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Houman Fakhimi

Criminal defense Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

4.9   107 reviews

About Houman

Learn Houman’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Felonies and misdemeanor defense, murder, assault, robber etc.

    24 years

  2. Employment and labor
    25%

  3. Wrongful termination
    20%
    Age discrimination, sex discrimination, retaliation , disability discrimination , etc.

    24 years

  4. Domestic violence
    15%
    Corporal injury to spouse , spousal battery, child neglect, etc.

    24 years

  5. Federal crime
    10%
    Importation and distribution of drugs, illegal re-entry, bankruptcy fraud .

    24 years

Houman Fakhimi is a seasoned trial lawyer with over twenty (20) years of experience and  has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and a Distinguished Counsel multiple years in a row. Houman's practice is mainly devoted to representation of clients in employment (discrimination, harassment, non-payment of wages) disputes and criminal defense matters. Leran more at: https://www.fakhimi.com/ or www.employmentlawteam.com.

 

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Licensed for 24 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 09/07/2022

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

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Fakhimi & Associates
3 Hutton Centre Dr,
Suite 620
Santa Ana, CA, 92707
Fakhimi & Associates dba Crimial Defense Team
9431 Haven Ave.
Racho Cucamonga, CA, 91730
Fakhimi & Associates
4199 Flat Rock Road
Suite 100
Riverside, CA, 92505
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  107 customer reviews
Posted by Ilby | January 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Health discrimination
A couple years ago, I had my previous employer fire me based on my health. I immediately reached out to Houman and his team and they welcomed my case. It was a long journey, but Houman and his team kept in contact with me consistently. I even was able to text him, often, asking about any updates from his end. He always kept me in the loop and I was never a step behind. His paralegals also were amazing. When the case neared its end, they spent a lot of time with me in sorting out through the finalization of my case. I had great faith in them and I would genuinely recommend Houman and his team to anyone. Filing a lawsuit and handling the legalities can be extremely time consuming, but I never had a doubt that I would not see the light at the end of the tunnel and seek justice. Thank you so much, Houman. I appreciate all your hard work.
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Posted by Charlotte | December 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Parolee, Violation, New Charges, and possible Felony Indictment
Hiring Fakhimi &Associates was a life saving experience for my family. After being reunited with my son for only 3 months after a 3 yr prison term, he was once again facing the end of his rope. However, we knew not to make the same mistake again of going with a public defender, and risk never seeing my son in the next decade. We were dealing with one of the toughest Counties in CA, and there didn’t seem much light at the end of the tunnel with this circuit. This time we hired Fakhimi & Assoc. We had prior knowledge of the skills and tenacity of his team, but mistakenly didn’t retain the first time. What a huge mistake. We knew this case was going to require the best in the field. 1 month and 1 day after facing a long list of charges, I picked up my Son and brought him home from custody. The team triaged the case at every milestone, reassuring us that we were indeed in good hands. The prosecution was put to the test with this team, and I ultimately have my Son back with his rights fully in tact, and home for the holidays. This firm delivered results, took the lead, and we ended with the best possible arrangements. Do not trust your loved ones future with another team. This is a VICTORY for my family and yet another win for Fakhimi & Assoc. We are forever grateful - Charlotte (Riverside)
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Posted by Jesus | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Fakhimi stood by my side
Mr. Fakhimi can add, "Succesfully Represent in Family Court to his credentials as of today!" A year ago our world was turned upside down by certain individuals in our county who I thought were placed there to protect us. On our first court appearance and after reading the allegations againt me. I was advised by the court appointed defender, to seek a criminal laywer who could better represent me. While reseaching for a lawyer and with some divine luck, I found and hired Mr. Fakhimi. He stood by my side against an overwhelmed children's justice system that was looking to throw the books at me on three very serious charges. If convicted, these charges had the potential to destroy my life and divide our family. Fast foward one year...I'm happy to share that just a few hours ago our case was completely dismissed out of court. I am profoundly grateful for the professionalism and appreciative of the time, the effort, the advice, and the representation that were offered by Mr. Fakimi and his fabulous legal team. provided by Mr.Fakhimi and his team.
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Posted by Ricardo | February 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Had the pleasure of Fakhimi representing me, he was straightforward and told me everything and helped me out tremendously. Great staff and service most of all great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eased my mind about my case , and then executed tremendously
Got caught red handed & on camera for a petty theft misdemeanor case. Was super stressed about a dirty record & jail time. upon hiring Mr. Fahkimi, he told me not to worry about it. In the end the case was dismissed! no dirty record, no jail time
Posted by Mario | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in the inland empire
I honestly can’t express my gratitude on how of an amazing job this lawyer provided. His team is very responsive and alert with any news on the matter of the case. This lawyer will fight hard and he will leave no stone unturned. My case was possession of marijuana on federal land and Houma Fakhimi was able to look at the facts and get my case dismissed. Very humble and brutally honest . Thank you again legal team for my representation
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Posted by Janet | March 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
#1 Attoeney
I hired Mr. Fakhimi for a very complicated case. Being the brilliant litigator he is, he won the case. Mr. Fakhimi is super knowledgeable, fair, and caring. He truly makes his clients feel special and important. Mr. Fakhimi was recommended to me by a few different people and he lived up to his wonderful reputation. I highly recommend Mr. Fakhimi and his staff!
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Posted by Michael | March 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great, honest and reliable attorney
I hired Mr. Fakhimi for a case. Not only we won the case we got compensated for my attorney fees. He is knowledgeable, kind and caring and he is with you every step of the way. I highly recommend him. He is the go to guy for me since he has a vast experience in many areas of the law.
Posted by Jabra | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Very professional! No issues what so ever. Thank you again for everything Houman!
Response from Houman Fakhimi March 15, 2019
Thank you for your kind words J. It was a pleasure representing and serving your family.
Posted by Kulwinder | August 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
He knows how to deal with the DA and Court system was very happy with my defense team very professional and understanding and gets results no false promises. He was great to have as my lawyer.
