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Joanne Habibi

joanne habibi Joanne Habibi was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1987. Having attended UCSB as an undergraduate, Joanne fell in love with Santa Barbara and promptly returned after attending law school at Southern Illinois University. Joanne has been practicing personal injury and family law ever since and has enjoyed working with clients and her fellow attorneys throughout Santa Barbara County. Having majored in economics as an undergraduate, Joanne knows the importance of the cost/benefit analysis and the importance of keeping costs low for the best interest of the client while maximizing the results. Joanne also provides mediation services to couples who would like to reach an amicable resolution and prepare the necessary paperwork and filings to complete the divorce without engaging in costly litigation.

In addition to her legal practice, Joanne also taught law at Southern California Institute of Law for many years and was recognized as an "Outstanding Professor" in 1995, 1996 and 1999. Joanne is married with 2 adult children. She enjoys walking her dogs, hiking, biking and gardening.

 

Education:

  • Southern Illinois University
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of California Santa Barbara
    • Bachelors of Political Science
    • Bachelors of Economics
  • Santa Barbara City College
    • Associate Degree in Liberal Studies

Bar Admissions & Activities:

  • Member, State Bar of California [1987 - Present]
  • Professor, Southern California Institute of Law [1995 - 2002]
  • Board of Directors, Catholic Charities [1990-1992]

Alia Habibi-Porinsh

alia habibi Alia Habibi-Porinsh was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2004. Growing up in Santa Barbara, Alia found it hard to leave and decided to attend local schools and work as a legal secretary through college and law school. Consequently, Alia has been working in the legal field since 1998. Since becoming a lawyer and having worked on personal injury cases over the years, Alia has become a skilled negotiator and enjoys aggressively representing her clients against stingy and obstinate insurance companies who are often not willing to settle for fair compensation.

Alia is actively involved in the community and is currently on the advisory committee at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. She also previously served on the Board of Directors for three years at Starr King Parent Child Workshop, a local non-profit here in Santa Barbara. Alia is married with 2 young daughters and enjoys spending time with her family and playing tennis.

 

 

Education:

  • Southern California Institute of Law
    • Juris Doctor
  • Southern California Institute of Law
    • Bachelors in Law
  • Santa Barbara City College
    • Associate Degree in Liberal Studies

Bar Admissions & Activities:

  • Member, State Bar of California [2004 - Present]
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club Advisory Committee [2010-Present]
  • Board of Directors for Starr King Parent-Child Workshop [2009-2012]