Pouya B. Chami
Pouya B. Chami is the principal and founder of Chami Law, PC, a civil litigation firm representing clients in the areas of employment law, including discrimination, retaliation and harassment matters, as well as wage/hour disputes and class action litigation.
Mr. Chami has a proven track record of success litigating in both state and federal court. Mr. Chami has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, and has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine as a “Top Attorney” in Southern California for the area of Labor & Employment Law every year since 2014. Mr. Chami has also received the AVVO.com client’s choice award in the area of Labor & Employment Law and has earned a perfect rating of 10.0 (“Superb”) on the AVVO.com attorney-rating scale. Since its formation in 2011, Chami Law has obtained tens of millions of dollars in jury verdicts, judgments and settlements on behalf of clients.
In 2017, Mr. Chami won multiple jury trials representing employees who were victims of employment discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. According to TopVerdict.com, Chami Law, PC obtained the third-largest jury award in an Age Discrimination case in California in 2017.
Prior to forming Chami Law, PC, Mr. Chami worked for a prominent litigation defense firm in Los Angeles and is adept at getting complicated disputes resolved efficiently and effectively.
Mr. Chami is admitted to practice law in California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Chami received his undergraduate degree from UCLA before attaining his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. While attending Loyola Law School, Mr. Chami was a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was named to the Loyola Moot Court Honors Board, serving as Justice of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board. Mr. Chami is also an active community advocate, formerly serving as President of the Iranian-American Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter and serving as its national representative.
Pablo F. Colmenares
Originally from Los Angeles, Pablo F. Colmenares majored in Political Science with an emphasis in International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before law school, Pablo dedicated himself to three years of National Service with AmeriCorps – two years providing advocacy in dependency court and one year providing immigration resource services.
Pablo earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis School of Law. During law school, Pablo participated in both the Civil Rights Clinic and the Workers’ Rights Clinic. As well, he was a California Employment Lawyers Association Diversity Fellow. Prior to joining Chami Law, Pablo worked for a plaintiff-side employment law firm in Sacramento, California, representing current and former employees in litigation against their employers in both the public and private sectors. Pablo has experience in workplace discrimination and harassment, whistleblower retaliation and protected leave laws.
Olivia Loveland is an associate attorney at Chami Law, specializing in employment litigation and representation matters on behalf of employees throughout California. A Los Angeles native, Olivia received her undergraduate degree from Portland State University where she double-majored in Political Science and Spanish and minored in Turkish. Olivia earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where she was a member of the Environmental Moot Court Team as well as the nationally-ranked Byrne Trial Advocacy Team. As a trial team member, she received extensive and individualized trail skills training, competed in mock trial competitions, and received accolades such as the Kenny S. Ramirez Firm Rising Advocate and International Academy of Trial Lawyers awards.
Olivia became passionate about employment law while interning for a plaintiff’s employment attorney during law school who represented a university professor in a wrongful termination case. She also participated in her school’s Pro Se Mediation clinic where she gained mediation experience while advocating on behalf of employees who had filed race, age, and gender discrimination claims against their employers.
In addition to her studies, Olivia competed in NCAA Div. 1 Cross-Country and Track and Field for three years while at Portland State. Before returning to Los Angeles for law school, Olivia taught English in Turkey for two years. Before college, she lived in Argentina as an exchange student through the Rotary International Youth Exchange program.