Response from Houman Fakhimi August 31, 2018
Thank you for your confidence in me and thank you for your kind words!
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer!!
Incredible lawyer and team! Mr. Fakhimi went above and beyond to help my son who was facing serious criminal charges. Mr. Fakhimi's tireless dedication to his craft, his professionalism, experience and expertise all combined to get our son the best possible outcome. He treated us like family and we will be forever grateful. Put your trust in him and he will not let you down!
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Posted by ARESH | March 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
AMAZING SUPER ATTORNEY
Mr Fakhimi is the most amazing attorney in all of California, He is honest, punctual and delivers results. He worked with me on every level and was able to deliver the much needed results for my case. If you want the BEST look no further this is your man. Thank you for representing me Mr Fakhimi you absolutely changed my life. Not to mention the fantastic detective team that was able able to investigate all aspects of my case and deliver there findings to Mr Fakhimi in a timely and professional manner.
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Posted by Mike | February 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
Mr. Fakhimi is a brilliant and hardworking lawyer. He worked on my case and my charges were all dismissed. I highly recommend him to anyone that might need his service.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Aggressive and Caring
After contacting this attorney my wife went to consult with him had nothing but great things to say about him and his staff, investigator. We're in the process of hiring him to take a case. I can tell just by speaking with him that he hates to lose and that's what we need we need an attorney that's not going to break bread with the District Attorney's office we need somebody who's going to look at the law defend our loved one based on the law based on the evidence. Either a plea deal or taking it to trial I think we found an attorney we can trust. Currently in the process to putting our finances together so we can hire him.
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Posted by Smiley Mike No DM's | June 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He's so good it's scary!
Houman and his team are a team of greatness. I hired him after feeling like my previous lawyer was incapable of handling such a serious matter (murder). I made the right decision! He is straight to the point. He is honest. He is the best lawyer! I would use and recommend him to any and everyone. His defense in trial was far beyond expectation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2017
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A very honest , wise , and tactical lawyer
I contacted MR. fakhimi for a dui case . My case was a none fightable case . The officer who arrested me had every rite to do so . A dui was inevitable, however Mr. Fakhimi is a very skilled and tactical man who managed to lower my punishment to a wet and .... reckless .... when i set out to seek for a lawyer Mr . Fakhimi was if not the only one who spoke to me in all honesty if you need a lawyer he is your guy
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best criminal attorney ever
Hello I hope no one ever needs to hire a criminal attorney but if you do Mr Fakhimi is the best one out there. I am talking from my own experience. I made a mistake at one point and the back fire of a small mistake was so bad that i could even end up going to jail. I did contact some criminal attorneys but i wasnt sure they could help me but the second ibtalk to Mr fakhimi on the phone i kew he is the one who can help me. So i went to see him in his office and i was so happy when i saw all the professional people in the office helping Mr fakhimi. Fighting my case toom us more than one year but i was super happy and impressed with Mr fakhimis knowledge and his caring personality . In one word Mr Fakhimi gave my life back yo me and he was fighting for my rights and he finally did succeed . When ever i needed him he was ther. Mr Fakhimi I really appreciate your service and i dont know what would i do or where would i be right now without your help . Thank you so much for all your efford.
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Posted by Ryan | January 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
got it done
In the beging I was not sure if Houman was going to pull threw for me and my case due to the fact that his associates showed up to most of my court dates and the DA. was not budging and neither was the judge and really thought that it would not play out in my favor but in the end Houman pulled through and got me everything I asked for he got my felony case dropped to a misdemeanor and my prop classes just dismissed to where I did not even have to do them. Houman really came through when it mattered I would definitely use him again.
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Posted by Rafael | November 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer!
Good lawyer him and his associates really nice people they try to help you in any kind of way they can i highly recommend him got my brother less time then what I expected thanks mr Fakhimi and imaginhr for your help.
Posted by Shura | October 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Straight Shooter, Professional, Extremely Helpful
My son contacted and hired Mr. FAKHIMI when it became abundantly clear that having a public defender would be a clear detriment to his case. With Mr. Fakhimi, we were able to breathe and feel as if we had a fighting chance because frankly a person who is charged with anything today is at the mercy of an overstaffed court system that doesnt always see humans and their unique situations. Many court appointed personnel are highly cynical and see a myriad of BODIES AND CASE NUMBERS. You are literally a blur and it can be terrifying and overwhelming. You feel lost. BUT with Houman Fakhimi,we found professionalism, an investigative and tenacious human being and someone who cared enough to go the extra mile. He took his time investigating all the evidence. Yeah, he's pretty straight no chaser in a good way, he's not going to give you some pie in the sky bull crappie. He will tell you explicitly your chances based on all the evidence he receives, and will present to you the best potential outcomes. He understands the law explicitly and the ways of prosecutors so as to give you informed insight as how to SMARTLY navigate the process of dealing with the court systrm. He was and has continued to be extremely helpful and overly generous to our family in working with us..and because of him and his great team my son was able to avoid doing multiple years for what started out as a laundry list misdemeanors and felony charges. My family and I are beyond grateful that Mr. Fakhimi took the time.considering all extenuating circumstances.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-600 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Fakhimi & Associates
  • 2006 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • SimpleTech Inc.
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Member
  • Fakhimi & Associates
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Member
  • Fakhimi & Shakoori
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Member
  • Law offices of Houman Fakhimi
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • M. T v A. J.
  • Client received a $250,000 verdict
  • People v. A.H. 2010, Newport Beach
  • Probation and rehab!
  • People v. G.O.M, 2010, Newport Beach
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • California Public Defenders Association
  • N/A
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • N/A
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Awards

