Arezou Khonsari


Arezou Khonsari is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois. Ms. Khonsari has significant litigation experience in mass torts, products liability and general liability, routinely handling high exposure, catastrophic injury matters. 

Legal Experience

  • Lead trial counsel in medical causation defenses in asbestos litigation in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Alameda County 
  • Oversee and manage the defense of various companies (contractors, suppliers, manufacturers of asbestos containing products) in asbestos litigation throughout California as well as Florida and Washington 
  • Lead counsel in environmental matters for public and private sector clients. Matters involve consulting on superfund sites, soil and groundwater remediation, regulatory compliance 
  • Consult private and public sector clients with public relations and media responses, organize town hall meetings for occupants of buildings 
  • Defense of environmental consulting companies, water and sewage remediation companies, and various property owners (residential and commercial settings) in bio aerosol/mold litigation 
  • Defense of public and private sector clients in construction defect, construction site injuries, construction delay claims, inverse condemnation, habitability matters 
  • Handle cases involving toxic tort exposure, including asbestos, silica, benzene and various other chemicals and substances, and vapor intrusion exposures
  • Defense of physicians, hospitals, and nurses in medical malpractice cases involving obstetrical brain injury cases as well as other areas of medicine 
  • Represented hospitals and physicians in the Latex, Phen Fen, breast implant and In re Epidural Litigation 
  • Consult physicians on medical transactional issues such as incorporating their practice, employment agreements, partnership agreements, profit sharing and statutory compliance 
  • Assist Homeowners Associations in developing new CC&Rs 
  • Conducted seminars on chain of custody issues and documentation for environmental companies as well as seminars on charting for physicians and nurses 
  • Trial and arbitration experience in mold litigation, toxic torts, general liability and medical malpractice cases involving fetal birth injuries 


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute


Whittier Law School

Juris Doctor, 1995

University of Southern California

Master of Arts, 1991

Scripps College

Bachelor of Arts, 1988

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