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The Hastings Law Journal published Rafi’s legal research, Judge Nullification: A Perception of Unpublished Opinions, 62 Hastings L.J. 1397 (2011).
Specialty Baking, Inc. v. Kohanbash (Cal. App. Dep’t Super. Ct., May 24, 2021, No. BV033347) 2021 WL 2702124 (reversed a stay on attorney’s fees awarded to our client and obtained the right to request additional fees for successful prosecution of the appeal).
Specialty Baking, Inc. v. Kohanbash (Cal. App. Dep’t Super. Ct., Aug. 28, 2019, No. BV032570) 2019 WL 6205093 (won a hard-fought case at trial, requested attorney’s fees for the trial work, and when that was denied, we appealed, won on appeal, and later even recovered attorney’s fees for the work on appeal).
Javdanfar v. Encino Glatt (settled a dispute over, and then oversaw, the sale of a supermarket).
Kohanbash v. Specialty Baking, Inc. (Cal. Ct. App., July 1, 2019, No. B283117) 2019 WL 2723171 (after winning an anti-SLAPP motion in the lower court, obtained a further victory on appeal, entitling the client to additional attorney’s fees).
Shaolian v. Jourabchi (defeated Plaintiff’s motion for summary adjudication, and shortly thereafter, he dismissed his lawsuit against our client).
Kohan v. Superior Court (Cal. App. Dep’t Super. Ct., Jan. 26, 2016, No. BS158654) 2016 WL 324799 (obtained a “writ of mandate” — a rare appellate order — reversing a lower court’s decision against the landlord/client).
Judge Nullification: A Perception of Unpublished Opinions, 62 Hastings L.J. 1397 (2011) [Click here for article]
J.D., UC Hastings College of the Law
B.S. (Mathematics), UCLA