The Saffari Law Firm is a Los Angeles criminal defense practice dedicated to highly aggressive and effective client advocacy. A tireless and skilled champion, Ninaz Saffari has proven herself to be one of the top trial attorneys in L.A.
Ninaz Saffari has built an impeccable reputation as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles, and is renowned for being an extremely aggressive and effective trial lawyer. Devoting her entire career to criminal law, Ninaz SaffariÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ's law practice has been defined by taking on numerous high-profile cases. Since starting out as a Deputy Public Defender to pursuing a solo practice, she has proven herself to be a true believer who fights tirelessly for her clients. Her experience in defending thousands of clients over the last 14 years, as well as in scores of jury trials, has given her the knowledge and skill to successfully handle virtually any type of criminal case.
Since 2005, Ninaz SaffariÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs practice has focused primarily on defending adults at jury trials and juveniles in court trials in Los Angeles. She has successfully represented defendants against all types of felonies and misdemeanors, including murder, sex crimes, crimes of violence, drug offenses, domestic violence, and DUIs. Many of the clients she has successfully defended at trial were facing decades in prison or even life sentences. A number of clients were acquitted and released from jail after spending a year or more in custody. Ninaz Saffari takes great pride in defending each client with the same level of intensity, devotion, and professionalism, regardless of the charges.
Ninaz Saffari has made a name for herself in the Los Angeles legal community by taking on some of the most challenging and high-profile sex crimes cases. For example, because of her extraordinary efforts, the District AttorneyÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs Office dismissed all charges against her client Corey Stewart on the first day of trial after she proved that the two alleged rape ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂvictimsÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ had lied about their accusations. After spending 14 months in jail, Mr. Stewart walked out a free man, having established his innocence, in a case that garnered significant media attention. Ninaz Saffari has successfully defended many clients like Mr. Stewart whose cases other lawyers believed were unwinnable. She understands that a vigorous and skillful defense is particularly important in light of today'ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs Time'ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs UpÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ and ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂMe, TooÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ movements where the accuser is automatically believed over the protestations of innocence by the defendant.
One of the keys to Ninaz Saffari's outstanding case results and trial victories has been her thorough and relentless investigation of all the pertinent facts and witnesses. She is also highly skilled at arguing persuasively before both judges and juries, and is always up-to-date on legal opinions from California courts that can help her clients.
Criminal Law Experience
In light of her vast experience and knowledge, Ninaz Saffari is often consulted by other senior criminal defense attorneys who need help strategizing on their own cases, as well as by media representatives who seek comment on major breaking news stories. She has appeared numerous times on national television as a legal expert on CBS News This Morning, CNN'ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs Headline News, and the FOX News Channel.
Her successful track record attests to her commitment to staying abreast of all important legal developments and cutting-edge investigative techniques, as well as her incomparable skill at cross-examining the prosecution's witnesses, including police officers.
Educational and Professional Background
Ms. Saffari graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (the number-one public university in the U.S.) in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After working for several years as a paralegal for a major international corporate law firm in San Francisco, she pursued her dream of becoming a criminal defense attorney.
She enrolled in the prestigious Santa Clara University School of Law in Silicon Valley, California, and graduated with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 2004.
During law school, she interned with J. Tony Serra, the legendary criminal defense and civil rights attorney in San Francisco. During this internship, Ms. Saffari worked on the successful 2004 acquittal of Rick Tabish following a murder conviction in the sensational death of Las Vegas casino mogul Ted Binion.
Also during law school, Ms. Saffari worked as a Law Clerk for the San Francisco County Office of the Public Defender, under District Attorney Jeff Adachi.
Working for Mr. Serra inspired her to become an outstanding and experienced trial attorney, which is why after graduating she worked as a Deputy Public Defender with the Los Angeles Public Defender's Office. She served as a Deputy P.D. for four years, during which she conducted more than 20 jury trials and 30 juvenile adjudication hearings.
Ninaz Saffari, Esq.
5670 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1800
Los Angeles CA 90036
8am - 5pm
Spanish, Farsi, German and French
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