Daliah Setareh

Daliah Setareh, JD, has been a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles for 17 years.

While a law student she published a law review article at the UCLA Women’s Law Journal entitled "Women Escaping Genital Mutilation - Seeking Asylum in the United States",  which discusses the practice of female genital mutilation and explains why it should be recognized as a form of torture and viewed as grounds for political asylum in the United States.  

After law school, Ms. Setareh began working on behalf of vulnerable immigrant populations from around the world.  At LAFLA, Ms. Setareh represents adult and child survivors of persecution, torture, domestic violence, serious crimes as well as survivors of human trafficking before the USCIS and immigration courts.  She has presented on these immigration topics, locally, nationally as well as on international satellite television.

Ms. Setareh successfully litigated a precedent setting case in the Ninth Circuit, Jiang v. Holder, 658 F.3d 1118 (9th Cir. 2011) in which she represented a torture survivor from China.  The Ninth Circuit decided the case in the applicant’s favor on the issue of document authentication.

Daliah is blessed with three children who are in elementary and middle school and who take up most of her time outside of work.