From real estate to law, Safora Nowrouzi earned her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in beautiful San Diego.
Safora has helped and continues to help California homeowners save their home by avoiding foreclosure (foreclosure defense). She is currently pursuing a Masters in Real Estate with an emphasis on Development at Georgetown University so that she can better assist investors and development companies maneuver the intricacies, laws, and strategies of the commercial real estate industry.
Safora interned with Cal Western’s trademark clinic for 2 years, before being admitted to the California State Bar, where she gained comprehensive experience in representing small business owners before the United States Patent and Trade Organization (USPTO) in their trademark registration process.
As a 2L, Safora was among the five students from the entire school selected to participate in the American Bar Association’s Judicial Clerkship Program, at the ABA’s 2015 mid-year meeting in Houston, Texas, where she worked on hypothetical cases for several days alongside state and circuit court judges from all across the nation.
Thereafter, Safora held a judicial externship position for the Honorable Joel Pressman of San Diego Superior Court, where she was exposed to the art of lawyering and drafting tentative rulings for a variety of civil and complex cases.
As an active student body member, Safora held various leadership positions from the Vice Presidency of Pride Law to the Presidency of the Middle Eastern Law Student Association (MELSA).
Her leadership skills played an important role in confirming the presence of the Honorable Tamila Ipema, as a pioneering and distinguished keynote speaker at the annual Sunset Reception, one of the most prestigious events held by the Student and Diversity Services at Cal Western.
Soon thereafter, Safora’s poise, eloquence and legal professionalism gained recognition and opened the doors to various opportunities. As a panel speaker for the Color or Justice Mentorship Program, held by the National Association of Women Judges, Safora shared her experience with the legal community and young students on mentorship and diversity.
Safora also moderated a panel of women judges on the topic of diversity and success attended by members of the San Diego legal community.
As a clinical intern at Lepine Law Group, Safora worked on civil rights cases alongside Amy Lepine, Esq at an oral contracts and civil rights law firm in San Diego.
Right before graduating from law school, Safora became the proud recipient of the access to justice scholarship award by the National Association of Women Judges for her commitment to diversity and equal access to justice.
As a post-bar law clerk, Safora worked at Olympia Law Group where she utilized her law degree along with her extensive background in real estate and worked alongside her supervising attorneys in the litigation of multi-volume foreclosure defense cases.