Amin Al-Sarraf is a passionate and pragmatic advocate. As a Partner in Glaser Weil’s Litigation Department, Mr. Al-Sarraf has represented major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and individuals in a wide variety of civil disputes and at every stage of litigation. Having first- and co-chaired more than a half-dozen bench and jury trials, Mr. Al-Sarraf has significant courtroom experience and is particularly skilled at analyzing and communicating complex facts and legal arguments in an effective and straightforward manner.
In addition to his civil litigation practice, Mr. Al-Sarraf is also committed to his pro bono practice. He is a co-founder and co-chair of Glaser Weil’s Pro Bono Committee, which works closely with local public interest organizations to provide pro bono assistance in domestic violence and immigration cases, primarily, and at numerous legal clinics throughout Los Angeles.
Mr. Al-Sarraf is an appointed member of the State Bar of California’s Legal Services Trust Fund Commission, which oversees and administers funding for non-profit and pro bono legal services programs serving low-income communities through the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program, the Equal Access Fund and the Justice Gap Fund. Mr. Al-Sarraf is also co-president of the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California.
While in law school, Mr. Al-Sarraf served as a judicial extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, as well as the Honorable Judith C. Chirlin of the Los Angeles Superior Court. He also competed as an oral advocate with the Jessup International Moot Court team, on behalf of Loyola Law School.
Mr. Al-Sarraf lives in South Pasadena with his wife, Sonya, and their daughter.
As lead trial counsel, successfully represented business client in protracted breach of contract dispute.
Represented private equity firm OpenGate Capital in federal securities fraud action against Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Represented political commentator and media personality Keith Olbermann in a multi-million dollar breach of contract dispute with Current TV.
Represented William Morris Endeavor & CBS Broadcasting Inc. in a copyright infringement case related to a CBS television series.
Obtained multi-million dollar judgment in hospital acquisition dispute on behalf of Prime Healthcare Services, the largest for-profit hospital group in Southern California.
Secured two unanimous jury verdicts and a bench verdict in state court on behalf of employer in three related cases involving employment discrimination and wage-and-hour claims.
State Bar of California, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission
Los Angeles County Bar Association
The George Washington University Alumni Association
Muslim Bar Association of Southern California
National Association of Muslim Lawyers
Honors & Awards
Southern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2013-14, 2017-18