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The Los Angeles Defense Attorney Law Firm is a Los Angeles criminal defense practice dedicated to providing aggressive and effective client advocacy. Since 2005, managing attorney Ninaz Saffari has proven herself to be one of the top trial attorneys in L.A., having tried more than 60 cases with outstanding results. She is a tireless and skilled champion who fights relentlessly for the rights of her clients. Our practice covers all types of felony and misdemeanor charges, ranging from DUI’s, domestic violence, drug offenses, theft & fraud crimes, sex crimes, crimes of violence, to murder.
Renowned for successfully defending many high-profile cases, The Los Angeles Defense Attorney Law Firm is committed to providing clients with outstanding representation. Ms. Saffari’s extraordinary track record, dedication to excellence, and incomparable trial advocacy skills has resulted in her clients receiving dismissals, highly favorable plea agreements, or outright acquittals.
Led by veteran criminal defense trial attorney and former Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender Ninaz Saffari, the Los Angeles Defense Attorney Law Firm aggressively fights every type of criminal case – from DUIs and misdemeanors up to major felonies, including drug trafficking, sex offenses, and murder. Ninaz has personally taken more than sixty (60) criminal cases all the way through trial with outstanding results. (She has a perfect five-star average rating on Avvo, and has appeared numerous times on national/network television as a legal expert.)
Although Ninaz personally handles every case (as she has done since 2005, including working four years as a public defender), the Los Angeles Defense Attorney Law Firm works closely with several top-ranked, highly skilled private investigators (including former law enforcement agents) to uncover every possible piece of exculpatory evidence (evidence that can mitigate the charges against you, or even fully exonerate you). We will interview every single potential witness, and obtain each and every relevant document and evidentiary item in the preparation of your defense. If necessary and possible, we will go to the alleged crime scene and recreate the entire incident from scratch with our expert witnesses and professional consultants. We will leave absolutely no stone unturned to fight your case.
Our firm also works with a small network of other renowned specialists in their field. For example, if you are facing drug or alcohol-related charges and need immediate inpatient treatment, our placement counselor can find the program that’s perfect for you. Or if you’re dealing with immigration or professional-licensing complications because of your case, we will bring those specialized attorneys on board as well. Regardless of your needs, our firm will provide a thorough and comprehensive defense and representation strategy.
Many cases, particularly those that go to trial, are won or lost based on the expert witnesses each side presents. Our firm’s expert witnesses are always the best in their respective fields, and are carefully vetted and selected based on their incomparable expertise and impeccable reputations. In other words, we only use such experts to testify at trial (or at the preliminary hearing, for felony prosecutions) if they truly believe in and can provide unimpeachable support for our clients based on the evidence. In other words, we will never risk our professional reputation by putting on so-called experts who will testify in a certain manner simply because it would help our client’s defense.
According to the California State Bar, the most common complaint made against private attorneys, particularly criminal defense counsel, is poor or even non-existent communication with clients. We’ve heard this same complaint literally hundreds of times over the years from prospective new clients who were dissatisfied and frustrated by their former lawyer’s lack of responsiveness.
You will never have that problem with the Los Angeles Defense Attorney Law Firm (nor have we ever had it) because we always remain in close contact with our clients, as well as with our clients’ family members and other authorized representatives. For example, managing attorney Ninaz Saffari always gives out her personal cell phone number to every one of her clients, who can then reach her anytime. She also virtually never takes more than one day to return calls.
Or, if you’re in custody, she will always carve out time to visit you, regardless of where you’re incarcerated, as many times as necessary to allow her to thoroughly prepare your defense. In fact, Ninaz will often remain in touch with some of her clients and their family members – particularly those clients whose lives she has figuratively saved – for years after their cases are concluded because they are so grateful for what she did for them. Nothing gives her a greater thrill than seeing her former clients go on to lead happy and productive lives.
Client Faced Double Life Sentences,Freed on First Day of Trial:
"Because of Ninaz. I have a second chance at life." - Corey Stewart
The Los Angeles Defense Attorney Law Firm turns away almost as many prospective new clients as we take on for two simple reasons. First, we only represent those clients whom we truly believe we can help – in other words, those whose legal situations we are convinced we can fight.
Second, and perhaps more importantly, we want to be able to devote as much time, energy, and resources as possible for those clients we do accept. Some of these cases require dozens of court appearances, numerous motions, extensive in-depth investigation, scientific testing, intensive document review, and months of trial preparation. For example, Ninaz is currently defending a murder case involving multiple shooting victims that has been going on for over a year and that has consistently required monthly hearings. This drawn-out process is largely due to the fact that the client’s previous private attorney failed to do any scientific testing or an in-depth investigation, either of which could ultimately clear the client. By contrast, Ninaz attended no less than three hearings at the Long Beach Superior Court before finally obtaining the presiding judge’s permission to have certain items tested for gunshot residue.
We also take great care to ensure that our case load is such that we never have to seek pointless continuances, which is another major problem we see in many, if not most, of our clients who were previously represented by other lawyers. On the contrary, we always try to push the case forward as aggressively and diligently as possible, including and especially towards trial. As a result, we have earned a reputation with judges, prosecutors and even other defense attorneys as a firm that never bluffs – so if we say we’re willing to go trial, then that’s exactly what we will push for. Each time and every time.
