Shaya provides support, research, and assistance on a variety of client matters and disputes including bankruptcy, real estate law, business law, and general litigation.
We asked Shaya to tell us about himself…
What does your job entail on a daily basis?
Most of my work involves helping people file for bankruptcy. In addition to preparing bankruptcy petitions and pleadings, I keep clients regularly apprised of their case status, and when necessary, explain legal proceedings and concepts to ensure the easiest possible experience for folks who are generally under a great deal of pressure already.
When are our clients likely to meet you? What will you be doing for them?
I’m constantly contacting them on the telephone, but I will occasionally meet them to sign paperwork or attend a hearing.
Other than English, what language skills do you have and at what level (i.e. fluent / conversational etc.)?
I can fluently speak Farsi.
Where were you educated and what qualifications did you earn?
I majored in philosophy with a minor in political science at San Jose State University. I got my J.D. from Loyola Law School.
Prior to joining Vokshori Law Group, what previous, relevant, positions did you hold?
I helped manage a financial business and resolved any legal issues that came up.
What causes do you support? Do you do any charity or community work?
I like supporting causes that give individuals the opportunity to better themselves.
What’s the best thing about working at Vokshori Law Group?
One of the best things is helping people resolve their financial issues. Many clients show lots of appreciation for even the smallest thing. Another is working with a group of friendly and approachable people who are eager to help. The view is also nice.
What prompted you to join Vokshori Law Group?
I saw it as an opportunity to build my legal career. It’s a great place to experience a variety of legal work without doing the same thing over and over again.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to read and relax. I also like to drive around for fun. Discovering new places in LA that I haven’t been to.
If you had total financial freedom and didn’t have to work, what would you do and why?
To be honest probably not that different from what I’m doing right now. Having enough money to do nothing seems like a dream, but it can also get boring when you have nothing to do.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? (This can be a professional or personal achievement)
My greatest accomplishment so far is becoming an attorney. Nothing in my life so far has been as satisfying as passing the bar exam and getting my license to practice.
What’s your favorite movie of all time?
What book are you reading at the moment?
I’m usually going through multiple books at a time, switch between them after a few chapters. Right now I have Michael Crichton’s Congo on my nightstand, and Stephen King’s The Outsider in my living room.
What’s your ‘Claim to Fame’?
What’s your favorite quote?
“I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.” – Stanley Kubrick