Raymond Zolekhian is a gradaute of Harvard Law School and a native of Los Angeles. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business-Economics, magna cum laude, from UCLA. At Harvard, he completed the Program at Negotiation at which is often recognized as the leading negotiation program in the world. Mr. Zolekhian is member of the State Bar of California.
Prior to establishing Oakwood Legal Group, LLP, Mr. Zolekhian practiced at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, which is consistently recognized as one of the premier law firms in the world. Mr. Zolekhian has represented clients such as Westfield, the National Basketball Association, Activision, Wild Oats Markets, Oakley, Quiksilver and El Pollo Loco, in cases totaling in the tens of billions of dollars.
Mr. Zolekhian is actively involved with every case at the firm. From intake through litigation, he oversees all aspects of the case from fact gathering to developing legal theories. He personally negotiates all settlements and litigates those cases where the insurance company is low-balling his clients. Mr. Zolekhian firmly believes that this personalized attention leads to significantly higher settlements and an overall more positive experience for his clients.
Mr. Zolekhian has also represented several non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis including Temple Israel of Hollywood, Breed Street Shul Project, Covenant House and Peer Health Exchange. He volunteers his time with numerous non-profit organizations and is on the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles and 30 Years After.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Community Service Award||30 Years After||2010|
|Partner||Oakwood Legal Group, LLP||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Hanasab & Zolekhian, LLP||2009 - 2014|
|Associate||Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom||2006 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles||Member||2009 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|$2 Million Settlement in Truck Accident||$2 Million Settlement|
|$4.1 Million Verdict in Trip and Fall Case||$4.1 Million Verdict|
|Client Assaulted by Bouncer Gets Six Figure Settlment||Six Figure Settlement|
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|Harvard University Law School||N/A||JD||2006|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Business-Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Loyoal Law School - Starting a Legal Practice||Building a Successful Personal Injury Practice||2012|