Another advantage of having a lighter case load is that our prospective new clients won’t have to suffer the frustration of meeting with a firm’s top lawyer, only to be subsequently pawned off to some junior associate with little experience. This is a problem at virtually every “big name” criminal defense firm in Los Angeles – the “star” attorney will reel you in and “close” you, but that will be the last time you ever see him or her again. This bait-and-switch ploy will never happen at our firm, where Ninaz personally handles each and every case, down to the last detail, from beginning to end.
Fewer clients allows us to maintain our outstanding case results and impeccable reputation, which speak for themselves.
College or high school students considering law school often ask Ninaz for advice about entering the legal profession. Her response is always the same: “If you want to become a lawyer just to make money, then do something else because there are much easier ways to earn a living. But if you truly want to help people, then by all means you should consider pursuing a career as an attorney.”
Ninaz has been a true believer in every sense of the term long before she even started law school. This burning desire to help others, particularly underdogs whose civil and criminal rights have been violated by the powers-that-be, was instilled in her early on.
Every so often, someone asks her, “How can you sleep at night knowing that you’re defending criminals?”
To which she responds with her own question: “Do you enjoy living in a free society where you are guaranteed personal freedoms and civil rights? Where you are automatically entitled to certain guaranties of liberty, such as the right to be tried by a jury of your peers, and the right to a hearing before an impartial judge to determine if there was sufficient probable cause to justify your arrest or to ensure that the search warrant was even valid in the first place? Are you grateful that you live in a country where the police can’t just arrest you and throw you in jail for months or even years without any hearing or trial? Where if you are wrongly convicted, you have a fair appeals process to fall back on?”
Inevitably, the other party replies to all of the above, “Well, of course I do.” As Ninaz explains, “Well, who do you think ensures that those due process rights are guaranteed? That those individual liberties are protected?”
The answer: criminal defense attorneys. We form a thin but powerful line between you and the government to ensure that our system of checks and balances are strictly followed. At the Los Angeles Defense Attorney Law Firm, we believe that our job is to protect the integrity of the criminal justice system – to force the police and prosecutors to do their jobs properly and legally. To ensure that they follow the rules of evidence and procedure, and that the ends should never justify the means.
This is why we fight. This is why we believe. This is who we are.
Part of being a true believer – i.e., a tough advocate of, and tireless warrior for, a fair and equal legal system – includes our refusal to represent or defend in any way whatsoever someone who is either a police informant or who intends on becoming one. Ninaz Saffari has never once served as defense counsel to any such individual who trades his or her own freedom for that of another (or simply for money or other benefits), regardless of whether the latter was a criminal or not.
At our firm, we believe that such testimony is not only inherently unreliable and unbelievable but automatically lends itself to police and prosecutorial corruption, including the subornation of perjury and illegal manufacturing of evidence – from both law enforcement personnel and the informant him/herself.
Ninaz learned this philosophy early on in her career path when she clerked during law school for one of the most famous criminal and civil rights attorneys in the history of the United States – the legendary J. Tony Serra, who believed that the ubiquitous use of informants, particularly at the federal level, has seriously undermined the integrity of America’s criminal justice system.
So if you’re thinking of flipping, please look somewhere else.
Practicing criminal defense law has proven to be the most rewarding experience in my life, and I could never imagine doing anything else. I can’t think of a better way for me to help people than doing what I’ve been doing for the last fifteen years. One of the driving factors in my career has been the fact that I always see the good in people. I always believe that my clients are deserving of hope, and that’s it’s my job not only to protect them from a flawed prosecution, but to help them get another chance in life.
I don’t make moral judgments about my clients; nor do I ever talk down to them. I prefer to explain the facts of the case and their legal predicament in as straightforward a manner as possible. I try to manage expectations, never promise more than what I know I can deliver, and usually seek to work closely with the client and his/her family members in preparing the defense. In my experience, keeping in close touch with the client’s family is always critical, particularly when the client is incarcerated – not just for the defense but for the client and family’s peace of mind. When I’m hired, my client and his/her family members are often going through the most traumatic time in their entire lives, so I appreciate their need to be updated of every step in what is often a long, complicated, and confusing process.
Family counselor is only one of the hats I wear during the course of my practice, but it is certainly one of the most important. I’ve seen firsthand the destruction of many families when the primary breadwinner is imprisoned or, in some cases, even deported. Prison destroys families, so I am acutely aware of the tremendous faith and trust my clients and their relatives place in me. This is why I fight so hard – each and every time, without exception.
In every single one of the sixty-plus criminal trials I’ve completed since 2005, I’ve felt that it’s our legal system that’s on trial as much as my client. My role is to ensure that throughout every step of the police investigation and prosecution, my client’s rights have not been trampled upon and that he or she has received every possible protection afforded by our legal system. I firmly believe that our legal system is the best in the world for the sole reason that these rights are provided to anyone who is accused of committing a crime, regardless of its nature and regardless of the client. So I see myself as fighting for the system, and never against it.
