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Sara Azari

Attorney,
Law Office of Sara Azari

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Law Office of Sara Azari
Los Angeles, CA
Mobile: 310-968-6168

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PRACTICE AREAS: 

  • • White Collar Crime 
  • • Healthcare (Fraud) 
  • • Corporate Crime 
  • • Extradition 
  • • State Crimes (California) 
  • • Administrative Law (Professional Licensure) 
  • • Marcy’s Law Victim Advocacy 
  • • Pre-filing Investigations 

EDUCATION 

  • • Southwestern Univ. School of Law/Whittier Law School, 1999 

J.D. (Cum Laude) 

  • • University of California, Los Angeles, 1995 

B.A., French Literature (Cum Laude) 

BAR ADMISSIONS 

  • State Bar of California

LANGUAGES 

  • • Spanish 
  • • Portuguese 
  • • French 
  • • Farsi 

Sara Azari is a solo-practitioner and lead attorney at the Law Office of Sara Azari from 2005 to present. In the two decades of practicing law, she has earned a reputation as a tough and aggressive attorney who successfully represents clients from investigation through trial. Prior to entering private practice, Sara was an associate with the prestigious international law firm Baker & McKenzie in their Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offices where she represented large international corporations as well as individuals in  due diligence investigations and FCPA violations. 

Sara’s clients range from individuals accused of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal district courts, as well as individuals and corporations accused of federal white collar violations including mail and wire fraud, tax fraud, healthcare fraud, defendants in drug and human trafficking matters, as well as fugitives in extradition proceedings. Sara has also successfully defended members of the military accused of sexual misconduct in court marshals, as well as licensed professionals against collateral disciplinary proceedings following a criminal conviction. 

Sara is also a media contributor and legal analyst, as well as an author.  She frequently appears as a commentator on national and cable news networks including CNN, MSNBC, NBC, and ABC.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTS 

  • • Former Board Member, Life Member, and White Collar Crimes Committee Chair, NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys) 
  • • Member, American Bar Association – White Collar Section 
  • • Member, International Bar Association – Business Crimes Section 
  • • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles 
  • • Member, Women’s White Collar Defense Association – Los Angeles Chapter 

RECOGNITIONS 

  • • 2009-2012, Rising Star recognition, Super Lawyer (Southern California) 
  • • 2013-2019, Superlawyer (Southern California) 
  • • 2014, Top 50 Women Lawyers in California 
  • • 2017, “Power Player” feature, Angelino Magazine 

PRO HAC VICE ADMISSIONS 

  • • United States Military Courts, Edwards Air Force Base 
  • • United States District Court, Southern District of New York 
  • • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida 
  • • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania 
  • • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania 
  • • United States District Court, District of New Mexico (Las Cruces) 
  • • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas 

Practice Areas

  • Cybercrime
  • Extradition
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Healthcare
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • Tax Controversy
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime