Siamak Vaziri is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, where he served as a member of the Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy. After graduating law school, Siamak worked as an associate in a downtown insurance defense firm. He represented clients in matters involving auto accident and premises liability defense. He worked hand in hand with insurance adjuster and claims representative in litigation matters.
In 2006, Siamak opened Vaziri Law Group. He dedicated and concentrated 100% of his practice towards representing injured people. With a thorough understanding of how to defend cases, he utilizes that skill set in effectively representing harmed and injured people. Siamak is a big believer in the justice system and aggressively and effectively pursues every avenue of recovery for his clients. Siamak takes pride in personally reviewing every case the firm handles and is always available for his clients.
Siamak lives in Brentwood, California with his wife and two children. He is an avid Laker fan and enjoys playing tennis and golf.
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Mark is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1985. Mark is licensed to practice in all State and Federal courts in California.
Prior to Joining Vaziri Law Group, Mark worked as an insurance defense attorney for over 25 years at some of the most respected and prestigious firms in Southern California. Mark brings a unique perspective to the Plaintiffs bar based on his extensive defense background. Mark is a seasoned trial attorney with over 50 trials and arbitrations. A percentage of the cases that Mark handles are matters that he is associated into immediately before trial or arbitration.
Mark lives in Eagle Rock with his wife Theresa. Mark is a devoted Los Angeles Kings fan and enjoys playing volleyball.
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Joe is a graduate of the University of California San Diego with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 2006. Joe is a licensed to practice in all State courts and Federal Courts for the Central District of California.
Joe has over eight years of personal injury litigation experience on both the plaintiff and defense sides. Prior to Joining Vaziri Law Group, Joe worked as an insurance defense attorney for 5 years where he worked on mass tort litigation matters, including asbestos and pharmaceutical class actions. Joe also has extensive experience in personal injury premises liability litigation.
Joe lives in South Pasadena with his two sons. Joe is a devoted soccer enthusiast and coach.
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Stefano Formica is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the George Washington University Law School, where he served as a member of the Mock Court Board. After graduating law school, Stefano worked as an associate in a prestigious insurance defense firm, and later became a partner at one of the nation’s largest litigation firms. He has successfully represented clients involving automobile accidents, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.
Stefano believes client communication and understanding the client’s individual situation are the keys to successful representation. He will immerse himself in his clients’ cases and understand what it is they are going through on a daily basis. With this, he is able to communicate their situation to juries and judges alike, and has achieved great results on behalf of his clients. Stefano is always available for his clients to discuss their case and make them feel comfortable that their case is moving forward toward resolution.
Stefano lives in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles, and enjoys hiking, yoga and surfing. Stefano is a Los Angeles native, and speaks Spanish and Italian fluently. He is also an avid Laker and UCLA fan.
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Daniel is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1996. Daniel is licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts in California.
Daniel regularly co-counsels with Vaziri Law Group on State and Federal litigation matters. He practiced many years as defense counsel representing insurance companies, varied corporations, and cities. Daniel’s representation of clients as Plaintiffs and Defendants brings a unique insight to cases for our firm. He has a breadth of litigation experience and has participated in multiple trials to verdict.
Daniel lives in Los Angeles. He is a devoted Dodgers and Trojans fan and enjoys golf and tennis.
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David C. Shay is a graduate of the University of Maryland- College Park where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geography. He earned his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. After graduating law school, Dave moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles where he began working for one of California’s most prestigious litigation boutique law firms. Dave moved on to work for one of the largest product liability litigation firms in the country. All in all, Dave spent ten years representing Fortune 500 companies in major injury cases. He was selected as Super Lawyers Rising Star in the field of Products Liability Defense for five consecutive years until he moved to the plaintiff’s side. Once consistently chosen as a rising star of the defense bar, Dave now focusses his practice entirely on representing injured individuals.
Having spent a decade working in the trenches for premier defense law firms and shoulder-to-shoulder with some of California’s most esteemed defense attorneys, Dave tried many major injury and death cases. Today, Dave uses his vast experience to help injured individuals achieve justice. Dave looks at every case from both perspectives, keenly aware of the weaknesses in any corporation or insurance company’s case. He is known for his tenacious “leave it all in the courtroom” approach, because even when you can’t outsmart your opponent, you can always out work them.
Dave lives in Manhattan Beach, California. He enjoys playing soccer, beach volleyball and impersonating a chef.