And maybe that’s why I’ve enjoyed so much extraordinary success over the last decade-and-a-half. The fact that most of my new clients are referrals from previous clients, or even from other attorneys who know what I can do, is a testament to this exemplary track record.
The first thing PNCs (prospective new clients) notice when they first speak with Ninaz is how much more information she provides than her competitors. She understands that for most people, the criminal process is terrifying and alien; therefore, she always takes extra time to patiently explain it in easily understandable layman’s terms. (The fact that she speaks Spanish proficiently enables her to communicate particularly well with her Latino clients and their family members.) By the end of the initial telephone call or meeting, the PNCs (and any spouses or relatives with them) are almost always left with the belief that Ninaz is more knowledgeable, experienced, and patient than her peers.
The second thing potential new clients realize is that Ninaz doesn’t give a hard-sell sales pitch, unlike the vast majority of big-name firms whose primary objective is closing the clients and getting their money at the conclusion of the first in-person meeting or even over the initial telephone consultation. These other defense attorneys often make outrageous or even blatantly false promises, such as their representation that they will be able to get the case dismissed at the preliminary hearing. Or these lawyers make ridiculous assertions such as about their supposedly close relationship with the judge or prosecutor, thereby implying that they can somehow sway the prosecution in their favor. So if the lawyer you interview tells you something that sounds too good to be true, then it virtually always is.
Such misrepresentations are not only patently untrue but inherently unethical. Ninaz doesn’t need to resort to such shameless tactics. She doesn’t have numerous offices all over LA County or even the state, or many lawyers and staff, that require a huge monthly overhead. She doesn’t have billboards overlooking freeways or late-night TV commercials. As a consequence, she enjoys the luxury of selecting only those cases in which she believes she can have the most positive impact, and in which she can invest the maximum amount of time and effort.
So instead of employing slick pressure tactics, Ninaz prefers to plainly lay out the facts, the law, and potential defense strategies in such a manner that even the most unfamiliar individual will know what to expect as the case progresses. She summarizes the outcomes she’s achieved in similar cases, but never as a prediction or guarantee as to what will happen in the PNC’s own situation (which would also be unethical). Ninaz understands that the more information a client and his/her family have, the less anxious and fearful they will be as to what lays ahead.
Then, after hiring her, the first thing new clients notice about Ninaz is how communicative and responsive she is to them. Unless she is in court or asleep, she promptly returns most messages within several hours. Rarely do clients of big-name firms enjoy such near-immediate feedback.
The second thing new clients notice after they hire her is how well prepared and thorough she is at each and every court hearing. She personally attends these hearings, and prepares and argues her own motions – something her big-name peers rarely do. And she always thoroughly understands the particular law or laws at issue, and conducts her own legal research in preparing for each hearing.
At preliminary hearings (again, held only in felony cases), wherein the District Attorney’s Office seeks to convince the superior court judge that there is sufficient evidence to proceed to trial, Ninaz takes a different tact than many of her peers. After having completed many hundreds of these hearings, she understands that the prelim (as it’s commonly referred to) is a mini-trial (with witnesses, cross-examination, presentation of evidence, etc.) that forces the prosecution to reveal its hand and allows the defense to keep its own cards close to the vest. Ninaz also understands that prelims are very difficult to win (and is always upfront with her PNC’s about this reality), so will often reserve her most powerful exculpatory evidence in preparation of trial. (Nevertheless, she has experienced considerable success at prelims, including having potential-life-sentence cases dismissed outright at that stage.)
Finally, unlike many if not most of her contemporaries, Ninaz will often put her clients to testify on their own behalf at trial. She understands that juries want to hear directly from the client about what did or did not happen. In other words, in many cases Ninaz will not simply limit her defense to attacking the prosecution’s witnesses and evidence, but will let her client tell their side of the story in their own words. Juries always want a complete picture of the events at issue before deliberating, and so whenever possible, she will try to make that happen.
But it’s in front of a jury at trial where Ninaz truly shines, and where she has enjoyed her greatest successes. When was the last time you heard of a big-name lawyer actually going through a complete jury trial? Hands down, she is one of the absolute finest trial lawyers in LA County. Trials are what she has wanted to do since her first year in law school, and trials are what she has done since she started her first day with the Public Defender’s Office in DTLA.
In contrast to many of her contemporaries, Ninaz prefers to diligently push most of her cases towards trial, particularly if her client is in custody. She often takes new clients who have been sitting in jail for months because their previous counsel simply continued the case for no apparent reason (aside from continuing to receive payments in the meantime).
After so many trials, Ninaz has also become highly skilled at voir dire (jury selection), particularly in choosing open-minded, fair, and impartial individuals who will overlook even their own preconceived notions in determining the fate of her client. Because she has personally practiced so extensively in every major courthouse in the county (from Lancaster to Long Beach, though largely in downtown LA), she is intimately familiar with the potential jury pools in each area. Part of this insight is derived from her post-trial efforts to speak with interested jurors in order to better understand what swayed them in her client’s favor. It is these kinds of extraordinary efforts that further distinguish Ninaz from her competitors. She also rarely takes a case outside of the county, which has deepened her knowledge and familiarity with the judges and jury pools in these courthouse.
