Setareh Panah, Associate Attorney
Setareh Panah, Associate Attorney, Devitt & Saltzburg, LLP:
- Criminal Law
- Family & Divorce Law
The attorneys at Devitt & Saltzburg, LLP have over 75 years of combined legal experience and have handled every type of criminal case from misdemeanours to murder.
James “Jay” Devitt, the managing partner, handles all criminal court appearances personally, and is well known to the Judges and Prosecutors as “the hardest working attorney in Los Angeles County”.
In fact, he was given the nickname “Mr Trial” by a Prosecutor after Mr Devitt refused to back down on a client’s case when the Client was innocent. During his 26 years as a lawyer, Mr Devitt has only lost 2 cases, while winning or getting “hung juries” in over 100 jury and Judge trials.
However, Mr Devitt actually gets most of his cases dismissed prior to any court. (Persian Divorce Lawyer in Los Angeles)
Setareh “Star” Panah attended California State University, Northridge where she received her B.A. in Psychology. She graduated cum laude. Star then attended Oklahoma City University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor degree. At the same time, she obtained a Certificate in Client Representation in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration) under the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. She also received a CALI Award for highest grade in Client Representation in Arbitration.
During law school, Star’s activities included Community Service Committee Chair of Phi Alpha Delta and involvement in a Divorce Docket Project working with experienced attorneys and Judges on Family Law cases. She “clerked” her way through law school for 2 years, and worked for Legal Aid.
Star then moved back to Los Angeles where she successfully passed the California Bar Exam. In addition to practising Family Law, Star has solid experience in Immigration Law. Her main area of expertise is family-based petitions and naturalization.
However, she has done extensive research on other areas of immigration law and is familiar with most immigration rules, regulations, and application procedures for immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Star is also fluent in Farsi.