Ali Abtahi is the founder and managing attorney of Abtahi Law Group. Ali started Abtahi Law Group with the goal of pursuing causes that positively impact consumers, product and environmental safely, and public health.
Ali Abtahi’s educational and work experience is at the cross section of law and public health. Prior to his career in law, Ali obtained a Master of Science in epidemiology degree from Harvard School of Public Health. Ali is keenly interested in utilizing his education and work experience to improve public health and safety.
Ali’s litigation practice has focused on consumer, product safety, and public health litigation. He has prosecuted class action and representative cases involving consumer fraud, defective products, and toxic contamination.
Ali’s practice has included strategic advisory services with a focus upon companies and nonprofits in the health and medical device realm. He has represented and advised venture and private equity investors and companies that focus on fertility treatment, blood specimens collection, workplace wellness, and maternal and child health.
- Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (Certificate of Completion)
- University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.S., Political Science and Molecular Biology, 1996)
- Harvard School of Public Health (M.S., Epidemiology, 1999)
- University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2001)
- Legal Research Attorney, San Francisco Superior Court, Law and Motion Department (2002-2004), Hon. A James Robertson II, Hon. Ronald E. Quidachay
- “Preying on the Elderly: How Predatory Lenders Have Robbed Elderly Californians of Millions of Dollars,” Forum (January/February 2006. 20-23)
- “The Effect of Population Safety Belt Usage Rates on the Number of Motor Vehicle-Related Fatalities,” Accident Analysis & Prevention (Vol. 34 2002)
- “Consumer Law: Advances and Setbacks,” Advancing the Consumer Interest” (Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall 2000)
- “Lack of Evidence for a Role of HTLV-I in the Occurrence of Subclinical HAM/TSP in the Miyazaki Cohort Study,” Journal of AIDS (May 1, 2000. 24(1): 86-87)
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
- United States District Court for the Southern District of California
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin