BEHROUZ K. RAHMATI – Managing Member
Behrouz K. Rahmati is a native of Tehran, Iran and has lived in Huntsville, Alabama for thirty-five years. Following graduation from Jones School of Law, Behrouz started his firm in Huntsville and has been engaged in the practice of law since 1993. Behrouz has represented clients in civil and criminal matters in the District and County Court of Denver, Colorado, the Northern District of California at San Jose, and the Immigration Appeal Court in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1994, Behrouz assisted in the creation of the first Public Defender Program for the City of Huntsville. He has served on the Executive Board for the Madison County Bar Association, the Board of Counsel to International Visitors in Madison County, as well as the Membership Committee of the Madison County Bar Association.
Behrouz focuses in the practice of Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, and Commercial Real Estate Transactions.
Behrouz is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, and the Madison County Bar Association. Behrouz is also admitted to practice before the following Courts: Supreme Court of Alabama 1993; United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama 1993; United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama 1993; United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 1994; and United States Supreme Court 2004.
R. LEANN WHITE – Senior Associate & Director of Family Law
R. Leann White is a native of Southeast Missouri and after obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis C. Humphreys School of Law, she moved to Madison County, AL in 1996.
Leann began her legal career in Huntsville working for Crisis Services of North Alabama, Inc., (CSNA) as the program manager of the HOPE Place Legal Assistance Program. This program was the first of its kind for the State of Alabama. It was funded by the Violence Against Women Act and was a legal assistance program through a battered women’s shelter that provided pro bono legal assistance for domestic violence victims for North Alabama. Through this program, Leann represented victims of domestic violence in divorce actions, custody disputes and protection from abuse actions from 1997 -2002.
During her employment with CSNA, Leann served on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Leann also served on an Advisory Committee to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Model Code on Domestic Violence State Project.
In 2002, Leann accepted a position with the Madison County District Attorney’s office and served as the Director of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit. Her caseload included cases involving sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and homicide. For over 10 years, Leann prosecuted thousands of criminal defendants and litigated over 50 jury trials.
In her career as an Assistant District Attorney, Leann served as the Project Manager of the domestic violence grant through the Violence Against Women Act, and served on Governor Riley’s task force against domestic violence during his second term in office. From 2002 – 2012, Leann provided leadership and direction to the Madison County Multidisciplinary Team, the Madison County Sexual Assault Response Team, the Madison County Domestic Violence Team, and the Madison County Child Death Review Team.
Leann has worked closely with the National Children’s Advocacy Center in her tenure with the District Attorney’s Office training law enforcement, medical professionals and other advocates throughout all 50 states in child abuse investigation. Leann has served and still serves as a member of the Taskforce Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault through CSNA.
In 2012, Leann received recognition as Officer of the Year from the Huntsville Evening Optimist Club for her service to children.
STEPHANIE H. PORTER – Senior Associate
Stephanie H. Porter is a native of Calera, Alabama where she graduated Salutatorian from Calera High School. Stephanie went on to attend Troy University, in Troy, Alabama, where she graduated magna cum laude in December 2007. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Stephanie attended Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama. While in law school, Stephanie participated in her school’s advocacy program and was a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition team. In 2010 she and her teammates competed against top ranked law students from across the nation in Washington, D.C. Stephanie was also an Eagle Scholar, an appointed member on the Executive Council of the Jones School of Law Board of Advocates and served as a senior editor of the Faulkner Law Review. Before finishing school, Stephanie completed her certification in Alternative Dispute Resolutions and served as an extern for the Honorable Charles S. Coody of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. In 2011 she received her J.D., cum laude, and finished in the top ten percent of her class.
Stephanie was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 2011 and joined Rahmati Law Firm in October the same year. She looks forward to applying the knowledge and skill she gained through her legal studies and work experience to her law practice today and in the future. Stephanie is a member of the Alabama Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association.