The Problem Solver

Omar Siddiqui


A trial lawyer, engineer, and a founding partner of Ulwelling Siddiqui LLP, a law firm headquartered in the 48th Congressional District (OC South-Coast Metro area, Costa Mesa, CA), Mr. Siddiqui and his high-profile cases have appeared in prominent media circuits including television, radio, and newspapers. A powerful courtroom advocate, Mr. Siddiqui is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has been selected as “Super Lawyer” numerous times, including 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.**

On the front lines of national defense, Mr. Siddiqui serves as an advisor and consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on issues of national security and counter-terrorism and was formerly an advisor and community partner with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Mr. Siddiqui is presently FBI National Director of Special Projects (CAAA) and was formerly Chairman of the Board of the FBI Los Angeles CAAA. An active member of the FBI InfraGard Alliance, he also serves as an advisor to the Fullerton Police Department on the Police Chief’s Advisory Committee.

For his efforts as a first line of defense in the war on terrorism, Mr. Siddiqui has been bestowed with numerous awards. He is a recipient of several Certificates of Congressional Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives, the California State Assembly, and the Department of Justice and the FBI, including the prestigious FBI Director’s Leadership Award presented by FBI Director James Comey at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC on April 15, 2016. Mr. Siddiqui has met President Barack Obama on numerous occasions, including at the White House, and was amiably referred to by the President as “The Lawyer”.

Mr. Siddiqui obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, where he currently serves as a Board Member of the Loyola Law School Board of Directors. Mr. Siddiqui also holds Master of Science (M.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC)***. Prior to college, Mr. Siddiqui attended Orange County public schools. Mr. Siddiqui was born and raised in Southern California.

From simple transactions to complex high-stakes litigation to working with the FBI and the CIA, he is known for his innovative solutions, investigations, and case strategies.

Trial Lawyer. Engineer + Scientist. Problem Solver.

**Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters): Orange Coast Magazine (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
**Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters): Los Angeles Magazine (2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
*** 2017 Rose Bowl Champions!

FBI Director’s Leadership Award

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters (Washington DC) on April 15, 2016, FBI Director James B. Comey recognized Omar Siddiqui as recipient of the FBI Director’s Leadership Award.

“You have done extraordinary good across communities in this country and have made a lasting difference. Thank you for that good, thank you for what you represent, and thank you for inspiring not just the FBI but this entire country.” – FBI Director James Comey.

Orange County Attorney Journal Magazine: Omar Siddiqui

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