Samir S. Belani

College Attended: California State university, Fullerton B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychological Anthropology

Law School: Whittier Law School

Admitted to The Bar:2014

Other Certifications: Member OCBA, South Asian Bar Association, North Orange County Bar Association

Hobbies and interests when not working: Art, cultural studies, reading.

Why I love what I do: I have always had a desire to help those in need. I had the privilege of helping a veteran who had had served our country, incurring multiple injuries (both physical and mental). Through a series of poor choices, he found himself in immense legal trouble. I was able to utilize a recent decision by our state legislators which allowed for veterans to be afforded treatment and rehabilitation rather than incarceration. Due to the charges he faced, we were met with extreme resistance from the District Attorney’s office and after multiple court hearings, I was able to secure his enrollment in Military Diversion which allowed him to get the help he needed.