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Sarkis Jacob Babachanian

Sarkis Jacob Babachanian

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI, Litigation

About Me

I'm attorney Sarkis Jacob Babachanian.


 



  • As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I fight exaggerated charges, illegal searches, lying witnesses and false evidence; I negotiate dismissals, lower bail / fines, jail alternatives and less (or no) jail time; and I help clients keep jobs, calm family, get treatment if needed and stay out of custody.


 



  • As an experienced personal injury lawyer, I negotiate and litigate to make clients whole after they've been injured by the wrongful acts of others.


 



  • As an experienced business litigator, I help businesses resolve disputes by negotiating settlements if feasible, and aggressively litigate if the adversary's inflexibility leaves no solution other than a fight in court.


 



  • As an experienced Chapter 7 bankruptcy atttorney, I help people and businesses with crushing debt start fresh with debt negotiation strategies and bankruptcy protection. I also represent plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy adversary proceedings.


 



  • As an experienced, trained and skilled mediator with cross-cultural capabilities, I facilitate alternative forms of dispute resolution.


 


Call me 24/7 at 818-500-0678 and let me help you deal with that dark cloud looming overhead.

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Languages Spoken: Armenian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Litigation: 25%
    21 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    18 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%
    21 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

41 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Sarkis. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

3460 Ocean View Boulevard
Suite F
Glendale, CA, 91208-3311

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199408/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationUnited States District Court2009
Certificate of AppreciationUnited States Bankruptcy Court2009
Certificate of AppreciationUnited States District Court2008
Certificate of AppreciationUnited States Bankruptcy Court2008
Certificate of AppreciationLA Superior Court (ADR)2008
Certificate of AppreciationUnited States District Court2007
Certificate of AppreciationUnited States Bankruptcy Court2007
Certificate of AppreciationLA Superior Court (ADR)2007
Certificate of AppreciationLA Superior Court (ADR)2006
Certificate of AppreciationUnited States Bankruptcy Court2006
Certificate of AppreciationSpecial Olympics2005
Certificate of AppreciationLA Superior Court (Judge Pro Tem)2005
Certificate of AppreciationSouthwestern Law School2004
Certificate of AppreciationLA Superior Court (CRASH)2004
Certificate of AppreciationLA Superior Court (Judge Pro Tem)2003
Certificate of AppreciationLA Superior Court (Judge Pro Tem)2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalBabachanian | Law1994 - Present
California Bar Certified Law ClerkGlendale City Attorney's Office1993 - 1993
California Bar Certified Law ClerkLos Angeles County District Attorney's Office1992 - 1992
Legal Research AssistantLos Angeles Superior Court - Planning and Research Unit1991 - 1992
Law ClerkLos Angeles County District Attorney's Office1990 - 1990

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Private DefendersMember2007 - 2010
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Settlement Officer PanelAttorney Settlement Officer2003 - 2009
United States District Court for the Central District of California, Settlement Officer PanelAttorney Settlement Officer2003 - 2010
Los Angeles Superior Court Temporary Judge ProgramTemporary Judge (Judge Pro Tem)2002 - 2008
Los Angeles Superior Court CRASH Settlement ProgramAttorney Settlement Referee2000 - 2009
Los Angeles Superior Court ADR PanelMediation Panelist2000 - 2009
Armenian Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2011
Burbank Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2010
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1995 - 2010
Glendale Bar AssociationMember1994 - 2005
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - 2010
Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic ChurchMember1964 - 2008

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
www.babachanian.comTips In Case You're Stopped for a DUI in California2015
TechnoLayer CommunityWhy Run Windows On Your Mac?2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
California St UnivCriminal Justice / Business MinorBS (4 units short)1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pro Bono WorkshopCriminal Law2009
Pro Bono WorkshopDomestic Violence2009
Starting and Operating Your California BusinessBusiness Entity Selection and Planning2001
Financial FitnessEstate Planning1997