Once the final jury is impaneled (twelve jurors plus two alternates), Ninaz quickly earns the respect of the jury by launching into her opening statement where, in general, she matter-of-factly explains why her client is innocent and/or why the prosecution’s evidence falls woefully short of establishing guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. She understands that juries will usually make up their mind as to the defendant’s guilt or innocence at the conclusion of the opening statement, and therefore accords it the appropriate attention and seriousness.
Further, she never makes promises to the jury unless she knows she can fulfill them in presenting her defense, and takes careful note of all such promises made by her opposing counsel. She knows that a trial lawyer – whether a prosecutor or defender – who fails to present promised evidence will be taken to task during jury deliberations.
And within the context of a trial (and also at a preliminary hearing), Ninaz’s sharply honed cross-examination skills come into laser-focus. Aided by a keen memory, an ability to think fast on her feet, and many months of exhaustive preparation, she is able to dissect, challenge, and contradict every pertinent inconsistency, inaccuracy, and falsehood uttered by the prosecution’s witnesses. This particularly applies to police officers and detectives, whose recollections and sworn statements on the stand often differ significantly from those at the prelim and in their various written reports.
Few of Ninaz’s contemporaries are as accomplished as she is when it comes to closing arguments. This is where the fruits of her many months (or even years) of labor are finally borne. This is her opportunity to systematically, thoroughly, and convincingly attack every piece of questionable evidence presented by the DA’s Office. This is her time to highlight the glaring deficiencies in the statements made by the police and prosecution witnesses, including the DA’s own experts. And, of course, it’s her chance to summarize all of her client’s own exculpatory evidence.
Nothing exhilarates Ninaz more than obtaining a not-guilty verdict and, in particular, seeing clients who literally haven’t seen the sun or breathed fresh air for months be finally set free. To ultimately see her clients reunited with their families and ready to begin or resume productive lives is what drives her. This is her inspiration. This is her passion.
And in instances where there is a hung verdict and the prosecutor sets a new trial date, Ninaz immediately begins preparing anew – but this time armed with all the evidence and transcripts from the entire first trial (and, if applicable, prelim).
Sage advice from the late Lucchese crime family associate Jimmy “the Gent” Burke (played by Robert DeNiro in the 1990 film Goodfellas) – advice we recommend you follow if and when you are stopped by police for any reason. As a matter of California law, when you are questioned by a police officer, sheriff’s deputy, CHP patrolman, DA’s Office investigator, or any other law enforcement official, you are only required to provide the following two items of information:
That’s it. If the police press you for additional information about yourself or whatever you are doing at the time, tell them this:
“On the advice of my attorney, I respectfully decline to answer, and hereby invoke my lawful right not to answer, based on the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.”
It is absolutely critical that you not say anything to the police when you are questioned because, as the famous Miranda warning goes, anything you say can and will be used against you in court. All of your statements will go into the police report, and you can rest assured that the police officer will testify against you as to what you said.
Keeping your mouth shut also ensures that the police won’t be able to falsify any statements that they will later use against you. And always keep this in mind: you will never be able to talk yourself out of trouble, much less an arrest. In other words, the more incriminating statements you give to the police, the more difficult you make it for your attorney to adequately defend you.
Similarly, if the police attempt to search your person, vehicle, residence, or any other place or thing without a search warrant and seek your permission to do so, respond as follows:
“On the advice of my attorney, I respectfully deny you permission to search me/my vehicle/my home, and hereby invoke my lawful right to refuse permission based on the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.”
Without a valid search warrant, the police – in the absence of probable cause – need your express permission to search your vehicle or residence. This also applies to a search of your person where, if lacking reasonable suspicion, the police need your explicit consent to conduct a lawful search.
Additionally, as discussed above, if the police try to further question you at the station (or even on the way there), simply repeat your lawful right not to answer under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Then add the following:
“I also hereby respectfully invoke my rights under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution to contact my attorney and make my phone call.”
Once you assert these rights, the police have no choice but to stop questioning you. Ideally, you would have an attorney on retainer so that you can also provide the investigating detective or officer with your lawyer’s contact information. If you already have the Los Angeles Defense Attorney Law Firm on retainer, you would simply show them this [digital business card]:
At the Los Angeles Defense Attorney Law Firm, we always take offense when people dismiss these liberties as mere technicalities. On the contrary, these are the most fundamental freedoms we enjoy in the United States, and particularly in California, where one’s federal Constitutional rights are further strengthened by the state’s own Constitution. It is these very same black-letter civil rights that motivated the colonists to fight the American Revolution against their British oppressors, and which were codified as basic human rights in the federal Constitution. It is these very freedoms which form the basis of our democracy.
Ninaz was able to make me feel comfortable and confident about the legal system and walked me through the possible outcomes of the trial/case. I was a victim of domestic abuse from my spouse and I felt that I needed my own lawyer in advising me through the process of a possible trial. When a subpoena was sent to me she advised me what to do and I felt I could reach her anytime no matter what questions I had for her. Knowing that I had her help and knowledge made me feel secure that I was doing the right thing and I was happy in the end. It is unusual for a victim to seek legal advise but since I did not experience DV anytime in my life, I needed her help to walk me through the legal process. I highly recommend her service. She not only makes you feel comfortable but she is very competent and experienced to pretty much any kind of situation/scenario. I feel very lucky to know her. Thank you Ninaz for all your help!
