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Tigran Palyan

Family Attorney at Glendale, CA

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
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Mr. Palyan, a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2014 through 2020, and a Southern California “Outstanding Young Lawyer” on Los Angeles Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” List for 2014 through 2020.  He is one of the youngest attorneys to be appointed as a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Family Law Section.  He also served as Chair of the Trial Readiness Clinics Committee, established by LACBA and designed to help self-represented litigants prepare for trial in their family law proceeding. Mr. Palyan also serves on the Pro-Bono Panel of the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, providing free legal services for the low-income community. 

 

Prior to opening his own law firm, Mr. Palyan was a partner with the firm of Trope & DeCarolis LLP, prior to which he was an associate at Trope and Trope LLP.  Before entering the private practice, Mr. Palyan served as a judicial law clerk and research attorney to Judge Scott Gordon, Judge Maren Nelson, Judge B. Scott Silverman, Judge Randall Pacheco, and Judge Teresa Beaudet of the Family Law Department of the Central, Los Angeles County Superior Court. Mr. Palyan began his clerkship tenure as a research attorney clerking for judges in the general civil departments and then Judge David Yaffe of the Writs and Receiverships department. Mr. Palyan recommended rulings on motions for all five of his Family Law judges, and worked on dozens of high-profile and complex cases.

During law school, Mr. Palyan received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for achieving the highest grade in several courses, including Legal Research and Writing I and II, and Constitutional Law. He served as an Associate Editor of the Southwestern Law Review honors program, and competed in the Moot Court honors program for the John Marshall competition in Chicago. Mr. Palyan also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Arthur Alarcón for the Ninth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, and the Planning & Research Unit (PRU) of the Los Angeles Superior Court. During his third year of law school, Mr. Palyan worked at a prominent Los Angeles boutique class and mass action law firm.

Mr. Palyan has published a Law Review article on privacy that has been cited in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) among numerous other publications. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School, teaching Family Law Practice and Procedure, the International Law Journal Seminar in the honors program, and Civil Pre-trial Practice.  Mr. Palyan is often asked to present at various speaking engagements designed to help law students excel put on by various professional organizations and local law schools.

