Legal Team of Litigators and Human Rights Advocates Secure a $25 million judgment for former American Held Hostage in Iran

A leading litigation team and national security law experts from two firms have secured a $25 million judgment for Mr. Robin Shahini, an American held hostage by Iran.  The judgment is available for download at the end of this post.  
Jeremy H. Gonzalez Ibrahim, Esquire, of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, working with the Alexandria, Virginia law firm of Poblete Tamargo, LLP, secured a final Judgement of $25 Million in Damages Against the Republic of Iran for Mr. Robin Shahini from California an American and former hostage, held captive in Iran.
On February 24, 2023, District of Columbia District Court Judge Nichols issued his Memorandum Opinion in Shahini v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et. al, 1:18-CV-01619-CJN. Mr. Shahini was award $25 million in total damages.  Filed on July 10, 2018, the case brings a close to a difficult chapter in the life of Mr. Shahini and a first step to achieving justice for him, his family, and other families who have been held hostage & tortured by Iran. 
The matter involved claims under the terrorism exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).  Judge Carl J. Nichols of the D.C. District Court issued a 26-page memorandum Opinion finding Iran liable for damages resulting from the unjust imprisonment and torture of Mr. Shahini.
In addition to this matter, Poblete Tamargo, has worked with other families going through hostage cases and other forms of international claims. The Poblete Tamargo team working on these cases includes founding partners Mauricio Tamargo, Jason Poblete, and Arthur Freye. Mr. Tamargo is a former Chairman of the United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. A national security law expert, Mr. Poblete is an award-winning international law, and human rights advocate representing Americans and others held hostage by foreign nations.
Jeremy H. Gonzalez Ibrahim, Esq. is an experienced and seasoned litigator with over thirty years of experience handling complex federal cases involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and White Collar Criminal Defense. Mr. Ibrahim is the former Chief of Staff to the 77th Secretary of the Department of the Navy, a former Commissioner with the United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, and a former Philadelphia prosecutor.


Jeremy H. Gonzalez Ibrahim 215-568-1943
Jason Poblete 703-566-3037