Ms. Saffaris persistence and negotiations with the DA helped get a very serious charge reduced. I am certain that if it wasn't for her determination and experience I would have gotten a far more grave charge. My family and I will forever be grateful for having this very experienced lawyer on our defense. I highly recommend her.
I would just like to start of by saying the past 3 months were the scariest, most stressful of my life. I don’t want to imagine where I would be right now with out Ms Ninaz Safari. The DA strongly fought for me to serve 6 years in State Prison but Ninaz never gave up on me, even when I did. Her professionalism and determination is flawless and after a few attempts she finally struck a deal. Without her experience and pervious knowledge of the DA and courthouse it would have been a losing battle. Nina got the DA to drop the prison time. My family and I are so thankful to have a strong amazing Attorney on my side.
I selected Ninaz Saffari from dozens of Los Angeles area criminal defense Attorneys after researching Attorneys for three days. I was very impressed by the comments from current and former clients about her dedication and professionalism. As a High School Teacher for 15 years I was devastated to be falsely accused of inappropriate conduct with students. I had absolutely no idea how to proceed or what to do next. Ninaz’s demeanor and professionalism as she explained the legal process to me immediately put me at ease as to what to expect. I retained her services right away and followed her instructions to the letter. Five months later our City Attorney Hearing went extremely well and resulted in no charges being filed and the matter was dropped. This was by far the most difficult time of my life and I am very grateful to Ninaz Saffari for her excellent representation. I strongly encourage anyone facing criminal charges to meet with her so that they can begin the process of feeling better and resolving their case.
Being arrested is absolutely horrifying. Period. Mine was an under-the-influence drug charge in California, the circumstances of which were too embarrassing to ask friends or family for assistance. Instead, I took to the internet. For several days I visited many law firm sites, reviewed video clips, and read all the great things that would happen if I chose their services. But I was afraid to make a decision. Too many horror stories of lawyers who would take large retainers and disappear, rarely call people back, not show up for court, etc. I knew that once I made the investment, I wouldn't be able to walk away and hire another. One late night around 10:30 I decided to pick the five I liked the best. I sent emails requesting to be contacted. Just minutes later, Neil from Shouse Law Group called me. I was so impressed with our conversation and, even though I struggled with the thought of going with the very first firm I spoke with, I followed my instinct and went for it. Ninaz was assigned to my case and, in retrospect, my instincts served me well. All of reviews here are totally on point. Ninaz is personable, compassionate, knowledgeable of the law and, probably most important, she knows the turf and those who play on it. Her relentless, aggressive style used when fighting for me paid off and, although I hope that I never have to use her again, I will definitely refer anyone I know looking for a top-notch defense attorney. Thank you so much, Ninaz, and may you have continued success!
Ninaz Saffari is a highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced attorney. She rigorously protected my rights, showed facts that proved my innocence, and the case against me was dismissed. I highly recommend Ninaz Saffari!
Ninaz is absolutely brilliant. She is a walking proof that having an attorney who has a close working relationship with the District Attorney can SAVE YOUR LIFE. Without her I would have had a FELONY (shoplifting) charge on my record. And she managed to get all the charged DISMISSED and keep my record clean. She is extremely knowledgeable and she knows when to push and when to be patient. She is highly respected by the District Attorneys as well as the judges. I consider myself very fortunate to have found Ninaz. I can not thank her enough for all she did for me. She saved my future!
Responded to every text or call I had promptly, kept me updated on the case throughout. Outlined all possible scenarios at all steps in the case and helped me to make the best decision possible at every juncture. She fought very aggressively for me and the results were phenomenal, I was amazed at the work she did. Undoubtedly worth every penny and then some of what I paid for legal services. Would highly recommend her as a criminal attorney. Thank you Ninaz!!!
My bother got charged with sexual battery and she got the case dismissed. She always returned my calls even on evenings and weekends. We always worked on a strategy to help my bother with his case. She was aggressive and determined to get my bother the best solution to his case. Ninaz stood up to the judge and got us the best solution to our problem. She is by far the best lawyer I ever worked with. I will recommend her to everyone.
My logic snapped more in place in here presence. Never failing to give her undivided attention to me, she took hold of my concerns and realigned them into practical next steps. Her presence warmly resonated expertise and strong authority. A balance I highly appreciated and respected. I am confident that I made the right decision, evident by her successful direction. An outcome that honored the law with disciplined respect and favor; simultaneously relieving the situation that I was greatly pleased with
Our son was charged with extreme charges such as 10 counts of rape and 1 kidnap charge. Ninaz work ethics were beyond imagination, she was very determined and fought for our son's innocence. All her court sessions were amazing, she was very honest and always kept her word. She was also very attentive to our needs as a family as we were going through a very hard time in our lives. Our son was set free after six months of jail time and formal probation including taking classes based on false accusations. We are forever grateful and appreciative of all her hard work, effort and dedication she put towards this case. Thank you Ninaz!
