Law Office of John Fattahi

Southern California Civil Rights Attorney

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About John Fattahi

Mr. Fattahi has been practicing federal civil rights litigation for 15 years, and has been litigating police misconduct and excessive force cases almost exclusively for the past 12 years. He was selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list each year from 2015-2019.

Before opening his own practice in 2011, Mr. Fattahi was an Associate at the Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo, where he had primary responsibility for litigating a large number of false arrest and excessive force cases, many of which involved fatal police shootings.

A native of Whittier, California, Mr. Fattahi graduated from UCLA Law School where he served as a Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review. After completing a federal clerkship, Mr. Fattahi litigated high-stakes commercial disputes and prisoner civil rights cases at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.


B.S., UC San Diego

J.D., UCLA Law School
Senior Editor, UCLA Law Review

American University, Washington College of Law
Casto Award for Constitutional Law

Prior Associations

Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips, Central District of California

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo, Woodland Hills, CA

Admissions & Memberships

The State Bar of California
Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
Central District of California
Northern District of California
Eastern District of California
Southern District of California