Skip to main content
Hashing Out the Law

Hashing Out the Law

By Arash Hashemi
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law. On each episode a different guest and our host, Arash Hashemi, will discuss the law, its evolution, adaptation and application throughout time. As well as how the law plays a part in our everyday lives.

*Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Castbox Logo

Castbox

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Stitcher Logo

Stitcher

Currently playing episode

Into the Himalayas

Hashing Out the Law

Into the Himalayas

Hashing Out the Law

1x
Undercover Angel
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am your host Arash Hashemi. On this episode my guest is Lisa Lockwood. She and I discus her career, including the years she spent in law enforcement. We also discuss current events and police backlash from a law enforcement point of view. Lisa Lockwood is an award-winning veteran SWAT Officer, Undercover Detective & Decorated U.S. Air Force Desert Storm Veteran. Lisa is an acclaimed Author, International Speaker, Leadership Trainer & Coach. She is a National Media Contributor on Crime. Lisa is a highly sought-after media personality, public speaker and author of the books, Undercover Angel: From Beauty Queen to SWAT Team, and Reinventing You: The 10 Best Ways to Launch Your Dream Career. For more than a decade she has regularly contributed on major TV networks as a crime prevention specialist. Most notably on HLN's Nancy Grace, True Crime Live, On the Story, Robin Meade, Steve Harvey and Law & Crime Network. Web: https://LisaLockwood.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisalockwood LinkedIn https://linkedin.com/in/lisalockwood Facebook: https://facebook.com/lisalockwoodtv *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
33:47
July 13, 2020
The Debt Fairy
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am your host Arash Hashemi. On this episode I will be talking to Karine Kardajian. Karine is an attorney and mediator with offices in Los Angeles and Orange County.  She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 2008 with a B.A. in History and International Development Studies.  In 2011, she received her J.D. and Master of Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law.  Karine's law practice currently focuses on consumer bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) as well as debt settlement.  Her mediation practice focuses on employment law and business disputes. Prior to opening her law practice in 2015, Karine managed the Chapter 13 department at a boutique bankruptcy firm in Sherman Oaks and worked on employment matters at an employment firm in Long Beach.  While in law school, Karine had the honor of serving as an extern for the Honorable Kathleen Thompson and the Honorable Geraldine Mund at the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court.  She also completed internships with Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.  Karine is fluent in Armenian and Russian (Recorded June 23, 2020). Learn more about Karine: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarineKaradjianLaw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedebtfairy/ Law Practice: https://www.kelawfirm.com Mediation Practice: https://www.kmediate.com *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
24:51
June 25, 2020
From Abused to Empowered
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am your host Arash Hashemi. On this episode I will be talking to Nikki DuBose. Nikki is a model, author and advocate. She is also an ambassador for Patrice Kids, a 501c3 charity dedicated to educating on the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse. Her debut memoir, Washed Away: From Darkness to Light, was released in 2016 and soon after translated into French with publishing house Editions Du Rocher. She is a survivor of 17 years of abuse and mental illness and believes that all people can go on to recover and feel empowered sexually. Nikki was one of the first models in the world to help pass laws for protecting models and sexually abused children. She was an expert reviewer for Harvard STRIPED's teaching and student lesson program which focused on modeling and eating disorders. Nikki has a background in psychology and is studying interior design. Her poetry book, Daydreams of a Canvas, will be out later this year. (Recorded June 9, 2020) Nikki's website: www.NikkiDuBose.com Nikki on Instagram: instagram.com/thenikkidubose *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
32:33
June 10, 2020
Path of the Devil
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am your host Arash Hashemi. On this episode I will be talking to retired DEA agent Larry Hardin. After 30 years in the DEA, Larry currently teaches criminal law for students coming into law enforcement, runs his own private investigating business, and volunteers to visit with military veterans, law enforcement agents, and officers in hospice. Larry has written two books: Path of the Devil - Camino del Diablo and Fighting My Greatest Enemy: Myself. We will be talk to Larry about his experience in the DEA and his books. (Recorded May , 25, 2020) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
