Nahal Iravani-Sani has been a Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County, California since 1995. She has prosecuted a variety of felonies through all phases of the criminal justice system, including Violent Felonies, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Wards, Narcotics, Consumer Fraud and Environmental Crimes. She is currently assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit where she prosecutes rape, child molestation, and human trafficking cases, and sex offenders for failing to register pursuant to Megan’s Law.
Iravani-Sani earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1990 from the University of California, Irvine in Social Ecology, with an emphasis in Criminology and Legal Studies. She earned her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1993.
Dedicated to education and mentorship, Iravani-Sani instructs Trial Advocacy at Stanford Law School and Santa Clara University School of Law, and coached the award winning Willow Glen High School Mock Trial Team. She enjoys serving as a mentor to the next generation of trial attorneys. Iravani-Sani has served on the Santa Clara County Bar Association Judiciary Committee and serves on the District Attorney Diversity Committee.
As an immigrant to the United States at a young age, Iravani-Sani is passionate about her role as an ambassador of the Iranian-American community, and giving back to her adopted country. She has served in leadership positions on nonprofit community and professional organizations, including the boards of the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), Pars Equality Center, and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA).
Iravani-Sani has been the recipient of the Unity Award by the San Francisco Minority Bar Coalition and the Distinguished Service Award by the Iranian American Bar Association. She was the recipient of the 2016 Judge’s Night Diversity Award by the Santa Clara County Bar Association for her commitment and leadership in promoting diversity in the legal profession. Iravani-Sani lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and two sons.