If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?​

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Michelle Nabati, Esq.

Michelle is a California litigation and trial attorney based in Los Angeles. She focuses her time passionately advocating for injured victims, wronged employees, and sexually abused and assaulted individuals.

Growing up, Michelle saw her immigrant parents and family members tirelessly work to afford the American dream. She recognized the harsh realities many individuals were forced to encounter when providing for themselves and their families. Many of these wronged and abused individuals were silenced and intimidated by powerful people. Michelle made it her mission to protect and fight for injured and wronged victims, so they no longer remain silenced.

Michelle's Story

Michelle is no stranger to tragedy, she experienced a significant loss when her father died when she was younger. As such, she understands the grief, pain, and loss her clients experience during unplanned trauma, and is able to fearlessly advocate for her clients.

Michelle graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. While at USC, Michelle interned with Congressman Brad Sherman, in Sherman Oaks, where she had the privilege of interacting with many community members.

Michelle received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. While in law school, Michelle participated in many on-campus activities, including the Iranian Law Students Association, Jewish Law Students Association, the Consumer Law Society, and also served as a senior editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. As a senior editor, she led a team of a dozen staff editors through complex legal issues.

In addition to participating in on-campus activities, Michelle gained experience in different areas of law through various clerkships. Michelle externed with the District Attorney’s office in Compton, California, where she had the unique privilege of working in the Victim Impact Unit, helping many men and women escape domestic violence or domestic abuse. Thereafter, Michelle clerked at a prominent plaintiff’s firm in Los Angeles, and worked on a wide variety of catastrophic cases.

After law school, Michelle completed a prestigious post-graduate trial program with the American Board of Trial Advocates. In that program, she learned and received training from the most accomplished Plaintiff and Defense lawyers on how to effectively communicate her client’s case both inside and outside the courtroom.

Her passion for advocacy and persuasion is further cemented through her active participation in associations such as Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), and Los Angeles Trial Lawyer Charities (LATLC).

When Michelle is not advocating for her clients, she is either dancing, doing pilates, bonding with her family, or raising money and awareness for brain tumor research.

Education

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

J.D. 2019

Honors and Activities: Iranian Law Students Association; Jewish Law Students Association; Consumer Law Society; Senior Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review

University of Southern California, cum laude

B.A. Communication

Honors and Activities: Dean’s List; Lambda Pi Eta National Honors Society; Kappa Alpha Theta; USC Break Through Hip-Hop Crew

 

Languages

English

Farsi

Hebrew

Admissions

The State Bar of California

 

Professional Associations & Memberships

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)

California Employment Lawyers Association

Los Angeles Trial Lawyer Charities