34:07
May 28, 2020
Criminal Justice Evolution
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am your host Arash Hashemi. On this episode I will be talking to law enforcement expert, Patrick Fitzgibbons. We discuss the challenges of law enforcement officers in their daily life and in particular the criminal justice system.  Patrick Fitzgibbons is a retired Police Commander from Colorado with over two decades of experience in many different roles. He is also an adjunct college professor and enjoys teaching the next generation of criminal justice professionals. Patrick holds advanced degrees in Business and Organizational Leadership.  A former Army Paratrooper with the elite 82nd Airborne Division, Patrick is an avid supporter of active military members and veterans. Patrick is a personal coach, speaker and is the host and creator of CJEvolution. A top ranked criminal justice podcast, personal coach. He is also the author of EVOLVE – A collection of Routines, Habits and Advice to Take Charge of your Life and Be your Best Self. You can find Patrick here: www.CJEvolution.com (Recorded 5-14-2020) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
29:49
May 19, 2020
Organized Crime
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am your host Arash Hashemi.  On this episode I will be talking to Award-Winning author Christian Cipollini. I was very excited to have him on as a guest and couldn’t wait to pick his brain. That’s because, besides being an author, Christian is a crime historian, consultant, lecturer, and designer. Christian regularly contributes mob history articles, and documentaries, designs mob-history themed swag & infographics, serves as the spokesmodel for The American Gangsters apparel line, and is the writer/creator of the new comic book/graphic novel series "LUCKY,” which is based on the strange-but-true tales of gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano.  His more recent endeavor, along with Andrew Dodge, is the acquisition of 'life story rights' option for convicted Cartel Hitman Jose Manuel Martinez.  (Recorded 5-11-2020)  Learn more about Christian Cipollini and his work on:  Website: https://www.GangLandLegends.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ganglandlegend YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClUQF3HBq90idjMIpACihvA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GANGLANDLEGENDS Twitter: https://twitter.com/ganglandlegend *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
45:06
May 12, 2020
Your Business and COVID-19
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am your host Arash Hashemi. On this episode I will be talking to Attorney Natela Shenon. Natela has extensive experience in contract law, commercial transactions, contract administration, business development, and risk assessment and mitigation. So I asked her to come on the show to talk about how to navigate your business through the times of COVID-19.  Ms. Shenon is trusted by clients to resolve litigation and business disputes, and propose advice regarding complicated corporate issues. Ms. Shenon counsels executives, business owners, and boards of directors in matters including strategic planning and corporate governance. She provides counsel to clients ranging from individuals and small business owners to startups and publicly traded companies. Ms. Shenon received a Juris Doctor Degree and a Master Degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. (Recorded 5-5-2020, Season 2, Episode 7) Find Natela on: Instagram: http://Instagram.com/businessguruatlaw YouTube: http://YouTube.com/BusinessGuruatLaw Facebook: http://Facebook.com/ShenonLaw Website: http://www.ShenonLaw.com *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
30:08
May 6, 2020
Estate Planning 101
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am your host Arash Hashemi. The COVID-19 Pandemic has made everyone live and look at life differently. One of the way it has personally affected me is too look at my mortality and what will happen to my loved ones I am gone. So I decided to invite my friend Christina Malyan to talk about Estate Planning. Christina is the Founder and managing attorney at Malyan Law. She educates her clients and the public about having important documents in place, such as a Will, Medical Directive, and Power of Attorney.  She also assists families and businesses in protecting their assets from Probate, by drafting unique Trusts and comprehensive estate planning documents.  Christina is often invited to speak on the topic of estate planning, in addition to her hosting public and private seminars covering the importance of Trusts, Wills, Medical Directives, Power of Attorney. (Recorded 4/26/2020)  Maylan Law: http://www.MalyanLaw.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/MalyanLaw Instagram: http://Instagram.com/MalyanLaw LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/AttorneyChristinaMalyan *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
24:30
April 27, 2020
LSAT-Flex, The information You Need to Know.
