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Mehran Fardis Portrait

Mehran Fardis, ESQ.

Managing Partner
Mehran was born in Iran.  At very young age, he witnessed a senseless war, and grave injustice that comes with chaos of war, and a revolutionary system that allowed for no freedom of expression, choice, or speak.  Mehran was sent to Germany at age 12 to find a better future away from war and chaos of his homeland.  His parents could not accompany him, so he embarked on the journey alone.  After finishing the gymnasiale oberstufe in Köln (Cologne), he went on to study medicine, only to find that his passion lie elsewhere.  Once in U.S., Mehran realized social justice, being of service to others, and enhancing the community are values he cares about most.
 
Soon after receiving his B.S. in Business from San Jose State University, Mehran started his own business.  While running his business, Mehran attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, to receive his J.D.  After getting licensed in California, Mehran spent much of his time providing Pro bono legal help at Justice and Diversity Center, which is a branch of the San Francisco Bar Association.  There, he focused on helping tenants remain in their homes, and successfully assisted many San Franciscans find ways to not be evicted.  Mehran also spent substantial amount of time helping the immigrant community with immigration related legal matters.  Being an immigrant himself, he knows all too well the challenges immigrants face, and the minute intricacies of the immigration system.  “Immigrants are a particularly vulnerable segment of the society, because many of them do not have legal rights to defend themselves in day to day interactions of life, and I have made it a cornerstone of my practice, to relentlessly help the immigrant community.”
 
Furthermore, having run a business for many years, Mehran understand challenges, predicaments, and unforeseen events, that may cause a business to collapse, often to no fault of a business owner, or an individual.  During difficult days of Covid-19, forced closure of many small business can have drastic effects on continuation of a business.  Mehran wants to help small business owners, and individuals who have to make the hard choice to proceed with bankruptcy, in a way to make the transition as easy, smooth, and effortless as possible.  C.A.R.E. Law Group provides 100% online, and off site bankruptcy help, whereby clients do not need to come into the office not even once.  These are difficult times of life, and Mehran understands this very well.  He wants clients to spend time where it matters most to them, and not at a lawyer’s office, or in court. 
 
“Giving back is not just a nice gesture, it is a duty incumbent upon all of us, who are privileged to live in this country as members of the community.  Your well being is the most important factor for me, and not anything else.  My pledge is outstanding communication, superb representation of your interests, delivering results, and taking care of you.  This is not just a law firm, this is a group of individuals that deeply care about clients, and their interests.”

Lennie Alzate is a bankruptcy attorney admitted to practice law in California since January 2011. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she was president of the UNLV Boxing Club. Lennie received a certificate of Global Legal Studies after studying comparative law at the Zhejiang University Guanghua College of Law in China through her law school Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She also graduated from The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School, United States Army, in August 2018. She is currently a Captain in the United States Army Reserve and a JAG attorney.

In Lennie’s spare time she enjoys rock climbing, reading and grappling. She lives in Nevada.

Lennie has been an avid martial artists for many years.  She currently holds a brown black belt in Brazilian Jujitsu, and was an amateur Muay Thai fighter.  Having helped hundreds of clients, Lennie is more than knowledgeable about bankruptcy related issues, but even more important than her skills, Lennie is just a decent person, who truly cares about others, with a very big heart, and a razor sharp mind.
 
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Lennie Alzate, Of Counsel.

Bankruptcy Attorney

Elizabeth graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2009. While in law school, she won several legal writing awards, including the Jefferson Medal and the California Award for Excellence in legal writing. She also won the American Bar Association’s 2008 Law Student Programs Writing Competition for her extended research on environmental and indigenous rights.

Elizabeth has also won several awards for her humanitarian work, including the Charles T. Bumer Civil Libertarian Book Award and the San Andreas Regional Center’s Service Above Self Award.

Elizabeth Grumet was raised in San Diego since childhood. In 2001, she graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Elizabeth credits her brother Paul, who has Down’s Syndrome, with inspiring her in her life and her career. After college, Elizabeth dedicated her life to expanding the opportunities of individuals with disabilities, working for Special Olympics Northern California for six years. For ten years, Elizabeth was her brother’s care provider. Through her brother Paul, Elizabeth’s passion for expanding the rights of individuals with disabilities grew. She decided to attend law school in order to hone her advocacy skills on behalf of individuals with disabilities and underrepresented individuals in her community.

Elizabeth’s passion is protecting civil liberties. During law school, Elizabeth served as a law clerk at Disability Rights California, and also clerked on a legal team representing railroad union workers in labor disputes.

After graduating from law school, Elizabeth gained tremendous complex litigation experience, representing victims of San Diego wildfires in personal injury, business, and property losses, helping win millions of dollars in settlements.

Elizabeth also represented individuals in several federal civil rights lawsuits, all of which reached successful resolutions. Prior to starting her employment rights/civil rights practice in 2016, Elizabeth gained tremendous experience working as a staff attorney at California’s largest disability rights legal non-profit, Disability Rights California, representing clients on state and federal disability discrimination claims. She also gained invaluable experience working as an associate attorney at a San Diego employment rights law firm.

Elizabeth brings passion, compassion and drive to her work. Elizabeth is a dedicated public servant. She has served as a Red Cross Disaster Action volunteer and Shelter Operations volunteer for over ten years, assisting families during large-scale and residential fires. Elizabeth has also run multiple marathons and half-marathons and raised tens of thousands of dollars as part of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, towards a cure for blood cancers. Elizabeth has served as a Make-A-Wish wish granter for over ten years, and was honored to receive the 2015 Make-A-Wish San Diego Wish Granter of the Year Award.

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Elizabeth Grumet, Of Counsel.

Employment Discrimination Attorney

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