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Hovanes Margarian

Consumer protection Attorney at Glendale, CA

5.0   10 reviews

About Hovanes

Learn Hovanes’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
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    We handle automobile DEALER FRAUD and LEMON LAW cases. FREE Consultation. Cases are taken on contingency (no out of pocket costs to clients), anywhere in CALIFORNIA. What you will get in a successful case: - Refund of your down payment - Refund of your monthly payments - Refund of consequential damages - Possibly punitive damages or civil penalties - Less mileage offset in some cases We get our fees paid by the manufacturer or the dealership. 866.975.3666

    16 years, 1,100 cases

  2. Lemon law
    50%
    We handle automobile DEALER FRAUD and LEMON LAW cases. FREE Consultation. Cases are taken on contingency (no out of pocket costs to clients), anywhere in CALIFORNIA. What you will get in a successful case: - Refund of your down payment - Refund of your monthly payments - Refund of consequential damages - Possibly punitive damages or civil penalties - Less mileage offset in some cases We get our fees paid by the manufacturer or the dealership. 866.975.3666

    16 years, 1,100 cases

Over 7 years! We exclusively litigate Auto Dealer Fraud, Lemon Law and Class Actions. Millions recovered against almost every major manufacturer and automobile dealership in CA. Prior to litigation Margarian founded and managed a auto dealership/brokerage, gaining inside knowledge of the automotive industry. He has litigated cases against Intel Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Honda North America, Inc., Aston Martin Lagonda of North America, Inc., BMW of North America, LLC, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Keyes European, LLC, Rusnak Enterprises, LLC and Wells Fargo Auto Finance, Inc. From the working class to the corporate elite - if you have an issue related to your vehicle then you need to contact us. We bill at $500 per hour and make the dealer or manufacturer pay our fees. You get top notch representation at no out of pocket cost to you.

We would like to announce the 2014 Margarian Scholarship. The scholarship is rewarded to a select number of students for their academic and personal achievements. The scholarship application deadline is June 30, 2014. 

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Everything you need to know about CA Auto Dealership Fraud before you call us for a Free Consultation.  Also visit our website at www.DealerFraud.org

We practice almost exclusively in the arenas of Auto Dealer Fraud and Lemon Law.
CA Lemon Law Summary

For more specific information about the CA Lemon Law please watch the entire series of videos by Hovanes Margarian, Esq.  You may also obtain more information at www.LemonLawCourt.com or by calling us at 818.990.0418.
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Licensed for 15 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/18/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Hovanes