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am Arash Hashemi and on this episode I will be talking to Steve Schwartz about the LSAT-Flex.  Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the April LSAT has been canceled and an alternate test, the LSAT-Flex, has been introduced. Steve and I go over the details of the LSAT-Flex and answer all the questions that come with it. With the goal of getting into law school and being a successful attorney Steve saw the LSAT as a major roadblock. He knew that before he could achieve his goal of being a lawyer he had to master the LAST. So he set aside a few months and studied every LSAT book and every LSAT question he could find. He kept studying until eventually reaching the high 170s and scoring 175 on test day. (Recorded 4/14/2020) Today he coaches other who are getting ready to take the LSAT and helps them to achieve their dreams as well. For more info about mastering the LSAT please visit: LSAT Unplugged Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lsat-unplugged/id1450308309 LSAT Pros Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lsat-pros/id1449767032 Steve's LSAT YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/lsatblog LSAT Blog: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com LSAT Unplugged on IG: https://instagram.com/LSATUnplugged *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
18:51
April 15, 2020
The Introverted Lawyer
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am Arash Hashemi and on this episode we will be talking to, Heidi Brown. Professor Brown is a law professor at Brooklyn Law School and the author of Untangling Fear in Lawyering (ABA 2019), The Introverted Lawyer (ABA 2017) and a two-volume legal writing book series entitled The Mindful Legal Writer. Professor Brown champions the importance of openly discussing stressors, anxieties, and fears in lawyering, and helping quiet and anxious law students and lawyers become profoundly effective advocates, in their authentic voices. (Recorded 04/07/2020) --> See the Video Version of this Episode
32:02
April 9, 2020
Conviction at Any Cost
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. I am Arash Hashemi and on this episode we will be talking to, Maurice Possley. Mr. Possley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who left the Chicago Tribune after nearly 25 years as an investigative reporter specializing in criminal justice. He was a journalist for 36 years and was a finalist for the Pulitzer three times for his work on wrongful convictions and wrongful executions. In 2008, he was part of team of Tribune reporters who were awarded Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for a series of articles on hazardous children's products that prompted numerous recalls as well as the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in the history of the agency. He co-authored the book: Hitler In The Crosshairs; and is the author of two non-fiction books: Everybody Pays: Two Men, One Murder and the Price of Truth and The Brown's Chicken Massacre. Today we will be discussing his upcoming book, Conviction at Any Price. (Recorded 03/19/2020) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
44:45
March 24, 2020
The New Billable Hour
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. On this episode we will be talking to Ritu Goswamy. Besides being a lawyer, Ritu is a productivity consultant for lawyers. She is the best-selling author of The New Billable Hour and The Holistic Lawyer. She also hosts "The New Billable Hour Podcast" and is an active speaker and trainer in the areas of lawyer productivity, competence, and mindfulness. For a free copy of her first book and other resources, visit: www.NewBillableHour.com.  (Recorded 03/10/2020) New Billable Hour on YouTube. New Billable Hour on Apple Podcasts  --> See the Video Version of this Episode
32:45
March 18, 2020
Good On Bail Reform
Welcome to Season 2 of Hashing Out the Law, the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. We are excited to be back and have some amazing guests lined up for you. We are going to start off Season 2 with guest Ken Good. He and I will be discussing Bail Reform which has taken the country by storm.  Ken is a Texas attorney and a member of the Professional Bondsmen of Texas. He has worked closely with lawmakers and other individuals on bail matters and will offer his perspective on what the recent statement by the Pretrial Justice Institute means.  Specifically, he will address why the success of bail reform hinged on the use of risk assessment -- and what lies ahead now that the tolls have been discredited. (Recorded 02/28/2020) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
30:01
March 4, 2020
Alternative Sentencing
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Thirty – Alternative Sentencing. I am your host Arash Hashemi. This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. On this special audio/video 30th episode I’ll be speaking with my friend and fellow criminal defense attorney Nina Hodjat.  Nina is a criminal defense attorney licensed in California and New York. She’s been quoted in Forbes, Business Insider, Time Money, and other publications. Nina is also an automotive and lifestyle journalist and has written for Autoblog, The Warrior, The Snob, and Millennial Magazine. She’s an ambassador for the One Step Closer Foundation, which helps children in hospitals affected by Cerebral Palsy and other illnesses. Nina has taught continuing legal education courses for lawyers and therapists in California and is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. (Recorded 7/11/29) You can find out more about Nina at www.SLSfirm.com To see the Video version of this episode please visit us on YouTube. *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
42:42
August 5, 2019
The Mindful Lawyer
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Twenty Nine – The Mindful Lawyer. This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. On this episode I’ll be speaking with real estate attorney and meditation teacher Gullu Singh. Although Gullu was exposed to meditation as a child, he was not serious about it until he began his legal career working at firms where the insane mindsets made the work extremely stressful. Desperate to ease the stress he turned to meditation. Now he is deeply inspired to share meditation in the legal and corporate community as an antidote to stress, a way to cope more effectively with the challenges of work and life and to inject more sanity, compassion and wisdom into this world. (Recorded 7/24/19) To learn more about Gullu and upcoming meditation events please visit: www.GulluSingh.com *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
