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Navid Moshtael

Divorce and separation Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.9   234 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Navid

Learn Navid’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Divorce, executive divorce, separation, premarital and post marital agreements, high asset cases, complex custody litigation, division of assets and liabilities, child support, custody/visitation, spousal support, domestic violence and attorney fees.

    18 years

  2. Family
    40%
    Family law, divorce, executive divorce, paternity, custody, visitation, child support, division of assets and liabilities, spousal support, attorney fees, post judgment matters, and domestic violence matters.

    18 years

  3. Domestic violence
    5%

    18 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    Draft and opine on premarital and post marital agreements.

    18 years

YOUR DIVORCE ATTORNEY: OPTIMAL RESULTS THROUGH STRATEGIC, EFFICIENT & AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION.

Family Law Attorney in Orange County and Founder of Moshtael Family Law

 

Expert Divorce and Family Law Attorney

The founder of Moshtael Family Law, Navid Moshtael leads a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable attorneys with diversified expertise in the areas of divorce (dissolution) and separation; marital property characterization, valuation, and division; spousal support and child support; child custody and visitation; prenuptial, postnuptial, and marital settlement agreements; high net worth marital estates; post-judgment modification of orders; paternity; and domestic violence.

The firm’s attorneys provide clients throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County with exceptional legal services in all aspects of family law.

 

Exclusive Focus on Family Law

Mr. Moshtael focuses his practice exclusively on family law. With insightful understanding and extensive experience handling all related matters, he has an established reputation of achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients, even in the most complex and contentious disputes.

 

Commitment to Clients

Moshtael Family Law works closely with its clients to provide them with the care and expertise that is essential to successfully navigate the path from a client’s expectations to their desired outcome in each case.

With more than 140 years of combined family law experience, the firm’s attorneys are aggressive advocates when it comes to achieving favorable results while maintaining compassion and understanding for their clients.

Moshtael Family Law's stellar reputation is based on achieving the most optimal resolution for their clients, as expeditiously and discretely as possible while minimizing financial and emotional costs. When it comes to being at the top of their game every day, it comes down to knowledge, hard work, experience, integrity, compassion, and a love of the law.

 

Consultation

Moshtael Family Law offers consultations for those seeking legal representation in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. If you have questions or think we can be of service, please do not hesitate to call us or visit our website to schedule a  consultation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2022 + 6 ...

