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Since 1984 I have worked as a trial lawyer, I am surprised at how much I still love this job. I get to meet so many different folk, in so many different walks of life, and I am always learning something new and challenging.


The down side of doing this work however, is that so often you are dealing with people in a miserable situation. Their lives have been turned upside down by a catastrophe, that should have been avoided, had it not been for someone else's carelessness or wrongdoing. It's heartbreaking to see what some people go through. But clients don't come to you for pity. What they need from you, as their lawyer, is to help pick up the pieces, and obtain justice. 


That is where the up side of being a lawyer comes in, because there is no greater feeling of acomplishment when you are able to obtain justice for your client.  In the end, it is a basic human need to feel that you made things better in this life. I get the chance to do this every day when I show up to work.  What more can you ask for?   


Languages spoken: English, French, Armenian

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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    32 years, 522 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    32 years, 639 cases
  3. Brain Injury: 20%
    32 years, 674 cases
  4. Car Accident: 20%
    32 years, 976 cases
  5. Nursing Home Abuse: 20%
    32 years, 394 cases



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  • Nicholas Charles Rowley

    I endorse Robert Dourian. He has been one of my mentors since I was a law student and has taught me so much helping me to become a very successful trial lawyer myself. His experience, hard work, passion, and love for his clients is unmatched.


    Nicholas Rowley Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Richard Geller

    I endorse Robert. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication.


    Richard Geller Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Robert Dourian

532 El Dorado Street
Pasadena, CA, 91101-2486

Law Offices of Robert Dourian

532 El Dorado Street
Pasadena, CA, 91101



DCInactive 199111/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Million Dollar AdvocatesMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1998
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1996
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
lawyerLaw Offices of Robert Dourian1989 - Present
AssociateKirakosian & Associates1983 - 1989
ParalegalLaw Offices of Gary Sawtelle1979 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Consumer Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Fernando Valley College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Los Angeles Valley CollegeN/AA.A.1976