Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

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Offering exclusive representation for discerning clients, Attorney Ali Shahrestani accepts individual, corporate, high-stakes, and high-conflict litigation and transactional matters in Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. Peruse this website to read glowing Testimonials, Sample Case History, Articles, and Consultation details.

Serving bicoastal and international clientele, Mr. Shahrestani is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish, and Farsi. He offers clients his passionate advocacy, clear and consistent communications, and true professionalism. Phone Consultations for prospective clients are available daily.



    • Nominated for Membership, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018.
    • Invited Scholar to a Congress on Iceland’s Democracy to develop Iceland’s new national Constitution, 2017, 2018.
    • Invited for Lifetime Charter Membership to “Top American Lawyers“, 2016.
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014, 2015.
    • Selected for Membership to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel “The Nation’s Top One Percent“, 2015.
    • Nominated as One of the 10 Best” Attorneys of the State of CA by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015.
    • Nominated as One of the 10 Best” Attorneys of the State of CA by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015 & 2017.
    • Rated by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2015.
    • 2010 & 2014 Rated “Superb” by Avvo
    • Invited to be a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ “Best Attorneys of America“, 2015.
    • Invited to be a Member of the “National League of Renowned Attorneys“, 2016.
    • Nominated to be a Lifetime Member of “America’s Top 100 Attorneys“, 2016.
    • Recognized as one of the “Premier 100” Trial Attorneys of California by the National Academy of Jurisprudence, 2016 & 2017.
    • Recognized as one of the “Premier 100” Trial Attorneys of New York by the National Academy of Jurisprudence, 2017.


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Ali Shahrestani FOX News Interview: Foreclosure & Auction Fraud Lawsuit


    • California
    • New York
    • Washington, DC
    • Massachusetts
    • Washington
    • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • US District Court Eastern District of California
    • US District Court Central District of California
    • US District Court Southern District of California
    • US District Court Northern District of California
    • US District Court Southern District of New York
    • US District Court Eastern District of New York


    • Juris Doctor, University of California, Hastings College of the Law: Recipient of the Bernard E. Witkin Award for Academic Excellence and CALI Excellence for the Future Award.
    • Bachelor of Arts, European Cultural Studies, Brandeis University: Phi Beta Kappa Society Graduate, Honors Graduate, Justice Louis D. Brandeis Scholar, Nominated for Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
    • California Governor’s Teaching Fellowship Recipient
    • Certified Parenting Coordinator for High Conflict Child Custody Disputes, Northern California Mediation Center.


Ali Shahrestani ABC News Interview: Ed O’Bannon vs. NCAA Antitrust Lawsuit


    • Earthjustice
    • Communities for a Better Environment
    • Education Not Incarceration – Assistant General Counsel
    • San Francisco Chapter of National Lawyers Guild, Board of Directors
    • Community-Oriented Free Lectures and Seminars at Schools & Colleges
    • TV Interviews & Consultations re: public interest legal matters
    • Newspaper Interviews or Article Contributions (Washington Post, Vallejo Times-Herald, San Francisco Chronicle)


    • National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco Chapter
    • Iranian-American Bar Association
    • Alameda County Bar Association
    • Santa Clara County Bar Association
    • California Lawyers for the Arts
    • American Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association


“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

 ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1850


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