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Arezou Shahparnia Diarian

Family Attorney

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Aree Diarian

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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We continue to work hard to develop a reputation for being aggressive, creative and cost-effective in pursuing the interests of our clients.  Our boutique-sized firm allows us to provide clients with the kind of personalized attention their case requires.  We work with all of our clients on a one-to-one basis and our clients always have complete access to our staff. 

Family law presents lawyers a unique opportunity to make a difference in people's lives.  I believe part of my job is to minimize the potential financial and emotional devastating effects of a divorce.   It is very rewarding to know I can help someone through such a difficult time. 




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5.0 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Arezou helped me in the hardest time of my life. She was 1. Knowledgeable 2. Caring 3. Patient. I genuinely appreciate all of her help and her staff. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Aree and Team are THE BEST!!!
I can only say amazing things about my experience with the Sperling Law Firm. Lauren, Aree, Caroline, and team handled my case with grace and compassion while providing me with excellent guidance. Unlike with other attornies, I felt heard and empowered by the team at Sperling. Going through any kind of Family Law matter can be a very painful, treacherous, and vulnerable experience and I am so grateful that I was referred to Sperling Law to handle a very ugly, very devastating custody and DVRO suit. Lauren and the team were very attentive throughout the process and helped me overcome the pressures of the legal system with grace and compassion. They were immensely generous and always provided the advice and guidance that made the most financial sense in my case. I greatly appreciated that they always considered and respected my limited financial resources. I would recommend Lauren, Aree, Caroline and team to anyone looking for a Family Law firm THAT CARES!!! I hope that I never need their services again, but I am grateful to know that if needed I have a team of lawyers who are by my side!!
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Posted by Ashley | November 24, 2021
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Ashley G, client
The first thing I want anyone who may be reading this review to know, is that if you are looking for the best firm to handle your divorce, Aree, Lauren, Mitch and Caroline are JUST THAT- the BEST. My only regret is that I didn’t hire them sooner. Prior to meeting Aree and Lauren, I had hired two other attorneys to handle what was a very brutal divorce. It carried on, one continuation after another for about a year. My two other attorneys both told me the same thing on day 1- that they “understood my case, it would be a piece of cake and it would cost me less than $10k to complete it.” Both attorneys did nothing but file continuation after continuation, as they continued to request literally thousands of documents from me (and fees!), and then filed the documents with the court WEEKS after documentation deadlines, only to force additional continuations! I was starting to think that this was how all attorneys must function. It was so disappointing and I felt so played. I had thought that my divorce would likely take another year to complete and was being told that I would be looking at possibly having to pay my ex-husband’s attorney fees, alimony, and possibly even pre-alimony! I was contemplating bankruptcy, selling my house, etc. I had no idea how I could sustain getting out of the mountain of debt my ex husband had put me in, continue to pay thousands in attorney fees AND keep my house while possibly having to pay alimony to my ex husband for the next several years. After my divorce, my income had substantially increased while my ex husbands income had declined (sidebar- he had 7 jobs while we were married, earning about 10% of what I earned annually throughout the entire marriage and NEVER contributed one penny towards household expenses. The only thing he did was use my credit cards and managed to rack up an enormous amount of debt). I wanted a divorce so badly, I was desperate. I just wanted my life back. This was a short term marriage- 4 years, no kids. No prenup! Thank GOD I was introduced to Aree. The second I spoke to Aree about my case, I knew she understood it like no one else had been able to previously. I decided the SAME day I spoke to Aree, to retain her and fired my 2nd attorney. Within 40 days, my case was completed, status of my marriage was terminated and not only did I not have to pay my husband’s attorney fees, I also did not have to sell my house or pay alimony. I did “buy” some debt, to offset my alimony obligation, which was the best possible outcome as I was able to refinance to consolidate that, saving me thousands of dollars per month! Aree and Lauren changed my life. They turned a horrible mistake into a blessing. I learned a lot from both of them during the time I worked with them. They were my attorneys but they have turned into my friends as well. I never felt for one second that they didn’t have my back. They supported me the whole way through the end of what was the hardest time of my life. They FREED me. Hiring Aree and Lauren was the best money I think I’ve ever spent. I will always remember the judge saying, “status is terminated.” It was the best feeling I think I’ve ever felt. And, we celebrated that win together. Thank you, Aree and Lauren for helping me to not only get my life back, but my power back. Thank you for caring. Thank you for being an example of what a GOOD, Competent attorney does for their client. You were absolutely incredible.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Aree represented me the morning of my hearing to settle a custody dispute with my soon-to-be ex-wife. She was incredibly clear, sensible and strong. She was tough with the opposing attorney when she needed to be and straight forwarded with me when I needed her to be. When the other side started playing games she stood our ground and didn't budge. I've been nothing but impressed by the legal team at the Sperling Law Firm and am grateful to have them as my team.
