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About Me

Languages Spoken: Armenian

Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    15 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    15 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    15 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Robert Dourian

    I met Ara a few years ago at a CALA conference, and I have been following his trial work and some of the results he has achieved. He is on his way to reaching the highest level in this profession. Great energy and charisma, with good common sense and intelligence. What more can you ask for in a lawyer?


    Robert Dourian Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


1670 S. Amphlett Blvd., Suite 214
San Mateo, CA, 94402



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer of Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 in Northern CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2014
Trial Lawyer of the Year - FinalistConsumer Attorneys of California2012
Top 100 Verdicts in the United StatesNational Law Journal2011
Top 10 Verdicts By ImpactDaily Journal2011
Trial Lawyer of the Year - FinalistConsumer Attorneys of California2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2008
Dean’s MedalSchool of Arts & Humanities1996
Dean’s MedalSchool Of Social Science.1996
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/Trial AttorneyLaw Office of Ara Jabagchourian2015 - Present
PartnerCotchett, Pitre & McCarthy2003 - 2015
AssociateHowrey, LLP2001 - 2003
Staff AttorneyFederal Trade Commission1999 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Mateo County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Massoyan v. HL Leasing, Inc.$114.5 million verdict awarded.
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Publication NameTitleDate
San Francisco ExaminerOne hundred years have passed, but has humanity learned its lesson?2015
Daily JournalRound One to State on Handgun Roster2015
Daily JournalLooming FCC Vote Could Shake Up Internet Regulation2015
AdvocateWeb Privacy Litigation - Where Is It Heading?2015
Daily JournalWatching the idea we are a nation of laws unravel2014
AdvocateHowell and the cost of future care for Medicare recipients2014
Daily JournalWhat about Sterling's privacy rights?2014
Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of CaliforniaThe Misapplication of Matsushita’s Heightened Summary Judgment Standard2014
ForumAbuse of Immunity2014
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLLawJuris Doctorate1999
California St Univ FresnoPhilosophy/EconomicsN/A1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo CointyObstacles to Justice for Low Income Clients2015
Consumer Attormeys of CaliforniaFraud – From Complaint to Verdict2014