MS. BASHAR obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in Management Information Systems in 1987 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law in May 1990. She joined the firm after 7 years as a sole practitioner focusing on civil litigation, business and family law. Prior to opening her own office, Ms. Bashar was an associate attorney in a civil litigation firm where she represented financial institutions as well as individuals with personal injury, fraud and contract matters. She has also worked as a Volunteer Attorney with the Family Law Access Project. Ms. Bashar was admitted to the State Bar of California and the Federal District Court for the Southern District in 1992 and is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. Ms. Bashar is fluent in Farsi, conversant in Spanish and maintains good comprehension of French. Published Case: Doe v. United States (1997) 946 F.Supp.1429. Ms. Bashar was successful in this matter against the U.S. Attorney which resulted in two new laws being established.