(L.A.) Kasra Barghi, 34, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2023-02676

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 34-year-old male of “Middle Eastern” ethnicity that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Kasra Barghi. Born in L.A. County. Mother’s maiden name is Ahmadpour.

Formal ruling by the medical examiner is deferred pending the results of toxicology tests, which may take as long as six months.

Manner and cause of death have yet to be disclosed; the information will be added to this page when it becomes available.

RIP KASRA BARGHI (June 1, 1988 – March 9, 2023)

The decedent’s name is Persian / Iranian. He claimed to have been raised in London, UK.

For questions about this case, call the coroner’s records unit at 323-343-0695.


Press Release on May 10, 2021

The State Bar of California has seized an unauthorized law practice that operated in Woodland Hills and Canoga Park under a variety of business names, including Freedom Financial Firm, Freedom Financial, Inc., Evictions Firm, and Eviction Lawyers of Los Angeles.

Kasra Hossein Barghi and Mark Friedman advertised on Craigslist and Yelp, presenting themselves as lawyers who could help landlords and tenants and handle bankruptcies and family law cases, though neither has a license to practice law in California. Kasra Barghi is also known as Kaz Barghi and Kaz Kelley.

They deliberately misled clients, preying on vulnerable tenants at risk of losing their housing during the pandemic, collecting thousands of dollars in most cases. They deceptively built up their Yelp review profiles with positive reviews from family members. They impersonated a California attorney without his knowledge and consent.