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Sadaf A. Nejat

Senior Associate

E snejat@wfbm.com
T (714) 634-2522
| F (714) 634-0686

Overview

Sadaf A. Nejat represents a variety of clients in toxic tort, product liability, travel and general litigation matters. Sadaf handles matters in various stages of litigation, including pre-trial through trial preparation.

After becoming a member of the State Bar of California and prior to joining Walsworth, Sadaf practiced immigration law in Santa Ana, California where she represented individual and corporate clients. Relying on the oral advocacy skills she cultivated as a law student, Sadaf appeared on behalf of a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Asylum Officer on behalf of a client whose case was ultimately approved.

Sadaf is fluent in Farsi.

Representative Successes
  • Motion for summary judgment on preemption grounds granted on behalf of the manufacturer in a personal injury matter involving allegations of a defective product causing an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury.
  • Demurrer granted without leave to amend and affirmed on appeal on statute of limitations grounds on behalf of the manufacturer in a wrongful death matter.
  • Motion for terminating sanction of dismissal with prejudice granted on behalf of the manufacturer in a personal injury matter following favorable rulings on numerous motions to compel for the plaintiff’s failure to satisfy his discovery obligations.
  • Successfully secured dismissals with prejudice on behalf of the manufacturer and supplier in wrongful death matters involving allegations of occupational exposure to products containing toxic chemicals following the filing of motions for summary judgment on no causation grounds.
  • Successfully secured a dismissal with prejudice on behalf of the manufacturer in a wrongful death matter following the filing of motions to compel certain written discovery.
Industry Involvement

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Mold: Fear vs. Fact,” Client Presentation
  • “Emerging Trends in Toxic Tort Litigation: From Hair Straighteners to E-Cigarettes,” Client Presentation
  • “Thinking Outside the Medical and Employment Record Box,” Walsworth Newsletter
Beyond the Office

In law school Sadaf clerked for the Orange County Alternate Defender’s Office, the Gang Unit of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, and the Honorable Judge Joe Perez. In these roles, she discovered a passion for oral advocacy.  As a second year law student, Sadaf successfully qualified a gang expert during a preliminary hearing and argued an opposition to a motion to suppress evidence on behalf of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. It was around this time that Sadaf joined the prestigious Mock Trial Honor Board. She competed in a number of regional and national mock trial competitions across the country. As a third year law student, Sadaf was recognized as “Best Advocate in a Round” at a national mock trial competition.

Sadaf spends her free time watching college football and traveling with her husband, who is also a USC and Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumnus.

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