by Elizabeth “BB” Sanford
Raha Assadi is a second year associate and practices commercial litigation at Figari + Davenport, LLP. Prior to joining Figari + Davenport, she practiced in the areas of both commercial litigation, labor & employment, and insurance defense. In her short time in practice so far, she has gained extensive experience in the courtroom, arguing hearings and assisting in trial. Through this experience, she has secured multiple victories for clients through her oral advocacy and persuasive writing.
Prior to entering into the practice of law, Raha attended Southern Methodist University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in 2014. In 2017, Raha graduated from Baylor Law School, where she competitively participated in moot court, mock trial, and completed the well-known Baylor Law Practice Court Program, gaining knowledge and skills that she is able to implement into her practice every day.
Raha credits her love for the law and courtroom to her two most significant mentors, Judge Tonya Parker and Judge Eric V. Moyé, who have guided her professionally and personally during the formidable years of college and law school. Also during law school, she interned for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which gave her some insight into the world of the public sector.
Raha strives to serve her community as well as other young lawyers through her involvement in DAYL. She currently serves as co-chair of the Judiciary Committee, Women’s Mentoring Circles Committee, and Aid to the Homeless Committee. As a first-generation Iranian-American, she considers herself an advocate for minority and marginalized communities. This has culminated in her leading the 2018 DAYL Leadership Class in their class project, which is a benefit to Heart House Dallas. To learn more about Heart House Dallas, go to http://hearthousedallas.org.
When she’s not at work, Raha enjoys running, getting through Barry’s Bootcamp classes primarily for the smoothie bar, being the reason Law & Order SVU is still running after 20 seasons, and annoying her German Shepherd, Otto, with endless hugs.