Ilya is passionate about fighting on behalf of the underdog – whether it be an employee who is mistreated in the workplace, a person who is injured, or a small business.
Prior to entering private practice, Ilya externed for the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen (Ret.) of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, as well as for the Honorable Ming C. Chin of the Supreme Court of California. Ilya is a cum laude graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Hastings International & Comparative Law Review. Prior to law school, Ilya graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a double major and minor.
Ilya launched his legal career more than a decade ago at Downey Brand LLP where he represented a variety of clients, such as individuals and publicly traded companies. Ilya then joined a tech company as its General Counsel and then became General Counsel for a government agency that has an approximately 50 million dollar annual budget. As General Counsel, Ilya assisted defending his clients in actions involving employment and personal injury claims. As the founder of Infinity Law Group, Ilya grew the practice through an early establishment of trust and results.
Ilya is fluent in Russian and knows enough Thai to get a laugh out of anyone who speaks Thai. Ilya is passionate about the outdoors, the housing industry, and travel. Ilya is very fortunate to have lived in Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe.