Sean Banafsheh

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Inspired by the tragic loss of his mother due to medical malpractice of her doctor, Sean Banafsheh has made a commitment to protect and fight for individuals who have been harmed by the negligence of others. Since then, Sean has recovered over $235 million dollars for his clients.

As a managing partner and one of the founders of BD&J, Sean has infused his empathy and compassion for others with his well-versed knowledge of the law, to help establish a law firm that is dedicated to fighting for its clients. With his own personal connection to loss, Sean understands the importance and delicacy surrounding the nature of personal injury.

It is because of this personal connection that makes Sean a passionate attorney who works on every case with an unshakable devotion. What differentiates Sean from other lawyers is the enormous amount of personal time he invests with each of his clients. Helping people and protecting clients’ rights is Sean’s passion and shows through his entire practice.

As a rising leader in the profession of personal injury, Sean has secured a position as one of the “Top 2.5% lawyers in Los Angeles Magazine” by California Lawyer Magazine. Moreover, Sean frequently speaks at Pepperdine Law School and other industry events to mentor young attorneys, fostering their knowledge by sharing his own story about how he built his successful firm from the ground up. Sean is passionate about giving back to his community and volunteers with the Alliance for Children’s Rights.

Among his many talents, Sean speaks fluent Spanish and works with many of the firm’s Spanish speaking clients.

Representative Verdicts and Settlements

  • $34.5 Million | Truck v. Pedestrian
  • $6.5 Million | Truck v. Car
  • $4.75 Million | Truck v. Motorcycle
  • $2.25 Million | Truck v. Car
  • $1.5 Million | Truck v. Car
  • $1.2 Million | Slip and Fall
  • $1 Million | Car v. Car
  • $1 Million | Car v. Car
  • $1 Million | Car v. Car
  • $1 Million | Car v. Bicycle
  • $1 Million | Truck v. Car
  • $1 Million | Truck v. Pedestrian
  • $1 Million | Car v. Car
  • $1 Million | Car v. Car
  • $1 Million | Car v. Motorcycle


English, Spanish, Farsi


  • University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Bachelor of Arts
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution, Certificate

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • California Applicant’s Attorney Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California


  • Rising Star 2013, by Super Lawyers in Los Angeles Magazine
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Ethical Lawyers of America