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Glendale attorney Sarkis Jacob Babachanian offers clients efficient, cost-effective legal solutions inside and outside of the courtroom. Over 20 years of law practice experience qualify Mr. Babachanian to professionally handle cases in these practice areas:


 




  • Criminal Defense – As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Babachanian fights exaggerated charges, illegal searches, lying witnesses and false evidence; he negotiates dismissals, lower bail and fines, alternatives to custody and less or no jail time; he helps clients keep their jobs, calm family, get needed treatment and stay out of jail or state prison. To arrange a fast jail visit for a loved one, reach Mr. Babachanian now at (818) 500-0678 or sjb@babachanian.com.


 




  • Restraining Orders – Our firm helps people needing to file or defend against civil harassment, domestic violence or workplace violence restraining order petitions.


 




  • Personal Injury – We litigate catastrophic and serious accident cases, aiming to make clients whole after being injured by the wrongful acts of others.


 




  • Attorney Malpractice – Babachanian | Legal Counsel helps victims of attorney negligence recover damages for their injuries.


 




  • Police Misconduct – In cases of police brutality, excessive force, overdetention and denial of medical care, we demand accountability of law enforcement, policing the police one case at a time.


 




  • Business Litigation – Our office helps businesses resolve contract, trade secret, insurance and other disputes by negotiating settlements if feasible and appropriate, and by aggressively litigating if the adversary’s inflexibility leaves no solution other than a fight in court.


 




  • Business Transactions and Contracts – We form and maintain business entities (corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and partnerships), negotiate and draft agreements (including for health care providers and managers), prepare and file copyright and trademark applications, and offer general counsel.


 




  • Traffic Ticket Defense – We defend local and out-of-area clients in traffic misdemeanor and infraction cases throughout Los Angeles County.


 




  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Mr. Babachanian uses advanced dispute resolution training, cross-cultural abilities and language skills to help parties minimize risk by deciding their own settlement terms instead of having decisions forced upon them by others.


 


Mr. Babachanian is licensed to practice law in the California Supreme Court, all lower California courts and in the United States District and Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.


 


If you have an existing case being handled by another lawyer, ask Mr. Babachanian for a second opinion.


 


Take advantage of Mr. Babachanian’s experience, skill, integrity and commitment; reach him now at (818) 500-0678 or sjb@babachanian.com.

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Languages spoken: Armenian

Practice areas

Licensed

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

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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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
CAActive199411/19/2015
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
Lead CounselBabachanian | Law1994 - Present
MediatorFirstADR2006 - 2016
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
Glendale Bar AssociationMember of the Board of Directors2015 - Present
Constitutional Rights FoundationAttorney-Coach2013 - Present
Private DefendersMember2007 - 2010
State Bar of CaliforniaSpecial Master2005 - Present
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 ADR PanelMediation Panelist2000 - 2009
Los Angeles Superior Court CRASH Settlement ProgramAttorney Settlement Referee2000 - 2009
Armenian Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2015
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1995 - 2010
Burbank Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2010
Glendale Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Glendale Bar AssociationMember1994 - 2005
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - 2010
Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic ChurchMember1964 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
International Business ActionSettled
Felony ID Theft by NursePlea Negotiation
Domestic ViolenceDismissed
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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 University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
California State UniversityCriminal 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