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About Me

• Litigation attorney specializing in international and domestic subrogation law in the Western US and South and Central America.

• Responsible attorney for cases involving commercial loss sites including refineries, manufacturing plants, industrial development, wild fire, catastrophe and large scale private property.

• Lead attorney for all aspects of litigation commencing with loss investigation, subrogation analysis, litigation commencement, depositions of key and expert witnesses and representation at trial.

• Licensed in California, Nevada, the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the Central District of California and Nevada (pending).

• Responsible attorney for loss sites in Central and South America, as well as other US and foreign jurisdictions.

• Fluent in Spanish and Italian languages, conversational French and Armenian.

Specialties:Immigration, Civil and Business Litigation; Entertainment Contracts, Real estate transactions, contract negotiation, breach of contract, collections, lien removals, securities, UCC and Secured Transactions, title.


Languages Spoken: Italian, Spanish, Armenian

Practice Areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 50%
    9 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    9 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    9 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    9 years
  5. Immigration: 10%
    9 years

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Raffi Hagop Ohanian

    Very intelligent and aggressive attorney. A pleasure to work with and an absolute asset to the legal community.


    Raffi Ohanian Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John F. Bemis

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Bemis Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

221 N. Figueroa Street Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA, 90012


DCInactive 200705/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP2013 - Present
AssociateDenenberg Tuffley & Jamieson2012 - 2013
AttorneyStefano G. Formica, A Professional Law Corporation2010 - 2012
AssociateCarroll, Kelly, Trotter Franzen & McKenna2007 - 2010
General Litigation AttorneyStefano G. Formica2005 - 2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLitigation and Constitutional LawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceN/A2002