Abbas Hadjian

Abbas Hadjian

Expert Iranian Law & Document, AAML, IAFL, Certified Family Law Specialist (CA)
  • Family Law, International Law
  • California
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ABBAS HADJIAN, is a nationally recognized California Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS). He is Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). Mr. Hadjian is a bi-lingual (Farsi & English) expert in Mahr, Iranian Civil Law, Family Law and Procedure, and legal documents, who has testified in Federal and State Courts on these topics. In addition to providing expert testimony on Iranian family law and dowry / mahr, Mr. Hadjian’s law practice is limited to litigation of complicated Family Law issues, and private or Court assigned mediation.

Mr. Hadjian was born in Iran and graduated from Tehran University, School of Law, Economics and Political Science in 1965. He continued his studies in Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts, and obtained a Master in Public Administration in 1976. In 1986 he graduated with J.D., from La Verne University. For a period of twenty (20) years prior to practice of law, he was a professional journalist and Assistant to five (5) Governors of the Persian Gulf Province in Iran. He is the Founder and first President of Iranian Free University, Bandar Abbas (1977-1979).

Mr. Hadjian is President of the Southern California Family Law American Inn of Court (the “AIC”), Chair-Elect of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section (the “LACBA”) and President of the Charitable Foundation, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ASFLS-Foundation). He has been member of the California State Bar’s Executive Committee, Family Law Section, (FLEXCOM) for 3 years, 2014-2017. Mr. Hadjian is a past president of the Iranian American Lawyers Association (the “IALA”) Los Angeles, where he has also chaired numerous committees. Having provided expert mahr testimony in numerous US court cases, he writes on the topic of Iranian mahr and dowry in the US at:

Univ of LaVerne COL
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Charitable Foundation-Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, California
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The Southern California Family Law Inn of Court
- Current
Law Offices of Abbas Hadjian, APC
- Current
Chair Elect, Family Law Section
Los Angles County Bar Association
Articles & Publications
Children of Sharia
International Academy of Family Lawyers
Divorce In California (Self-Help in Farsi)
Ketab Corporation, Los Angeles
Speaking Engagements
Access to Justice - Lessons Learned During Covid, 9th Annual Cultural Competency in Family Practice, Los Angeles (virtual)
Cultural Competency in Family Practice (CCFP) is a California ( U.S.) educational project founded by Abbas Hadjian, Esq. dedicated to the study of culture and its impact on the family law litigation. The events are presented and sponsored by major public and private legal institutions, and bring together family law judges, attorneys, psychologists and financial experts for participation in topic discussion. CE and CLE credits are available via and AFCC-CA.
Culture & Lockdown - Intimate Partner Violence in a time of isolation and quarantine, 8th Annual Cultural Competency in Family Practice, Los Angeles (virtual)
In the first virtual event due to the pandemic, 2020's program examined the cultural aspects of lockdown during the time of isolation and in particular the impact of the COVID shut down on cultural and marginalized communities. Panels included input from 22 judges, 7 attorneys, and 3 mental health professionals. There were 167 attendees from three different states who were also legal, mental health, and judicial professionals.
Juris Doctorate
University of La Verne College of Law
Public Administration (MPA)
Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Law, Political Science, and Economics (BA)
Tehran University, Iran
California Top Family Law Attorney
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Super lawyer
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Outstanding Volunteer Contributor Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Los Angeles Superior Court
Los Angeles County Supervisor Court
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 134395
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Family Law
Prenups & Marital Agreements
International Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Expert Iranian Documents, Law and Procedure, Mahr
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Farsi: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
The Law Offices of Abbas Hadjian, APC
Dowry Mahr in US Courts
Cultural Competency in Family Practice
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Abbas Hadjian, APC
16130 Ventura Blvd
Suite 650
Encino, CA 91436
Toll-Free: (818) 207-3330
Telephone: (818) 783-3330
Fax: (818) 783-3408
Monday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11 AM - 5 AM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 11 AM - 3 AM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Prior appointment is required.