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Mr. Baghdaserians is a Certified Specialist in the area of Family Law and an accredited minor's counsel. For nearly a decade, Mr. Baghdaserians has represented clients from all walks of life.  His clients include executives in the entertainment industry, doctors, dentists, accountants, hedge fund managers, film and television writers and producers, corporate executives, college professors, school teachers and their spouses.   In said representation, Mr. Baghdaserians has handled many complex issues including:

  • Child custody & visitation

  • Custody move away requests (both domestic and international)

  • Child support determination (including extraordinary high earners)

  • Long term spousal support determination

  • Financial discovery (including extraordinary high earner and foreign jurisdiction)

  • Valuing a broad array of assets such as,

         - Closely held business entities

         - Professional practices (dental, medical and accounting practices)

         - Stock options and other equity interests

         - Deferred compensation (for public and private employees)

         - Real estate, motion picture, television and music rights

         - Art, antique and automobile collections, and other valuable personal property

         - Executive compensation packages (golden parachutes)

         - Book of business

  • Retrieval of hidden or omitted assets belonging to the marital estate

  • Premarital agreements 

  • Domestic violence restraining orders

Mr. Baghdaserians coordinates extremely well with key experts in the areas of corporations/partnerships, real estate valuation, entertainment, trusts and estates, and tax.  This partnership helps get the best possible results for his clients.

Since 2013, Mr. Baghdaserians has served as a Courthouse mediator for the Pasadena Superior Court. Recently, at the behest of litigants & attorneys in the community, he began providing private mediation services.  

Mr. Baghdaserians was selected as one of Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars as a Family Law attorney in 2014 and 2015.   

In 2014, Mr. Baghdaserians was appointed to the Board of Directors for Southwestern Law School. In this capacity, he has been able to craft continuing legal education courses regarding Family Law.

In June 2015, Mr.Baghdaserians chaired "Signing On The Dotted Line", a sold-out Family Law CLE and award ceremony. 

Mr. Baghdaserians received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University and attended Southwestern University School of Law. While at Southwestern, he had the honor of externing for Federal District Judge, The Honorable Robert M. Takasugi and had the privilege of participating in several federal trials, as a judicial staff member.


Languages spoken: Armenian

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Practice areas


  1. Alimony: 20%
    9 years, 100 cases
  2. Child Support: 20%
    9 years, 100 cases
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    9 years, 100 cases
  4. Family: 20%
    9 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Hourly ($200-450/hour)

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  • Antoine Demarcos Williams

    Mr. Baghdaserians is a brilliant family law attorney. He is relentless in his representation and always fights for his client's best interest. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Raffi Hagop Ohanian

    Patrick is one of the best Family Law attorneys I have ever come across. He is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about the work he does. Patrick has obtained multiple positive results for clients I've sent his way. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Patrick Baghdaserians, CFLS

201 South Lake Ave
Suite 800
Pasadena, CA, 91101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2014
Pasadena Courthouse Mediator AppreciationPasadena Bar Association2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO Website2013
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2013
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2012
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2011
Top AttorneyPasadena Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, APC2014 - Present
Member of the Board of DirectorsSouthwestern Law School2014 - Present
Chair of Fundraising Alumni BoardSouthwestern Law School2014 - Present
Family Law MediatorPasadena Courthouse2013 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, APC2013 - 2014
Family Law Section Planning CommitteePasadena Bar Association2010 - 2012
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer2008 - 2012
Law ClerkDistrict Attorney Los Angeles, California2007 - 2007
Law ClerkThe United States District Court For The Central District Of California2006 - 2006
Law ClerkNelson & Griffin2006 - 2006
Law ClerkLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2005
Research Assistant for Prof. Ira ShafiroffSouthwestern Law School2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2015 - Present
Pasadena Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Armenian Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Never be afraid to ask "WHY"?My client received half of all non disclosed assets, attorney's fees and monetary sanctions.
Paternity MatterWe were succesful in litigating the below referenced case. Given our victory, we were able to move the case to California. Subsequently, fearing the inevitable, opposing party stipulated to our demandes re support and visitation.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hollywood Weekly MagazineEmotional Justice!2015
Pasadena Now MagazineBaghdaserians makes partner!2015
Pasadena Now MagazinePasadena Divorce Lawyer Explains Secrets2014
Southwestern Law SchoolSW Law alumni spotlight2014
Pasadena Now MagazineOld, New, Borrowed, Blue and a Prenup?2014
BlogSpot!Act Accordingly! A Blog By a Divorce Attorney2014
Pasadena Now MagazineSenior attorney becomes a Certified Specialist2014
Pasadena MagazinePasadena Magazine Top Attorney Issue2013
PR Web OnlineFamily Law Attorney Speaks to Students2012
ExtraLaw BlogSpotFamily Law Attorney Accepts Notable Position2010
E-OnlineTaking Care of Baby Business2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Loyola Marymount UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Queens College at Oxford UnivesityN/AHonors Program2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Singing On The Dotted Line - A Family Law CLE and Award CeremonyFamily Law Legal Seminar2015
In N Out That's What A Good Divorce Is All AboutPitfalls of Divorce Litigation2015
Southwestern ASLASouthwestern Law Student Association2014
Southwestern Law School Student SymposiumSouthwestern Law School Student Symposium2012