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Sara Shahbazi

Los Angeles

Sara Shahbazi is a Los Angeles bankruptcy and restructuring attorney. Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, Sara was a law clerk in Los Angeles Superior Court, where she analyzed law and motion, presented tentative rulings and bench memoranda, and advised her judicial officer on issues. Sara also has experience as a law clerk in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

While attending law school, Sara worked as a law clerk in the Law Office of Thomas H. Casey and in the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor. She also was a staff assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she analyzed legislative proposals and prepared proposal summaries, talking points, and memoranda for committee and subcommittee hearings.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Bryant Y. Yang, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2023-2024

Hon. Magdalena Reyes Bordeaux, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, 2022-2023

Judicial Externships

Hon. Theodore C. Albert, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, 2022

Hon. Carmen Luege, Orange County Superior Court, 2021



Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law (J.D. 2022)
Staff Editor, Diversity & Social Justice Forum

University of California, Santa Cruz, (B.A., cum laude, 2017)
Highest Honors in Sociology, High Honors in Legal Studies


Fluent in Farsi