"The only way to do great work is to love what you do" Steve Jobs
I aim to live a life of meaning. I am motivated by doing what is right and what is fair. And I believe in following your passion – in work and in life. I only work on the areas of law that I am passionate about. My personal experiences and hardships have groomed me to be the lawyer that I am today.
Genuine partnerships are best formed through consistent updates and clear-cut explanations. So, know that at my firm, you’re always in on the plan and the strategy behind it. Being a good attorney is as much about your ability to explain the law to your clients as it is about implementing the legal process in court. Therefore, I make thorough explanations a top priority. Client education is simply the first step to success.
As a child of an immigrant family, my experience has motivated me to have a unique appreciation for what an immigration status in this country mean. I understand that such status is not just an Alien Number. It's the livelihood of an entire family tree. I still remember the night when our plane landed in Sacramento International Airport and I walked for the first time on U.S. ground.
As a person who at the age of 19 was wrongly charged, convicted, and imprisoned, I have a unique appreciation for freedom and fighting for those accused of wrong doing by our criminal justice system. In my opinion it is time for criminal justice reform. I believe that no one is perfect but most people are good and that people should not be judged only by their worst or weakest moments. I have seen with my own eyes how Lady justice is sometimes too blind. I love the ability to give a voice to the accused, and the responsibility of protecting their rights. It is not my job to judge anyone, it is my job to defend their rights. I may not always agree with my client's actions but I always agree with their rights to a fair day day in court and their fair chance to equal access to justice.
As a business owner & operator of businesses for over two decades, I understand that your business is the means by which you provide for your family; in some cases, your entire saving in past and for future.
I believe in giving back to the community and helping the next generation overcome their obstacles. I have been invited to speak to various schools, seminars, and stay active in community outreach programs. I believe in being a gate opener, NOT a gate keeper. I am also very active in Criminal Justice Reform measures. I am the founder of Virginia Criminal Justice Reform PAC and sit on various committees dealing with reform of our criminal justice system.
District of Columbia
Commonwealth of Virginia
Eastern District court of Virginia
Top tier lawyers by Oxford Heritage Trial Academy Institute
Top tier American Trial Academy
Top 100 by National Trial Lawyers
Top 10 Defense attorney award from Attorney and Practice Magazine
Top 10 client satisfaction award from American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Top 10 client satisfaction award from American Institute of DUI/DWI Law Attorneys
National College for DUI Defense
Top 10 award from American Jurist Institute
Avvo five star rated for client satisfaction
Justice Advisory Council
Executive member of NOVABAA
Liaison for NOVABAA and NAACP
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyer's Association
Iranian American Lawyer's Association
Virginia Trial Advocacy Association
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Fairfax County Bar Association
Arlington County Bar Association
Loudoun County Bar Association
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