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Shahirah Salem




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Shahirah Salem is an Associate Attorney with Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc. Ms. Salem focuses her practice on civil litigation with an emphasis in construction, real estate, and business law. Ms. Salem has experience representing a wide variety of clients, including landlords of both residential and commercial properties, business owners and entities, and contractors in both private and public works projects. Prior to joining Hunt Ortmann, Ms. Salem worked for a large general contractor where she gained experience handling payment disputes, bid protests, extra work claims, labor claims, stop payment notices, and actions on payment and performance bonds. Ms. Salem is a member of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Young Lawyers’ Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Pasadena Bar Association. Past and present volunteer activities include serving on the board of directors for a non-profit foundation for artists, community building, and youth empowerment mentoring.


  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of California, Irvine, Public Health Policy, 2013

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  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles
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  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
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