Zlatina (Ina) Meier, ESQ

Zlatina (Ina) Meier, ESQ

Zlatina (Ina) Meier, ESQ


Pragmatic and business-minded, Zlatina is an advocate for her clients, excelling at both written and oral advocacy in both transactional and litigation matters. She is highly valued for her ability to put a strategy in play that considers all options for a successful outcome, including pre-dispute resolution, negotiated settlement, arbitration, or taking a case all the way to trial.


For more than 17 years. Zlatina has practiced in the areas of business law, contracts, consumer law, family law, bankruptcy, and general civil litigation. She also handles construction law disputes and consumer finance litigation for both plaintiffs and lenders.

An experienced trial attorney in both federal and state courts, Zlatina is licensed in California, Illinois and Ohio and can adeptly navigate the nuances of multiple court jurisdictions litigation. Experienced in mediation and dispute resolution, Zlatina can offer her clients an array of practical advice, and alternative solutions in settlement negotiations.

Where settlement can achieve a client’s business goal, Zlatina values the importance of timing in cost benefits and advises her clients accordingly. She stays focused on her client’s objectives and provides experienced, educated advice in all manners of complex negotiations.

In both negotiations and trials, Zlatina’s attention to detail and clarity of thought and purpose have netted positive results over the years and earned her many loyal client relationships.


State Bar of California, State Bar of Illinois, State Bar of Ohio

U.S. District Courts

California Central District Court, California Eastern District Court
California Northern District Court, California Southern District Court
Illinois Central District Court, Illinois Northern District Court, Illinois Southern District Court, Ohio Southern District Court


5Ghassemian Law provided thoroughly constructed and effective legal strategies for successful outcomes in the complex world of construction law for our small company. Core competence, due diligence, and a commitment to client needs are strengths that inspire confidence and keep producing results when it counts most.

Peter Greenberger

Pacwest Construction and Development Inc

Mahyar and her team possess a wealth of construction and business law expertise. Expertise to both guide a client away from litigation and, if not possible, to skillfully represent them in court.

Thierry Montoya

AlvaradoSmith APC

Mahyar Ghassemian and her firm are the best construction dispute litigators and negotiators in the industry. Mahyar is an expert in this area. Her firms knows the law and are very tenacious in obtaining the best results for their clients. I have been involved in very lengthy litigation as co-counsel in a very big case and jury trial. Mahyar is one of the hardest working and most effective advocates I have ever had the privilege of working with.

Paul Hoffman

Hoffman Legal Corporation

Small Firm Value – Large Firm Expertise