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Alexander Gilanians

Business Attorney at Glendale, CA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Alex Gilanians

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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Alexander

Learn Alexander’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Business formation and litigation, Contract and Agreement Experienced in writing contracts and agreements to protect and enhance your rights. Formation of Corporations, LLC's or Limited Partnership.

    29 years, 500 cases

  2. Construction and development

  3. Contracts and agreements

  4. Lawsuits and disputes
    A lawyer who specializes in resolving disputes to determine what method will best serve your needs and budget. Able to quickly resolve any civil dispute whether by litigating in court, before an arbitrator, or through mediation.

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Consumer protection
    Litigation of consumer protection laws designed to ensure consumers are treated fairly by businesses and protected against fraud and scams.

    29 years, 100 cases


Alex Gilanians joined the firm of Halversen & Gilanians in 1996 as a partner, one year after being admitted as a member of the State Bar, and within two years, formed his own firm in May 1998 as the law office of Alex Gilanians, A Professional Corporation, specializing in construction law, and business litigation.  He also has substantial experience with business transactions, business litigation, consumer protection and real property law.  Alex has received a excellent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell for maintaining the highest standards of professional and ethical excellence in the legal community.

He came to law practice with a background in construction. Alex graduated cum laude from University of Western Ontario, in London Ontario in 1985 with a BSC in Mathematics & Statistics with an Honors degree in Actuarial Science.  His first job was with Executive Life Insurance Company in Santa Monica California in 1986 as a member of the Research and Development for Executive Life Insurance where he performed product promotion and public relations, researched, analyzed and reviewed statistical data for various insurance related products.

Knowing that he could do more with his skill set, Alex returned to school in 1990 to pursue his education in law and in 1995 graduated from the Glendale University College of Law and successfully passed his bar examination on his first attempt.  While attending law school, he worked as a project and office manager at a local construction firm, clerked at the law office of George C. Halversen, and attended law school in the evenings.  Upon passing the bar exam he became and associate in the firm and within six months became a partner forming the firm of Halversen & Gilanians. 

Since 1995 Alex has represented clients in over 1000 suits in Superior, Municipal and Federal courts in California.  From adversary proceedings in Bankruptcy Court to arbitrations and mediations with the American Arbitration Association, most of his activities have involved resolutions of civil disputes spanning a wide range of cases and areas of law.

He has been a guest speaker on construction issues at various professional meetings and a panel member on numerous intermediate and advanced level Construction Law programs.

Alex has also acted as either mediator or arbitrator in over 100 cases, including many for the Los Angeles Superior Court, as a judge pro tem and pro bono mediator in Court administered programs administered by various judges in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

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    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario Canada.
    Glendale University College of Law, Glendale California USA.

Bar Admissions

    California State Bar, 1995
    Supreme Court of the State of California, December 13, 1995
    United States District Court, Central District, June 26, 1996
    United States District Court, Southern District, March 8, 2010
    United States District Court, Northern District, April 11, 2000
    Supreme Court of the United States, Washington D.C. March 20, 2000
    Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2004

Honors & Activities

    Strathmore's Who's Who Registry
    Marquis Who's Who in American Law
    Martindale-Hubbell AV rating (from Very High to Preeminent)
    Lecturer for construction law seminars and construction industry trade shows for major      construction related trade associations
    Past Trustee for Glendale Bar Association and Lawyer Referral Service


Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice

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Contact Alexander

Alexander Gilanians a Professional Law Corporation
100 W Broadway #1060
Glendale, CA, 91210