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Location

Moshtael Family Law Orange County
17682 Cowan
Suite B
Irvine, CA, 92614
Moshtael Family Law Orange County
3990 Old Town Ave
Suite. C105
San Diego, CA, 92110
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  234 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Walter | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great combination of professionalism and honesty
Thank you Navid for helping me with my case, I was so stressed out and confused, I didn't know what to expect. Since our first meeting, you made me feel more at ease and gave me the confidence I needed when looking to hire an attorney. As the case went on, I was surprised to see how you handle yourself very professional and knowledgeable of my case and circumstances. Tnank you, for making me feel as if you cared about me as an individual. Great work!! Thanks to you and your team
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Response from Navid Moshtael April 22, 2019
Thank you so much for leaving a review, Walter - we love to hear feedback like this! We work really hard to provide for a good experience and it is encouraging to see that reflected in your experience. Thanks, again!
Posted by Sara | February 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant!
Navid Moshtael is an excellent divorce attorney, and holds himself to a high standard. He is timely in filling necessary motions, and returns emails promptly. Every issue I brought forth was followed up and resolved. In court, he has an expert understanding of the difficult issues of family law, and a commanding presence. He is clear, concise, and professional. In my case, many lies were being presented against me. Navid has an aggressive style, and was able to accurately state the law. I felt protected, expertly represented, and relieved. The truth prevailed, and my case was won. I highly recommend Navid Moshtael.
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Response from Navid Moshtael April 22, 2019
Thank you very much for your review, Sara. We are happy to hear you are pleased with your experience. Everyone at the firm works hard to provide exceptional service to our clients. We appreciate your feedback.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Firm
Navid's team is undoubtedly the gold standard in family law practice. Charles stands out for his meticulous approach, leaving no stone unturned in analyzing every aspect of the case with precision and attention to detail. Navid's commitment to his clients is exemplary; he tirelessly fights for their rights with a blend of professionalism and deep legal knowledge. Their collaborative efforts ensure that clients receive comprehensive and strategic representation tailored to their unique circumstances. From navigating complex legal issues to providing compassionate support, Navid's team goes above and beyond. I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone seeking resolution and justice in family law matters.
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Posted by Jacob | April 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The Best In The Business
Going through a divorce and custody battle is one of the most painstaking, stressful, and emotionally-draining experiences in the world, especially when your child is involved, and unfortunately it is never a clear-cut, one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to successfully navigating the choppy waters, which can be extremely unsettling throughout the entire process. There are a lot of questions, a lot of unknowns, and a lot of things that could go terribly wrong if you are not properly prepared for what is to come. That is why choosing the right legal team to represent and fight for you, and your child(ren), is absolutely critical if you want to win your case. When I first began my search for a legal team, the most important thing I knew about my case were the facts and who I was going up against in court; a disgruntled and resentful ex-wife, but at the end of the day, the mother of our daughter, which I made explicitly clear from the very beginning. This meant I needed a legal team who would be extremely aggressive and firm, but morally and ethically fair when it came to fighting for my daughter and I. After spending a few weeks extensively researching and comparing legal teams, I confidently chose Moshtael Family Law as my representation, and it has been one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. Navid is every bit of the moral and ethical “shark” I was looking for. Not only is he one of the most experienced family law attorneys I have ever come across, but he is also the type of attorney who will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear, which is exactly what you should want from an attorney, regardless of your case or their specialization. Furthermore, in addition to Navid, I was also assigned a full team of professionals (specifically Brittany [Paralegal] and Karissa [Associate Attorney]) who have been there to assist me through every single step of this difficult process. Having this type of team and support system has been absolutely incredible and has meant the world to me. Without them, this process would undoubtedly be much more difficult and stressful, because what most people fail to acknowledge, understand, and/or accept is that Navid is constantly in court, relentlessly fighting for his clients (which is what we all want), but this makes him inaccessible at times. If you reach out to him with something urgent, he will always respond as soon as he can, but while he is away, it is this support team that is making sure your questions are answered, needs are met, and that you are being treated as a valuable client (which is what we all are). While my divorce and custody case is still ongoing, what I can tell you with absolute certainty is that this team is the best in the business. Regardless of your case and what you are going through, and no matter how difficult it may seem in the current moment, if you are looking for a relentless, aggressive, top-notch legal team to represent and fight for you, I highly recommend choosing Moshtael Family Law. While results cannot be guaranteed, for a multitude of reasons outside of your/their control, what I can guarantee you is that this team will go above and beyond to make sure they put you in a position that gives you the greatest chance at successfully winning your case. To Navid and Team, I truly appreciate you for everything you have done and continue to do for my daughter and I.
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Posted by Norma | April 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Best decision to have Moshtael Family Law represent me. Their expertise and dedication to my case has brought me peace of mind during this troubling time for me and my children.
