Sonya Nawabi, Law Clerk

Sonya Nawabi is a law clerk at Forootan Law, where she provides legal support and assistance to Managing Attorney, Shirin Forootan, and the firm’s clients.

Prior to joining Forootan Law, Ms. Nawabi earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California Merced in 2021. Throughout her undergraduate career she participated in the Merced Pre-Law Society, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, organized fundraising for the Merced Center of Visual Enhancement, and worked closely with the political science department to evaluate and grade upper division course work.

Ms. Nawabi will be a second-year Juris Doctor candidate at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. During her first year, she joined the Corporate Law Society, Chapman Women Lawyers Association, and ended her first year as a quarter finalist in the annual Golden Gavel Moot Court. Ms. Nawabi will be working toward obtaining a Business Certification in addition to her Juris Doctor until her anticipated graduation in 2025.


J.D. Candidate Chapman University, Fowler School of Law

B.A., University of California Merced

Professional Memberships

Orange County Bar Association

Legal Honors/Awards

Quarter Finalist – Annual Golden Gavel Moot Court