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Shabnam Tamai Pourghorban

Associate Attorney


Mission Viejo, CA





ARAG | Proud Member

Ms. Pourghorban has always been passionate about helping families and counseling them during a time of need. Ms. Pourghorban began her legal career in family law where she helped clients navigate through the divorce process in an amicable way. Although Ms. Pourghorban enjoyed counseling clients during the marriage dissolution process, it was not until the pandemic that she realized how many people need competent legal guidance after the death of a loved one. Ms. Pourghorban's passion for probate law was ignited and she felt a calling to pursue practice within the field. With experience in dealing with clients during their most difficult times, Ms. Pourghorban is dedicated to skillfully counseling her clients through the estate and trust administration process in a kind and compassionate manner. Ms. Pourghorban is also fluent in Spanish and often assists in translating for our Spanish-speaking clientele.

Since the beginning of her legal career, Ms. Pourghorban knew she wanted to work with families. She pursued this passion during law school where she became a Fellow for the Center for Children and Families, and earned her certificate in Child and Family Law. Ms. Pourghorban also gained experience in mediation while working at a family law mediation firm. Through her educational and professional experience, Ms. Pourghorban has honed her skills in assisting families through challenging times all while achieving her client's goals.

Ms. Pourghorban earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from California State University of Fullerton. After college, she attended Whittier Law school in Costa Mesa. Ms. Pourghorban resides in South Orange County. In her spare time, Ms. Pourghorban loves spending time with her niece and nephews. She also enjoys cycling, hiking adventures, and traveling.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning 50%
  • Probate 25%
  • Trust Administration 25%

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2021


  • Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California
    • J.D.
  • California State University of Fullerton, Fullerton, California
    • B.A.
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, 2022 to Present


  • Spanish