Criminal Defense Attorney
After 18 years as a lawyer, I have come to believe that no one should be judged by one decision or mistake. I have made it my life’s work to fight along side of the accused and ensure their rights are defended. People that know me would say I’m pretty serious about this.
I have never been a prosecutor. Some lawyers like to publicize that they have been a prosecutor. I have always wanted to defend people. The government has enough power and plenty of people to fight for their agenda, that’s just not me.
I worked at J.P. Morgan Chase, while earning double degrees in Finance and Economics -gaining valuable experience in finance and banking industry. These degrees have served me and my clients well in my law practice. In 1999, I earned my Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, and soon after in 2004, began a partnership with Robert Scardino, establishing Scardino & Fazel. I remained a named partner at Scardino & Fazel until 2017.
As a lawyer, I have represented hundreds of people in state and federal court at trial and on appeal. I am proud to say that my reputation for hard work and knowledge of the law are sterling. I have no intention of changing that.
I continue to actively practice in both state and federal courts and am licensed to appear before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, United States Federal District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas as well as the State of Texas. I am certified to handle capital cases in federal and state courts and have done extensive appellate work, including writs in both state and federal court.
I am fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi.
My team and I work hard so you can rest assured, you will Never Fight Alone.