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Morgan Gower is a graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a minor in public policy. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in in Los Angeles, California. While in law school, she clerked for one of the nation’s most well-known plaintiff’s firms where she gained valuable experience representing plaintiffs in high exposure personal injury and wrongful death cases. After graduating law school, Morgan worked as an associate, and later became a partner, at one of the nation’s most prestigious litigation defense firms. She has successfully represented clients in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, including those arising from automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, negligent security, work place injury, products liability, and professional malpractice.
Morgan uses her 10+ years of litigation experience representing insurance companies and corporations to achieve great results on behalf of her clients. She takes a very hands-on approach with all her cases and she enjoys meeting and communicating with her clients. She understands that the litigation process can be a confusing and stressful time for her injured clients and she is always available to answer their questions.
Morgan was born and raised in Los Angeles. She lives in La Crescenta with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. A die-hard Angelino, Morgan also enjoys attending UCLA, Dodger, and Laker games.
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Bryan C. Zaverl
Bryan C. Zaverl graduated from the University of Arizona, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. After graduation, he began working with prestigious law firms in both Orange County and Los Angeles County. His experience ran the gamut of defense work, from small, soft tissue slip/trip and fall matters to catastrophic injuries (paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death).
After spending ten years representing both individual and corporate defendants, Bryan decided to follow his heart and represent injured individuals that were wronged through no fault of their own. Once he moved over to representing injured individuals, he was selected by his peers as Rising Star by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine (an honor given only 2.5% of lawyers).
Now, Bryan uses his litigation experience honed through his defense years to help injured individuals take on the system and obtain justice. He prides himself on being aggressive, yet practical. He loves to get to know his clients as he feels that it is necessary to his being able to convince others of his client’s harm.
Bryan was born and raised in Ventura County. He now lives in Northridge with his wife and two young children. And when not working or spending time with family, he loves ice hockey – both watching and playing.
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Aaron G. Miller
Aaron G. Miller graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He went on to attend business school at the Booth Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, graduating with a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and General Management while also studying abroad at the London School of Economics. Aaron earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School – Los Angeles. He is licensed to practice in all State and Federal courts in California.
Before law school, Aaron worked as a marketing manager for a variety of consumer packaged goods companies, government entities, and non-profits. Once he changed careers to become an attorney, Aaron gained experience during law school as a law clerk for a business litigation firm servicing foreign businesses operating in the U.S. Upon graduating, he worked for many years as an insurance defense attorney. He represented clients in an assortment of matters including motor vehicle accidents, trip and falls, property disputes, and employment litigation. Rounding out his experience, Aaron has also worked as a family law attorney, addressing custody and support issues. With the Vaziri Law Group, Aaron is able to use this varied experience to assist clients in pursuing their personal injury claims. Aaron is motivated by forming direct relationships with his clients, in order to understand their needs and goals in the litigation process.
Aaron lives in Culver City with his son. He grew up in Washington, DC, and thus remains loyal to its sports teams and maintains an unhealthy interest in politics. After ten-plus years here, however, he considers LA home and thoroughly enjoys everything it offers.
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Benjamin Zeng is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a minor in Business Law and earned his Juris Doctorate from Chapman University in Orange, California. Since being admitted to the State Bar of California in 2007, he has gained extensive litigation experience working in diverse environments, including small boutique firms, private defense firms, and in-house counsel, in areas of law including labor & employment, personal injury, class action, general liability, insurance coverage, and criminal defense. His experience spans all stages of litigation, from client intake through trial, including obtaining favorable results for his clients as lead counsel in multiple civil and criminal jury trials.
With his extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in diverse areas of law, Benjamin is able to bring a well-rounded and seasoned perspective to the table in serving his clients. With over 6 years of experience in defense practice, he is well-equipped to seek justice and obtain compensation on behalf of individuals now that he is representing plaintiffs on the other side. He has always maintained close and personal relationships with each of his clients, prioritizing their interests and concerns above all else. He takes pride in his ability to communicate and sympathize with his clients, effectively address their concerns and communicate complex legal issues, and fulfilling all aspects of his role as their counsel. His motivation for work has always been, and always will be, making a positive impact in the lives of those in need.
Benjamin was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys watching movies, following the NBA and shooting hoops himself, and spending quality time with friends and family. He is Chinese/Japanese, speaks Mandarin, and is active in various Asian American bar associations and professional organizations, including the Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, and Taiwanese American Professionals.
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