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by ROBERT GARCIA | May 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Alexander Gilanians , Make him your go to #1
I have been in a civil lawsuit for about three (3) years now and during this time I have reached out to many Lawyers to try and get any information I could. So today (May 3, 2022) I called Mr. Alexander Gilanians to see about a question I had (which no-one else even listened) and Mr. Alexander got on the phone and gave me 5 Minutes of his time and truly listened ,looked up my case number and spoke to me like a friend would. In my three years calling every lawyer I could , I had never talked to a gentleman like Mr. Alexander. I wish I had the money to hire Mr. Gilanians as I am sure he knows what he is doing and proved it by listening to someone that he knew right off the bat that I could not afford him. God bless and thank you once again Mr. Alexander Gilanians for you time!
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Posted by Jonathan | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy with the outcome of my case.
Alex was upfront and honest from the get go. I never thought I’d be fine with settling my case but I got what I wanted with less time and money. A big win in my book.
Posted by Marianne | January 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great business lawyer
I never imagined I’d need a lawyer. But when I got into a business dispute, I was really glad to find Alex. He was very professional and straightforward. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sherman Oaks 76 Inc
Very attentive and knowledgable attorney. Helped me with 2 different lawsuits. Saved my company lots of money! Strongly recommend Alex for any type of contractual disagreements!
Posted by Mary kho | September 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Good attorney
He is one the best attorney, friendly, knowledgeable, fighter, he knows how to defend you, I was very happy and satisfied with his service.
Posted by Svetlana | August 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Alex is a very professional and caring attorney. He was always very responsive to my calls and questions and explained the whole process to me very patiently. I appreciate everything that he did for me and got me a great result. I am pleased to refer him to my family and friends when they need a great attorney.
Posted by Christina | August 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience and Outcome!
Alex is very professional and kept me up to speed on my case. He is trustworthy, kind, and was able to get me a resolution that I was very pleased with!! Thank you Alex!!
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bacha the Master Builder
Alex is a true professional. He takes time to listen to the problems and render his true opinion on the matter. His honesty is refreshing and I was happy to see he does not string one along to add the extra billable hours. I felt comfortable and at ease with him and would highly recommend him. Its very hard to find good Lawyers these days. I'm happy to say I have found him to be my Lawyer for years to come if needed..
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Posted by Sana Shahin | August 13, 2021
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The Best of the Best
I can't express my gratitude and appreciation for this man. Alex is definitely my attorney for life. He is professional, pleasant, knowledgeable and an absolutely brilliant attorney that will fight for you and defend you. He represented me and my business on multiple occasions against frivolous claims and crazy people. We prevailed every time. He has charisma, poise and presence in any court room. He is a man of principle and integrity. If you need just any attorney go elsewhere! they are a dime a dozen. It's rare these days to find an attorney who delivers with dedication. If you need a true attorney who knows his stuff Then See Alex you will not be disappointed. He is diligent, thorough , honest, upfront , and a keeper for all matters that require legal guidance.
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Posted by Armen | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Director of Operations
There are few professions that can affect the client as much as attorneys. The Attorney needs to have empathy toward his/her client plus sufficient knowledge on that field. Alex has both the knowledge and the sense of responsibility.
Posted by Steve | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
We have been successfully working with Mr. Gilanians on our legal issues for many years. At all times, Mr. Gilanians has been knowledgable, professional and an excellent advocate for us. We highly recommend Mr. Gilanians -- he is an outstanding attorney.
Posted by Vahe | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and dependable
I have used Alex Gilanians on a few occasions since 2019 for my legal needs and guidance, and Alex has always been very professional, dependable with sound advice/guidance, and also a strong representation in my actual legal case. I would highly recommend Alex and his firm for your legal matters.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-500 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Alexander Gilanians a Professional
  • 1998 - Present


  • Glendale University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Univ of Western Ontario
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985


  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Glendale Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Glendale Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Glendale Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Armenian
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Alexander
General practice Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Our profession needs more attorneys like Alex. He speaks eloquently and convincingly. He is a class act, very knowledgeable, honest, effective, and efficient. I personally worked with Alex on numerous complex cases, and I will always turn to him as my top option as co-counsel on future cases. I will forever endorse Alex!"
Construction and development Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Alexander Gilanians knows his craft and it shows. Alex and I met decades ago as opposing counsel during a deposition. I found him to be a fierce advocate for his client and developed a healthy respect for him as a lawyer. Since then I have referred quite a few potential clients to Alex and will continue to do so because I trust his skills and experience. I endorse Alex Gilanians without reservation."