About Us

Rafi Moghadam is a seasoned trial attorney, appellate counsel, and the founder of the firm. He has handled simple and complex matters alike, including in the areas of real property, personal injury, Anti-SLAPP, breach of contract, business disputes, Lemon Law, and appeals.

Rafi’s broad knowledge and expertise allow him to strategize for success from multiple angles. Sometimes the smart strategy is to fight relentlessly; other times it’s to negotiate and settle. Rafi listens to his clients, shares his insight, and works to achieve their goals. He understands that clients want an honest, effective attorney they can trust and talk to, to protect and advance their
rights.

Rafi received his JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from UCLA. As a law student, Rafi served as an extern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and later, as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Saundra B. Armstrong, Judge of the United States District Court, Northern District of California.

In law school, Rafi was a member of the Hastings Law Journal and received CALI Awards for the highest grades in Advanced Negotiation and Negotiation and Settlement. The Hastings Law Journal published Rafi’s legal research, Judge Nullification: A Perception of Unpublished Opinions, 62 Hastings L.J. 1397 (2011).

Representative cases

Specialty Baking, Inc. v. Kohanbash (Cal. App. Dep’t Super. Ct., Aug. 28, 2019, No. BV032570) [reversed a lower court decision denying attorney’s fees to a client who prevailed at trial]

Kohanbash v. Specialty Baking, Inc. (Cal. Ct. App., July 1, 2019, No. B283117) 2019 WL 2723171 [after prevailing on an anti-SLAPP motion in the lower court, obtained a further victory on appeal, entitling the client to additional attorney’s fees]

Kohan v. Superior Court (Cal. App. Dep’t Super. Ct., Jan. 26, 2016, No. BS158654) 2016 WL 324799 [obtained a writ of mandate reversing a lower court’s decision against

Publication

Judge Nullification: A Perception of Unpublished Opinions, 62 Hastings L.J. 1397 (2011)

Education

J.D., UC Hastings College of the Law
B.S. (Mathematics), UCLA