Initial Consultation

Ali Ebrahimzadeh, Esq.

Want to immediately discuss your legal issue & have a document briefly reviewed by Mr. Shahrestani? Great! Please make certain to read the information below. Then pick the best option for you:

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Initial Consultation Information

You must make an Appointment for an Initial Consultation if you wish to discuss your question or case with me, Ali Shahrestani. I can provide you a 30 or 60-minute maximum Phone Consultation Appointment with me often the same day that you call me to request one, or within a couple business days. I can briefly review up to 3 or 4 pages of documents emailed in .pdf format during a 30 or 60-minute Phone Consultation.

Before you pay for a Phone Consultation, please make sure you and I have first had a brief phone conversation about your legal concerns to make sure that I offer representation regarding your type of issue and in your jurisdiction, and to make sure that I can meet for your prospective Appointment at a date and time that is mutually convenient. Also be sure to read all about my Initial Consultation Appointments and my limited Refund Policy on this page. Next, choose your preferred maximum duration of the Phone Consultation appointment with the drop-down menu above. Then pay for your Initial Consultation by clicking on the PayPal “Pay Now” box above. This charge may appear on your credit card statement as “LAWYER*ALI SHAHRESTANI ESQ” After your payment is confirmed by PayPal, call me immediately to set up your Appointment time and date.

It is very important that you remain flexible about the date and time for your appointment, and that you are timely responsive to help me provide you with a Consultation after you pay for one. Please note that all Consultation payments made without prior written approval of a confirmed appointment time and date will be applied to setting a Phone Consultation appointment for you that will take place within seven (7) calendar days of the time of your payment, and such appointment time will be set based solely upon my schedule and availability. If you do not use all of the time of your Initial Consultation appointment, I do not refund you for the unused portion of that time nor will I continue the remaining or unused time of your appointment to a later date or time. To commence your Initial Consultation appointment, you must call me at the exact time of commencement of your appointment, otherwise you will forfeit any lost time if you call me late. Requests for a refund must be made at least two (2) business days before the appointment time. If you fail to appear for your appointment, you will totally forfeit your payment for the Consultation. I reserve the right to refuse any request for a refund if I rejected another prospective client’s appointment request in favor of yours.

Phone Consultations are performed directly by me and not by a junior associate, law clerk, or paralegal like at so many law firms. I am the attorney who personally performs all work on my clients’ cases because that is the way it should be. Better still, I am easy to reach: just call and you’ll see! To get started, we have a Phone Consultation where we discuss the details of your legal issue, review a few pages of your emailed related documents, discuss possible legal strategies, and consider your budget for representation. Should you decide to hire me, this Initial Consultation can help you understand the scope of representation that you may desire. In much the same way you must meet and consult with a physician before you receive a prescription or have a minor procedure performed, this Initial Consultation helps us figure out what I can do for you and what your budget is.


“Ali is a passionate advocate who will fight tooth and nail for his clients. While he is an aggressive litigator, he never abandons reason and will always keep his eyes on the path to the best result. I highly recommend Ali, not only as a tough and dedicated lawyer, but as a person.”

– Josh Bryan, Attorney-at-Law, Walnut Creek, CA, December 6, 2010.


I work as a solo practitioner attorney primarily from my home office in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. I am of course able to travel at a client’s expense to any destination in California, New York, Washington, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC for legal representation of a client. Relying on high-speed modern transportation, email, video conferencing, telephone, and elegant local office meeting and package delivery locations in the states where I practice, I offer outstanding and responsive legal representation to my clients.


“I just wanted to thank you for your time, you really built up my confidence and gave me hope. You made me feel like I have a chance to make things right. I felt like I didn’t know how to defend myself because of my wife and her attorney. I feel like you are the right person to represent me . . . I feel like at this time I have no other choice and I need to start taking care of myself. I wish I would have found you earlier . . .”

– Client Testimonial after an Initial Consultation, Feb. 5, 2010.


Remember that whether we have a Phone Consultation or whether you email me, such communications do not in and of themselves create an Attorney-Client relationship between us. The only way that I form an Attorney-Client relationship is by way of a formal and mutually signed Attorney-Client Contract. I practice law only in California, New York, Washington, Massachusetts, and Washington DC. In basic terms, in order for me to be able to discuss your matter or provide you any legal representation, it is legally required that you, your case, your legal issue, or the opposing party reside in and be jurisdictionally tied to one of these states. You can learn more about jurisdiction here on the California Courts website.


“Dear Aly, I just wanted to say thank you for seeing my daughter and me yesterday regarding our inquiries to get some peaceable communications set up between parents. You were so encouraging to the both of us. I look forward to some positive outcome from what has been a rather bumpy road. Thank you again.”

Emailed Comments after an Initial Consultation, Jan. 28, 2010.


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