30:37
July 29, 2019
California Gangs
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Twenty Eight - California Gangs. This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. On this episode I’ll be speaking with Mr. Martin M. Flores Martin grew up in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles and after the loss of his youngest brother to a drive by shooting in 1994, he focused his energy to work with gangs in order to redirect the minds of young people and get them on a different path. Martin has over 25 years of professional experience working with gangs throughout Southern California. He has testified as a gang expert in Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, Tulare, Contra Costa, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, and Orange Counties. Mr. Flores has consulted on over, 350 Crip/Blood cases and over 700 Hispanic gang cases including those involving prison and street gangs throughout the state of California. His cases have ranged from vandalism to multiple homicide cases. He has worked in hundreds of gang territories in order to understand their rivalries, graffiti, tattoos, territories, history, and signs. (Recorded 6/28/19) To learn more about Martin M. Flores please see the documentary "The Pushouts."  To contact Martin please email him at GangExpertWitness@gmail.com. *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
30:42
July 1, 2019
War or Peace
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Twenty Seven – War or Peace. This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. On this episode I’ll be speaking with attorney Joryn Jenkins. Jorynreceived her B.A. degree from Yale when she was nineteen years old and her J.D. from Georgetown. She is a trial attorney with 39 years of courtroom experience. Currently she has a private practice in Tampa, where she concentrates on the court-less practice of family law. (Recorded 6/10/19)  Books by Joryn Jenkins:  War or Peace: Avoid the Destruction of Divorce The Divorce Puzzle: Connecting the Pieces Collaboratively Champions of Collaborative Divorce: Changing the Way the World Gets Divorced (Volume 1) Stress-Free Divorce Volume 01: Leading Divorce Professionals Speak (Stress-Free Divorce Series) (Volume 1)  *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
38:09
June 24, 2019
The Smiling Ranger
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Twenty Six – The Smiling Ranger. This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. Our guest this episode is Lieutenant Colonel Denny Gillem, US Army (Ret.) Colonel Gillem is a West Point graduate and a Vietnam combat veteran. He served two tours in Vietnam as a company grade officer where he received seven US awards for valor. After a distinguished military career, he retired and now lives in Michigan as a college professor and the host of Frontlines of Freedom, the nation’s number one military and veteran radio show. Colonel Gillem is also the author of The Smiling Ranger: The Life and Career of a US Army Ranger with is available on Amazon. (Recorded 6/6/19) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
32:21
June 17, 2019
Accident Do’s & Don’ts
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Twenty Five – Accident Do’s & Don’ts. This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics.  Our guest this episode is Christina Malyan, a founding partner of MBM Attorneys. Christina has litigated complex cases against multiple parties, including the City of Glendale, City of Los Angeles, and the State of California. She has successfully settled catastrophic personal injury cases against large worldwide known automobile manufacturers, theme parks and resolved contractual dispute cases involving high profile defendants and corporate entities.  (Recorded 5/2/19)  --> See the Video Version of this Episode
21:59
May 27, 2019
O Canada
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Twenty Four – O Canada. This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. On this episode our guest is Marisa Feil. Marisa is the principal and founder of FWCanada, a Canadian law firm specializing in travel waivers for individuals with previous convictions and has become a respected authority on matters of Canadian immigration. She is frequently sought out for her expertise in lectures, conferences, and webinars, she has also been asked to be a contributor in various publications, including her own book “Inadmissible to Canada” available on Amazon. (Recorded 5/2/19) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
20:52
May 20, 2019
Life As A Law Student
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Twenty Three – Life As A Law Student.  This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. On this episode our guest is Nicole Miller. Nicole grew up with an attraction towards law and justice. After getting involved with Mock Trial in high school and college, she decided to pursue a career as a criminal prosecutor. This fall, she will start law school at Washington University to finally realize the dream. As someone who has been figuring the process of becoming a lawyer out almost completely alone, Nicole desired to create an accessible resource for others like her. So she's documenting the entire process from LSAT, to internships, application, admission, classes, clinics, and beyond on her YouTube channel, LifeAsALawStudent. (Recorded 4/29/2019).  ** Be sure to checkout the video of my interview with Nicole on YouTube: youtube.com/ArashEsq ** *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Each legal issue depends on its particular facts, and different jurisdictions have different laws and regulations. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship. In the event that this Podcast does not comply with the legal or ethical requirements of a particular state, the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi and our guests are not willing to accept representation of clients based upon their review of any portions of this Podcast which do not comply. 
