State Bar of California, June 1997


Washington D.C. Bar, February 1999


Admitted to Southern, Central, and Northern U.S. Districts Courts of California


Thomas Jefferson School of Law, JD December 1996


George Mason University, BA December 1989


Activities and Interests


La Jolla Youth Soccer Coach and Manager 2003-2013


OMBAC Rugby 1991 to 1996 (U.S. Club Champs 1991, 1993 & 1994)




Mountain biking



Ariel Joseph Sabban, Esq.


Mr. Sabban has been a property law litigation practitioner in private practice since 1997. His areas of emphasis include both intellectual and real property encompassing patent infringement, trade secret, trademark, and other business disputes, as well as transactional real estate fraud and nondisclosure cases; professional (e.g., Broker-Agent, Inspector, Appraiser, Structural Pest Control Operator) liability; construction, construction defect, and construction disputes; eminent domain; nuisance and negligence issues; easements, prescriptive rights, encroachments, and other landownership issues; homeowners association matters; real property leases, including both residential and commercial; and landlord-tenant matters, including unlawful detainers.  His practice includes litigating in both state and federal trial and appellate courts.


Mr. Sabban is also a First Amendment advocate in civil rights litigation with specialized knowledge of the “anti-SLAPP” statue (Code of Civ. Pro. § 425.16) which protects the fundamental rights of free speech and petition.  He is admitted to practice in California and Washington D.C. and is an active member of numerous bar associations and organizations, including the San Diego County Bar Association and the La Jolla Bar Association.


Originally from the East Coast, Mr. Sabban attended George Mason University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Politics and then worked as a court clerk in Virginia before relocating to California to attend law school at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  At Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Mr. Sabban ably represented the school’s Mock Trial Team to hone his trial skills and also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Declaration student newspaper.  Mr. Sabban takes pride in his skills at  legal research, writing, and analysis, and is a capable orator well suited towards his focuses at ARC IP Law, PC.