AREAS OF PRACTICE
- ESTATE PLANNING
- FAMILY LAW
HONORS AND AWARDS
- COMMENTS EDITOR, SANTA CLARA LAW REVIEW
- PRO BONO LAW CERTIFICATE, SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW CERTIFICATE, SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
- CALI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE, APPELLATE ADVOCACY
- CALI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE, RACE AND THE LAW
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- YOLO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (PRESIDENT, 2015-2016)
- YOLO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (SECRETARY, 2014)
- YOLO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (MEMBER, 2013-CURRENT)
- SACRAMENTO COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (MEMBER, 2012-PRESENT
- CALIFORNIA BAR ASSOCIATION (2013-PRESENT)
- IRANIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (2012-PRESENT)
- MIDDLE EASTERN LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (PRESIDENT, 2011-2012)
- EMPOWER YOLO FAMILY LAW CLINIC (FOUNDING MEMBER)
- INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS (MEMBER, 2014-PRESENT)
- MONTESSORI PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SECRETARY, 2018-PRESENT)
Brian enters the family law profession with a refreshing approach to these proceedings: heal families; don’t destroy them. In some cases, this means the family is going to look different than it did before. In other cases, this means a new family is created where there was none before. Either way, individuals should leave family court knowing their voices were heard, and with healthy attitudes about themselves and those they love.
Brian has clerked for the judges of the Sacramento Family Court, assisting them by researching complex legal issues. He also worked at Help-U-File Family Law in Sacramento, assisting individuals of modest means with their various family court needs, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, visitation, and property divisions.
Brian then created Pakpour Family Law to directly work for the citizens of Yolo, Sacramento, and Placer Counties. He volunteers his time to Empower Yolo (formerly the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center) in Woodland, Calif., answering questions for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors at the semi-monthly legal clinic. He also provides pro bono legal representation to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who qualify for Empower Yolo’s services.
Brian graduated with a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law, where he served as comments editor of Law Review, and president of the Middle Eastern Law Student Association. While there he obtained the Pro Bono Law Certificate, recognizing the hours he contributed delivering pro bono legal assistance to those who could not afford it. He was also awarded the Public Interest Law Certificate, recognizing his consistent commitment to practicing law for the public good.
Before law school, Brian graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Arts in Philosophy, and Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. After spending ten years as a journalist, Brian left his first career to become a lawyer.
Brian originates from the Greater Philadelphia Region of Pennsylvania and is an avid Phillies and Eagles fan. When he has free time, he enjoys skiing, fishing, and spending time with his entire family.
Brian was the President of the Yolo County Bar Association (2015-2016), and is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Davis Lodge.
Brian is a member of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, California Bar Association, the Yolo County Bar Association, and the Sacramento County Bar Association (Family Law Section).
Among his accomplishments, Brian Pakpour cherishes his role as father the most. Because of this, he understands the beautiful relationships individuals have with their significant others, their children, and their extended families. Brian is also a child of divorce. Thus he understands the heartache, despair.