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Posted by Alisin | February 21, 2017
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Fights endlessly for you, truly cares about your case, brilliant legal mind. Cannot recommend enough
Posted by Emaun | August 22, 2014
#1 Go to lawyer
Got me exactly what I asked for, my daughter! My wife and I couldn't be more satisfied with her services. Very Professional. Answer any questions and concerns we had. I would definitely recommend Aree! Thank you!
Posted by janet | July 20, 2014
Professional and Ethical
Arezou was very helpful with my custody/visitation case. She was knowledgeable and informative on how the laws for custody and visitation apply.There were areas that I wasn't aware of and she brought them to my attention when i was communicating to her what I was seeking and my reasons. In addition, the staff from her office was also very helpful and available. Communication and accessibility were key in the success of my case. Both Aree and staff were conscientious of my situation, both financial and emotional which made communication and collaboration easy. I would recommend this attorney when seeking representation or advise. I am very thankful.
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Posted by Steve | March 20, 2014
Arezou "Aree" Shaparnia is Amazing!
I can’t imagine going through something more devastating than my divorce. It’s messy. Arezou “Aree” Shahparnia has made a terrible situation incredibly manageable. The first three months of my divorce process were spent with a law firm that treated me like a number not a client. A friend referred me to Aree and from the moment I stepped into her office she treated me like a friend in need. I have already referred Aree to a close friend going through a similar situation. Divorce is tough, a quality attorney like Aree on your side can make it manageable.
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Posted by Vonetta | January 8, 2014
Professional, Trustworthy, Caring, and Honest
I liked Aree from the moment I met her. She was professional, she listened, and she gave her honest opinion. She didn't try to confuse me with legal terminology or try to convince me to go another way because it would have been more expensive. She was upfront with all the legalities that could happen in my case and everything that needed to happen. She is responsive as well as proactive. She has done everything possible to make this tragedy as bearable as possible.
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Posted by Jeffrey | December 6, 2013
Excellent Attorney!
Ms. Shahparnia is an exciting and wonderful lawyer with knowledge, talent,l and competence. She is a strong advocate whether negotiating the best positions for her clients or exercising her excellent trial and litigation skills. Best Wishes, Jeffrey
Posted by Alexis | August 13, 2013
Thank You!!!
Aree is not only caring, compassionate, and understanding, she is also knowledgable, determined, and strong. Aree was exactly what I needed in a lawyer and made sure my daughters needs were met in court. Thanks to Aree and her team, my daughter is now thriving and happy.
Posted by Joseph and Tamara | July 30, 2013
Wonderful, Knowledgable, Genuine, and Trustworthy
We completely trusted her on every issue. She was very positive and honest. We would go to court feeling very good. She made us feel good in spite of a situation in which no one would like to be. Highly recommend her. And yes, absolutely use her again. She is a mench.
Posted by M.B. | May 29, 2013
My letter of acknowledgment
I want to thank the staff at the Sperling Law Firm. I am a hard working single mother who unfortunately was facing a fifty/fifty custody situation with my daughter's biological father. I reached out to the Sperling Law Firm and I was quickly accommodated for a free consultation. During my visit to the firm, I was greeted by a friendly staff and I had the pleasure to work with Jack and Aree Shahparnia who is one of the associate attorneys and she was super friendly and understanding. She was able to answer all my questions and ensure me that I came to the right place. Aree went over everything that I would need to have a strong case to file to court and I complied with her request. After signing a retainer agreement I was informed that I could pay half of the balance prior to my court hearing. I was very impressed with how helpful everyone was even when it came to the payment. Finally in court, I was impressed to see that Aree, my attorney was there before I arrived, she helped me and coached me along the day. I felt very comfortable and knew that although things may become difficult that I was someone who would fight for my needs. Aree name was very detailed and in the end the case was closed and I was granted what I wanted, which was full legal and physical custody. Although this was a scary experience for me, the staff with the Sperling Law Firm and especially Aree were so supportive and make this headache-free. Since my case recently settled, I have reached out to one of my clients who has a similar situation and I will highly recommend this law firm to her and other friends that might require family law assistance. Thank you so much to all the wonderful and professional staff with the Sperling Law Firm for providing me happiness once again. Respectfully, M.B.
