Omar A. Siddiqui

Omar A. Siddiqui

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Costa Mesa, CA

Ulwelling Siddiqui LLP
 | 695 Town Center Drive, Park Tower, Suite 700
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-384-6650
Fax: 714-384-6651
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Urdu
Attorney Profile

A trial lawyer and an engineer, high-profile Attorney Omar A. Siddiqui is a founding partner of the law firm Ulwelling | Siddiqui LLP. Mr. Siddiqui and his high-profile cases consistently appear in prominent media circuits including television, radio and newspapers. A powerful courtroom advocate, Mr. Siddiqui is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has been selected as “Super Lawyer” numerous times, including 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018.

Primary focuses of Mr. Siddiqui's practice include trial advocacy and litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Siddiqui's diverse practice includes civil & business litigation, corporate law, criminal defense, entertainment, sports & media law, intellectual property (copyrights ©, trademarks ®, patents), labor & employment, cyber law (computer, internet & e-commerce), science & technology law, environmental law, tort & personal injury, construction law (architect & engineer), as well as professional liability.

Mr. Siddiqui obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, where he currently serves on the Loyola Law School Board of Directors. Mr. Siddiqui's legal experience includes serving as a senior litigation associate at a prominent law firm. He also served as a judicial clerk for the United States District Court and the Orange County Superior Court where he garnered extensive knowledge of both the federal and state court systems.

Mr. Siddiqui is a civil, computer, and environmental engineer and holds Master of Science (M.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC). As Co-founder and former President of a computer manufacturing and consulting firm, Mr. Siddiqui gained extensive computer engineering experience in hardware, software, and technology development. He has also gained extensive engineering experience as a Civil & Environmental Engineer at a well-known engineering firm where he worked on numerous design projects.

Mr. Siddiqui also serves as an advisor and consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on issues of national security and counter-terrorism and was an advisor and community partner with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For his efforts as a first line of defense in national security matters, Mr. Siddiqui has been bestowed with numerous awards. He is a recipient of several Certificates of Congressional Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives, the California State Assembly, the CIA, and the Department of Justice and the FBI, including the prestigious FBI Director’s Leadership Award presented by FBI Director James Comey at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC on April 15, 2016. Mr. Siddiqui has met President Barack Obama on numerous occasions, including at the White House, and was amiably referred to by the President as “The Lawyer”.

In 2018, Mr. Siddiqui was a U.S. Congressional Candidate running for the House of Representatives for California's 48th District. (www.OmarInTheHouse.com). In the top two-jungle primary, Mr. Siddiqui ranked #5 out of 16 candidates.

From simple transactions to complex high-stakes litigation to working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), he is known for his innovative solutions, investigations, and case strategies. Trial Lawyer + Engineer + Scientist = Problem Solver.

About Omar Siddiqui

Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.usllp.com/Attorney-Profiles/Omar-A-Siddiqui.aspx

Honors/Awards:

  • Presented to Omar Siddiqui for outstanding service as a Judge at the 63rd Annual Orange County Science & Engineering Fair (OC Fairgrounds; Costa Mesa, California), Certificate of Appreciation -- Judge, Orange County Science & Engineering Fair, 2018
  • Attorney Journal (Vol. 133, 2017) Cover Feature: "The PROBLEM SOLVER: Scientist, Engineer, CIA Partner, FBI Advisor, and High-Profile Trial Lawyer -- Omar Sidiqui is Who Individuals, Businesses, and Even the Federal Government Turn to for Solutions to Complex Problems."  Click Here: Attorney Journal: Attorney of the Month -- Omar Siddiqui [Cover Story], Attorney of the Month, Attorney Journal, 2017
  • "For outstanding commitment, dedication, knowledge, spirit and service to the FBI Los Angeles CAAA" [2012 - 2017], FBI Service Award, FBI Los Angeles CAAA, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (CIA Headquarters; Langley, VA)"In recognition of your participation in the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Celebration.", Certificate of Appreciation, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 2017
  • Medallion presented to Omar Siddiqui aboard the USS Alexandria (SSN 757) [Los Angeles Class Nuclear Attack Submarine]; United States Navy (Naval Base Point Loma; San Diego, California), USS Alexandria (SSN 757) Challenge Coin Medallion, U.S. Navy (Commanding Officer T.A. Santala), 2016
  • "In recognition of your important contribution to the ongoing fight against hatred and intolerance in America.... [Omar Siddiqui] will be added to the Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama, to provide inspiration to all those who choose to take a stand against hatred. Thank you for taking a stand." - Morris Dees (Founder, SPLC; Recipient Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize), Certificate of Appreciation, Southern Poverty Law Center, 2016
  • "In appreciation of your participation and support leading to the success of the CIA & Orange County Operation Diversity." - Michelle Steel (Vice Chair & Supervisor, 2nd Dist.), Certificate of Appreciation, County of Orange - California, 2016
  • "For providing counsel to the Chief of Police as a member of the Chief's Advisory Board. Your commitment to enhance the Police Department's effectiveness, community relationships, and improve the quality of life for those who live, work, and visit the City of Fullerton is appreciated and commendable." - Chief of Police Danny E. Hughes / Fullerton City Manager Joe Felz, Certificate of Appreciation, City of Fullerton/ Fullerton Police Dept., 2016
  • In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters (Washington DC) on April 15, 2016, FBI Director James B. Comey recognized Omar Siddiqui as recipient of the FBI Director’s Leadership Award. “You have done extraordinary good across communities in this country and have made a lasting difference,” said Director Comey. “Thank you for that good, thank you for what you represent, and thank you for inspiring not just the FBI but this entire country.”, FBI Director's Leadership Award, FBI Director James Comey (Federal Bureau of Investigation), 2016
  • Certificate of Participation, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 2015
  • "In recognition of your dedicated service... The FBI and the American people have been the beneficiaries of your professionalism and commitment, and we thank you for your continued support." - David L. Bowdich (FBI Assistant Director), FBI Certificate of Recognition, U.S. Dept. of Justice/ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 2015
  • California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition (Young Kim, 65th Dist.), California State Assembly, 2015
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition (Ed Royce, 39th Dist): "U.S. Representative Ed Royce of California's 39th Congressional District commends you for your leadership and service to the community. Thank you for your great efforts in keeping our communities safe..." - Honorable Ed Royce (Member of Congress - 39th Dist.), U.S. House of Representatives, 2014
  • California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition (Sharon Quirk-Silva, 65th Dist.), California State Assembly, 2014
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition (Ed Royce, 39th Dist), U.S. House of Representatives, 2014
  • Certificate of Excellence, Consulate General of Pakistan (Los Angeles), 2004

