Exclusive legal representation for discerning clients.

Education Law

Passionate representation for students, teachers, and private schools, like only a former teacher could.


Ali Shahrestani is a determined lawyer who likes to get his work done in an effective and efficient manner. He shows his determination by doing the right research at the right time and pulling tricks out of his sleeve when you least expect it. His drive pushes you to be more involved in your case and inspires you to keep up with him and work at his pace. His work ethic has definitely motivated me to work harder on everyday tasks too. Ali is a respectable man, he works past your expectations, and I can guarantee you will walk out of this 100% satisfied.
— Education Client, 2013


School is supposed to be a place of support, guidance, and idealism. Too often, schools fall far short of these basic goals, belying their own virtuous mottoes, foundational principles, guiding policies, and the law. When that happens, worse still many schools try to deprive their students or employees of the right to effectively challenge such injustices, even going so far as to try to force false confessions, deprive the right to legal counsel, create hostile learning and working environments, or worse, cover up egregious civil wrongs or criminal actions that occur on school property.

Schools themselves can become the victims of offensive actions at the hands of students, employees, or other schools or governmental entities. A school is a business much like any other, and as such requires legal protection and advice to ensure proper compliance with the law and defense against spurious allegations and other legal wrongs.

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.
— Education Law Client, August 2015

I offer aggressive and creative Education Law representation in disputed matters for students, teachers, and private schools from K-12 schools to colleges to graduate university programs, as well as alternative schools and trade schools.

I handle legal disputes related to School and Teacher Misconduct, Suspensions, Expulsions, Plagiarism, Bullying, School Campus Injuries and related Civil and Criminal Defense matters, Academic Freedom and Civil Rights issues, School Discrimination, Special Education, Teacher Employment Contracts, and General Counsel representation for Private Schools.

I have a unique first-hand understanding of such matters. Prior to my years of professional experience as an Education Law Attorney, I served my community as a teacher at the Middle School, High School, and University levels. I was one of 1,000 California Governor’s Teaching Fellowship recipients selected for my dedication to teaching “at-risk” youth in Continuation High Schools and under-served cities.

I am a passionate litigator when necessary as well as a dedicated negotiator focused on bringing opposing parties to the table to avoid costly and protracted courtroom battles.

The level of service I received from Ali Shahrestani was simply outstanding. From our initial consultation, to our phone and e-mail communication, to our finished work product, he remained focused and professionally engaged. Most impressive was his ability to see the big picture, while helping me focus on the details that were most relevant to my situation. Ali knew exactly how to tailor our work product for the audience it was intended for. Ali showed passion for his work and respect for me as a client. I highly recommend Ali Shahrestani to anyone seeking legal counsel.
— Education/ Employment Law Client, May 2015

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. is a top rated education lawyer offering aggressive legal representation for students, teachers, and schools in CA, NY, MA, DC, and WA.

About the Attorney

Offering exclusive representation for discerning clients throughout CA, NY, MA, DC, and WA, 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.


Consult with the attorney today.

Mr. Shahrestani welcomes you to set-up an Initial Consultation during which you’ll discuss your case and a possible legal strategy that will seek to optimize your case’s strengths and work through its weaknesses. Mr. Shahrestani focuses on giving you the most aggressive and creative legal representation available, working hard to perform all the necessary tasks to help maximize your chances of success, while seeking to keep costs and fees affordable.