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Shayan Modarres

Shayan Modarres

Silver Spring Rockville Montgomery County Maryland Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Criminal Law ...
  • Florida, Maryland
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Shayan Modarres is an experienced trial attorney, civil rights activist, and the founder and managing member of The Modarres Law Firm. With law offices in Florida and Maryland, The Modarres Law Firm focuses primarily on civil rights litigation. Over the course of his career as a civil rights attorney in Central Florida, Mr. Modarres has represented clients in a number of high-profile cases and successfully recovered large settlements for victims of police misconduct. Most notably, Mr. Modarres served as a member of the legal team that represented the family of Trayvon Martin. Inspired by his work as a civil rights attorney, Mr. Modarres decided to run for Congress for Florida’s Tenth Congressional District in 2014. Stories of disparity and inequality across the nation fuel his committment to civil rights and social justice reform. Mr. Modarres holds a B.A. in Law and Society from American University and a J.D. from Florida A&M University College of Law, where he graduated cum laude and served on the Editorial Board of the Law Review Journal.

Practice Areas
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Farsi: Spoken, Written
Florida A&M University College of Law
J.D. (2011) | Law
Honors: cum laude
Activities: Law Review, Student Bar Association
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American University
B.S. (2006) | Law and Society, Political Science
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Professional Associations
Maryland State Bar Association  # 50321
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Articles & Publications
The Fourteenth Amendment Isn't "Broke": Why Wealth Should Be A Suspect Classification Under The Equal Protection Clause
The Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives
Websites & Blogs
Maryland Civil Rights Lawyer | Maryland Police Brutality Law Firm
Contact & Map
The Modarres Law Firm | Maryland Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Law Firm
8121 Georgia Avenue
Suite 800
Washington, MD 20024
Cell: (202) 780-9590