Location

Palyan Law
500 N. Brand Blvd.
Suite 2350
Glendale, CA, 91203

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Posted by Matteo | March 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top Notch Professional
I hired Mr. Tigran to help me with some forms related to my divorce and he went above and beyond to make sure all was filed correctly. He even took the time to answer questions that were not included in his scope of work. A professional through and through!
Posted by Melina | January 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is very professional Attorney
He is one of the best Family Law Attorney , very patient. I recommend him very Highly because of he is well knowledge and professional as my Attorney. Thank you so much Tigran Palyan.
Posted by Lisa | August 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
My case was highly contested and difficult, but Tigran Palyan had the perseverance and resilience as a professional to see it through to a successful conclusion. I am deeply grateful for his professionalism, intelligence, work ethic, and decency as a human being.
Posted by Elen | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend Tigran Palyan to anyone needing a great family law attorney!
I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am to have had Tigran Palyan represent me. I had a horrible experience with another lawyer before and when I took my case to him, everything changed for the better. He was extremely attentive, kept me updated along the way and always had the right advice. He really took the time to understand my case. When we went to court, he tactfully fought for what was right. Tigran is the best lawyer out there and I can’t thank him enough.
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Posted by Michelle | December 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SPEECHLESS
I dont know how to even start my review because theres not enough words I can say about this exceptional lawyer. 5 stars is not enough to rate Tigran. My case was falling apart at the seams. I lost hope for how my situation will go. 2 close friends to our family spoke highly of Tigran Palyan and recommended him highly. I went thru 4 lawyers who didn't know how to fight or what do with my case or even what's best for my case. Finally this piece of gold came into our life. Again I cant find enough words but I need to leave my review. My case is a very high conflict case and I needed a move away order and Tigran Palyan took the best steps best my case and how everything is going go be done throught the process. Little did I know that he was going to update me with everything that is being done. I didnt need reassurance about anything, I didnt need to worry about what was going on or guess anything and more importantly what was going to be said in court. I put everything in his hands and my trust was 1 million percent there. Finally we went to court. Let me say I've had my share of lawyers but the professionalism and organization of how he did everything was superb. Not only did I win my move away but it got granted on my papers. This is a very rare case. And I'm so thankful for this blessing. If you want your case to be in good hands this exceptional lawyer will not only fight for what's right but will ensure a peace of mind and your heart will be at peace. I'm so happy to have Tigran representing me I would never trust or go to anybody else. This is definitely the lawyer you want to represent you. Every award he has won, everything hes gotten praised for is well deserved and I see why he is the Top 20 under 40 attorney in California. EXCEPTIONAL LAWYER EXCEPTIONAL WORK!
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Posted by Gina | May 6, 2019
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Exceptional experience
Professional, knowledgeable, detail oriented, and accessible - a pleasure to work with. Most legal issues are concerning, Tigran explained everything and made me feel comfortable and that I could fully trust him.
Posted by Erik | May 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I can't thank attorney Tigran Palyan enough for his help.Tigrans knowledge and experience of the law eased my stress and anxiety. His personal and approachable demeanor made me feel comfortable and not so overwhelmed. Throughout the entire process I was always well informed, my phone calls promptly returned and all my questions and concerns were addressed. Palyan was patient and understanding to my difficult and often frustrating situation. He was able to remain calm and focused during times that most would not. Thank you Tigran for your outstanding job. It was truly a pleasure working with you.
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Posted by Daniel | March 26, 2019
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Professional & excellent law firm
This is no exaggeration to say this statement, but the life I lead today is due to Tigran and his excellent law firm. I was dealing with a move away case that could have resulted in my son being taken from me. Tigran was recommended to me via many people and was nothing short of excellence in his work. As a result of his methodical work ethics and detailed paper work we won the case and my son lives with me with full custody. Tigran is goes above and beyond to help and make you understand the law. He is truthful, his law firm is dedicated and a very skilled lawyer. Tigran Palyan is a phenomenal man and his dedication to law and your case will see results. I will be forever be thankful to Tigran and his firm.
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Posted by Joy | February 5, 2019
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Thank You
I highly recommend Tigran Palyan as an attorney. I have known him for several years and he has guided me and represented me through numerous court proceedings that were related to my divorce and child custody matters. In every instance he has operated with the utmost integrity, which unfortunately I have found to be very rare among attorneys. He is incredibly competent, intelligent, and articulate. His knowledge of the law and his skillfulness when presenting a case, whether in written declaration or spoken in the courtroom, is bar none. I have complete confidence in him and I trust him. Thank you Tigran Palyan for all that you have done to help me and my kids.
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Posted by Lusine | November 27, 2018
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THE BEST
My cousin's friend recommended Attorney Tigran Palyan to me after my previous lawyer decided to back out of my case without actually doing anything. Fortunately, Tigran Palyan was a blessing because he educated me through my divorce process and gave me advice on what would be good for me and what wouldn't. He was an HUGE upgrade from my first lawyer because he constantly kept me in the loop and made me have confidence in him. He is intelligent, honest, responsive, trustworthy, and really cares about what's best for his clients. I learned so much having him as my attorney and really developed trust in him unlike my previous experience. If you're looking for a divorce lawyer you could trust and is going to have your back, definitely contact him! THE BEST DIVORCE ATTORNEY!
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Posted by Pablo | December 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional and punctual
Tigran is very responsive and professional! Without him I was feeling lost. Once I got them through a good friend I start getting my life back in control. The service is excellent and very very professional. I definitive recommend him 100% Thanks, Paul
Posted by Fran | December 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tigran is a legal coach who has your back.
I met my Lawyer Tigran Palyan at the LA Law Library, at a divorce workshop. The whole encounter felt divinely inspired. After my previous lawyers misled me, were dishonest with their communication, and filed unseen paperwork with the court without my permission, ultimately hurting my case, Tigran was the calm to my storm. Tigran is extremely highly intelligent, easy to work with, fully devoted, compassionate, hard-working, straightforward, and above all fair. He has the highest sense of integrity I have ever seen in the legal field. Tigran is willing to leap tall buildings in a single bound. The last thing I would like to say is that Tigran has a great depth of experience, having worked with numerous judges. His instant recall of case points are remarkable. His demeanor in the courtroom is professional, tactful, and he has a winning personality. In closing, Tigran has high integrity, is a skilled orator and communicator with all parties concerned, is an excellent coach, phenomenal problem solver, and has rapport with the judges who respect his set of ethics and professionalism in the courtroom. People were asking for his business card as we exited the courtroom. I felt protected, at ease, and well represented.
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Posted by Sonia | November 20, 2017
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Whirlwind Case
I was referred to Palyan Law by a friend and I couldn’t be more pleased with the entire experience. Mr. Palyan took the time to listen and made sure every step was thoroughly explained and understood. I couldn’t be more happy with the final decision made by the judge. If I had to do it all over again I would hire Palyan Law.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I've ever made!!!!!
I went to see a flat fee lawyer for a free consultation and I walked out feeling like he was not listening to me and my concerns. He was over talking me and looking at his watch needless to say I was no longer interested in hiring him. I was referred to Palyan by a coworker. Palyan was extremely responsive throughout the entire process. He answered all my questions and he was always easy to reach. He came to court extremely prepared. He gave me multiple scenarios/possibilities for the outcome of my case. Oh! And the best part, he kicked the opposing lawyer’s butt!!! His attention to details were remarkable and it showed because the judge kept asking him to give him the numbers that needed to be plugged into the disso master. The opposing lawyer got so frustrated by this she ended up yelling at the judge saying, “He already had his turn when is it mine?” The judge replied hold on I’m trying to get the correct numbers. LOL. She had already made multiple mistakes with not knowing the details of her client’s information and clearly the judge could see who was more prepared. I was pleased with the outcome of my case and Palyan taught me so much about how child support is calculated and the determining factors. I truly felt like he cared about my situation and I wasn’t just a number. His knowledge and expertise was worth every penny and I will definitely be referring him to anyone who needs a family court lawyer!
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Posted by Mariam | March 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!
I would like to take a moment and tell everyone how satisfied I was with Mr. Tigran Palyan and his stuff. Words cannot express the professionalism Mr. Palyan and his firm has given me in my time of need. I am very happy to say that all of my questions and needs have been met in a timely manner by Mr. Palyan. To be honest, I never expected someone who was not directly involved to be so concerned for my needs and my time. I can’t speak highly enough of the work Mr. Tigran Palyan provided me. Extremely knowledgeable, very pure and honest person. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my complicated case. It’s all thanks to you Mr. Palyan. I have the utmost respect for Mr. Palyan. Thus, I would not hesitate for a moment, to recommend the services of your law firm to family, friends and strangers. God bless you!
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Posted by Daniel zartner | January 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
AWARD WINNING SUPER LAWYER!
Honestly, I could write a novel on how outstanding Mr. Palyan is as an attorney and how amazing he is as a person. Mr. Palyan's priority is not how many clients he can profit from but rather he takes great pride in working with people who need to be helped and supported in such complicated court proceedings. He has incredible knowledge, skills and expertise unlike anyone else in his field. Mr. Palyan has more than superior rhetoric and extremely meticulous writings. My custody case was far from an open and shut case but he was always by my side throughout the battle. He was honest throughout the case and did not just tell me things that I wanted to hear. He clearly and thoroughly laid out the various options and outcomes but also educated me extensively on the many different legal details entailed into my case. Many attorneys lack credibility and knowledge which can impact any case but Mr. Palyan's words of wisdom, thorough explanations along with his extremely organized professionalism, his words and advice were always a hundred percent correct. Mr. Palyan has never steered me wrong, even in the slightest. With Mr. Palyan's services you will not regret anything and you will get the chance to work personally with a one of kind, amazing person that actually cares about all aspects and emotions of his clients. Mr. Palyan, words can never express how much I thank you for everything and how much I appreciate your work and most importantly of how much I appreciate you as a person and friend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for forever changing my life and my daughters life. You have changed our lives for the best and generations to come will know all about our story and how amazing you are all around. Thank you thank thank you!!!!
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Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Palyan Law, A Professional Corporation
  • 2017 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Southwestern Law School
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Trope & DeCarolis LLP
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Trope & Trope
  • 2012 - 2016
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 2009
  • University of California - San Diego
  • cum laude, B.A.
  • 2006

