One of Arslan's favorite quotes is:
“As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no [person] objected and no [person] rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.”
- Clarence Darrow
New Mexico is Arslan’s adopted home. Arslan’s family left Uzbekistan in the face of political persecution. In many former Soviet republics, like Uzbekistan, your voice is suppressed and individual thinking is discouraged. His father, Sanjar Umarov, was imprisoned for four years by former Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov for speaking out against the well-publicized massacre in the Ferghana Valley in 2005 and lack of liberty. Arslan, his family, and friends had to travel between the United States, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other countries to rally politicians such as late Senator McCain and Rep. Tom Lantos, human rights organizations, lawyers, and journalists to pressure Karimov. And it worked. Four years later, Arslan’s Dad was freed and allowed to join his family in the United States. Many others did not make it. This hardship inspired Arslan to go to law school and continue helping others.
Arslan made being an advocate part of his life. New Mexico’s healthcare system has a lot of room for improvement. His seven-year experience working for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, a hospital's general counsel, and an insurance defense firm adds valuable experience to this team.
Arslan graduated cum laude from the University of Memphis with a degree in International Business. He got his law degree from the Texas Tech Law School. He is also a graduate of an intensive NITA Advanced Trial Skills course taught by trial lawyers Jim Brosnahan, Michael Kelly, Richard Schoenberger, Doris Cheng, and others.
Outside of his work, Arslan has a personal interest in promoting education, economic development, and rule of law. Arslan is married and has two beautiful girls. He wants a strong future for them. He wants the same for others. He likes traveling, reading, and otherwise enjoying his American Dream.