Igal Saidian – Founding Partner
Since founding Saidian & Saidian in 2010, Igal has successfully built a law practice that is dedicated to serving clients in a variety of legal matters, including personal injury, defamation, and breach of contract cases. A forceful negotiator, Igal takes an individualized approach to each case and zealously advocates for his clients’ rights, using his knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible outcome in each case.
Igal is the founding and managing partner of Saidian & Saidian, APLC. He obtained his B.A. from UCLA and his J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Rabin Saidian – Partner
Throughout his career, Rabin has demonstrated strength in researching and analyzing complex and novel legal issues; his specialty is generating concise and accurate legal memoranda, motions, pleadings, and briefs.
In addition to advising seasoned lawyers in their own complex legal issues, Rabin’s career accomplishments include: (1) being instrumental in the Second Appellate District’s decision in Ahdout v. Hekmatjah (2013) Cal.App.4th 21 [which held that an arbitrator’s decision is subject to de novo review under Code of Civil Procedure § 1281.6 when the award violates Business and Professions Code § 7031, notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s decision in Moncharch v. Heily & Blase (1992) 3 Cal.4th 1]; (2) drafting a motion for summary adjudication in a case where more than $1.8 million was at stake, resulting in a favorable settlement; (3) persuading a trial court to reverse its tentative decision in a case against Wells Fargo; (4) being able to sustain a demurrer, without leave to amend, by requesting judicial notice of admissions made at deposition [notwithstanding the rule that upon demurrer extraneous matters outside the pleadings may not be introduced]; and (5) drafting an opening brief on an issue of first impression (construing the word “chemical” as used in Health & Safety Code § 25249.8 [resulting a successful reversal from the First Appellate District].
Rabin has also drafted successful motions to strike under Code of Civil Procedure § 425.16, petitions for an oppositions to, writs of mandate and supersedeas’, opening briefs, and respondent briefs. Rabin is gifted with a quasi-photographic memory, as well an uncanny ability to analyze the law from an angle that other lawyers do not see.
Rabin obtained his B.A. in economics (cum laude) from California State University of Northridge and his J.D. from Southwestern. He passed the Bar Exam in 2010.
Farid is an experienced and passionate litigator with years of experience in litigating and representing clients in courtrooms. Farid’s experience runs the gamut from civil litigation to criminal defense. Farid particularly enjoys trial advocacy and feels most at home in the courtroom.
In assisting his clients, Farid draws extensively from his experiences before becoming a lawyer. Prior to the engaging in the practice of law he was active in real estate asset management overseeing all aspects of development, management, financing, and transaction coordination. While in law school, Farid served as a panel mediator for the Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution.
Farid is a graduate of Loyola Law School and obtained his B.A. in Economics from UCLA. Farid also maintains an active State of California Real Estate Broker’s license.
Eldad M. Younessi
Eldad primarily focuses his practice to personal injury litigation. He represents accident victims in a wide variety of cases, including slip & fall incidents, auto collisions, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, as well as assault & battery cases. Eldad has made it an ambition and career goal to vigorously and passionately pursue his clients’ rights to compensates them for their losses.
Eldad is very empathetic to accident victims and understands that they experience a lot of suffering in the period after an accident. He is very proactive and makes himself readily available to his clients. Eldad is especially disgusted when insurance companies offer substantially less than accident victims deserve. He is, therefore, prepared and experienced to litigate cases on behalf of his clients. He is passionate and relentless, and goes the extra mile to investigate every possible avenue to obtain the best settlements and verdicts for his clients.
Eldad is a graduate of the University of West Los Angeles School of Law, where he is also an Adjunct Professor of Law. He also obtained his B.A. from UCLA.
Ida Zaghi (of counsel)
While in law school, Ida was an editor for the Moot Court Honor Society, a research assistant and a legal writing teaching assistant. Ida has been teaching for the past 10 years, at the high school, college, and law school level. In addition to teaching at LA Mission College, Ida is an Adjunct Professor at the California State University Paralegal Program, where she teaches Legal Research, Legal Writing, as well as Civil Procedure.
Teaching is Ida’s first passion. She has been teaching for the past 10 years. Ida has taught high school students, college and law school students. In addition to teaching at LA Mission College, she is also an adjunct instructor at California State University of Los Angeles’ Paralegal Program, where she teaches Legal Research, Legal Writing and Civil Procedure.
A graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Ida is admitted to practice both in New York and in California.