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Posted by Michael | May 7, 2013
6 Star Attorney
Mrs. Shahparnia is simply the best attorney anyone could ever ask for!! She is very detail orientated and strives for the best outcome as the well being of her clients. Her genuine concern for my well being was demonstrated by her ability to recall facts in great detail from previous meetings. In addition, she always consulted me before taking any actions, making sure I was always informed. She is fearless, determined, and adamant about her clients outcome while focused on the most advantageous result. During court hearings I felt as if she was defending her sibling (myself) against the school yard bully by means of using her expertise in law at the most professional level. Nonetheless I felt she was trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind, friendly, courteous but most of all a diligent attorney.
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Posted by Ari | March 5, 2012
Great Lawyer with a lot of patience
Arezou Shahparnia was a great lawyer in trial. She informed us of all the proper steps needed in order for us to win our unlawful detainer case in court. I would hire her again if and when we would need legal advice and assistance
Posted by Tony | November 14, 2011
Observations on Ms. Aree Shahparnia
From the beginning Ms. Shahparnia was very professional displaying effective factfinding, sound analysis of the underlying problem, and an aggressive manner in achieving our goal. Using sound logic supported by the facts, she went after the insurance company and convinced them that complying with our wishes was the only acceptable response. Needless to say, the insurance complied. She's one very competent attorney without question.
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Posted by Pedram | September 20, 2011
The best Attorney-Client experience
Mrs. Shahparnia, is absolutely one of the best attorneys that I had to work with. Her professionalism and work ethics priceless. She is knowledgeable and great to work with. I highly recommend her to all. Other attorney should learn a thing or two about how to deal with clients from Mrs. Shahparnia.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2011
Very caring and knowledgable attorney
Aree is an excellent attorney. I was referred to her through one of my friends and contacted her with a problem I was having with a tenant renting one of my properties who refused to pay rent and refused to move off of the premises. She immediately offered me reassurance and assistance, and didn't hesitate to go the extra mile to help me solve my problems. She was always available via phone and email and I really appreciated her calming my anxieties. The end result was great, and I won a judgment in court against the tenant. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has a legal issue.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Volunteer Family Law Mediator
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Sperling Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Instructor/Tutor for Performance Test
  • One-Timers Personal Bar Review Course
  • 2010 - Present


  • Trinity Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of California, Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Trinity Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Persian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Armenian
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Honors and Awards

  • Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure
  • Trinity Scholar Awards
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (52)
Endorse Arezou
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Shahparnia was terrific to work with on a very difficult and sensitive custody matter. I would happily refer cases to her in the future."
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Aree is perceptive, skillful and educated. She was a pleasure to deal with during a VERY difficult matter and handled it with poise, grace and eloquence. Aree is an asset to her clients and I highly recommend her!"
Child custody Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Shahparnia is a tremendous advocate for her clients. I give her my highest endorsement in the field of family law, to include all divorce and child custody related issues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. She is an amazing lawyer and fights hard for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Shahparnia is a highly experienced and well respected family law practitioner in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Professional and hard working. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ms. Shahparnia. She is an aggressive / effective advocate for her family law clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aree is a true fighter who zealously defends her clients with wisdom."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Arezou is a great lawyer. Check her out if you think you need her services!"
Child custody Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Aree for over 10 years and can attest to her passion and professionalism for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms Shahparnia is very professional and an excellent attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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