Nelofar Agharahimi is an attorney with extensive experience handling automobile litigation, commercial litigation and insurance coverage matters. She primarily represents insureds and uninsured motorist carriers in personal injury, third-party automobile and premises liability cases.
Nelofar has tried approximately 40 jury trials and more than 200 bench trials including misdemeanor traffic, driving under the influence (DUI), marijuana possession and battery as well as first degree felonies, including attempted murder.
In addition to trying cases, she has drafted appellate briefs and presented oral arguments while working as a prosecutor in Miami-Dade County, as well as presenting appellate arguments before the Georgia Board of Workers’ Compensation. Further, Nelofar had an opportunity to expand her writing abilities in drafting trial briefs when representing insurers and employers in workers’ compensation trials.
Prior to joining Swift Currie, Nelofar worked at a mid-size firm in Atlanta where she represented employers, insurers and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters, expanding her legal knowledge in insurance coverage issues.
While working as in-house counsel for an automobile insurance company in south Florida, Nelofar was also ranked second in closing cases among the 40 attorneys she worked with.
Nelofar was born and raised in the Midwest, growing up in Holland, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and received her B.A. in English literature in 2005 and her J.D. from the University of Toledo in 2008. During law school, she participated in Moot Court and represented Toledo in the Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition. She spent a summer clerking in Washington, D.C., and stayed through the fall semester to attend American University Washington College of Law, where she was recruited by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. Additionally, Nelofar is fluent in Farsi and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
- Florida Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia
Having the opportunity to work on both sides of a legal dispute (having to prove her case as a Miami-Dade prosecutor and defending her clients in civil litigation) has allowed Nelofar to bring a unique perspective to her cases. She does not see her case for just its strengths, but is able to recognize the weaknesses, which allows her to evaluate any exposures her clients face at trial. This in turn, allows her to make recommendations that have saved her clients from unfavorable judgments at trial.
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