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Omar Habbas was born in Los Angeles, California and is the youngest of five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Issa Habbas. His father served as staff sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and after service, opened up several businesses in the Los Angeles area while his wife raised five children and worked part-time to help support his family. His parents celebrated 60 years of marriage in November 2013.
He is the proud father of three children, Tarik Habbas, Alexandria Habbas, and Nicholas Habbas. Tarik completed his undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University in June of 2013 and received a B.S. in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree in law from Santa Clara University School of Law in May of 2016 and went on to practice with the law firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer in Oakland, California in the field of Employment Law. In April 2019, he joined Habbas & Associates where he is now working as an associate attorney. Alexandria Habbas graduated from Santa Clara University in June of 2014 and is currently employed by Facebook. Nicholas Habbas will be attending his second year at Santa Clara University’s School of Business where he is majoring in Finance.
Omar was born in Los Angeles, California in 1961 and has resided in the State of California throughout most of his life. In 1982, he received a BA in History from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1985. Omar joined the Law offices of William McCann and became a junior partner in 1987 until he formed his own law firm in 1988.
Omar enjoys traveling and physical fitness plays a very important role in his life. He wrestled during his years in High School and has a passion for weightlifting. He participated in bodybuilding competitions in his early years ( having won 1 st place overall in the Teenage West Coast Bodybuilding Competition held in the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts) and 1 st place in his weight group in the Mr. Santa Cruz Competition. He continues to train and weight lift 6 days a week.
Charitable contributions remain an integral part of Omar’s life. He contributes significantly to family shelter organizations, the homeless, educational institutions, and children stricken with grave illnesses. Omar takes personal pride in helping people and making a difference in someone else's life. He also sits on the Board of visitors of Santa Clara University Law School and in November of 2016 was invited by the school to serve as a director of the advisory group to the Dean of the law school.
Omar Habbas exclusively handles personal injury claims for individuals who have sustained serious injuries or damages in automobile/truck/pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, dog attacks, intentional assaults, malpractice actions (legal or medical), defective pharmaceutical drugs/medical devices, defective/dangerous roadways, discrimination cases, and premises accidents. Omar has devoted his life to assisting injured victims who have had their lives altered through the careless conduct of another individual or corporation. Omar is passionate about his work and it is important to him that a client that enters his firm and is insecure or unsure about his future due to his injuries and monetary losses, leaves his firm one day feeling fully satisfied that his/her needs were properly cared for and that they have received the best legal representation possible with the best settlement/award possible.
The Habbas firm was awarded the "Best in Business" in Silicon Valley in year after year. Omar Habbas is recognized as a Super Lawyer, an award granted to the top 5% of all attorneys in Northern California. He has obtained awards/judgments and settlements concluded through negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations and trials that are in excess of $350,000,000.00.
Omar Habbas is a member of the Consumers Attorney of California (CAOC), formerly known as the California Trial Lawyers' Association, the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA), The American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ), and member of the Top One Percent Attorneys in the nation by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Omar was nominated in 2016 by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, along with fellow associate counsel as Trial Lawyer of the Year.
On May 27, 2019, Omar Habbas was honored and privileged to be sworn in and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court by the Honorable Chief Justice John Roberts.
When asked what drives him and what his personal philosophy is on his work, he had this to say:
"After practicing law for over 30 years, I remain as passionate and driven as ever to help people who been damaged, as a result of the careless conduct of another individual or a corporation, acquire justice and get their lives back in order. My philosophy has always been the same… put your clients first and treat them in the same manner that you would treat an injured loving family member…listen to your client; give them specific and straight forward answers and advice; work vigorously on their case and then acquire the maximum settlement or award available that will compensate them for their losses and damages. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that you have made a positive difference to assist someone whose life has been dramatically changed."