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Sam Ahmadpour

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Playa Vista, CA

Ahmadpour Law
12130 Millennium Dr, Suite 300
Playa Vista, CA 90094
Phone: 424-325-2217
Fax: 310-760-0625
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed in California Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

A skilled criminal defense practitioner with 18-plus years of legal experience, Sam Ahmadpour is the owner of the law firm bearing his name. 

Mr. Ahmadpour offers effective criminal defense to the residents of Playa Vista, California, against a wide range of criminal offenses, including aiding and abetting, murder, child endangerment and molestation, carjacking, hit-and-runs, juvenile crimes, kidnapping, theft, fraud, marijuana offenses, probation violations, rape, DUI/DWI, domestic violence, white collar crimes, disorderly conduct, conspiracy and weapons offenses. He also helps with record sealing, expungements and prefiling investigations.

Before establishing Ahmadpour Law, Mr. Ahmadpour served as a prosecutor for nine-plus years where he tried over 50 cases to verdict and efficiently handled matters ranging from simple misdemeanors to complicated murders. As a result of his achievements, he was given the “Los Angeles County Prosecutor of the Year” award by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He uses this experience to offer his clients valuable insight and a strategic approach to legal problem-solving.

In honor of Mr. Ahmadpour’s impeccable professionalism and client services, he was given the Avvo Clients’ Choice award and a 10.0 “Superb” client rating. He was also named to the Top 40 Under 40 and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list by The National Trial Lawyers. He has been featured in several media outlets such as CNN, LA Times, Fox News and Daily Breeze.

An active partaker in the legal community. Mr. Ahmadpour gained invaluable experience functioning as a deputy district attorney at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office – Victim Impact Program (VIP) unit. He is also frequently requested to provide lectures to prosecutors, police officers, law students and police agencies on a variety of topics including criminal law, unreasonable searches and seizures, Fourth Amendment laws and juvenile crimes.

After completing his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2000, Mr. Ahmadpour received his Juris Doctor, with a concentration in trial advocacy, from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, in 2004. He then earned a master’s degree in business administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2019. He served as a law clerk at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office – Crimes Against Peace Officers Section and Major Narcotics Division. He is licensed to practice law in California since 2004.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime

Selections

1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017

About Sam Ahmadpour

First Admitted: 2004, California

Professional Webpage: https://ahmadpourlaw.com/sam-ahmadpour-attorney/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of California

Honors/Awards

  • Based on client satisfaction and reviews, Clients Choice Award, Avvo, 2015
  • Based on client satisfaction and reviews., Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2016
  • Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile., The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Awarded for outstanding service, dedication, and excellence in Los Angeles County, Prosecutor of the Year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 2014
  • Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile., The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Awarded to the top trial lawyers from each state who are younger than the age of 40 exemplifying  superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer., The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Awarded for seven years of service to the District Attorney's Office., Commendation, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service

  • The Youth Business Alliance (YBA) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on bringing critical 21st-century business skills and perspectives into disadvantaged school classrooms by providing a year-long after-school course ("Introduction to Business & Careers") to these students. Along with other business leaders from the community, I was proud to speak with and lead discussions with these promising students, 2015

Educational Background

  • A proud graduate of UCLA Anderson's prestigious MBA program, 2019
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Office Location for Sam Ahmadpour

12130 Millennium Dr
Suite 300
Playa Vista, CA 90094

Phone: 424-325-2217

Fax: 310-760-0625

Last Updated: 5/25/2022

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