Dean Litigation

"Don't go to court without Sanaz on your side."

Ty J.

Dean Litigation

Who We Are

Dean Litigation represents individuals in difficult circumstances seeking an advocate on their side. 

If you are charged with a crime, or going through a divorce, an experienced attorney can change the course of your case and minimize your losses. Outcome of a criminal case or a divorce can have life lasting consequences. Choosing the right attorney is the most important decision you will make in this process.


Commitment to client - Each client deserves access to their attorney to keep them informed of developments in their case. Dean Litigation prides itself in limiting the number of clients it takes on, to ensure each client receives the attention that they deserve.

Readiness for trial - Dean Litigation is known for its trial experience among its opponents. Every case is fully reviewed, investigated, and prepared for trial. Our willingness to take a case to trial is a motivating factor for opposing counsel to settle a case, which gives our clients an advantage in negotiations and saves them money.


"Ms. Nikaein represented me on a personal matter and demonstrated excellence in her ability to focus on the critical facts in my case. She skillfully prepared my case and tactfully cross-examined our opponent resulting in a very favorable outcome. She has the ability to respond to inaccurate statements and ensure the truth is extracted. I highly, highly, recommend Ms. Nikaein and encourage anyone in need of her services to consider her very capable abilities."

Kieron S.

"Don't go to court without Sanaz on your side."

Ty J.

"When my teenage son was arrested, Sanaz convinced the judge that he was at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Judge dismissed the case. I don't know what we would've done without her."


“As an attorney, it is difficult to have an attorney represent you. I did my research and Sanaz came highly recommended from various sources. She is smart, quick, prepared, knowledgeable about the law, and a very experienced trial attorney.  


Judges respect her and opposing counsel fear her. At my trial, it became quickly became evident how seasoned she was.  The opposing counsel so flustered that they requested a break. During the break they came back with a settlement offer which they had refused to take part in up to that point in my case. She negotiated the case really well on my behalf and I was very happy with the outcome of my really difficult divorce.” 

CA Attorney

“I was so impressed with how responsive Sanaz and her team were on my case.  When my case was spinning out of control, she was right with me, working long hours on weekends and late at night to get the job done.  She just needs a cape!” 

Nina R.

“I am a trial attorney and wouldn’t dare go up against Sanaz. Instead, I often go to her for advice and strategy in my cases. I highly recommend her especially in high conflict cases.” 


“I will never be able to express my gratitude to everyone at Dean Litigation. I was a client for over 5 years battling custody with a very powerful ex who had a lot of money.  He accused me of many of things that were not true and involved the cops.  Sanaz never judged the allegations and instead believed and stood by me through it.  She managed to not only disprove his heinous allegations against me in criminal court, she managed to prove how he lied and manipulated the criminal system to get his way in our custody case in family court. It took time, but I ended up with full legal and physical custody of my child. My ex now has supervised visitation.   


Sanaz knowing both criminal and family law was imperative in my case. I can’t imagine what would have happened to me if I had an attorney who didn’t understand the criminal aspect of my case.  If you have an ex who is difficult and a narcissist, Sanaz is your person.”  

Initials withheld at request of client

“Dean Litigation and its attorneys were always accessible when I needed them.  Sanaz and Paul truly went above and beyond what I expected from an attorney.”   

Sean L.

“I consulted with Sanaz for my Divorce. She was very knowledgeable about the law and outlined how she saw my case unfold in court. I appreciated how she talked sense into me when I was angry. Divorce is hard and I am sure I was a very difficult client at the time.  She never gave up on me and was always so understanding and compassionate.  Thank you, Sanaz.  We love you.” 

CWC and AC.