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strategic, Calculated and Ethical Representation
My first experience with Navid and his firm was watching him in a deposition of a close family friend. Calculated questions, a calm and confident demeanor, and a subtle compassion for the deponent filled the air. His strategic line of questioning was enough to get the job done that he didn’t need to flex his bulldog capabilities like so many attorneys often do in order to put on the pressure. He was incredibly aware of his ability to achieve his goal while not having to break the deponent down. What an ethical, yet terrifying attorney to be able to have such poise all while subtly discrediting a witness. I couldn’t even be mad because he was It wasn’t even mean. It was that moment that I knew if I ever needed an attorney, I wanted it to be him. A few years later, I found myself in a position where family law attorney fast to protect myself and my children. I communicated my desire for something fair and equitable, and in the best interest children; all of which she supported. He reassured me that it’s best for children when their parents settle and can amicably coparent. The following day he started on my dissolution and custody case. Unfortunately, the news was not well received by my ex and things quickly escalated to domestic violence. Navid had his team on it the next morning, taking every step to ensure the safety and well-being of me and my children. The team at MFL was quick to take action; navigating me through this difficult time with professionalism and compassion while also providing aggressive, effective, and ethical representation. To watch Navid in a courtroom or deposition is an experience that left me speechless. His confidence, professionalism, strategic no BS attitude is worth its weight in gold. In a sea full of unethical sharks, I have been truly impressed by the quality of their representation and exceptionally high ethical standards. They were always available to answer my questions and address my concerns, and they fought tirelessly to protect my interests. In my experience, Navid and his Team have always been straight shooters, unlike other Firms that fill your head with promises they can't meet. They were honest with me from day 1 in what my options were and never led me astray.
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Posted by Nicole | February 27, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Moshtael Law
From our initial interaction to our final interaction Moshtael Family law handled our case with great care. My husband and I came to our first consultation with many questions and concerns. Navid sat down and took his time as he answered our questions and quickly mapped out a game plan. We knew Moshtael law was who we wanted to work with. Navid and his team were highly communicative and readily apprised us of next steps. Our case was far from easy but I never saw Navid sweat. We ultimately won our case and we will be forever grateful for the team for helping us get there. HIGHLY recommend Navid and his team for any family law needs.
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Posted by Jason | February 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Lawyer for Life
My family and I retained MFL after being served with DVRO paperwork for being a dad and caring about my daughters grades and school attendance. Even with 3 days to represent me Navid's team did a thorough and fantastic job. Our input was taken into consideration and discussed. We were able to provide what was and was not necessarily true from our point of view. Overall, the experience has made Moshtael Family Law The Team for my family and I from this point on.
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Posted by Ryan | January 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful
I hired Navid and his team recently after several attorneys in the area that I live, which is San Diego, declined to take the case due to my missing the filing deadline to submit a response to my ex-wife‘s appeal on support. I was told it was unlikely that any argument would sway the appeals Panel given it was literally months overdue. My divorce has been going on for close to eight years which included a four day - all day, every day trial. Ugh!!-)….. High conflict with multiple financial complexities intertwined and mixed with other personal Complexities Navid, Dan and the team ……. within 48 hours ….had a response prepared. I’m still not sure how they did it, but not only did they have the response prepared but we were actually granted An exception to file a full brief response!! Navid saved me from what I thought was a good decision to not spend the time or money to file a response and take my chances… Something you never wanna do in divorce court in California!! thank God for Navid and his team because without them stepping up to the plate in literally the shortest amount of time you could possibly give someone ( not even 48 hours) they have saved me probably tens of thousands of dollars in additional fees plus more time in court. They filed a response that was so detailed and so well written, even My core divorce attorney told me it was one of the best appeal briefs she had ever seen. This is the first law firm that I have ever put my name on as one I would recommend and refer, but I absolutely would, and do put my name on their work, level of competency and understanding time frames being critical & of the upmost importance. Also i would say overall they really do care.. I just don’t believe anyone could provide that sort of Service without caring about their work & clients
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Posted by Sam | December 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Gave me Peace of Mind
I originally had another lawyer before I retained Navid an his law firm. I was going through a divorce with child custody, and felt stressed, unsupported, and at a loss after spending so much money. With Navid and his team, I felt a huge burden lift off my shoulders. Just the initial phone call with Navid put my mind at ease as he guided me through his process and next steps. He and his team listened to what the issues of the case was, what I wanted, and was able to put together a case plan to help me understand my options and guide me on next steps. I went from being in the dark about what was happening with my previous law firm to finally having some peace of mind with a roadmap. Kim, an associate of the Navid's team, has been responsive, kept me up to date, and advised me on issues that made me feel at ease. She has been simply amazing and I cannot say enough of how supportive she has been. I finally feel that I have a law firm that I can put my complete confidence in, that I know will be there to support me, and a team that will most importantly have my back. My only regret was not finding and hiring Navid and his law firm sooner, but I now have greater confidence that things will work out for my kids and me.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
