Omar A. Siddiqui

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Costa Mesa, CA

Siddiqui Law APC
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 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (20%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), General Litigation (20%), Intellectual Property Litigation (20%), Criminal Defense (10%), Entertainment & Sports (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Urdu
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Attorney Profile

A trial lawyer and an engineer, high-profile Attorney Omar A. Siddiqui is a founding partner of the law firm Siddiqui Law, a Prof. Corp. (fka 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 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, & 2021.

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, real estate 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 Superior Court of California (Orange County) 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 is an advisor and partner with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For his work as a first line of defense in national security matters, Mr. Siddiqui has received numerous honors, awards, and Certificates of Congressional Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives, the California State Assembly, the CIA, and the Department of Justice and FBI, including the prestigious FBI Director’s Leadership Award presented by FBI Director James Comey at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC on April 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 2017 & 2018, Mr. Siddiqui was a U.S. Congressional Candidate running for the U.S. House of Representatives for California's 48th District. ( In the primary elections, Mr. Siddiqui ranked in the top 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 A. Siddiqui

Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage:

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 

Other Outstanding Achievements

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

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 California (USC), 1997
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Engineering -- University of Southern California (USC), 1995
  • Law: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997
  • Engineering -- California State University, Long Beach, 1995
  • Engineering -- University of California, Irvine, 1993
  • Fullerton College, 1991

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • 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
  • 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
  • FE/ EIT Engineering Certification; California Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presenter/ Speaker: U.S. Congressional Candidate OMAR SIDDIQUI presented at the historic 2018 U.S. Congressional Candidate Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Faculty and students from MITStanford UniversityNortheastern University, and Wellesley College moderated panel discussions., Presenter/ Speaker, First We Marched, Then We Ran! (2018 U.S. Congressional Candidate Conference), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2019
  • Speaker: FBI Leadership Conference (Houston, Texas), FBI National CAAA, 2019
  • Speaker: FBI Meeting (Albuquerque, New Mexico), FBI Albuquerque CAAA, 2018
  • Speaker: FBI Leadership Conference (San Antonio, Texas), FBI National CAAA, 2018
  • Keynote Speaker: "Executive Power & National Security" (American Constitution Society), Loyola Law School (Los Angeles, CA), 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
  • The Problem Solver, Attorney Journal, 2017
  • Instructor: Contract Drafting (Technology + Law), Loyola Law School (Los Angeles, CA), 2017
  • Speaker: FBI Leadership Conference (Sacramento, California), FBI National CAAA, 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


  • "Awarded for continuous professional recognition, an accomplishment realized by the TOP 5% of American Lawyers. All qualifying public recognitions of excellence are certified by The American Registry and include significant mentions in the press, honors by recognized trade groups, and acclaimed recognitions by peers or clients." - The American Registry, AMERICA'S MOST HONORED LAWYERS: TOP 5%, 2020, The American Registry, 2020
  • U.S. Marine Corps. Honor Flag + Medallion presented to Omar Siddiqui, at U.S. Military Base Guantánamo Bay, Cuba ("GITMO"): “This is to certify the accompanying flag of the United States of America was flown over the Northeast Gate, which separates communist Cuba from the United States Naval Station, Guantánamo Bay Cuba. Here each day, United States Marines stand ready to protect the freedom for which so many have fought and died.” (Flag Flown December 5, 2019) -- Presented by R.P. McKenzie, Commanding Officer & J.R. Reed, Gunnery Sergeant [U.S. MARINE CORPS SECURITY FORCE], U.S. Marine Corps (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) Honor Flag + Challenge Coin Medallion, U.S. Marine Corp/ U.S. Dept. of Defense (Pentagon), 2019
  • "Presented to Omar Siddiqui, in honor of: The 2019 Chief's Advisory Council. On behalf of the 65th Assembly District, I commend you for your dedication and collaboration with the Fullerton Police Department to improve the safety and quality of life for Fullerton residents, business owners, and visitors. Congratulations!" - CA Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (65th Dist.), Certificate of Recognition, California State Assembly (Sharon Quirk-Silva, 65th Dist.), 2019
  • "In the name and by the authority of the State of Texas... certificate presented in honor of Omar Siddiqui's dedication and participation in the 2019 FBI National CAAA Leadership Conference." - Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (Houston, Texas), Certificate of Dedication & Participation, State of Texas, 2019
  • "In recognition of your service on the Fullerton Chief's Advisory Council. Thank you for your dedication to public safety and the residents of the City of Fullerton. Best wishes." - Doug Chaffee (Supervisor, 4th Dist.), Certificate of Recognition, County of Orange, California, 2019
  • "Presented in grateful recognition of Omar Siddiqui's service on the Fullerton Police Chief's Advisory Council. The Fullerton City Council and all the citizens of Fullerton thank you for your collaboration with the Board and the Fullerton Police Chief to ensure the safety and quality of life for the Fullerton community." - Mayor Jesus J. Silva, Certificate of Appreciation, City of Fullerton, California, 2019
  • Silver-plated Chile presented "In recognition and appreciation of Omar Siddiqui" - FBI Albuquerque CAAA Board of Directors (Albuquerque, New Mexico), FBI ACAAA Recognition & Appreciation, FBI Albuquerque CAAA, 2018
  • 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
  • "For outstanding commitment, dedication, knowledge, spirit and service to the FBI Los Angeles CAAA" [2012 - 2017], FBI Service Award, FBI Los Angeles CAAA, 2017
  • 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
  • Keynote Speaker -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (CIA Headquarters; Langley, VA)"In recognition of your participation in the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Celebration." w/ CIA Director John O. Brennan. , Certificate of Appreciation, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 2017
  • FBI + DEA: "Chasing the Dragon" Seminar Presentation, Certificate of Appreciation, Bethel Korean Church (Irvine, CA), 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • 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 (Young Kim, 65th Dist.), Certificate of Recognition, California State Assembly, 2015
  • (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.), Certificate of Congressional Recognition, U.S. House of Representatives, 2014
  • (Ed Royce, 39th Dist), Certificate of Congressional Recognition, U.S. House of Representatives, 2014
  • (Sharon Quirk-Silva, 65th Dist.), Certificate of Recognition, California State Assembly, 2014
  • (Pakistan Consulate, Los Angeles), Certificate of Excellence, Consulate General of Pakistan, 2004
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Office Location for Omar A. Siddiqui

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

Last Updated: 6/25/2021

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