If you're reading this, you're in trouble! I thought I could handle it myself and researched days, weeks, months only to find a few glimmers of hope to use in my defense. Ninaz found these and more within a few hours of reading my file. She also possess' another rare trait, she is fearless of the prosecution and unafraid to fight for your right to a fair trial. Other attorneys may promise this, however not all are so willing, almost eager to point out when the other side is not exactly playing fair. In my particular case, discovery of a particular report took close to 5 months!!! Ninaz fought for me and my case has been dismissed! Thank you Ninaz and Shouse staff!
Ms Saffari provided me with excellent advice and counseling throughout the entire year in which she represented me. She was very responsive and provided much more in depth knowledge in the areas of law concerned, as well as showing extensive knowledge of the courts and justice system, which proved critical to my situation. I have no reservations in highly recommending her to anyone I know personally.
Being arrested can be a scary ordeal and finding someone that would understand you and your position is important to a successful trial. Ninaz was very approachable, understanding and put me at ease even at the worst time of the entire situation. If you need someone that is going to go above and beyond; she is someone you can rely on to provide service excellence!
I highly recommend my defense attorney Ninaz Saffari. I was charged with domestic violence crimes against my wife which I did not commit. I would have been convicted had my dad not found the Shouse Law Group. Ninaz and Mark Russ were instrumental in defending me and ultimately my life. I was found not guilty on all charges thanks to their hard work and dedication. Thank you for giving me my life back!
I do not know how to put into words the gratitude I have for Mrs. Shaffari. I was a victim of a violent crime, however, due to a sophisticated suspect and an unconscionable and deficient investigation, I was arrested for that crime. I have worked in law for over 17 years and never thought I would find myself thrown over to the other side of the fence. I was confused, frightened, traumatized and victimized again, and knew I had to find someone who would not only fight for my freedom, but for justice. My first complimentary consultation lasted over 3 hours and Mrs. Shaffari listened intently to every word. I knew from that first meeting, she was the right attorney for me. Mrs. Shaffari has proven herself to be fierce and knowledgeable and the confidence I have with her on my side is invaluable. Mrs. Shaffari is always available and I am constantly amazed when I get a phone call, email or text message from her on the weekends or after hours. I have also spent more the one late night at her office working on my case without ever feeling rushed or burdensome. If you are looking for an attorney who will fight for you and who will fearlessly take on the District Attorney’s Office with impeccable dedication to your case, she is your choice.
Ninaz was not only a great professional. She understood my problem, she was sensitive and supportive about the process. I couldn't choose better. Every time replying my questions, and making sure everything was on track and ready. I had my case dismissed and was all her job. I recommend her as a professional and person. If you're In trouble youre gonna need a person who can be in you're shoes, to understand you, without judging and being sensitive. I'm an immigrant and you can imagine how difficult can be being alone and unprotected. She's amazing. Thanks Ninaz! I hope I do not need your services again. But just in case I'll keep your contact because you're THE BEST
This team of awesome lawyer did an amazing job for me when I thought my life was over they helped me to a fair honest case. I must say that k you to Nina safari And mark for really getting it in the judges head I'm a good kid just struggling in life thank you for your help.. Cody
In 2013 I was charged with two major felonies facing two life sentences. Ninaz was the third lawyer I hired. The other two failed me miserably. She took my case and immediately I felt confident that I would have a fighting chance. She got both cases dropped. 15 in county jail for something I didn't do! Thanks to my guardian angel Ninaz Safari I am a free man today remarried and enjoying a second chance ! Thank you Ninaz for your professional and personal attention you gave me and my family. Corey S.
I found myself facing one of the most grave arrests I could have ever imagined. Ninaz was never phased by the gravity of the potential charge. I retained her instantly and it was the best thing I could have done. Having never been in this kind of situation before I was disillusioned and thought the system should afford me certain protections. From the onset she showed this combat veteran that this isn't the time to wait for protection and feel sorry for yourself. This is the time to fight for yourself. No matter the circumstance once you are now in the "system" you have to fight the system on its turf. She help me get my mind right. She helped me gather all of the pertinent facts from our side and ensured they got into the hands of the detectives and on to the DA with the police report. Her swift, steady, and bold actions lead to a DA refusal and no charges filed. If it wasn't for her assertiveness, knowledge of the law, and drive to fight I am convinced I would have let them bring the fight to me and then try and defend myself. That would have been a grave mistake and I am sure my ordeal would have been much worse. If you find yourself in need of criminal defense you need to retain Ninaz Saffari as soon as you possibly can. While the process can be lengthy and seem overwhelming time is not on your side. The earlier you get a knowledgeable, respected attorney like Ninaz on your side the better your chances of the most favorable outcome possible given the facts. Ninaz I am forever grateful for what you did for me during what was for me the most horrific situation I could have ever imagined becoming a part of. Thank You!!!
I had the honor of accompanying my very close friend to hearings and a two-week trial for her son who was wrongfully accused of a criminal offense. Prior to the trial, Ms Saffari was always available, extremely confident, compassionate, and trust worthy These attributes carried over to her trial work where we were able to witness the true scope of her skills, knowledge, and technique. She is an excellent litigator and a fine human being. I highly recommend Ms. Ninas Saffari should you find yourself in need of an excellent defense attorney.
