginning of a new era filled with hope and fresh opportunities. From the outset of this journey, your unwavering support and legal expertise have been nothing short of extraordinary. Your commitment to navigating me through the intricate legal processes with professionalism and diligence has been a guiding light in what could have been a daunting experience. Your thorough approach not only secured my financial freedom but also equipped me with the tools to rebuild my credit and finances.In conclusion, I extend heartfelt thanks for your instrumental roles in navigating me through the complexities of my bankruptcy case which reaches far beyond the courtroom, paving the way for a brighter financial future. Sincerely, Oscar Sanabria.
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Posted by Joel | July 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CHAPTER7 SUCCESS!
John Sarai of Shield Law to get my chapter 7 bankruptcy completed. He made the process extremely easy, and they were there to represent me on the zoom meeting for the court hearing. My chapter 7 was completed, and I never had to pay anything further than the initial fee that we arranged. Mr. Sarai always had time to take my phone call for questions and concerns. I would recommend their services to anyone, and would use them again in the future. Thanks for all the hard work!
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Posted by Michael | July 7, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Received a phone consultation
I was trying to determine if I needed an attorney and had a question about the bankruptcy of the online lender Peerstreet where I have invested money. I spoke with John Sarai on the phone and he was very gracious with his time and advice. It sounds like I don't need a lawyer yet, but it's great to have somebody like John available in case the pressing need occurs.
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Posted by Frank | July 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Former client
Excellent legal counsel and attention to my case were hallmarks of doing business with John Serai, Attorney at Law. I would not hesitate recommending his legal credentials and his handling of my case - his individual attention and concern with every detail make him among the best attorneys in the business!
Posted by Paul | July 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST ATTORNEY
John is great in everything he does! I sent 2 more clients to him, and were so glad they went to him John has a good heart and really cares about his clients, Sincerely, Paul
Posted by Donyel | July 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
He did a wonderful job helping with my bankruptcy process. He went above and beyond what I expected.
Posted by Donna | July 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do
John is very professional and courteous. Answered any and all questions. Will call him again if I need too.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Calm and Caring
I found John on an attorney referral website and it worked out better than I expected. John has always been easily accessible. Each time, John was professional, knowledgeable and calm. His calm gave me confidence. John's partner is also easily accessible in John's absence. The staff is always professional and you can count on them to do what they say they will do when they say they will do it. If you are looking for an attorney that cares about clients, John is is a great choice.
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Posted by Joi | August 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome team
John and his team were great. The process was smooth and everything was done via email or phone so I didn't have to make a trip to their office. His paralegal, Nancy St. Thomas, was amazing! She answered all my emails within minutes- even after my case closed! Thank you for an awesome job!
Posted by Mark | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
The SMLaw Group experience was excellent. John guided me through the filing process. His staff consisting of Nancy and Asad did a great job with questions, written communications et al. It made this filing a breeze.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
The BEST. I did a lot of research before making my choice and I'm glad I picked SM law Group.
Posted by Manny | April 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Attorney
Thank you so much SM Law Group for helping me with all my clients that need to file Bankruptcy or have personal injury. I also like that your team also fights Creditors & Collection Agencies that are harassing consumers. Consumers need to know that there are 5 Star Attorneys out there like John Sarai. You are one of the best Attorneys I know and very reliable and reasonable with my clients. That's why I send you everyone I know that needs your services. The best part of your team is that you all are honest and ethical. I'll keep sending you much more business. Thank you for your services. Manny M. Irvine ca.
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Posted by Richard Hamilton | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney at a very reasonable price.
Mr. Sarai was very reassuring from my first contact - made me feel like the matter would be handled quickly, but with sensitivity. Quick to respond to my questions and reassured me that the matter would be taken care of
Posted by Vin | May 27, 2015
bankrupt consumer debt
I felt confident and cared for by all the members of your staff, I want to thank each of you for all your help. I rate you highly professional,and I appreciate your service very much.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
Great service!
I am very happy with the services that you provided as a lawyer. Everything worked out great, I really appreciate your efforts. Thank you so much!!
Posted by Mike | September 16, 2014
A Very Very Good Attorney
John and his office staff were very helpful and ready to answer my questions whenever I called. All my paperwork for my BK was turned in the court on time and there were no snags. I paid a little more for this guy but he was well worth it. I am very happy with his services and highly recommend his firm.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner & Managing Attorney
  • Shield Law Group, APLC
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2008
  • California St Univ Northridge
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an experienced attorney who has served his local community, and is well known within his community by his fellow peers. I would recommend him to clients who need assistance with personal injury or bankruptcy."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a knowledgeable attorney who wholeheartedly advocates on his clients behalf. I trust him to refer my clients to and know he has their best interest in mind."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has been a colleague of mine in the community for years and he has helped me with many legal matters. We have personally worked together on a number of personal injury cases, and he is my first source for bankruptcy related matters. He is an extremely education attorney and a great person. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a sincere and competent attorney. I would recommend him to my clients because I know he will handle their case competently and professionally."
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Los Angeles Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer John David Sarai
John David Sarai
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation
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