About

Abiri & Szeto is a unification of traditionally rivaled litigators, a civil defense litigation attorney (Mr. Abiri) and a plaintiff’s attorney (Mr. Szeto). Mr. Abiri practiced in all areas of civil litigation for several years at Best Best & Krieger, a large regional firm, before leaving to form Abiri & Szeto. Mr. Szeto started his legal career in corporate litigation with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, eventually moving on to plaintiff’s litigation with an Orange County personal injury firm for several years. Both Mr. Abiri and Mr. Szeto have practiced in all venues of litigation, including federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. The ability to strategize and discuss the merits and tactics of a lawsuit with an opposing mindset has proven invaluable for our clients. For example, on several tort defense cases Mr. Abiri has been able to quickly assess the true value of a monetary demand after consulting with Mr. Szeto, as Mr. Szeto’s extensive background in plaintiff’s work provides an instant insight into what portions, if any, of a tort case have merit. Similarly, due to Mr. Abiri’s experience with the defense strategy and approach to litigation, Mr. Szeto maximizes the range of claims advanced on behalf of his clients, allowing him to negotiate significantly higher recoveries.

We recognize providing legal services is a reputation based industry, where the track record of our work product determines our future. Accordingly, one of our strongest philosophies is uncompromised client satisfaction. To reach this goal, we establish close working relationships with each client and provide regular communication regarding the status, strategies and assessments at each stage of litigation. Moreover, we know how important it is to a client to be able to reach their attorneys on short notice. We pride ourselves on promptly returning all telephone calls and e-mails, including on weekends when necessary. This continued communication between the client and attorneys allows for the most effective representation.

Abiri & Szeto also understands that the current economic state calls for the ability to provide high quality legal representation, while remaining financially conscious. We take advantage of modern technology leading to more efficient services, that results in considerable cost savings that we pass on to our clients. Our rates are lower than those of larger law firms, yet we provide excellent educational credentials, experience and most importantly, results.