As a parent of and innocently accused son, it was imperative to find an experienced criminal defense attorney. After going through attorney's who were overwhelmed with my son's case, we found Ninaz Saffari at Shouse Law Goup and they were indeed a godsend. This was a totally unexpected and traumatic event in our families lives. I have to say Ninaz was exceptionally polished and professional, my son was facing two life sentences for a crime he did not commit. Ninaz and her team went to work immediately, reviewing my son's case and offering legal options and more specifically, solutions to assist in my son's defense. Ninaz was not only able to effectively defend my son's case, but all charges were dismissed. We as family never felt more relieved and grateful and ecstatic at the same time. I would highly recommend Ninaz, and her assistant Mark Ross and the entire Shouse Law Group to any family in need of experienced, knowledgeable attorney. When you or a loved one don't know who to turn to, I cannot stress enough the necessity of an attorney who can not only assist but genuinely cares for you as a client. She was relentless in work ethic and highly skilled in her legal skills, she is the kind of an attorney who knows how the legal system works and what actions to take to fully defend her clients. As a parent you cannot ask of more than that in a criminal defense attorney, I know she is one of the best! I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an exceptional criminal defense attorney!
Ninaz helped me out of very tough situation, and it was her negotiating with the prosecutor which saved me. She was confident and tenacious, was very impressed. The charge was completely dropped thanks to Ninaz. Highly recommended.
Ninaz Saffari is a genuine class act. I count myself as extremely fortunate to have had the good fortune of having her represent me as my criminal defense attorney. To say that our justice system is overwhelming and intimidating would be the understatement of a lifetime. Having this be my first experience with being charged as a “criminal” I would have been lost, and most likely convicted of the five charges that I was faced with and these charges would have had a minimum of 9 years in state prison. So, needless to say not only did Ninaz bring me confidence, but more importantly comfort during what has been one of the most stressful periods of my life. Mrs. Saffari was always extremely approachable and compassionate. She thoroughly reviewed my situation and worked very closely with the District Attorney to get 4 of my charges dropped and the remaining one brought down to a misdemeanor. Her professionalism is evident when you see how the District Attorney’s and judges alike equally respect and listen to her. As a human being she is exceptional, she did a fair amount of hand holding and explaining the various procedures with me and never once did I feel rushed, patronized or condescended to. Hopefully I will never need Mrs. Saffari’s legal services again, but I will always count her as a dear friend. If you find yourself in a precarious criminal legal situation you would be doing yourself a grave injustice by not hiring Ninaz Saffari as your legal counsel.
Ninaz made me feel comfortable, I interviewed a few lawyers, and there was no comparison. Here are a few highlights of an overall A+ lawyer. Her depth of knowledge in the fields we needed was spot on. She knows the right people, extremely responsive. Her track record is excellent. I was lucky to work with her!
If you are in trouble and you are nesd first class representation call Ninaz. I retained her to represent me in a criminal case and she is now my full time counsel. Sharp as a sword, fearless as a lion, beautiful as a lotus flower. A deadly combination.
In March 2014, I was convicted of four different criminal accounts. Ninaz Saffari and her Team did an excellent job on my case. Ninaz was able to get all of the charges dropped. She is a very tough and professional Lawyer. Ninaz was very determined to win my case, she also went to the DMV hearing so that I could get my License back and proceed on getting my commercial drivers license. Thank You, Ninaz and Mark Russ for all of your hard work and dedication.
In March 2014, I was convicted of four different criminal accounts. Ninaz Saffari and her Team did an excellent job on my case. Ninaz was able to get all of the charges dropped. She is a very tough and professional Lawyer. Ninaz was very determined to win my case, she also went to the DMV hearing so that I could get my License back and proceed on getting my commercial drivers license. Thank You, Ninaz and Mark Russ for all of your hard work and dedication.
I wanna thank attorney Ninaz Saffari for helping me out on my case. She is very professional and very educated person. I will definitely recommend her to any person looking for an attorney. I also wanna thank all her assistants they keep you informed and updated of your case. Ninaz Saffari your the best thank you for all your help best wishes.
My Attorney Ninaz Saffari saved my life. I spent most of my life in prison with a criminal record spanning from juvenile to adulthood. I was criminally profiled by the LAPD due to my criminal past for a crime I did not commit. Facing 26 years for a double robbery going through 4 different lawyers all of whom had no backbone, I was referred to Attorney Saffari as a fighter in the court room. I walked out of court a free man due to this attornies hard work and know how. I have trusted my life in the work. Note: first charged with double robbery. Plead out to an Felony receiving stolen property, summary probation, one year in jail time served. I could of won at trial but the deal was good and my family didn’t want a trial.
Ninaz Saffari is one of the best criminal defense lawyers you can find. Not only she has a unique ability to demonstrate the facts as they actually happened but her powerful presence in the courtroom gives a sense of total dominance . She owns the courtroom. She is not afraid to take a case to trial and every time she performs, the audience is mesmerized with her beautiful looks , charming smile and this powerful voice that has the prosecutors praying for the trial to be over. Furthermore I have to add Ninaz Saffari's collaborator/assistant Mark Russ who will be the next big thing in criminal defense lawyers in the state of California. An exceptional young man and attorney. Together Ninaz Saffari and Mark Russ took me under their guidance not only as a client but they gave me a feeling of friendship and hope. They really believed in me. These two people took a case that it was probably a looser and made it victorious. They saved my life . They gave me an opportunity to reestablish myself as an honorable human being and reach my life's full potential. Ninaz Saffari and Mark Russ THANK YOU. I will always be greatful NH
I highly recommend Ninaz Saffari for certain domestic violence matters. Following a heated argument, which became mutually physical, regrettably, the attending officers deemed me as the "Dominant Aggressor" and, to both my partner's and my disbelief, I was arrested for domestic violence. Ms. Saffari spent time with me to take my own statement and provide legal advice. Once hired, Ms. Saffari represented me at a City Attorney Hearing. In addition to being knowledgable and providing excellent legal advice, Ms. Saffari has an excellent demeanor and clearly a gained respect in representation. Again, I would highly recommend her in these types of matters.
Ninaz is highly professional, organized, and talented. She is very personable and easy to talk to, but she will also fight hard for you in court. I was accused of rape and she was a blessing by my side in trial.
Ninaz Saffari was hired for a sexual crime case and was amazing during the whole process and in court! It was for my son so I had no clue what this all would entail. She answered all my phone calls, spent numerous hours on the phone answering any questions I had, to reassure me and advise me of what was going to happen in court and during this whole process. She was courteous, professional and was exciting to watch in court. With her experience, quick wit and strategies that was used in court, she was able to get the charges dropped from long prison time to probation and classes due to proving these were false allegations. If you need a hard-working, professional go getter, she is the perfect lawyer for you. Thank you again Saffari for bringing these boys home!
..let me tell you a little something about mrs ninaz saffari and the shouse staff...they are a true breath of fresh air!! my husband and i found their website, spoke with mr. mark russ who basically runs that office and he just made us feel so comfortable over the phone...we live in rancho cucamonga and their office is in l.a. we were looking for someone local but after speaking with mark we did not mind the 45min-1hr drive. when we met with ninaz and her team she listened, took her time, asked lots of questions and details, let us ask lots of questions and broke the whole process down for us. before we hired ninaz my husband had a public defender who refused to even look at me let alone answer 1 of my questions, as a wife you ofcourse want to be involved and informed especially when ur husband is being accused and facing 9-20...ninaz always kept me involved in some way, where i didnt even feel like i needed to ask much because she was always very informative and always took her time. we never felt rushed at our first meeting, she didnt spend her time looking at the clock or her watch to see if our time was up, she made sure she had all the facts and details and answered our questions. from the beginnig we always felt very comfortable, she was always honest and she doesnt have a conceited arrogant typical attorney attitude that you see usually, but those guys are very confident and made us feel good and positive. she always made sure she told us what we could be looking at if things didnt work in our favor and always gave us an honest opinion never sugar coated things or got pushy or rude. after walking out of their office my husband and i decided in the elevator that we definetely wanted to go with them. ninaz and the staff are very proffessional and hard working, they know their stuff and believe me they work their asses off. their dedication shows through their work and their interest in your case is so reassuring. they were always working on the case and looking for witnesses and calling the witnesses and subpeoned the witnesses when they had to. they are always prepared and never leave you hanging they treat you like a person who is honestly dealing with a life changing matter not just a dollar sign. our case went to trial and ninaz is like a mike tyson with what comes out of her mouth, she is so well prepared and has such a strong team backing her that she is a little spitfire in court and she will argue to the death!...there were a few times where we thought we were going to have to bail her out! lol but honestly they are great. they were a blessing for us and we could not be anymore thankful and grateful that we found them...my husband is 100% not guilty of what he was accussed of but we are 100% sure that we would not have beat that case with his public defender. we did not just win because we were always telling the truth but because they worked their asses off for us and went above and beyond proving my husbands innocence. my husband and i will forever be grateful to them. ninaz and mark are amazing and we just could not have been happier. we were way beyond ourselves when we beat the case and are glad its over but i would be lying if told you we didnt miss them. <3
When your son is suddenly arrested on felony charges, life turns upside down in an instant. We were completely out of our realm and lost. Finding Ninaz Saffari for criminal defense was a true gift. Ninaz immediately went to work examining the case and preparing for anything the prosecution might present. She developed a defense strategy that ended with a settlement agreement far beyond our expectations after a very long and terrifying trial. I learned that criminal law is messy and complicated at best. There is no level playing field here. You must have the best criminal defense in LA County. We experienced the withholding of evidence, skewing of the facts, and outright cheating and lies. These problems permeated this obviously biased criminal courtroom. Ninaz was brilliant and relentless. She piloted us through very dangerous waters. She has a very strong presence in the courtroom. Her poise, confidence, complete knowledge of the law, this particular case, and her ability to work well with all others in the judicial system is amazing to witness. I recommend Ninaz Saffari without reservation. Anyone requiring criminal defense in the Los Angeles area needs her skills.