Criminal & White Collar Defense Introduction

My Criminal Defense law practice espouses an array of matters including Violent Crimes, Robbery, RapeDrug Crimes, and White Collar Crime. I offer aggressive and intuitive Criminal Defense representation in complex legal cases with persistence, cutting-edge research, and expedience for clients seeking the very best representation.

When Criminal cases also involve related Civil Lawsuits such as Investment Fraud or Corporate Law transactions, litigation, and arbitration, I am well-suited to deal with such matters in the courtroom. Few lawyers can provide such dynamic legal representation in both Criminal Defense and Civil Lawsuits. Having an attorney who can handle such related matters is not only a practical advantage but oftentimes a necessity. Your Criminal Defense attorney must fully understand these inter-related issues in order to provide you the best defense. In sum, I am thoroughly committed to protecting my clients.


“My son is home and he is enrolled in college and doing very well. We still thank you for all of your help from the bottom of our hearts.”

– Client Testimonial after the end of a Successful Criminal Defense/Juvenile Felony matter, September 24, 2009.


I possess a potent ability to carefully choose litigation support professionals such as forensic accounting professionals, private investigators, expert witnesses, psychologists, criminal justice consultants, jury consultants, information technology and software specialists, biological forensic specialists, media consultants, and public image consultants to offer clients with cutting-edge legal representation and all the advantages they require in criminal investigations, lawsuits, appeals, and related civil lawsuits and public media relations.

“There is a reason that Ali Shahrestani is acknowledged in the elite group of, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers organization. Words that come to mind after consulting with him [are] knowledgeable, trustworthy, of high character, and down to earth. I would highly recommend him to anyone who seeks legal representation from someone who will “shoot straight,” and knows the law. I have worked with various [attorneys] professionally, and personally, and I only wish I knew of Ali sooner. He would have been the only one. You can’t go wrong seeking his counsel.”

– Client Testimonial, August 19, 2015.

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“I was surprised at how fast and efficiently Ali works. He was willing to meet and start work on my case the very day I called and we had my motion drafted and filed within two days! My legal matter was very time sensitive in nature and Ali saved me a lot of worry with the expediency of the filing. He was very clear and honest about managing my expectations regarding the timeline of my case as it moved through the court, and at the same time kept up great pressure on the D.A. and clerks to get the motion through. I can easily say that Ali went above and beyond to help me and will be my go-to attorney for all future legal concerns.”

– Criminal Defense Client Testimonial, June 4, 2017.


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