Neda Saghafi is an Associate Attorney at Slater Slater Schulman and a fierce advocate for survivors of sexual abuse. As a bilingual attorney fluent in both English and Farsi, Neda successfully represents a range of clients through the firm’s Sexual Abuse Department.
Neda empowers survivors to tell their stories using a client-centered philosophy that places the individual at the heart of every matter. Effective and empathetic communication is the pillar of Neda’s practice. She always remains responsive to her clients and helps them seamlessly navigate the complex legal system.
Neda served as a Policy Intern at UN Women in the Ending Violence Against Women Section, where she provided feedback for regional and country work plans, concept notes, and e-learning modules; participated in policy, general assembly, and section meetings; and facilitated a conversation regarding #metoo with movement founder Tarana Burke. She has worked alongside agencies advocating for survivors of trafficking and intimate partner violence and is also a Teach for America Alumna and former advisory committee member for LifeBridge Health’s Center for Hope.
Neda has engaged in pro bono legal work with various organizations, including Catholic Charities and the Children’s Law Center of Washington, D.C. She was also pro-bono co-counsel with the ACLU of Louisiana in a federal civil rights action.
Neda served as a former law clerk to one of seven judges on Maryland’s highest court and was a legal extern for the SAFE Center for Human Trafficking. She was published in the Northeast University Law Review (The American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man: Using a Human Rights Framework to Deconstruct Systemic Police Misconduct Against Low-Income Women of Color, 10 NE.U.L.Rev. 502 (2018)). Prior to joining the firm and dedicating her practice to advocating for survivors of sexual abuse, Neda worked in product liability matters related to pharmaceutical and biologics products, including mass torts.
Neda graduated with her B.S. in Business Administration, B.A. in Psychology, and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University before graduating with her J.D. from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. She joined Slater Slater Schulman in October 2022 and is barred in California, Washington DC, New York, and Maryland.
- Washington, DC
- New York