Mitra Shahri | Founding Partner
Mitra Shahri is the Founder and managing partner of the Sexual Harassment Law Firm of Mitra Law Group.
Mitra received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1993 from the University of Utah, where she graduated as Order of the Coif and was designated a William H. Leary Scholar. She was a member of theUtah Law Review and Moot Court. Mitra obtained her undergraduate degree with honors from Wichita State University in Kansas, where she also played for the Wichita State Women’s Basketball team (Shockers).
Mitra began her legal practice in 1993 in Los Angeles at a prestigious defense firm where she received invaluable experience in handling sexual harassment and retaliation matters. In 1995, she founded a boutique law firm in Beverly Hills where she exclusively represented employees in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation claims against Hollywood celebrities, major motion pictures and movie studios. In 1998, the Los Angeles Legal Journal praised her unique and innovating litigation style against 20th Century Fox, compared her with the top three most successful plaintiff’s attorneys in California and branded her a “literary lion.”
Furthering the MeToo movement is not just a slogan, it is Mitra’s mission in life!
Mitra moved to Portland Oregon, in 2002 for a better quality of life and became an active member of the Oregon State Bar. Since then, she has also become a prominent and respected member of Oregon’s legal community. Mitra has handled thousands of employment cases in Oregon and California, including cases that have received national and even worldwide publicity.
Mitra has been featured in several local, national and even international news outlets. She has also been recognized by Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the Oregon State Bar and American Bar Association for her tenacity in fighting against sexual harassment. Mitra has developed a reputation for “making causes out of cases” and challenging the existing legal norms. She is well known for being a tough and passionate advocate for her clients who have been sexually harassed or wrongfully terminated. In 2018, American Bar Association recognized Mitra as “one of the most fascinating lawyers of the year.”
Mitra is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Oregon and California, as well as the federal courts in the Ninth Circuit. Mitra has served as an officer and a board member on several legal committees such as Oregon State Bar’s Education Committee, Oregon State Bar’s Labor & Employment Committee, Multnomah County Judicial Screening Committee, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association’s Labor & Employment Committee, and Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Resolution Committee. Mitra is also a volunteer sitting judge for the Classroom Law Project and is a mentor to high school and college students as well as young lawyers who want to fight against sexism.
Mitra is an author and a motivational keynote speaker for Women’s rights and Continuing Legal Education of lawyers. Mitra‘s hobbies are writing humor and performing stand-up legal comedy. She has participated in several charity fundraisers, including the Campaign for Equal Justice LAF-OFF Comedy competitions where she has helped raise funding for Legal Aid, while twice earning the title of the Funniest Lawyer in Oregon.