Bobby Samini is a nationally recognized trial lawyer whose practice focuses on media sensitive business litigation, entertainment-related disputes and the representation of members of sovereign families. With over twenty-five years’ experience as a trial attorney, Mr. Samini has developed a unique ability to relate to his clients, communicate their positions both in court and to the public, and to develop and implement complex legal strategies efficiently and with great effect.
Mr. Samini has served as lead counsel in numerous multi-million dollar trials involving parties like the National Basketball Association (NBA), tabloid website TMZ, real estate database company Zillow, and Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. He has represented many prominent clients, including former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, DJ Paul of the Oscar-winning hip hop group Three 6 Mafia, and Grammy Award winning artist T-Pain.
Mr. Samini is frequently retained by members of sovereign families from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to represent them in business matters and litigation, both in the United States and internationally. Mr. Samini is able to provide practical solutions and sage advice across a diverse set of legal areas in times of crisis, while respecting his client’s unique needs and perspectives.
Mr. Samini is often invited to appear on nationally-recognized news programs such as Anderson Cooper 360°, The Today Show, Bloomberg Television, and CNN’s New Day. He has also provided legal commentary for Hollywood Life, Law360, Slate, and Law & Crime by Dan Abrams.
Education The Ohio State University, College of Law (J.D.) University of Southern California (B.A., Political Science) Bar Admissions California
Court Admissions Central District of California Southern District of California United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit United States Supreme Court
Associations UC Berkeley School of Law Civil Justice ResearchInitiative, Board of Directors Orange County Gang Reduction & Intervention Partnership, Board of Directors