This is the second time that I hired the Moshtael Group. I 100% trust them. I’m currently dealing with a child support modification case where the children’s father is trying to get more child support from me while hiding income. Navid, Kim, and the team are very thorough. I’m very grateful to have found them.
Posted by Ron | December 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic law firm
This firm is well organized and consistent. They work really hard and communicate well. I highly recommend.
Posted by Daniel | December 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Moshtael Family Law
I hired and retained Moshtael Family Law and Navid after my previous attorney completely messed my case up. I interviewed Navid and felt very comfortable with his knowledge and his giving me the feeling that he would fight extremely hard for my daughter and I in court. Navid is intelligent, well versed in family law and works hard to develop the appropriate plan for my case. I look forward to seeing his skills when we get in the court room. My team at Moshtael Family Law give my case attention and have been very helpful. My case is not over yet and I look forward to a positive outcome thanks to Navid and my team.
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Posted by Khoi | October 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great and Professional Lawyer
My experience with Moshtael Family Law has been fantastic. I've been through a couple of lawyers during my process and finally found a lawyer that actually looks out for his/her client. The team is very professional and truly seek resolution with the path of least resistance.
Posted by Ursula | October 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
I hired and retained Moshtael Family Law 2 years ago after my last attorney retired. I spoke to and reviewed many attorneys in my area and chose Moshtael Family Law for the panel of outstanding attorneys, stellar reviews, experience in family law, particularly pertaining to domestic violence issues. I have a long and complicated case, and I needed someone with the appropriate skills to handle my case and opposing counsel’s intimidation tactics. This firm works diligently to protect their clients rights and best interests. Navid is extremely intelligent, well versed in family law, unafraid and unbelievably confident in the courtroom. Not one to back down, and remain firm in his position for the best interest of his client. He keeps your expectations realistic so you are better prepared to handle the outcome. He listens well, is straight forward and to the point during conversations, and will fight for you in the courtroom. You will deal with a team that is working on your case - this is not a one person show. Erin Noonan and Kim Davis are filled with compassion and knowledge. They are thorough, patient and help prepare your attorney handling the case prior to your hearing. My case isn’t over yet and I will circle back with a final review. Professional, experienced, transparent, honest, organized with an exceptional team and staff. This is Moshtael Law.
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Posted by Paul | June 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Firm
My experience has been exceptional so far. I am working with Erin. She is always on top of things works tirelessly to get results for me. Shows up at every one of my father’s criminal trials to be of assistance to his criminal attorney. And has gone above and beyond to secure conservatorship so I can get my father the care he needs to finish his life with dignity. Everyone I have been in contact with at this office has been very friendly. I would definitely recommend using this firm.
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Posted by Arash | June 27, 2023
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Great Team
Detailed orientated team and very organized. You case does matter to them and they will care about you!
Posted by Brian | May 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best FAMILY LAW firm in California!!!!
When we first met Navid at his office, the thing that was the most refreshing about him was his no nonsense & straight to the point demeanor. We had a difficult situation we were dealing with and he laid out a straightforward approach that would get the job done!! Navid & Jennifer are an ideal team and work so well together! They are both highly intelligent, extremely practical and highly skilled in what they do! I was blown away at how good Navid is during multiple scheduled depositions we had. The preparation he & Jennifer did beforehand was over the top and invaluable. During our meetings, Jennifer was always prepared & kept us up to date on anything going on and explained the practical steps in such an efficient & timely manner. Navid, Jennifer & team were so exceptional to work with!! The only bummer is they only practice family law. They are so skilled in what they do, they would be successful in any area of law. I would highly recommend you hire them ASAP! They are literally the BEST out there! If you need a STRONG family law firm, there is no better firm out there!
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Posted by Mike | February 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child support
Navid was very profesional and approachable. He is exceptional attorney and very knowledgeable. He was up front at our consultation and goes above and beyond my expectation. Would highly recommend him!!
Posted by sainesh | February 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive but Logical. Passionate and efficient. The Best Money can Get.
I started out my divorce interviewing atleast 15 attorneys and ended up picking another firm that said "top orange county' (air quotes) attorney by Avvo, in 2020. By 2022 October my pockets were almost empty with little or no resolution to anything in my case. So I started my interview process again. A google review with the term "aggressive" got my attention & have a meeting with Navid. Within the first 15 mins of this free consultation he already had a path forward and within the next 15 mins he had already spoken to the opposing counsel. I knew it immediately. Fast forward just 4 months later, my final judgement is filed with the court with every single line item resolved saving me 100s of thousands of dollars and time. This firm is the best that you could ever get. I mean 2 years with no resolution with another firm to 4 months and case closed, the testimony speaks for itself. If you looking for a place to get the premium or platinum grade service out of your money, and save time, then this is it. Hands Down.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Navid Moshtael
  • 2017 - Present