Hovanes Margarian
801 North Brand Blvd., Suite 210
Glendale, CA, 91203

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Posted by Steve | June 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
misrepresentation of a classic motor vehicle
After importing a vehicle into the Uk based on a US car dealers description i was shocked at the condition both cosmetically mechanically and structurally how bad the vehicle was, i really thought i had no hope of any resolution and thought this was going to be a major financial loss to me, then i found hovanes margarian, i sent them all the requested information about this purchase, including import duties etc, that is when they took the case on, i know it has been very difficult for them dealing with someone from overseas, but they have handled this case in a very professional manner, and have achieved what i think was possibly the best outcome that i could have hoped for, so i am very grateful to the whole team that have worked hard to get this result for me, they come very, very highly recommended from me, many thanks again for your support.
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Posted by Michele | April 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responds and answers questions quickly!
He Responded to my questions quickly— prepared me for what to expect and explained things along the way! He gave me insight into my case and made recommendations I was able to use! Will consult and use again!
Posted by Inessa | June 24, 2014
The Best attorney ever
Being an active member of the California State Bar since December, 2006, he is able to provide "to the point" case consultation and legal help with his broad experience in this field. I like how Hovanes is fighting for the case at the court. His aggressive manner and specific legal defense strategies help him succeed at the court!
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Posted by Emmy Anderson | January 22, 2014
Don't hesitate to contact a highly professional lawyer
Hovanes Margarian has a very good command of litigation. He is a responsive attorney who fights for every single case. Hovanes is highly trained to defend his clients at the court. Trust him your case and you will never lose your chance to win it!
Response from Hovanes Margarian January 22, 2014
Thank you for the kind words, Emmy.
Posted by Ella Aram | October 23, 2013
Thanks for the hones evaluation and the WIN!
Bought a vehicle from a local dealership where they made me come back and resign the contract for a higher rate. Then the car started breaking down and giving me all kinds of problems. Mr. Margarian initially told me that minor problems with the radio and one check engine light would not get me a Lemon buyback. Since others have promised otherwise I went with another attorney. 2 months later the other attorney told me that the manufacturer has denied his "letter" and that I have to pay him if I wanted a lawsuit. Back to Mr. Margarian. After reviewing the paperwork he filed 2 lawsuits on my behalf. 2 month later I had a full buyback with no attorney fees paid by me! Highly recommend this firm!
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Posted by Kate | April 22, 2013
Great attorney, got me what I wanted.
Knowledgeable and very professional. I am glad we found him. We received a huge refund of everything we thought we lost forever.
Posted by Arthur | April 21, 2013
Solid attorney who is very focused, specialized and the best
This is a busy attorney who handles consumer cases that 4 attorneys I approached did not take and 3 of them recommended Mr. Margarian. He is a great class action attorney but I wanted him to work on my case individually, which he agreed and got a great settlement after a solid fight. He and his team are just great. Respected by so many attorneys AND judges alike. Highly recommend him and really grateful for doing my case without taking any attorney's fees. He made the defendants pay his fees!
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Posted by Kristina | August 15, 2012
Mercedes blamed me for the defect, Mr Margarian saved me and I got ALL I paid back, plus more!
After several complaints, some of which were ignored by the dealership, my car just broke down. Mercedes blamed me for not taking care of it. I wrote to corporate they sent me a letter to go away. Mr Margarian was able to successfully litigate my case, prove the dealers irresponsible negligent and immoral business conduct and show that the defects were not my fault. I got all my down payment, monthly payments, towing, rental and ALL fees I ever paid to deal with this problem!
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Posted by Albert | December 15, 2011
Exteremely competent attorney who produces excellent results
I had a case about a year ago. After searching online and talking to a few attorneys I hired one to represent me. I was asked to wait and wait and wait... until finally maybe 6 months later I was tired of waiting so I asked for my file back. Around the same time a friend of mine recommended that I visit Margarian because she had a similar case with him. Her case had taken Margarian about 2 weeks to complete so I was very impressed. Of course I thought my case was probably harder. I met with Margarian and went over my case. Right away I could tell that he was extremely knowledgeable and most importantly he was extremely candid about the possible outcomes and my expected recovery. The level of candor was quiet refreshing. I have dealt with a lot of attorneys in the past so I really was not expecting such frankness from one. At any rate, I decided to give Margarian a shot at my file. Right away I could see the difference in his approach. Whereas my prior attorney had spend 6 months trying to negotiate the case, Margarian's first step was to send a 5 day demand letter. His basic attitude was that they had already had 6 months to review the case and he was not prepared to waste any more time. When they failed to reply within the 5 days he filed the lawsuit on the 6th day. This was very impressive. During the next month he kept me updated of what is going on with the case and ultimately got me a settlement. Oh by the way my first attorney had managed to get an offer of $5,000 which I refused to accept. Margarian ended up settling the case for me at $40,000! Eight times more an all in about one month. I realized that his success comes from his aggressive approach. He is very frank about it. He never makes threats of litigation without going through with it. And when he litigated he puts so much pressure on the opposing side that they are overwhelmed with the litigation expense and are forced to settle if the case has merits. A lot of attorneys I hired before merely do the minimum to push paper around and settle for a few bucks. Margarian is quiet the opposite. I do know that he does not take on every case and he was very hesitant with mine when I first told him I had a prior attorney but once he took the case he gave it his 100 %. I absolutely positively recommend him and will keep using him for future legal maters. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2011
I Got What I Want Plus Some From the Cheating Dealership
We have purchased a vehicle from a local dealership for my daughter and spent quite a bit of our savings. Several month later I was stuck with a huge repair bill as a result of unknowingly purchasing a vehicle with a frame damage and rolled back odometer. At first the dealership claimed that the damages happened after I have purchased the vehicle from them. For some reason the previous damages did not show on the CarFax report at that time and I was frustrated and did not know what to do. Mr. Margarian took the case on contingency bases and really put up a good fight for us. He filed a lawsuit and scheduled 3 depositions with people involved and witnesses without charging us a penny. 2 months later he settled the case for us where they took the car back, paid all our payments back PLUS what we had to spend as a result - from towing to repair bills. I think he was able to prove that the frame damage was actually announced at the auction where they purchased the vehicle - talk about good investigative skills. Mr. Margarian really knows the industry and the law and he is a great advocate. I will strongly recommend him to anyone. Now my daughter is driving a safe car and we did not lose our savings to scamming dealers.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 1%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Principal
  • The Law Offices of Hovanes Margarian
  • 2006 - Present
  • Co-Founder, General Manager and later General Counsel
  • AutoIntel Nationwide Vehicle Sales & Leasing
  • 2003 - 2008

Education

  • University of Southern California Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • NON-DISCLOSURE OF PREVIOUS USE AS A RENTAL
  • $25,838.19
  • NON-DISCLOSURE OF PRIOR USE AS A TAXI
  • $45,000
  • NON-DISCLOSURE OF FRAME DAMAGE, LEGAL MALPRACTICE INVOLVING A DEALER FRAUD CASE
  • $75,000
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
  • N/A
  • San Gabriel Valley Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Russian

Awards

  • Top 20 under 40 Attorney Award
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • 2011

Publications

  • Private
  • Guide to Vehicle Leasing
  • 2011
  • Private
  • The CA Lemon Law
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE JURIS DOCTORATE DEGREE
  • THE JURIS DOCTORATE DEGREE
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (284)
Given (1787)
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer unreservedly for his zeal in his clients cases and his contributions to the AVVO community."
Consumer protection Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Lemon law Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hovanes is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. is a very experienced lawyer who is highly dedicated to his clients and who is compassionate toward their legal needs. People in his locale would do well to seek him out for a consultation."
Consumer protection Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Margarian. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact him for help."
Lemon law Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lemon law Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who do what this gentleman does are a special breed of cat. Truly where the bar stands between citizens and economic oppression. This is smart dude who expresses himself exquisitely and just oozes sincerity and sympathy. I am generally fascinated with lawyers who do what he does but I admire this man a great deal, not to mention learning from his simply stated wisdom."
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