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Sara Azari is an experienced state and federal criminal defense lawyer, published author, co-host of The Presumption Podcast, and resident Legal Analyst on News Nation. She is based in Los Angeles and represents clients in California courts as well as federal district and circuit courts across the United States. She has earned a reputation as a tough and aggressive attorney who has represented numerous clients in cases resulting in successful verdicts and favorable resolutions.  

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you need aggressive, experienced, and uncompromising legal representation from an attorney who is committed to zealously protecting the rights of her clients.


From 2009 to present, Ms. Azari has been consistently designated a Super Lawyer, a recognition that is received by a very small number of strictly vetted lawyers across the country. Super Lawyers® are nominated by their peers upon a rigorous evaluation in a number of areas, including proper licensing, peer recognition, and professional achievements.


In 2013, Ms. Azari was also recognized as one of the top 50 Women Lawyers in California.

In 2017, she was featured as a "Power Player" by Angelino Magazine.

Super Lawyers Criminal Defense Attorney Sara Azari




DDistrict of Columbia


United States District Court, Districts of California


United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit


United States Supreme Court


United States Military Courts,

Edwards Air Force Base


United States District Court,

Southern District of Florida


United States District Court,

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court,

District of New Mexico


United States District Court,

Northern & Southern Districts of Texas


United States District Court,

Southern District of New York


United States District Court,

Western District of Pennsylvania


  • State Bar of California

  • American Bar Association

  • NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) – Life Member 

  • Federal Bar Association

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • Women Lawyer’s Association



Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law/Whittier College of Law, Los Angeles

(1999, Cum Laude)


Bachelor of Arts, French Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

(1994, Cum Laude)


  • English

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Spanish

  • Farsi

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