Owner | Attorney
Joseph Farzam has a remarkable life story. When he was only 14 years old, he fled the daily bombings and missile attacks of the then war-torn Iran and escaped through the borders to Pakistan, leaving his family behind. After a few months, he and the other refugees he was living among flew to Vienna, Austria. After about a year, he was granted refugee asylum and permitted to enter the United States.
Mr. Farzam attended Santa Monica high school and worked at McDonalds and local coffee shops to support himself. Although he worked 2 or 3 jobs, he valued education greatly and earned a bachelors degree from California State University, Northridge in biology and attended the prestigious Pepperdine University School of Law. He graduated with high marks and passed the California bar exam on the first try.
Early in his practice, Mr. Farzam became a certified and registered patent attorney helping inventors prosecute their patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Having been a victim of war and discrimination and having grown up with modest means, Mr. Farzam’s heart was always with the victims. Accordingly, over 19 years ago, in 2002, Mr. Farzam founded Farzam Law Firm as a law firm that would represent victims against insurance companies and the big corporations.
For Mr. Farzam, no case was too big, no area of law too challenging and no adversary too formidable. He successfully took on many corporate giants and litigated ferociously and aggressively and obtained many millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
Mr. Farzam has conducted more than 20 jury trials in multiple states, resulting in impressive verdicts. He successfully litigated against big companies such as Apple, Macy’s, Starbucks, Air France, Carnival Cruises, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ralph’s, Federal Express and celebrities such as Anna Nicole Smith and Keanu Reeves. He has litigated before state and federal courts.
He has argued in front of the California Courts of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit. While licensed and practicing in California, he has also litigated and tried cases through the pro hac vice process in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, New York, Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, Alabama, Illinois, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Indiana, building a firm which services clients both locally and nationally.
Mr. Farzam has litigated in the areas of personal injury, labor and employment, maritime law, products liability, business and patent litigation and has been certified as class counsel in a number of class actions in state and federal matters where he was appointed to represent thousands of class members. Joseph Farzam is a fearless warrior who will go to any extent to seek justice and help his clients vindicate their rights against those who harmed them.
He has built a very successful practice with no advertising; almost all of his clients are either referred by satisfied former clients or other attorneys who refer him cases or bring him on as co-counsel to litigate and try difficult and complicated cases. Mr. Farzam has received the coveted titles of Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Lawyers and has received The Litigator Awards. He is a proud member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA).
When he is not fighting for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his three children and spending time with friends. Mr. Farzam is also an accomplished musician singing opera tenor and plays the piano, guitar and violin. His favorite hobby however is giving back to the community through his charitable work providing legal services at no cost to those who cannot afford to hire an attorney.