16:43
May 13, 2019
Withers Whisper
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Twenty Two – Withers Whisper.  This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. Our guest this episode is Andrea Hall who has worked as a high powered criminal defense attorney for over 13 years specializing in sex offenses and domestic violence.  After discovering a brain tumor, she decided it was time to get off the hamster wheel and leave the criminal justice system behind.  Andrea always loved and was attracted to horses. She was able to combine her love for horses, her ability to coach and help others into a new career as a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach.  Gestalt means “wholeness” and this is what Andrea and the herd bring to lawyers. She lives in Eaton, Colorado where she runs Withers Whisper, LLC., and works with lawyers who either need to find balance in their life or discover what makes their heart sing again. She is also the author of the book Sex and Justice. (Recorded 4/29/2019) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Each legal issue depends on its particular facts, and different jurisdictions have different laws and regulations. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship. In the event that this Podcast does not comply with the legal or ethical requirements of a particular state, the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi and our guests are not willing to accept representation of clients based upon their review of any portions of this Podcast which do not comply.
28:45
May 6, 2019
Mental Disability & Criminal Defense
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Twenty One – Mental Disability & Criminal Defense. I am your host Arash Hashemi.  This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. Our guest this episode is Elizabeth Kelly, a criminal defense lawyer with a nationwide practice focused on representing people with mental disabilities. Elizabeth and I discuss the justice system and defendants with mental disabilities. Her resume includes serving three terms on the board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). She has chaired its Mental Health as well as Membership Committees and is a Life Member. Most recently she edited the book Representing People with Mental Disabilities: A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Best Practices Manual; which contains chapters devoted to a variety of issues confronted by people with mental disabilities in the criminal justice system such as Competency, Sanity, Neuroscience, Jail and Prison Conditions, and Working with Experts. - (Recorded 03/01/2019) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Each legal issue depends on its particular facts, and different jurisdictions have different laws and regulations. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship. In the event that this Podcast does not comply with the legal or ethical requirements of a particular state, the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi and our guests are not willing to accept representation of clients based upon their review of any portions of this Podcast which do not comply.
25:47
March 25, 2019
The Law Career Playbook
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Twenty – The Law Career Playbook. I am your host Arash Hashemi.  This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. Our guest this episode is lawyer, law professor, writer, and accomplished speaker Rachel Gezerseh.  is the author of The Law Career Playbook (February 2019), which focuses on helping new and aspiring lawyers learn to market themselves and get ahead in the competitive legal industry. After 10 years as a Business Litigator at Jones Day in Los Angeles, Rachel is now a partner at boutique law firm and continues to focus on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. She recently joined the part-time faculty at the University of Southern California as an adjunct law professor. Rachel is the author of The Law Career Playbook (February 2019), which focuses on helping new and aspiring lawyers learn to market themselves and get ahead in the competitive legal industry. - (Recorded 03/01/2019) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
22:04
March 18, 2019
Censorship in the Media
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Nineteen – Censorship in the Media. I am your host Arash Hashemi.  This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. Our guest this episode is Camille Todaro. She is freelance journalist and a contributing writer for Penthouse magazine. Camille has also authored two books, a fiction novel named Kept and a self-help coffee table book called Pardon Me for Being Proud. In this episode Camille and I talk about Free Speech, Intrusive effects of censorship in the media, and the #MeToo movement and the effects on men. - (Recorded 02/27/2019) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
30:01
March 11, 2019
Modeling & International Law
