Golnar Fozi

Golnar Fozi

Golnar FoziĀ“s practice addresses a broad range of issues facing private companies, public agencies, and non-profit entities. In her litigation practice, she handles complex, multi-party lawsuits through trials and appeals in the areas of employment, civil rights, torts, contracts and inverse condemnation, among others. In her transactional practice, she advises clients in day to day employment issues such as hiring, firing, investigating harassment claims, the interactive process with disabled employees, wage and hour compliance, and contracts. She lectures widely on employment issues facing small businesses and non-profits, and provides training in prevention of sexual harassment in the work place. She represents employers in administrative proceedings before the Labor Commissioner, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Golnar is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where she received the 1993 Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing for “Interim Modification of Collective Bargaining Agreements in Chapter 11 Reorganization”. She is fluent in three foreign languages: Spanish, French and Persian. She has achieved the highest rating for her litigation skills from the nationally recognized peer review organization, Martindale-Hubbell.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, J.D. 1993
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A. in Economics, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern California District
  • U.S. District Court, Central California District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • A-V Peer Review Rated “Preeminent”, Martindale-Hubbell
  • University of Illinois College of Law Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • Pi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Northwestern University
  • Board of Directors of the San Diego Second Chance Program


Direct Line:
(760) 858-2084

(760) 444-0039