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Leadership Academy (Washington D.C.) Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), 2017
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Academy -- Fullerton Fire Dept. / Dept. of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 2017
  • FBI National Cit. Academy (USA) / Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 2015
  • FBI LA Citizens Academy (Los Angeles, CA) / Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 2014
  • Fullerton Police Cit. Academy, 2014
  • FE/ EIT Engineering Certification; California Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • BAR ADMISSIONS: California, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court. PROFESSIONAL & LEGAL ASSOCIATIONS: State Bar of California, Litigation Section, Business Law Section American Bar Association (ABA) Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Group $1,000,000+ Million Dollar Trial Lawyers Group Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment Industry Experts Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infragard Los Angeles Member Alliance Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Los Angeles Cit. Academy Alumni Association; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Cit. Academy Alumni Association 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Keynote Speaker: "Executive Power & National Security" (American Constitution Society), Loyola Law School (Los Angeles, CA), 2018
  • Speaker: FBI Leadership Conference (San Antonio, Texas), FBI National CAAA, 2018
  • Expert Speaker: FBI Advisor/ National Security Expert and former U.S. Congressional Candidate (CA-48) Omar Siddiqui presented on the topic of "Enviro-National Security -- environmental impacts on homeland security and local defense strategies." CA State Senator Kevin de Leon (& 2018 Candidate for U.S. Senate) presented on the panel with Mr. Siddiqui., Expert Speaker, Enviro-National Security: Environmental Impacts on Homeland Security & Local Defense Strategies, University of California Irvine (UCI), 2018
  • Keynote Speaker: Central Intelligence Agency. Mission Diversity: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Diversity & Inclusion Celebration); (CIA Headquarters: Langley, Virginia), 2017
  • Speaker: FBI Leadership Conference (Sacramento, California), FBI National CAAA, 2017
  • Instructor: Contract Drafting (Technology + Law), Loyola Law School (Los Angeles, CA), 2017
  • The Problem Solver, Attorney Journal, 2017
  • Speaker: FBI Leadership Conference (Birmingham, Alabama), FBI National CAAA, 2016
  • Speaker: FBI Leadership Conference (San Francisco, California), FBI National CAAA, 2015
  • Speaker: FBI Leadership Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana), FBI National CAAA, 2014
  • Speaker: Employer Civil Liability for Holiday Parties, Employer Advisory Council of Orange County, December 7, 2006; Speaker: Design Zone: ADA, Accidents and Arbitration, American Institue of Architects (AIA) Orange County Chapter, May 26, 2004; Speaker: Significant Trends and Cases Affecting the Architect, American Institue of Architects (AIA) Orange County Chapter, December 11, 2003

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): Community Partner/ Advisor
  • InfraGard Alliance [FBI + Joint Regional Intelligence Center + OC Private Sector Terrorism Response Group]: Alliance Member
  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University: Member, Board of Directors
  • Fullerton Police Dept.: Advisory Board Member (Police Chief's Advisory Board)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: Advisor/ Consultant [National Security/ Counter-Terrorism]

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) LAW -- Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA) 2000; Master of Science (M.S.) ENGINEERING -- University of Southern Calif. (USC) (Los Angeles, CA) 1997; Bachelor of Science (B.S.) ENGINEERING -- University of Southern Calif. (USC) (Los Angeles, CA) 1995; LAW: Chicago-Kent College of Law/ Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) 1997-1998; Engineering: California State University Long Beach (CSULB) 1995; Engineering: University of California Irvine (UCI) (Irvine, CA) 1990-1993; Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA) 1991   
Office Location for Omar A. Siddiqui

695 Town Center Drive
Park Tower, Suite 700
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

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Last Updated: 8/31/2018

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