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Samira Nikaein is a criminal defense and family law attorney in San Jose, California since 2002. 

She is a good standing member of California State Bar, Santa Clara Bar Association, Iranian American Bar Association and Iranian American Women Foundation.  She is also a mentor for IAWF. 

She has been a public speaker for many venues such as Santa Clara County child custody division, Santa Clara School of Law and International Association of Sufism. 

She speaks English, Spanish and Farsi. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Farsi

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    14 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    14 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edward N. Ajlouny

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Edward Ajlouny Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kaveh Mirshafiei

    I endorse this attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with Samira as an opposing attorney. Samira represents her clients zealously while working with a high level of professionalism and ethics to resolve disputes without needless litigation.


    Kaveh Mirshafiei Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Samira Nikaein

111 North Market Street.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA, 95113


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Special AdvocateCourt Appointed Child Advocate of Silicon Valley2006
Recognition As A Distinguish DirectorIranian American Bar Association2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Samira Nikaein2003 - Present
AttorneyLaw offices of Brady Vorwerck & Ryder2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iranian American Women FoundationMentor ship2015 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember2010 - 2012
Iranian American Bar Association (Northern California Chapter)Director2006 - 2007
Valley Industrial Claims AssociationMember2002 - 2004
Industrial Claims AssociationMember2002 - 2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - DavisPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Child Custody ComparativeSanta Clara County Family Court2010
Law Student Attorney ConferenceLaw Students and Practicing Law2009
Women and Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence2007
TV programLegal Subject Presentation- Q & A2007
Helping women helping themselvesDomestic Violence2006
Police and Criminal CasesCriminal Defense2005