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Shayan understands that mass tort claim response is in the details, and he is passionate about developing defense litigation plans to assist clients at both the state and federal level.

Focusing his practice on mass tort claims, Shayan represents equipment manufacturers, suppliers and premises owners in state and federal court in complex multi-defendant personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Shayan has defended clients in matters involving:

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Talc and Asbestos
  • Construction Defect
  • Premises Liability
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Shayan represents clients at all phases of litigation, from initial complaint to final disposition at trial, by developing optimal defense strategies, researching complex legal issues, drafting responsive pleadings and motions, and conducting depositions of lay and expert witnesses. He regularly collaborates with the firm’s award-wining legal teams to represent clients in deposition, pre-trial motion work, trial preparation and trial.

In addition to his client work, Shayan devotes time to pro bono matters and supports diversity, equity and inclusion efforts inside and outside the firm.




  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2022


  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
    • Business Law Society
  • B.A., Lake Forest College
    • Economics & Political Science


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • State Bar of California
  • Iranian American Bar Association


  • Persian, fluent

*Contact Shayan to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Oakland office.
Outside the Office

Shayan and his wife stay on the go with their two young children. In their spare time, Shayan and his family enjoy movie nights, gardening and travelling domestically and internationally.

Community Leadership

Shayan regularly carves time out of his schedule to represent clients in pro bono cases. The firm’s pro bono casework often involves representing children, tenants, immigrants, the poor, overlooked communities and other disadvantaged groups. At a previous firm, Shayan had the unique experience of working on a pro bono case involving mass-shooting victims at a synagogue.