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Saleem Kamal Erakat

Litigation Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
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About Saleem

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Experienced personal injury attorney with more than 19 years experience.  Saleem started his career defending large companies in personal injury claims and for the last 9 years has been representing the individuals against those that injure them.  

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Location

Rashtian Law Group, APC
15615 Alton Parkway, Suite 450
Irvine, CA, 92618

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Posted by Allyson | March 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saleem cares
Saleem was referred to my family with the upmost respect, and I understand why. Saleem did not only fight for my elderly mother, but he stood with her, sat her, and cared about her. He was thorough and did not skip anything when it came to being prepared. Saleem is extremely professional with a calm and respectful manner. He listens, he stands tall, and is compassionate. I can not thank Saleem enough for his professionalism and his caring ways.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Well, Saleem took care of my husband's personal injury case three years ago. Once we met him we knew we were in good hands. Our case was very complicated and was not going to be easy. Saleem was absolutely professional, kind, reassuring and always available to us. If he was busy he would take a moment to text that he would call us in a short while. He always kept his word. He had great confidence in our case and kept us up to date with everything that was going on. There are so many moving parts to an injury suit and the process is exhausting, confusing, frustrating, and we had never been through anything like this before. Saleem made the process as smooth as possible. He is a very special lawyer and we know how lucky we are that he was our attorney. We will always be grateful to him for what he did for my husband and I. It can be so difficult if you are in this situation, trust me after almost three years with this case I can tell you it is really necessary to have an attorney who knows what the hell they are doing to get you through this. You may think going in that it will be wrapped up quickly like I did, but I had no idea what is involved in a personal injury case. It can take a good couple of years and you want a good attorney who will keep you informed often of what is going on and when things are happening. Some of the time is waiting for the law to spin its wheels. Law can be slow but don't worry cause Saleem is there for you and he is organized and will know your case by heart in no time. He knew our case inside and out without the need to look at his notes. Very impressive. Remember this, it is your attorney who will have the most influence in your life during this time. Imagine having an attorney who doesn't communicate, or know what they are doing for three years of your life to deal with. He was so pleasant to work with. Believe me, you will be so miserable if you hire the wrong attorney, hire Saleem and you will sleep at night. You can trust he will do everything possible for you, just cooperate and give him what ever he may need to get the ball rolling. He is also a terrific man, personable and he really cares about his clients. He wants to help people who have been injured and make it right for them. He made it right for us and he changed our life. It really matters who you hire as your attorney, you get one shot with your case so look no further, you have found your personal injury attorney. Call Saleem Erakat today and put your injury case in his hands, he has many years of experience and you can relax knowing your way ahead of the game of litigation with this wonderful lawyer. He is a great negotiator and he also doesn't piss off counsel on the other side. If he can avoid court he will. He knows how to be diplomatic but he won't take any crap either cause he wants the best for his clients and he is not easily intimidated. I would not consider calling anyone else if we are in another situation that we need an attorney. Well, I could go on and on so just remember the best way to take care of your injury case is to hire right, call Saleem tonight, you will never regret it. Thank you Saleem for changing our life, B.V
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Posted by Sandra Rodriguez | November 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney, Genuinely Cares
I worked with Saleem after our car accident. I spoke with Saleem on many occasions and he walked us through the process. He was also good about returning phone calls. If I needed to talk to him, he talked to me personally. Our accident was finished without having to go to court and Saleem got the other driver's insurance company to pay for what we were owed. Saleem is a great lawyer that understands what is important. We will refer our friends and family to him if they're ever involved in car accidents.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rashtian Law Group, APC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Callahan & Blaine, APLC
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Phillips Erakat, LLP
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate
  • K & L Gates, LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Assocate
  • Low, Ball & Lynch, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential Settlement
  • $1.6 million settlement
  • Confidential Settlement
  • $350,000 Settlement
  • Confidential Settlement
  • $175,000 Settlement
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Associations

  • American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
  • Chapter President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • ADC - Alex Odeh Memorial Conference
  • Moderator - The Question of Palestine at the UN
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (13)
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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Saleem is a tremendous attorney who cares about his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Erakat is an extremely experienced and knowledgeable attorney. He does a great job for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse attorney Erakat due his extensive experience and track record of success with his clients. He is also a well-respected member in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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