Mr. Sharifi is an experienced trial lawyer who has fought aggressively to protect the rights of everyone ranging from the homeless to government entities and multi-million dollar businesses. He has been named by Utah Business magazine as one of Utah's Legal Elite in the Up and Coming section; an honor reserved for those recognized by the legal community as top lawyers in their field.Mr. Sharifi attended the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah where he focused his studies on business, criminal and constitutional law. During his third year, he was selected to participate in a criminal clinic at the Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office which allowed him to conduct jury trials before Utah courts, and he won his first jury trial while still a law student. Mr. Sharifi clerked at several well-known law firms and a prosecutor's office, gaining experience in such diverse areas of law as corporate and intellectual property law, personal injury, and criminal law. He was granted the Dean's Fellowship before graduation.