ABOUT STEPHEN VOKSHORI
An exceptional advocate. A big picture thinker. Honest, tough, and fair.
Stephen was first attracted to the law because it draws on diverse talents and skills while performing a valuable public service.
He stays because it’s rewarding to help a financially defeated family find their voice and footing again.
Stephen’s early legal career involved a number of positions representing mortgage companies and banks, including managing partner at Taylor & Vokshori, a prominent real estate law firm, in-house legal counsel for a sizeable commercial and residential real estate company, litigation consultant with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and litigation associate at Demler, Armstrong & Rowland.
Over the years, Stephen grew painfully aware that consumers are grossly underrepresented and the cards unfairly stacked. Time and time again he saw consumers and mortgage holders being poorly treated, taken advantage of, or stripped of everything they had in a one-sided battle against a bank or mortgage company with far more resources and ample legal support. Stephen was frustrated and uneasy about the patterns he was seeing.
That’s when he made a decision to turn the tables. In 2008, Stephen launched the Vokshori Law Group determined to use his knowledge and experience with the financial institutions to level the playing field for underrepresented consumers.
Today, at Vokshori Law, Stephen and his team represent consumers with all aspects of bankruptcy, insolvency issues in business transactions, debt restructuring, loan modifications and related civil litigation proceedings. Stephen is also experienced in estate planning and trust administration, including business succession planning for family and other closely held enterprises.
A true advocate, Stephen understands the importance of community service and regularly devotes time to delivering needed pro bono legal assistance. Volunteering with Public Counsel’s general relief advocacy program, Stephen argued to protect the rights of people in the welfare system that were homeless or at risk of becoming so. He also provided free legal assistance to UCLA students through UCLA’s Student Legal Services program, counseling students on a wide variety of legal issues.
These days, Stephen spends his free time at Public Counsel’s Consumer Law Project & Debtor Assistance Project in representing below median income debtors with Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. He also provides assistance to low-income tenants fighting against illegal evictions and unlawful detainer actions – a troubling result of the subprime mortgage foreclosure crisis.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate from USC’s Marshall School of Business, Stephen elected to attend the UCLA School of Law for his Juris Doctor. While in UCLA’s Business Law and Policy Program, he exhibited academic excellence in Real Estate, Corporate, and Finance law, and became a recipient of the Stephen E. Claman Scholarship. These early inclinations towards business and a knack for real estate law have flourished and grown into a true talent for tackling problems, setting goals, and finding creative solutions.
California State Bar
Real Property Law Section of the California Bar and LACBA,
Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of LACBA
Business Law Section of the California State Bar, NACBA, and CDCBAA
UCLA School of Law, Juris Doctor
USC’s Marshall School of Business, graduated Magna Cum Laude
Admissions to law:
State Bar of California
United States District Court for the Southern 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 Northern District of California
A loyal advocate for the people, Stephen Vokshori considers his work a public service and
strives to make a real difference in the lives of his clients with honesty, fairness and strength.
People First. Law Second.
3 REASONS TO HIRE US
Our clients trust us. In an industry plagued by greed, we take the high road, always choosing the hard right, over the easy wrong, even when it means going the extra mile.
Cookie-cutter solutions are not part of our practice. We take the time to understand your situation and apply it to the latest legal methods so we can find a solution as unique as you are.
Justice isn’t just for the rich. We avoid time-wasting activities and excess fees, choosing to focus instead on best practices that will save you money and get you the results you deserve.