Omeed Latifi grew up in Columbia, Missouri and moved to southern California when he was 18 years old. He attended the University of California Los Angeles where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science. After college, he attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor with a concentration in international law.
While in law school, Mr. Latifi was a student liaison for the Iranian American Bar Association. He also participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic where he helped low-income families file tax returns. Mr. Latifi was awarded the outstanding immigration clinic intern for his work at the University of San Diego Legal Clinics representing indigent clients in their immigration cases. He received the University of San Diego Pro Bono Recognition for providing over 100 hours of pro bono work during law school. He also interned at the San Diego Immigration Court.
Mr. Latifi began his legal career working at an immigration firm. He expanded the firm’s immigration practice from mostly family-based petitions into other immigration practice areas, including employment-based immigration and asylum cases.
In November 2016, Mr. Latifi began working with Adler Law Group, APLC, where he specializes in wildfire litigation and has worked with hundreds of fire victims who were damaged by utility companies. Since 2015, he has helped to secure millions of dollars in pre-trial settlements for fire victims. He is currently assisting in the litigation against PG&E in the Butte Fire, North Bay Fire Litigation, and Camp Fire as well as the Thomas Fire litigation and Woolsey Fire against Southern California Edison. Mr. Latifi also currently serves as Vice President of the Iranian American Bar Association.
Mr. Latifi is admitted to practice in California as well as in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.