Our guest this episode is model and actress Jasmin Shojai. She is Australia's Top Glamour Model of 2017 & 2018, a Playboy Playmate, has appeared in FHM, Maxim and on Playboy Croatia's October 2018 Cover.  Jasmin and I discuss her path to becoming a successful international model and actress; while recognizing the legal aspects of such a path. We also discuss her latest projects, which include a tour of the United States and Canada. (Recorded 02/23/2019) Follow Jasmin Shojai on: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
23:52
March 4, 2019
The LSAT & You
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, Episode Seventeen – The LSAT & You. I am your host Arash Hashemi.  This is the podcast where we discuss and hash out legal issues and/or topics. Our guest this episode is Steve Schwartz.  With the goal of getting into law school and being a successful attorney Steve saw the LSAT as a major roadblock. Steve knew that before he could achieve his goal of being a lawyer he had to master the LAST. In fact, he saw the LSAT as a major roadblock standing in the way of his dream: to get into law school and become a successful attorney. So he set aside a few months and studied every LSAT book and every LSAT question he could find. He kept studying until eventually reaching the high 170s and scoring 175 on test day. Today he coaches other who are getting ready to take the LSAT and helps them to achieve their dreams as well. (Recorded 2/4/2019) For more info about mastering the LSAT please visit:  LSAT Unplugged Podcast LSAT Pros Podcast Steve's LSAT YouTube Channel LSAT Blog LSAT Schedules --> See the Video Version of this Episode
25:19
February 18, 2019
Divided We Stand
Our guest this episode is Dr. Christopher Metzler, an on-camera Television and Digital Personality. He provides expert commentary on U.S. and global affairs, politics, human rights, human capital, diversity, sexual harassment, trending topics, and law.  Since the start of his career in 1992, as a Legal Scholar, Dr. Metzler has worked in over twenty countries providing advice on Geopolitics, emerging markets, world law, and related topics. He is frequently called upon as an expert witness in state and federal courts on legal issues and travels extensively speaking to colleges, private organizations and businesses throughout the United States and abroad.  Dr. Metzler is the author The Construction and Rearticulation of Race in a “Post-Racial” America, and Divided We stand: The Search for America's Soul. *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
27:52
February 11, 2019
Justice Under the Rubble
Our guest this episode is Andrew J. Stern, one of Philadelphia’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Andrew is currently a partner at Kline & Specter, and specializes in malpractice and other substantial personal injury cases. In 2017 he won the largest recovery in Pennsylvania history for one of the victims of the Salvation Army building collapse. Andrew and I will be discussing the details of the case and his new book “Justice Under the Rubble.” (Recorded 1/15/19) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
24:14
February 4, 2019
SB10 & National Bail Reform
Our guest this episode is the Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition, Jeff Clayton.  Jeff is also a licensed attorney and most recently, has worked as the General Counsel for the Professional Bail Agents of Colorado. On today’s episode, Jeff and I will be discussing California’s SB10 and National Bail Reform. (Recorded 1/14/19)  Links Mentioned in Episode: Detention, Release From Jail, and Computerized Bail Justice in California: Is it 1984 All Over Again? What Can California Learn From the Last 30 Years of Bail Reform? *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
19:29
January 28, 2019
The Drone Laws You Are Looking For
On this episode we will be talking to Chris Tatem. Chris and I will discuss Pennsylvania’s new Drone Law that went into effect on January 12thand compare it to California’s existing drone laws. As an attorney, Chris gets to watch lawyers play their trade in the courtroom and refine his ability to ask the right questions. By night, Chris is a host of the podcast “Crossed Examine Life,” where uses the skills he gathers in the courtroom to improve the way we disagree with one another. (Recorded 11/23/2018) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
39:17
January 14, 2019
Common Law in Modern Life
On this episode we will be talking to Trent Gander. We discuss the concept of Common Law, it's origin and current role in in modern life. Such as the Court Process, Freedom of the Press, and Gun Rights. Trent is a graduate of Christian Liberty Academy, where he studied U.S. history, law, and civics. He also has over ten years experience in the study and application of Judeo-Christian practice and certain Middle Eastern customs. He runs a blog which deals with concepts involving business practices, life, natural rights, and common law. (Recorded 11/21/18) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
31:50
January 7, 2019
The People Business
