Omar Habbas was born in Los Angeles, California and is the youngest of
five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Issa Habbas. His father served as staff
sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and after
service, opened up several businesses in the Los Angeles area while his
wife raised five children and worked part time to help support his family.
His parents reside in the Sacramento area and will celebrate 60 years
of marriage in November, 2013.
Omar Habbas married Rita (a Long Beach, CA native) in 1988 and recently
celebrated their 25
th year wedding anniversary. He is the proud father of three children, Tarik
Habbas (age 22), Alexandria Habbas (age 21), and Nicholas Habbas (age
12). Tarik Habbas completed his undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University
in June of 2013, and received a B.S. in Political Science. He will be
attending Santa Clara University School of Law in August 2013; He plans
on joining his father's firm in 2016. Alexandria Habbas will be completing
her fourth year of college at Santa Clara University and will graduate
in 2014 with a B.A. in Communications. Nicholas Habbas will be attending the 8
th grade in August, 2013.
Omar was born in Los Angeles, California in 1961 and has resided in the
State of California throughout most of his life. In 1982, he received
a BA in History from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
He received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Santa Clara University School
of Law in 1985. Omar Joined the Law offices of William McCann and became
a junior partner in 1986 until he formed his own law firm in 1987.
Omar enjoys traveling with his wife and children. Physical fitness plays
a very important role in his life. He wrestled during his years in High
School and has a passion for weightlifting. He participated in bodybuilding
competitions in his early years ( having won 1
st place overall in the Teenage West Coast Bodybuilding Competition held
in the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts) and 1
st place in his weight group in the Mr. Santa Cruz Competition. He continues
to train and weight lift 5 days a week.
Charitable contributions remain an integral part of The Habbas Family life.
The Habbas' contribute significantly to family shelter organizations,
the homeless, educational institutions and children stricken with grave
illnesses. The Habbas's take personal pride in helping people and
making a difference in someone else's life.
Omar Habbas exclusively handles personal injury claims for individuals
who have sustained serious injuries or damages in automobile/truck/pedestrian
accidents, construction accidents, dog attacks, intentional assaults,
malpractice actions (legal or medical), defective pharmaceutical drugs/medical
devices, defective/dangerous roadways, and premises accidents. Omar has
devoted his life to assisting injured victims who have had their lives
altered through the careless conduct of another individual or corporation.
Omar is passionate about his work and it is important to him that a client
that enters his firm and is insecure or unsure about his future due to
his injuries and monetary losses, leaves his firm one day feeling fully
satisfied that his/her needs were properly cared for and that they have
received the best legal representation possible with the best settlement/award possible.
The Habbas firm was awarded the "Best in Business" in Silicon
Valley in 2012. Omar Habbas is recognized as a Super Lawyer, an award
granted to the top 5% of all attorneys in Northern California. He has
obtained awards/judgments and settlements concluded through negotiations,
mediations, and arbitrations that are in excess of $125,000,000.00.
Omar Habbas is a member of the Consumers Attorney of California (CAOC),
formerly known as the California Trial Lawyers' Association, the Santa
Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA), The American Trial Lawyers Association
(ATLA), Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ), and member of the Top
One Percent Attorneys in the nation by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Mr. Habbas is proud to volunteer his time as a court appointed arbitrator.
When asked what drives him and what his personal philosophy is on his work,
he had this to say:
"After practicing law for over 25 years, I remain as passionate and
driven as ever to help people who been damaged, as a result of the careless
conduct of another individual or a corporation, acquire justice and get
their lives back in order. My philosophy has always been the same…
put your clients first and treat them in the same manner that you would
treat an injured loving family member…listen to your client; give
them specific and straight forward answers and advice; work vigorously
on their case and then acquire the maximum settlement or award available
that will compensate them for their losses and damages. There is nothing
more rewarding than knowing that you have made a positive difference to
assist someone whose life has been dramatically changed."