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Athar A. Khan

Family Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.4   7 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 15 years
    Illinois - IL 15 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2009
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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Law Office of Athar A. Khan, APC.
15615 Alton Parkway
Suite 450
Irvine, CA, 92618
Law Office of Athar A. Khan, APC.
30211 Avenida de las Banderas, Suite 200
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be more impressed!
We met Athar in Jan 2018 with a looming court date in March. My fiance’ was the Petitioner requesting more time with his son. We met with Athar last minute not knowing if having representation would be helpful or not. Within 15 minutes of talking with him we were both very impressed with his knowledge and compassion when expressing his views on broken families and going through the family court system. At the end of the meeting he already had the other party on the phone seeing if the other party was open to stay out of trial. Both parties agreed their best interest was to stay out of trial. We moved the trial date out and they started negotiations. What is so unique and I believe a talent of Athar is he is compassionate for both parties. Just because he was hired by my fiance’ did not mean he did not do everything in the other parties best interest and most important for the child’s best interest. He communicated with the other party with kindness and compassion. If you know Athar you can tell this is not his a technique it’s his true personality which is rare to find in a lawyer dealing with family court and difficult parties. After months of trying to come to an agreement, unfortunately it didn’t happen and it was time to prepare for trial. Athar presented everything very professionally and intelligently throughout trial asked the perfect questions to both parties and I believe because we had Athar as our representation my fiance’ was awarded what he was seeking, 50/50 custody. If you are reading this and seeking an attorney for your family court case, I would not miss the chance to schedule an initial meeting with Athar, he will do his best for you and your child! I believe we gained a friend through working with Athar.
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Posted by Mark | March 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer...very down to earth and honest (yes HONEST)
(In an effort to save time...I "copied this from my Yelp review of Mr. Kahn. Want to give him the exposure I believe he deserves): 14 years after our divorce was settled, my ex served me with a "Request for Order" asking me to pay her $40K for "un-reimbursed medical expenses" (which, admittedly I was 50% responsible for paying). The only issue was, I was never (ever) provided a single bill from her. Fast forward...I needed an attorney and spent a # of hours researching them. When I came across Athar (on Yelp at first), I checked him out on other sites (Google, AVVO) and knew he was the lawyer I wanted to talk to. Due to time constraints (on my end) I was almost out of time to respond to the court and basically pinned Athar down to meet with me, late...on a night I could tell he had a couple of other things going on. On top of it all...he remained gracious and accommodating (when I assure you...most in that situation wouldn't have been). The point of the meeting was to make sure I was handling my reply correctly and for him to provide some answers to what, if any, legal exposure I was facing in my upcoming court date. Not only did he answer my questions, but offered to (and did) help me complete my response to the courts (taking up much more time than I know he was expecting and more than I had paid him for). He also had some very "direct" and constructive criticism and advice to offer me (personally) which I appreciated and respected. If that doesn't say enough about the guy...then let me add this. Athar checked his schedule and confirmed he was going to be in the same courthouse at the same time my hearing was scheduled...and he told me if I ran into any problems to contact him and he would step in the help. He is a class act. Plus...the only lawyer I saw to include pics of him with is child (and at the end of the "Family Court"...with real people dealing with real life "stuff", I think having a proud parent, who is also a lawyer, in your corner....matters!!!!)
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Posted by Taimur | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce lawyer of Irvine!
Athar was extremely helpful and understanding when I was getting divorced 6 months ago. His expertise and professionalism meant we (my ex-partner and I) were able to reach an amicable solution, with minimum disruption to either his life of mine. Very reasonable too! 100% recommended him!
Posted by Mustafa | October 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Athar is super helpful, awesome, very knowledgable about a vast array of subjects , professional and punctual in his dealings, accessible easily by phone or email , focused on getting you the best solution for your problems, and will give you the BEST advice above and beyond your current problems. I was lucky to have him on my side when I needed help. Crossed that bridge very smoothly. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Anita | September 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficent, effecfive, gets results.
Mr. Khan helped me immensely. He educated me about the possible outcomes of my situatiin, and explained pros and cons of my different options. I felt comfortable discussing my case with him, and he addressed all my points with the other sides lawyers. He responded promptly by email and phone and resolved my case very efficiency with thorough followup. I definitely recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2015
My experience with Athar Khan
Athar was very attentive and listened to all of my questions and concerns. I felt very comfortable discussing my problem and felt that Athar was confident and willing to help me with my situation.
Posted by Sam | January 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wasted money,
I had to replace him because he (1) wasted money, (2) prioritized the other party's needs, (3) little progress in the case when he could have expedited it sooner and less expensive, and (4) made the transition to a new attorney very difficult, refusing to transfer documents until after multiple attempts. He lacks the emotional stability to effectively represent a client when there is transference for the other party.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 435-435 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Athar A. Khan
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.
  • 2008 - 2011


  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
  • Pepperdine University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the honor of working with Athar through the LEAP program affiliated with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County. He has mastered using technology to make the legal process for family law "user friendly." In short, he's created a system where the forms, filings, signatures, etc. can be done at your convenience through a computer. If you have internet access, he'll make the process easier for you. If you want "face time" with your lawyer and you have a rigorous schedule making it difficult to meet at the typical times most attorneys are available ( 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) Athar would more than likely be the perfect attorney for you as he offers flexible hours and on-line scheduling."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Athar is the kind of person that you would want to hire when looking for a lawyer. I have only had great experiences with Athar as I have interacted with him throughout number of years that I have known him. I have found him to be honest in my dealings with him and very hard working. He is a true professional and very knowledgeable in his fields of expertise. There is no doubt in my mind that I would hire him for any matter related to intellectual property. You cannot go wrong having him on your side of the table."
Intellectual property Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found Athar's work to be of the highest quality, his writing ability to be sound, and his agumentative skills persuasive. I recommend his work."