Bahar B. SahamiAssociate
Bahar Sahami is an associate in the Houston office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2023 and primarily practices with the casualty and mass tort litigation, offshore energy and marine litigation, and commercial litigation groups.
Prior to joining Kean Miller, Bahar represented clients in state courts regarding construction defect, product liability, and personal injury litigation, along with experience in energy and environmental regulation and litigation. In construction matters, Bahar has notable experience with the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act and the Residential Construction Liability Act. In the energy realm, Bahar has worked on cases involving some of the biggest state agencies in Texas for the regulation of natural resources (particularly oil and gas) and the environment. Her insight on federal and state regulations provides her with a keener understanding of various energy operations and environmental issues that may arise.
While in law school, Bahar was a staff editor for the Texas International Law Journal and a senior editor for the Texas Environmental Law Journal. Additionally, she served as a Student Attorney in the Environmental Law Clinic, primarily researching Clean Air Act litigation, flood litigation, and public participation in state agency hearings (TCEQ and SOAH). Bahar obtained a Dean’s Achievement Award in Mediation and is also a Certified Mediator.
Prior to law school, Bahar served as a full-time Judicial Intern for the U.S. Supreme Court in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice as a Spring 2018 Archer Fellow.
- Secured judgment in best interest of client in which presiding judge dismissed a motion for special appearance filed by client’s co-defendant in a product liability lawsuit.
- Representation of contractors and subcontractors in civil disputes for alleged construction defects.
- Provided regulatory counseling to various energy clientele, in connection with rule changes at the Texas Railroad Commission regarding Weather Emergency Preparedness Standards and Designation of Critical Natural Gas Facilities. Received high praise from key clients for services provided.
Bahar earned her J.D., with Pro Bono Honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in 2021. She earned her B.A.s in Government and International Relations, with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from The University of Texas at Austin in 2018 and her Global Management Certificate from McCombs School of Business in 2018.
- Admitted, Texas
- Chair of Law and Legal Chapter, Archer Fellow Alumni Association, 2021-Present, Member circa 2018
- Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Energy Counsel and Corporate Counsel Committees
- Co-Author, Texas Railroad Commission Update, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Issue #506 (2022)
- Author, Updates on ESA and NEPA Litigation, Texas Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 51, No. 2 (2021)
- Speaker, 2021 Legislative Update CLE, Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court