Maryam graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2002 in the top 5% of her class. She is a member of the Order of the Coif, and has been a practicing attorney in California since December 2002. Maryam’s legal practice has almost exclusively comprised of civil litigation and appellate work.

During law school, Maryam worked full time at an immigration law firm and as a result gained considerable experience in immigration matters. Prior to founding her firm in 2009, Maryam worked for Littler Mendelson, P.C., a nationwide labor and employment law firm. She began her legal career as a panel attorney for the Sixth District Appellate Program.

Maryam is originally from Iran. She spent her childhood years in various countries, including Italy, India, and England. In India, Maryam attended the New Era boarding school in Panchgani. She spent over five years at boarding schools in England, including Battle Abbey, which was built following William the Conqueror’s vow to construct an abbey after his victory in the Battle of Hastings. In 1990 and 1993 respectively, Maryam obtained her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. At Bilkent, Maryam graduated first in her class and third in the university and was awarded honorary plaques and prizes by the Turkish Minister of Education.

Maryam immigrated to the United States in 1996, and became a U.S. citizen on June 14, 2006.

Maryam loves Shakespeare, enjoys the essays of Francis Bacon, and is inspired by great music, including musical compositions by Adriano Celentano, Aerosmith, Antonio Vivaldi, and the entire Jesus Christ Superstar rock opera album.

Maryam is fluent in Farsi and speaks conversational Turkish.