Nilufar Alemozaffar, President
Nilufar Alemozaffar, Attorney at Law, obtained her Juris Doctor in 2005. She is a licensed California Attorney, Real Estate Broker and founder of Eviction Group. Ms. Alemozaffar has extensive experience and knowledge in the area of Landlord-Tenant Law, with over 10 years of hands-on experience in real estate property management prior to practicing as an attorney.
Ms. Alemozaffar is active in the legal community. She is the current President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Iranian American Bar Association and the Secretary of both the Riverside and San Bernardino County Bar Associations Landlord-Tenant Sections. She is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar and American Bar Associations.
Lena Afary, Director
Lena Afary has been a Deputy Attorney General with the California Office of the Attorney General since 2006 as a civil litigator. Previously, she was an Associate Attorney with the firm of Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer and Jensen, also in civil litigation, and with the Los Angeles Office of the City Attorney as a law clerk in the Criminal Division. She received her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. Lena has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia College, Chicago in Film and Television production and was an Associate Producer for the Emmy award winning television series, American High. Lena emigrated to the United States as a child and spent much of her childhood in Chicago. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.
Pouya B. Chami, Director
Pouya B. Chami is the principal and founder of Chami Law, a boutique law firm representing clients in the areas of Business Litigation, Personal Injury and Employment law.
Mr. Chami has a wide range of experience litigating in both state and federal court. Prior to forming Chami Law, Mr. Chami worked for a well-known civil litigation firm in Los Angeles. Mr. Chami has represented Fortune 500 corporations, insurance companies and individuals in cases involving personal injury, products liability, business disputes, trademark disputes and employment matters.
Mr. Chami is adept at getting complicated disputes resolved quickly and effectively. He has handled a wide array of cases through all facets of litigation, including motion work, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials. Mr. Chami received his undergraduate degree from UCLA before attaining his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School. While attending Loyola Law School, Mr. Chami served as a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was a Justice of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board.
Mr. Chami formerly served as President of the Iranian-American Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter and continues his outreach efforts by mentoring underprivileged teens throughout Los Angeles.
Mona Hassani, Director
My name is Mona Hassani and I’m a Deputy Alternate Public Defender for the county of Los Angeles. Currently I work with the Alternate Public Defender’s Office assigned in Compton, defending the rights of the indigent who are accused of criminal offenses. I’ve been an attorney for three and a half years and I specialized in Criminal Law at my law school which was Golden Gate University of Law. Prior to that I graduated from UCLA with a Political Science and History double major. In college I started an Iranian Group Organization because I had found that the image of Iranian Americans was not one that represented the dedicated, educated, and driven people that we are. From then I’ve been actively involved in different organizations aimed at increasing awareness to who we are and what we are about including: IABA, PAAIA public affairs alliance of iranian americans, NIAZ and more.
What I envision for Iranian Americans here in Los Angeles is ideally unity. I think we can work together to provide networking, reaching out to connect each other in different fields, and eventually be able to teach our children that what sets us apart is our unique culture and inept drive…not what the media sometimes paints us out to be.
I’ve always been a passionate Iranian-American who still yearns for change and betterment in our home land. But my opinion is that before you can implement change any where else, you have to be able to strive for change within yourself and the immediate groups around you.
Amir Nayebdadash, National Representative
Amir Nayebdadash is an attorney with the Century City office of Littler Mendelson, P.C., where his practice focuses on defending employers in single plaintiff and wage and hour class actions. Mr. Nayebdadash obtained his undergraduate degree from UCLA; his Master’s Degree from King’s College School of Law in London, England; and his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Samy Sadighi, Director
Samy L. Sadighi is Counsel at Toyota Motor Credit Corporation a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. Prior to joining TMCC Samy was an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Buchalter Nemer, PLC, where he represented banks, finance companies, hedge funds and other financial clients in a broad range of financing and workout transactions. Samy presents and has been published on various topics, including distressed debt negotiations and workouts.
Samy’s background includes a J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School and B.A. and B.S. degrees, with honors, from the University of California, Irvine.
Shahrooz Tabibnia, Director
Hedieh F. Zarrabi, Board Member
My name is Hedieh Fazeli. I have been a Paralegal for over 10 years and will be completing law school in the very near future. As a paralegal, I have had the great opportunity to work at very high profile and prestigious Family Law and Civil Litigation firms. I was the head trial paralegal on many cases. Prior to law school I graduated from UCI with a Social Science major and Business Administration minor. My first year of law school I was elected as the the vice-president of the Student Body Association. This is my second year serving on the IABA Board. Throughout college and thereafter, I have been involved in different organizations and events with a goal of increasing awareness in the Persian community and other people who desperately need help. As a board member my goal is to increase the activities and events to provide more of an opportunity for people in our community to get to know each other and build a strong organization.