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Navigating the Legal System with A. David Youssefyeh, Esq.

February 25, 2021

Navigating the Legal System with A. David Youssefyeh, Esq.

Trying to understand the legal systems is overwhelming, but having to do it with a combative Narcissist is a nightmare. A. David Youssefyeh, Esq joins Maegan in the garden to talk about the different kinds of courts, what to expect when filing a lawsuit or going through the criminal justice process. David talks about how to find an attorney, where to file for a restraining order or protection order and tips and tools to protect yourself when going through the legal process with a narcissist.

David specializes in complex business, tort, real estate, employment, criminal and personal injury litigation, as well as real estate transactions, where he has directed the negotiations and closings for scores of real estate acquisitions, developments, dispositions, sales, financing and other transactions, with an aggregate value of more than $1 billion dollars. He is admitted to practice before the State Bar of California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

David graduated from Loyola Law School, where he was a Staff Writer and an Editor of the Entertainment Law Journal. Previous to law school, he completed his undergraduate studies in International Finance at the University of Southern California (USC).

Prior to entering private practice, David was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable James M. Ideman, U.S. District Court, and clerked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Bet Tzedek Legal Services.

He is active both in the legal community and the community at large, and is, among other things, a past Chair of the Remedies Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Treasurer, and member of the Judicial Evaluations Committee of the Mexican American Bar Association - Political Action Committee (MABA-PAC), member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, member of the Los Angeles County Bar, Member of the Indigent Defense Panel, Volunteer Coach for The North Hollywood Debate Team and a graduate of the FBI CREST Program. On several occasions, David has also been invited to speak by Bar Organizations and schools on legal issues.


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