Attorney Profile


N. Cory Barari

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Practice Areas:

  • Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation


N. Cory Barari is a 2013 graduate from The George Washington University Law School and formerly served as the judicial research attorney for the Honorable William Barry and Honorable Brian Currey of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Barari specializes in employment law and civil litigation, and joined Caskey & Holzman in December 2016, bringing along with him his experiences with the County of Los Angeles and his employment law background and experiences while working with renowned attorney V. James DeSimone at his employment law firm.

Mr. Barari distinguishes himself from other attorneys based on his ability to learn new and difficult subject matters quickly and to address problems with an objective, no-nonsense approach. In fact, Mr. Barari's sensible approach to the law has led to the California Court of Appeal issuing two published opinions adopting his analysis and interpretation of the law, a rarity for any lawyer. While highly proficient as a lawyer, Mr. Barari also prides himself on his down-to-earth and approachable demeanor. Mr. Barari prefers having an open line of communication with his clients and collaborating with his clients on issues so that he can understand and obtain their desired outcome with transparency, integrity, and honesty.

Before joining Caskey & Holzman, Mr. Barari worked directly with Judge Barry, Judge Currey, and other judges at the Los Angeles Stanley Mosk Courthouse drafting proposed rulings for matters before the court. This work gave Mr. Barari a unique insight and understanding of the judicial process from the inside, and Mr. Barari developed an expertise in nearly every aspect of civil and employment law. Prior to his position with the court, Mr. Barari worked as an attorney at Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP, where he received strong mentoring from California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award Winner V. James DeSimone. Mr. Barari excelled during his time as a student as well, graduating from the University of California, Irvine with "magna cum laude" distinction in 3 years before attending a top-25 law school in Washington, DC.

Through these experiences, Mr. Barari developed the ability to respond quickly to legal crises, to relate to clients and lawyers alike, and to convey complicated legal issues in a concise and accessible manner. Mr. Barari's skillsets have helped obtain millions of dollars for his clients on all matters of dispute, ranging from discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, failure to pay overtime and wages, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, and all other workplace, commercial, and personal disputes.

In his spare time, Mr. Barari is active with the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) and the alumni organizations for both his alma mater. Mr. Barari likes to spend his free time at the gym, traveling to new countries, paddle-boarding, and going to sporting events with friends and family.


  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2013
  • University of California, Irvine, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2009
    • Honors: Magna cum laude (top 3%)
    • Honors: Dean’s Honors Student, School of Social Sciences
    • Honors: Honorary Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    • Honors: National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Major: Economics

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Iranian American Bar Association (IABA)

Past Positions

  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Judicial Research Attorney, 2014 to 2016
  • Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP, Attorney, 2013 to 2014
  • D.C. Law Students in Court – Clinic, Student Attorney, 2012 to 2013
  • United Disability Lawyers Group, Legal Intern, 2012 to 2012
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Judicial Extern for the Honorable Melvin D. Sandvig, 2011 to 2011