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair, Trial Readiness Clinics
  • 2013 - Present
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • Pro-Pono Panel
  • 2012 - Present
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Vice Chair, Membership Development and Outreach
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Armenian

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Young Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Young Lawyers
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Young Lawyers
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Young Lawyers
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Family Law Section eNews, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Vol. 5, No. 3, December 2014
  • Privacy Expectation in Electronic Devices
  • 2014
  • Padmavathi, L., ed., TORT LAW IN CYBER WORLDS: EMERGING ISSUES (ISBN 81-314-2272-4).
  • Chapter on Privacy Tort
  • 2009
  • Southwestern University Law Review
  • Common Law Privacy in a Not So Common World: Prospects for the Tort of Intrusion upon Seclusion in Virtual Worlds
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Second Annual Conference
  • Anger Management in Family Law
  • 2015

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Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tigran is one of the most knowledgeable and competent attorneys I have ever met. His deep background in family law, having worked alongside family law judges, makes him one a top choice for handling family law matters. He is caring and conscientious, and for clients going through divorce or seeking child custody, compassion is what they need. Look no further than Tigran when looking for a family law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tigran is highly respected in the field as he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Family Law. He is currently at a top, if not the top, family law firm in Southern California. I would definitely rank him amongst the best in his field."
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Glendale Family Lawyer Tigran Palyan
Tigran Palyan
Family Attorney
Glendale, CA
Licensed for 14 years