Salim Shleef was born in New York and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.
Salim graduated from Arizona State University magna cum laude in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies.
Following undergraduate school, Salim attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and graduated in 2011. As a student, Salim created the Law Journal for Social Justice, the first student-run and student-created law journal at Arizona State.
He also held a judicial externship with Hon. Patricia Orozco (ret.) with the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One and mediated legal disputes following intensive mediation training as part of the nationally recognized Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program.
Salim is now a tenacious and aggressive litigator, with his eyes always aimed towards creative problem solving in whatever form it may take given the context of any client’s given needs and goals. Salim is an active member of both the Arizona (2011) and New York (2013) state bars and has litigated cases in a variety of practice areas throughout his career, including personal injury, commercial and business disputes, criminal defense, medical malpractice and insurance defense.
Given his experience, Salim has seen firsthand how legal issues can affect individuals and their families on a daily basis. As a result, Salim has built a very diverse, practical, and useful skill set for resolving his clients’ legal issues. Salim strives to be the type of attorney he would want for his own family and friends.
Salim represents clients in cases involving:
- probate, trust & estate contests & disputes
- elder abuse and exploitation
- guardianships and conservatorships
- probate, trust and estate administration
- personal injury and wrongful death
In 2018, Salim was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the areas of Estate and Trust Litigation.
In his free time, Salim enjoys spending time with his family, reading, listening to and playing music, watching baseball, and collecting bits of wisdom from everyone he meets.