Ardalan Zamani-Sam

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310-447-9000

EDUCATION

B.A., University of California at Irvine (2004), summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, co-editor of the UCI Law Forum Journal; J.D., Whittier College (2007), CALI Excellence of the Future Award: Securities Regulation; Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution – Seminars in Mediation and Restorative Justice (2006 – 2007).

EXPERIENCE

Mr. Zamani is an associate with the firm’s Los Angeles office. Before joining the firm in 2017, he worked as a multi-state tax associate for Deloitte Tax, LLP, and managing attorney for a major Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health service provider, the Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Services (“IMCES”), where he advocated for survivors of domestic violence.

BAR ADMITTANCE AND LICENSURE

Massachusetts (2010); United States District Court of Massachusetts (2011); California (2013); United States District Court, Central District of California (2013)

MEMBERSHIP

Executive Board Member of the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council; American Bar Association, Trial Insurance Practice Section; Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Dubai Maritime City: Testing the Limits of International Arbitration: American Bar Association Publication, TIPS Section, Winter 2011.
Criminal Recidivism and Mental Health Issues. International Council of Psychologists. 2016 Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Understanding the Struggles of Immigrants Seeking Asylum – How Psychologists Could Help. American Psychological Association. 2017 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Using Points and Authorities to Strengthen Restraining Order Petitioners. LA County Domestic Violence Council. May 2017 General Meeting.
Social Justice Police and Field Work Practicum. California State University at San Dominguez Hills. Guest Lecturer, Fall 2017.

Mr. Zamani’s practice is devoted to general liability with an emphasis on premises liability, construction site accidents, motor vehicle accidents, assault and battery, personal injury, elder and dependent adult abuse, emotional distress and breach of contract and fraud.
In his free time, Mr. Zamani practices Shotokan Karate and was a former member of the United States National Karate-do Federation. He continues to compete in local tournaments and trains a select number of martial artists aspiring to join the inaugural US Karate team competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.