Parisa Saleki is a member of the California State Bar. She was admitted to practice before all California Courts and the Federal Central District of California in December of 2018.
Ms. Saleki obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015. She majored in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations and Political Theory. After college, Ms. Saleki earned her Juris Doctor degree at Southwestern Law School, graduating in May of 2018.
In law school, Ms. Saleki was an active student on campus. She served as a member and, later, the Competitions Chair of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program. In addition, she co-founded and served as Vice President of the Persian Law Students Association. Ms. Saleki was honored to be a Southwestern Law School Writing Fellow, a Street Law Clinic Student-Teacher and Advocate, the Treasurer of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, a Teen Court volunteer, and a member of the International Law club. During law school, Ms. Saleki also externed for the District Attorney’s Office in the Hardcore Gang Unit, clerked at Seki, Nishimura & Watase LLP, and worked as a Student Research Associate for Lexis Nexis.
After law school and before joining Seki, Nishimura & Watase LLP, Ms. Saleki was selected to serve as a Fellow for a prestigious litigation fellowship through the Los Angeles division of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Through the fellowship, Ms. Saleki garnered experience working for some of the best defense and plaintiff’s firms in Southern California, including Collins Collins Muir + Stewart and Bryman & Apelian. The fellowship included a clerkship with the Honorable William D. Stewart of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
At Seki, Nishimura, & Watase LLP, Ms. Saleki’s areas of focuse include business transactions, public entity and public utility defense litigation, personal injury, matters involving general civil litigation and pre-litigation, and also family law.
In her free time, Ms. Saleki coaches trial teams who are competing as a part of Southwestern Law School’s Trial Advocacy Honors Program. She also volunteers with pro bono clinics for the underserved community of Los Angeles.