Sara Mostafavi


Sara Mostafavi is an attorney, who since 2005 has focused on immigration and nationality law. Her practice interests include gender and domestic violence in the context of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), immigrant rights, human rights in the context of asylum law, and the effects of post-9/11 national security concerns on citizens from Muslim-majority countries. Sara has degrees in Sociology and Microbiology from the University of California at Davis, and a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School.


During law school, Sara participated in a joint program at Oxford University focusing on human rights law and the international rights of women.  She is a past board member of the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) and a current member of the Bay Area Mental Health Community Advisory Board (CAB), focusing on the mental health care needs of the Muslim community.