  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 1996
  • Pro Boni Services Award
  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • 1996
  • Pi Sigma Apha
  • University of California
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin
  • Labor & Employment Bulletin
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Insider Exclusive
  • Developement in Labor Law
  • 2012
  • Insider Exclusive
  • Legal Issues facing Californians
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (16)
Endorse Houman
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very intelligent and cares greatly for his clients and knows how to protect their rights. Hire him today."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Fakhimi is an outstanding trial lawyer who secures great results for his clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Very aggressive and knowledgeable lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-known, well-respected lawyer who fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Houman. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly endorse and recommend this lawyer. I worked for him four years ago and witnessed his skills and passion. He works hard for his clients and achieves great results. He is an excellent trial lawyer and a true advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Fakhimi for a number of years. I applaud his aggressiveness and advocacy. He is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend Houman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Houman is a great attorney that works hard to provide amazing results for his clients. Houman ensures clients understand the legal proceedings they are in and is available to answer any questions they have. Through his relationships with DAs and the courts, he is able to obtain good resolutions of criminal cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fakhimi is a very knowledgeable and passionate attorney. He achieves great outcomes for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Houman is a caring and passionate lawyer. After you meet him, you'll have no doubt that he will give your case 110%. He is very knowledgeable about the law and is an expert at writing motions. I have seen him get cases dismissed following the preliminary hearing and sometimes simply by filing and arguing a well-written pre-trial motion to suppress. I endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Houman's experience allows him to provide unbeatable advice to both Plaintiffs and Defendants in all areas of employment/labor disputes. His knowledge of both Federal and State laws allows him to achieve the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Mr. Fakhimi and find him to be intelligent, dedicated and knowledgeable! ... A wonderful choice of attorney when the law comes knocking at your door!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have watched him practice for many years. He knows the law. He fights for his clients. If I were in trouble personally, I would call him first to represent me."
Business Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known attorney Fakhimi for more than 5 years, and referred him my business cases to him. He is honest, professional, hard worker, and always aims at achieving positive results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is rare that I endorse other lawyers since I advocate for the US Govt, but I have no reservation that Mr. Fakhimi will serve his clients needs fully and with the utmost competence. I have known Mr. Fakhimi for over 10 years and I endorse him as a trustworthy and excellent advocate. Superb recommendations from past clients and Mr. Fakhimi's stellar reputation in the legal community make him a clear top choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Houmani is a fantastic Criminal Defense and Employment Law Attorney. He is dedicated and thorough in resolving his clients problems in a timely and efficient manner. He is very understanding of myriad of issues involved in the areas of Criminal and Employment Law and that coupled with his years of experience and contacts within the area of Criminal & Employment Law makes him an excellent choice for someone in need of an attorney. Houman and his associates at the Fakhimi & Associates are diligent and hard working individuals who will tackle your legal issues quickly and efficiently in order to protect your interests and rights. Also, I found his fees to be very reasonable given the level of service that both he and his staff provides to all their clients. Without any hesitation, I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a Criminal Defense Lawyer or an Employment Law Attorney. I highly recommend Houman Fakhimi. Ali Farahmand, Esq. I endorse this lawyer's work."
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