About the Attorney
Offering exclusive representation for discerning clients throughout California, New York, Washington, Massachusetts, and Washington DC, Attorney Ali Shahrestani accepts individual, corporate, high-stakes, and high-conflict litigation and transactional matters in Divorce & Child Custody; Education Law; Business & Contracts; and Criminal Defense.
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.
Mr. Shahrestani’s practice areas include:
Child Custody, Parenting Agreements, Community Property, Collaborative Divorce, High Conflict Divorce, Restraining Orders, Fathers’ Rights, LGTBQx Divorce, Abductions, Contempt of Court, Family Law Sanctions.
Academic Discipline, Suspensions, Expulsion, Plagiarism, Special Education, Grade Disputes, Teacher Contracts, Employment Law, School Negligence, Bullying, School Representation, Academic Freedom, related Civil Rights.
Breach of Contract, Fraud, Unfair Business Practices, Negligence, Intellectual Property, Compliance, Partnerships, Employment, Investments, Tech Startups, Small Business Law, Contracts, Commercial Real Estate.
Misdemeanors, Felonies, White Collar, Juveniles, Federal & State, Appeals, Fraud, Embezzlement, Rape, Sexual Assault, Murder, Battery, Weapons Charges, Drugs, Burglary, Theft, Robbery, School Crimes, Conspiracy.
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.
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
Awards & Honors
Nominated as Top 100 Attorneys in the State, Association of American Trial Lawyers, 2019.
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.