White Collar Crime

“Ali has all the characteristics that one needs in an attorney – but rarely finds as one package. Ali is highly intelligent and has a remarkable ability to absorb volumes of information in a very short period of time. . . He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. . . Ali Shahrestani …  certainly possesses the wily intelligence but instead finds real hope and gives it to those who need it. He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him.”

– Client/ Defendant Testimonial after Successful Investment Fraud and California Securities Violations Civil Trial, February 2, 2011.

My Criminal Defense Law practice offers discerning clients with passionate criminal defense representation for a variety of White Collar Crimes. When necessary and appropriate, I will bring together a network of outstanding third party experts to support my criminal defense efforts on behalf of my clients, including lie detection specialists, forensic accounting professionals, private investigators, forensic IT specialists, DNA evidence analysts, psychological evaluators, jury selection consultants, public media relations teams, and/or investment portfolio analysts. I aim to exclusively work with unbiased and trustworthy experts who are at the top of their field and who will conduct the necessary hard-hitting research and provide eloquent testimony for my clients in the face of stern opposition in court.

I fully appreciate the fact that mere allegations are far from substantive evidence, and just because somebody is charged with a crime does not mean they are guilty. White Collar Crimes are very serious and often garner much attention in the media. Thus, District Attorneys often pursue such crimes with particular zeal. My Criminal Defense Law practice offers thoughtful and passionate defense on behalf of White Collar clients because I understand that they stand to lose more than just their freedom.

A White Collar professional has built a strong reputation amongst a network of noteworthy colleagues, has contributed educated and unique talent to our community, and oftentimes has more than his personal family relying upon him – he is an employer and business partner whose work and life affects that of many other families. Therefore, when such a professional is wrongly accused of having committed a heinous White Collar Crime, my Criminal Defense Law practice is determined to effectively fight for his defense with all my abilities and passion for justice.

In a White Collar Criminal Defense trial, the Prosecution must prove every element of their case against the defendant, including every element of the criminal act itself and the necessary level of intent, all beyond a reasonable doubt. What makes my Criminal Defense practice unique is that I understand that a criminal defense trial is won far before the first day of trial itself – it is honed during the months of pre-trial preparation, investigations, and interviews, and in eloquent and researched pre-trial motions and pleadings focused on whittling away the Prosecution’s case point by point.

Simultaneously, I understand that what people need and appreciate in the courtroom is an attorney who is truly alive, energized, and passionate – a human being who speaks to the people and cuts through the red tape. I am a very intelligent, dynamic, persistent, and engaging litigator in the courtroom, bringing dull legal ideas to life and confronting hostile witnesses and oppositional experts with cogent questions that effectively reveal the hidden and most important truths.

I offer representation re: the following White Collar Crimes, among others:

* Bribery and Extortion
* Economic Espionage, Grand Theft
* Misappropriation, Insider Trading
* Fraud
* Embezzlement

I strongly encourage you to set up through this website an Initial Consultation appointment with me so that we can immediately begin discussing the basic facts of your case, talk about some possible legal strategies, and create a realistic budget for Attorney-Client representation.


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