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I am and always have been a dedicated, hard working, honest, trustworthy attorney, As a solo practitioner oras an associate in your law firm, my work is tailored  to meet  the urgent needs of my clients.  In 29 years as an attorney and advocate for the rights of others, I have never been sanctioned or disciplined by the state licensing authority for the way I practiced law or for failing to honestly and competently protect the interests of my clients.   I have faithfully represented the interests of thousands of clients in thousands of cases ranging from workers' compensation to family law, from the EDD to wills and trusts, from Social Security Disability to Landlord Tenant Law.


With me, you personally, or your firm, get knowledge, integrity and experience.  I will return your phone calls within 24 hours and report to you on a regular basis in writing and by e-mail.  I will employ all of the latest methods for communication and discovery.  I will work closely with you toward a common goal of success and achievement in whatever area of legal assistance you need.  Over the span of 29+ years, I am extremely familiar with the workers' compensation system of practice in Southern California and have been a judge pro tem in that area.  I have worked for the largest and most prestigious workers' compensation law firms, including Laughlin Falbo Levy and Moresi, Gray and Prouty, Louie Stettler and Liebherr and the Law Office of Rowen, Gurvey and Win.  I have experience on both sides. 


In 1985, I graduated from the Pepperdine University School of Law in the top half of my class, with valuable experience there in trial advocacy, moot court competition, legal research and writing, an evidence law internship, and a judicial externship at the Santa Monica Superior Court.  I also possess a Masters' Degree in English Literature from Indiana State University, where I taught English Composition as a University Fellow, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York, where I earned a 3.18 GPA and a Regents Scholarship from 1973-1977. I graduated from college at the age of 20. 


Although many in my larger family have become doctors and lawyers, my mother and father were not rich or college educated and they were unable to put me through college or law school.  Instead, I worked my way through college, graduate school and law school, obtaining scholarships all along the way through hard work, perseverance, keeping my nose to the grindstone and burning lots of midnight oil.  

It is this background up from whence I came that drives me to be the best advocate I can be for the less fortunate, weak and afflicted, as well as for all those who require full and fair representation before our legal system.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 95%
    27 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Slip and Fall: 1%
    29 years, 300 cases
  3. Car Accident: 1%
    29 years, 200 cases
  4. Employment: 1%
    27 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 2%
  6. More 



Hourly ($125-300/hour)

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Jeffrey M. Shalmi

Attorney at Law, Inc.
311 S. Chapel Ave
Alhambra, CA, 91801

Jeffrey M. Shalmi

Attorney at Law, Inc.
311 S. Chapel Ave
Alhambra, CA, 91801




Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 1997


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's ScholarshipPepperdine University1983
Dean's ScholarshipPepperdine University1983
University FellowshipIndiana State University1978
Teaching AssistantshipIndiana State University1977
Best Critical EssayModern Language Association1977
Regent's ScholarshipState of New York1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGray and Prouty2006 - 2008
Associate AttorneyZaks and Barnard2005 - 2006
Associate AttorneyLaughlin Falbo Levy and Moresi2001 - 2005
AttorneyLaw Offices of Kenneth Rowen1999 - 2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Indiana State UniversityEnglish LiteratureMA - Masters1979
State University of New YorkEnglsh LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1977