Dedicated Legal Service
Most recently, Mr. Obagi has represented a wide array of clients in claims
against governments, including for civil and educational rights violations,
breach of contract, inverse condemnation and depravation of veteran's
service-connected disability benefits. He has served as the unwavering
strong voice of persons wronged by foreign countries, federal agencies,
municipalities and local school districts.
Mr. Obagi has successfully litigated and tried several breach of contract
and fraud cases, and obtained two awards for punitive damages after trial.
After obtaining judgments for punitive damages, Mr. Obagi has asserted
his clients' interests in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, obtaining judgment
for the non-dischargeability of debt incurred based on fraud and malicious injury.
An Aggressive, Effective Approach
Mr. Obagi has a strong judgment enforcement practice, and has successfully
enforced judgments against defiant persons and institutions, including
the country of Mexico. Mr. Obagi was associated as counsel after a local
law firm had not been able to obtain payments on its judgment for eight
years. That judgment was rendered for the Mexican Consulate's breach
of contract with a janitorial services company. After eight months of
aggressively pursuing Mexico, and obtaining orders to examine its Consular
General, Mexico paid more than one and a half times the amount of the
original judgment to settle.
His practice includes consumer advocacy, including defending individuals
from meritless collections actions. As consumer debt collection defense
counsel, Mr. Obagi has successfully obtained dismissal of a poorly supported
complaint brought by a junk debt buyer, and, in a separate action, the
reversal of a default judgment, the quashing of a writ of execution, and
cessation of wage garnishment order where the consumer was never even
served with a complaint in the case.
Mr. Obagi has also prosecuted bad-faith insurers who have refused to perform
their obligations under the policies procured by their insureds. Zein
Obagi is dedicated to protecting and resolutely asserting his clients'
interests, and Obagi Law Group, P.C.'s resources permits him and his
team to provide the highest-level representation in each client's case.
Education & Bar Admissions
Mr. Obagi earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California,
Berkeley. He earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California
Gould School of Law. He enjoys admission practice law throughout the State
of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts
of California, the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court
of the United States.
He has also been admitted
pro hac vice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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