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George Chakmakis has practiced Personal Injury law since 1992.  He was included in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Super Lawyers List for Personal Injury.  That honor was published in Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyers Magazine, and the New York Times.  He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

With over 22 years of experience, Mr. Chakmakis’ focuses primarily on car accidents, personal injury, motorcycle and bicycle crashes, and wrongful death. George has litigated high value complex cases to trial in the areas of car crashes, wrongful death, dog bites, defective product liability, and design defects. He has a proven ability to consistently obtain large settlements and trial verdicts for his clients. Mr. Chakmakis also practices all areas of aviation law. He uses his knowledge and experience as a pilot to navigate the complex issues that are part of every aviation incident and transaction, including enforcement actions against the FAA.

Mr. Chakmakis has also tried cases involving: strict products liability, medical malpractice, fraud, and business torts; including trials in state and federal court, and against multiple government entities. George also represented white collar criminal defendants in state and federal courts, including cases involving copyright and trademark infringement, business licenses, and other professional issues.

In 2012, Mr. Chakmakis was honored to be a guest speaker at the largest annual attorneys’ convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Chakmakis has also acted as Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Superior Court. He sat on the bench in Metro Court, Van Nuys, Huntington Park, Culver City, and Beverly Hills; and has heard cases including contract disputes, personal injuries, and traffic. George is also a member and panel attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Prior to founding Chakmakis & Associates, George worked in the Los Angeles offices of Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett where he primarily represented large corporations and insurance companies in litigation matters.

George is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and Southwestern Law School. He is also an instrument rated pilot and enjoys flying in his free time.

Chakmakis & Associates is located in the heart of Beverly Hills at 301 North Canon Drive, Suite 315, Beverly Hills 90210. Mr. Chakmakis can be reached by phone at 310 550 1555 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Languages spoken: English, Persian, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    24 years, 800 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 45%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 5%
    24 years, 200 cases



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Makis Law

301 N Canon Dr # 315
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Southern California Super Lawyers List - Personal InjurySuper Lawyers2015
Southern California Super Lawyers List - Personal InjurySuper Lawyers2014
AVVO RatingAVVO2008
CertificateAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2004
PresidentSouthwestern University1991
Moot Court Best Brief FinalistSouthwestern University1990
Pro Bono Certificate of AchievementBet Tzedek Legal Services1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerChakmakis & Associates1995 - Present
AttorneyGilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett LLP1992 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocates, CAL-ABOTAMember2015 - Present
Super LawyersSouthern California Super Lawyers List-Personal Injury2014 - Present
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationPanel Attorney2003 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesAttorney Member1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Vazquez v. Hansen$1,000,000 settlement
Padilla v PV$1,000,000 settlement
Benson v. Inyokern Methodist Church$276,033 jury trial verdict in Victorville
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chakmakis LawFed Ex Truck Crash Liability2014
Ask a Super LawyerCan a parent sue for Wrongful Death2014
Ask a SuperlawyerCan salaried employees get paid overtime?2014
Ask a Super LawyerrDo I need a lawyer after a car accident?2014
Trial DigestMan Lying on Grass in Park Run Over2012
Consumer Attorneys of Los AngelesWorkplace Injuries2012
Daily JournalDangerous Condition of Public Property2011
Daily JournalAuto v Auto Verdicts and Settlements1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesJones Act Maritime Personal Injury2012