Stephen “Sami” Mashney
Stephen “Sami” Mashney was born on 4 July in Ramallah, Palestine.
From childhood, Stephen has always been a fighter who stood up to bullies. He fought his way in life from elementary school until today. Stephen will not sit idle when he sees anyone abusing anyone. He will fight for the underdog and win.
Stephen has compassion for and respect to others including animals. As a child, Stephen adopted countless stray cats and dogs and he would not hurt a fly today.
Mr. Mashney received his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Cairo University, Egypt, and worked as a pharmacist in Ramallah. He then immigrated to America and lived with his family in Jacksonville, FL, where he promptly accredited his Egyptian pharmacy degree and received his second Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Sami was licensed and worked as a pharmacist in Florida. Afterwards, he moved to San Rafael, Marin County, CA, and became licensed to practice pharmacy in California.
Stephen soon realized that the pharmacy was insufficiently challenging to him. So, while working as a full-time pharmacist, he enrolled in law school at San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, CA.
He graduated and received a Jurisprudence Doctorate (J.D.) degree, passed the California Bar examination on his first attempt, and was admitted to practice law in California.
In 1994, Stephen moved to Orange County and founded Mashney Law Offices in Anaheim without working for any attorney employer.
Today, Mashney Law Offices has grown from a one person operation to a reputable, multi-faceted, seven attorney law firm handling cases in various California and Federal courts, encompassing personal injury, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, serious accidents, wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, drowning, sexual harassment, dog bites, bedbugs, products’ liability, workers’ compensation, civil litigation, criminal defense, DUI, bankruptcy, real estate, immigration and naturalization, family law, dissolution, custody, support, estate planning, wills and trusts.
Stephen is also a licensed real estate broker and notary public.
Stephen is now or has been active in the following professional, civic, and charitable organizations:
The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
Network of Arab American Professionals of Orange County (NAAPOC), Founder
American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
Anaheim Family YMCA, former board member
Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, former board member
Publisher of The Independent Monitor newspaper
In his free time, Sami enjoys spending quality time with his wife, daughter and son, photography, writing, public speaking, community organizing, mentoring, motivating others, and philanthropic work.