On this episode we will be talking to Carmen Dellutri. Carmen grew up in New jersey working in his family’s gas station. It was during this time when he learned how to treat people with respect, to ask real questions that matter, and to listen – “The People Business.” As an attorney Carmen uses these valuable skills to assist people with their legal problem. Carmen and I discuss how the valuable lessons learned at an early age make him not only a better person but a better lawyer and how he incorporates them into his practice. We also discuss "War Stories" in the field of Bankruptcy and Personal Injury. (Recorded 11/19/18) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
27:22
December 20, 2018
Safe Haven in America
On this episode we will be talking to Michael Wildes. Michael began his legal career as a federal prosecutor then joined his father’s firm, Wildes & Weinberg. From 2004 to 2010 he served as the mayor of Englewood, NJ. In 2011, he became Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law at the Benjamin Cordozo School of law. Michael has appeared before Congress to testify on immigration and terrorism issues. In November of 2018, he successfully ran for the Mayor of Englewood once again and will take office in 2019. Michael’s new book is “Safe Heaven in America” in which he talks about representing defecting KGB agents, whistle blowers, disillusioned Saudi diplomats, accused terrorist, professionals and numerous celebrities. (Recorded 11/19/18) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
28:22
December 6, 2018
Into the Himalayas
On this episode our guest is Jeff Rasley. Jeff had a successful law practice for 30 years. At the age of 55 he left law to organize and lead Himalayan expeditions, write, teach, and pursue nonprofit endeavors . Jeff is the author of ten books, and an award-winning photographer. His pictures have been published in several journals. Jeff is the founder and former president of the Basa Village Foundation USA, which raises money for culturally sensitive development work in the Basa area of Nepal. He currently serves as president of Scientech, which promotes science education. (Recorded 11/14/18) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
27:15
November 28, 2018
The Psychic Lawyer
On this episode our guest is Mark Anthony the “Psychic Lawyer®” (also known as the Psychic Explorer®.) Mark is a fourth generation psychic medium who communicates with spirits. He is also a successful attorney, licensed to practice law in Florida, Washington D.C., and before the United States Supreme Court. He is the bestselling author of NEVER LETTING GO and EVIDENCE OF ETERNITY and recently appeared on CBS TV’s hit show “The Doctors.” (Recorded 11/14/18) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
21:27
November 19, 2018
Court of Law vs. Court of Public Opinion
In this episode our guest, Professor Leslie Y. Garfield Tenzer, and I discuss media coverage involving court cases such as OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony. We cover the difference between how the public/media see a case and how the case plays out in court. Professor Tenzer teaches at Pace University Law School in White Plains, NY and regularly lectures nationally. She is also the host of the podcast Law To Fact. (Recorded 10/30/18) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
31:34
November 5, 2018
From Big Law to Better Law
In this episode our guest, Morvareed Salehpour, and I discuss her experiences and her transition from "Big Law" to opening her own practice. We also speak about such topics as Blockchains, Cannabis, and Bernie Madoff . (Recorded 10/18/18) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
32:27
October 22, 2018
A Brush With the Law
In this episode our guest, Larry Wolf talks about the experiences he has had during his 43 years of practicing law. He also tells us how he started painting to relieve the stress and the birth of "A Brush With the Law." (Recorded 8/26/18) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
25:58
August 30, 2018
Fun Facts of Medieval Law
In this episode our guest, Hollis Jo McCollum, discusses a number of crimes and punishment in Medieval times. Hollis also talks about her new book "To Save a World" which is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (Recorded 8/17/18) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
34:41
August 23, 2018
Immigration in the New Era
In this episode our guest, Layla Khamoushin of the Khamoushian Law Group, discusses various immigration issues. Topics include: types of Visas, the process for obtaining a "Green Card" and Citizenship. She also discusses the most recent developments in Immigration, as the result of the current Administration's policies. (Recorded 8/14/18) *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
35:33
August 16, 2018
Hashing Out the Law (Intro)
Welcome to Hashing Out the Law, with Arash Hashemi. In this episode we introduce you to our podcast and give you a preview of things to come.  *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.
01:46
August 9, 2018