Saleem Belbahri



As a litigator in Foley Mansfield’s Los Angeles office, Saleem Belbahri focuses his practice in the areas of toxic/mass tort claims, complex product liability claims, and employment law. He has additional experience in civil litigation, including premises liability claims and insurance defense litigation. Saleem has handled all aspects of litigation, including discovery and depositions, dispositive and pre-trial motions, and trial preparation for his clients, having effectively advocated on behalf of all types of corporate clients, from locally owned small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to joining Foley Mansfield, Saleem was an associate with a boutique litigation firm, where he oversaw and managed nationally recognized companies both as local counsel and as part of a team with national coordinating counsel. He previously served as a Deputy Public Defender, primarily with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, gaining both first-chair and second-chair jury trial experience. Over the course of his time as a Public Defender, Saleem took over thirty-five trials to verdict in the state of California, conducting hundreds of evidentiary hearings and negotiating hundreds of plea agreements. Among other areas of trial practice, Saleem has extensive experience in oral arguments, trial motions, expert witness examinations, and jury selection.

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  • California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California 
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Toxic/Mass Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law
  • John F. Kennedy School of Law, J.D., 2009 
  • San Francisco State University, B.A., Liberal Arts, 2004
  • Charles Houston Bar Association
  • National Association of Muslim Lawyers
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco

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