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Karine Basmadjian

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Languages spoken: English, Armenian, Russian, Farsi, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    22 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Melanie Killedjian Baghdaian

    Karen is an excellent defense attorney who works tirelessly to represent her clients. She is a zealous advocate who is always looking for creative solutions to problems. Moreover, she is a compassionate and caring person who works with her clients patiently and with a great deal deal of humility. Her work ethic is admirable and I strongly endorse her.


    Melanie Baghdaian Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I am an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California. I practice exclusively immigration law. I have known Karine Basmadjian for over 20 years. I have had the pleasure not only to closely associate with her as a friend, but also as a colleague. As a friend, I can attest that she is a person with high moral values and integrity. Ms. Basmadjian is well respected and loved by everyone whose life she touches. She is a great mother, wonderful wife, and a dependable friend. As a colleague, I have worked closely with Ms. Basmadjian in representing our mutual clients. Ms. Basmadjian is conscientious and a zealous advocate for her clients. She truly takes pride in what she does and does it professionally and ethically.


    Ashkhen Gambourian Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

520 E Wilson Ave #220
Glendale, CA, 91206


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
In Recognition of Dedicated Public ServiceMichael D. Antonovich - Los Angeles County2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentBasmadjian Law Group2005 - Present
Senior PartnerNam & Basmadjian, P.C.1995 - 2005
Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles District Attorney Office1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court, ColoradoMember2014 - Present
United States District Court, WashingtonMember2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of TexasMember2006 - Present
United States District Court, FloridaMember2000 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1996 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Armenian Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1995 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Southern California Law SchoolSocial StudiesMA - Masters1988
University of Southern CaliforniaSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986