Annie Seifullah, ESQ

Annie Seifullah, ESQ


Annie Seifullah joined the firm in Spring 2019 after graduating from CUNY Law School where she developed a passion for anti-violence advocacy. Her ability to deeply connect to her clients and fiercely advocate for them is an outcome of being a survivor of intimate partner violence – and a former client of C.A. Goldberg, PLLC. Annie now teaches Civil Procedure at CUNY Law School, where she profoundly enjoys guiding and supporting the next generation of lawyers to advocate for those in need. Annie is co-chair of the NYC Cyber Abuse Task Force, which is an organization of advocates and lawyers working at the intersection of technology-facilitated abuse and gender-based violence. She is also a member of the NY Women’s Bar Association Animal Law Committee.

Annie is living proof of our mission to help victims become warriors.

A selection of Annie Seifullah’s recent results on behalf of clients:

  • Annie represented Plaintiff in Michelle Hadley v. City of Anaheim in a $1.795m settlement for woman framed and jailed on falsified evidence; succeeded in summary judgment on Monell Liability and Smiddy Presumption and overcame Qualified Immunity against the Anaheim Police Department.
  • Defended against 4 Anti-SLAPP motions for Former Congresswoman Katie Hill in the Los Angeles County matter,  Katie Hill v. Kenny Heslep et al.
  • Represented Petitioner in NY Family Court, obtaining an 5 year Order of Protection for a partner at an ABA 100 firm.
  • Pre-litigation negotiation and settlement of $200,000 for a client who suffered long-term domestic abuse.     
  • Protected the job of a highly regarded public school educator who the school board tried to fire after she was the victim of a cruel NCP campaign enacted by her abusive ex.     
  • Secured an Order of Protection on behalf of a victim extorted by the man who raped her. 
  • Worked with a client’s divorce attorney to leverage non-consensual pornography claims against an abusive ex-husband, resulting in a better outcome in the divorce proceeding.
  • Stopped a foreign offender from engaging in harassing behavior and nonconsensual distribution of intimate images. 
  • Made a contractual demand that offender not disseminate an intimate video gleaned with a hidden camera after a dating app meeting. 
  • Advocated with law enforcement and District Attorneys in a criminal matter of a victim experiencing stalking, NCP, and Order of Protection violations. 
  • Provided effective law enforcement advocacy leading to the arrests of offenders executing cruel and horrific digital attacks against multiple clients. 

Annie’s input was pivotal in Hadley v. City of Anaheim, a groundbreaking civil rights case in which the city of Anaheim unfairly prosecuted and jailed a woman who was framed on charges of sending men to her ex-fiancée’s home to attack his new girlfriend as part of “rape fantasy.”  

In Hadley v. City of Anaheim Annie:

– combed through thousands of pages of discovery and hundreds of hours of body camera footage to find evidence that supported our argument that the cops behaved in a corrupt way   

– co-wrote the motion that convinced the judge to overturn his initial ruling that the offender’s communication of fabricated evidence to the cops was privileged  

– worked with expert witness and preparing expert disclosures, which demonstrated that Anaheim’s handling of digital evidence was botched and did not support probable cause to arrest our client.

Read more about the case here.


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I was the victim of a literal terror campaign by my ex, who cyber-stalked me and my children, created over 100 accounts on porn sites in my name and placed my intimate pictures out there every day for two months without my consent and with the sole intention of destroying my life. The people who were supposed to be fighting for me just weren’t doing so I felt completely alone in my fight against my ex.  But in Annie and her team, I found true advocates.  There is so much judgment and stigma when you are the victim of these types of crimes. There was no judgment at C.A. Goldberg, PLLC just understanding and a strong desire to seek justice on my behalf.  I strongly feel that without Annie, Carrie, and the whole team, my ex would still be out there terrorizing me. There is much work to be done in this area of victim rights, but I’m confident that with C.A. Goldberg, PLLC there is someone fighting for us survivors! It’s hard to put into words how grateful I am to Annie and the team at C.A. Goldberg, PLLC.

– C.A. Goldberg, PLLC client

As my lawyer, Annie fought feverishly for answers and for justice. More than that though, Annie provided me with love, compassion, patience and honesty every step we took. I can say with utmost certainty that Annie played a huge role in literally saving my life. Annie believed in me when I wanted to give up and inspired me to trust that I would emerge from victim to warrior. Annie KNEW my pain. Her own experiences provided her with the true knowledge of what I was facing, what I was feeling and of what I needed to get through the crimes that were being committed against me. Annie is not just a competent lawyer. She is not just a hard core, dedicated, advocate for victims. She is not just a survivor herself. She is the reason I am still standing.

– C.A. Goldberg, PLLC client

I called C.A. Goldberg after finding that my ex-boyfriend had posted our sex tape, and a tape of him raping me while I was unconscious, on PornHub. Annie’s involvement in my case sped up the arrest of my rapist considerably. Without her, he may never have seen a day in court. When I called Annie, my hands were shaking, I was sweating, I was crying, panicked, pissed, confused. When we hung up the phone, I felt a calmness wave over me: my breath steady once again.  I wrote about Annie in my personal statement for my law school applications, and constantly referred to her as the light at the end of the tunnel, ending my statement by saying that someday, I hope to be the light at the end of someone’s tunnel in their darkest hour, the way Annie has been for me. .

– C.A. Goldberg, PLLC client


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