Erik S. Velie, Principal
Mr. Velie is the founder of Victory Law group, LLP. Mr Velie's practice primarily involves the representation of individual and commercial entities in civil litigation and transactional matters. Mr. Velie primarily represent litigation related clients in matters involving real estate litigation, transactional matters, construction disputes, commercial contract disputes, internet disputes, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, bankruptcy, tort, personal injury claims, corporate partnerships, and shareholder disputes.
Mr. Velie earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Southern California School of Law. Prior to attending USC Law School, Mr. Velie attended Loyola Law School where he was in the top 15% of his class after his first year. Prior to graduation, Mr. Velie externed for Honorable Judge Erithe A. Smith at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, California. Before attending USC Law School, Mr. Velie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from San Diego State University. Mr. Velie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a distinction in Finance. In addition Mr. Velie graduated from San Diego State's inaugural Business Honors Program, and earned membership into Phi Beta Kappa's honor society. Mr. Velie also studied Finance at the Balliol College of Economics at Oxford University in England during which time he earned a membership in the Oxford Union.
Mr. Velie has been recognized as the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Rising Star with Super Lawyers, and is also an AV® Rated Attorney with Martindal Hubbel. Mr. Velie has also been recognized as one of the Top 40 under 40 Litigation Lawyers in the State of California for 2017.
Michael Zelman, Partner
Mr. Zelman's practice involves representing employees in all aspects of employment litigation. He has experience with single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits in state and federal courts in California. Mr. Zelman has represented and advocated for clients involved in disability, age, sexual orientation, and race based discrimination cases. He has represented employee clients victimized by sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases. Additionally, he has successfully litigated for clients involved in wage and hour disputes.
Mr. Zelman has experience in all aspects of civil litigation from inception to jury verdict. Prior to joining Victory Law Group, Mr. Zelman was an associate attorney at Pairavi Law in Los Angeles, Ca. Before that, Mr. Zelman negotiated deals as a business affairs executive for LD Entertainment.
J.D., Loyola Law School, 2007
B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2004
Bar Admission: California
Rastin Ashtiani, Partner
Rastin Ashtiani practice is focused on business litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He actively represents individuals, professionals, financial institutions, private and public companies in Federal and State courts in California. Rastin Ashtiani has handles litigation cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, premises and automobile liability matters. He has extensive experience handling complex litigation through trial, and defending against criminal charges brought by local, state and federal prosecutors. Rastin Ashtiani graduated from the University of California, Irvine and received his Juris Doctorate from Chapman University.