Education

  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • University of Oregon
  • 1998

Publications

  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Controlling Behavior is Now Sufficient for Issuance of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • 2016
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Pending Legislation in the Senate Seeks to Clarify the Meaning of “Date of Separation”
  • 2016
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Grandparents Visitation: A recent California case expands grandparent visitations rights
  • 2016
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Stepparent adoption & termination of parental rights: roadmap
  • 2016
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Tax opinion may effect support deductions
  • 2016
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Modification of spousal support: taking party expectations into account
  • 2014
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Want to pay your ex’s attorney's fees? Ignore discovery requests
  • 2013
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • When is a premarital agreement unconscionable?
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Be wary of using boiler plate provisions
  • 2012
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Good concept, bad outcome
  • 2011
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Did you advise your client to change his or her beneficiary designation after the divorce?
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Summer Speaker Series
  • Divorce timeline
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (12)
Endorse Navid
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Navid knows his stuff when it comes to getting the best financial outcome for his clients. He is aggressive in the courtroom and is available to his clients when they need him."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Navid is a knowledgeable family law attorney who zealously advocates for his clients and their rights. Navid has a thorough understanding of family law and litigation procedure. For these and other reasons, I endorse Navid as a strong family law litigator!"
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot more highly endorse Navid. I have known Navid professionally since 2006 when we were both associates at a prominent family law firm in Orange County. Since then, we have both grown substantially as family law litigators. We often confer with one another about intricate procedural and substantive issues. I have always been impressed by his ability to comprehend complex financial cases, which is something not a lot of family law attorneys can so easily do. I have referred potential clients to Navid, and will not hesitate to continue to do so. I would feel comfortable referring a family member or close friend to Navid."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Navid is a highly skilled family law attorney. I have worked with him on two contentious, high-asset dissolutions. He has particular expertise in these types of cases, but also consistently gets great results for clients in other areas of family law including custody and child support."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Navid is a very passionate, intelligent, and, when necessary, aggressive attorney. He is committed to getting the best result possible for his clients and has the track record that corresponds with that commitment. Navid is one of the few attorneys I'd rather never have to face as a fellow Family Law attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Navid is an aggressive, detail oriented, and has a tireless work ethic. Basically, everything you could ask for in a family law trial attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Navid. He is a great family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred multiple clients to Navid and all have told me how great of a lawyer he is and thanked me for referring them to his office. Navid truly cares about all of his clients and I intend to refer him more clients in the future."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Navid, he is a good lawyer that works hard to be prepared in the representation of his clients. He is knowledgeable in the law and gets along well with his peers."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Navid Moshtael is well-respected, hard working Family Law attorney. I have opposed Mr. Moshtael in the past, and he always appears to be well-prepared and willing to advocate aggressively for his client."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Moshtael is a highly regarded Family Law attorney and is a fierce advocate. If you are looking for an aggressive attorney that will zealously represent you Mr. Moshtael is the attorney for you."
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