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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee||CAALA||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Partner||The Vartazarian Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Cheong, Denove, Rowell & Bennett||2004 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Armenian Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Encino Lawyers Association||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Cowboy Lawyers Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||N/A|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Fry v. Larry Miller Toyota||Jury Verdict $2,170,000|
|Warner v. Wright Medical Technology||Jury verdict $4,500,000|
|Taylor v. Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Donald Ramberg, M.D. et al||Jury Verdict $4,050,000|
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|Oklahoma City University||Business Administration||Undergraduate, Cum Laude||N/A|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||Law/Juris Doctor, Cum Laude||N/A|
|New Lawyers Division||Medical Malpractice do's and dont's||2015|
|Encino Lawyers Association||What to do with Voir Dire||2015|
|Presenting Evidence at Trial Using the Latest Technology||How to use technology in trial||2014|
Posted by Ken Fry
Steve was brought in to take make case to trial by the attorney that I already had who had been working on my case for years. Apparently, the word was that Steve is one heck of a trial attorney, and I trusted my current lawyer for his recommendation. I got to know Steve in the year before our trial, but I got to know him much better when we sat next to each other for 2 weeks as he tried my case to verdict in Downtown, Los Angeles. I am 63 years old and had a very bad neck and shoulder injury due to the negligence of the defendant in our case, which required 2 surgeries. After a 2 week trial the jury awarded me $2,200,000. I was more than vindicated by the verdict and shortly thereafter Steve asked me what I thought of his performance during the trial, and this is what I have to say about that:
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word CRAFTSMAN as "one who has skill in a particular art; a man who practices a craft with great skill."
I can tell you first hand that the word craftsman surely describes the elegant and compassionate legal work and preparation of Steve and his team. Comparable to an Old World Master, painstakingly educated in the most intricate skills of his legal craft, Steve's extraordinary representation was nothing less than masterful.
I can truly compare the manner in which Steve tried my case to the work of a Michelangelo sculpture or a Da' Vinci painting…is was a masterpiece in every sense of the word. Steve paid attention to the smallest detail, and didn't overlook anything. In fact, Steve was so well prepared for the trial that at some point it was evident that the defense attorney was learning things about the case for the first time.
Also, the technology Steve used during the trial was mind blowing. The manner in which Steve presented the evidence through the use of technology, such as animations of my surgeries being narrated by my actual surgeons, and the reconstruction of the horrific collision that herniated 2 discs in my neck that was prepared by an accident reconstruction, was very impressive not only to me, and the jury, but also to opposing counsel, who several times during our trial leaned over to Steve and said "you gotta teach me how to use that stuff after this trial is over."
Those who choose to do battle with Steve and underestimate his talents, do so at the considerable risk of suffering his wrath. It was more than a pleasure---it was a honor---to have Steve represent me in court, as he is justice personified. He not only put his legal mind into it, but it was evident that his heart was in all the way.
After four very difficult years of pain, suffering and frustration and a 9 day excruciating trial, we both sat should-to-shoulder at plaintiff's table, anxiously awaiting the verdict. As the jury verdict was read and the realization of our victory became apparent, I dissolved somewhat embarrassingly into tears, only to immediately feel Steve's comforting hand on my shoulder. It was only then I realized that Steve, too, became very emotional himself. It was a long and hard fought battle and a tremendous victory.
Steve Vartazarian is a very special man with unique skills, firmly rooted in family and tradition. For me, he goes by many names:
He is my attorney, my champion, my brother, my friend…and always…my hero. Thank you.
Posted by ALAN
My wife and I were lucky enough to find Steve Vartazarian soon after he opened his own office, after a successful run with a Beverly Hills firm.
There was little interest in the product liability of hip cases in early 2011 when we first approached him. The case was a long and exhausting one for all concerned as it involved 5 hip replacements, several dislocations, two serious hip infections, eventually ending up with a ‘temporary hip’. It took almost 5 years to get to trial as the defendants moved the case out of the California courts, but Steve kept moving It back and never lost his focus . He has surrounded himself with a small staff of knowledgeable and committed professionals, all of whom performed tirelessly on our behalf.
Our case was a milestone, as Steve was the first attorney to bring a specific major manufacturing company to trial. He was totally prepared, with every imaginable detail at his fingertips, and some things no one had considered. We had been impressed with his medical knowledge during our many meetings, but how he used that knowledge in trial was awesome. His cross examinations were lessons in themselves. Seeing him in action was extraordinary. Steve has a confident approach to life, and there’s no challenge he won’t confront. He is fearless in his integrity and his approach to life is ‘do the right thing’.
We’re happy to say that he won, against a major legal firm, who threw all of their considerable resources behind their attorneys at trial. We are now in the appeal process, and confident that Steve will prevail.
Posted by LaTrece
Steve represented me in a personal injury case and I could not have asked for a better attorney. His entire team was incredible. Steve was very passionate about my well-being as a person and about my case. He studied every minute detail of my case as if he was studying to take the Bar again. He is a very skilled attorney that not just knows the law but knows how to practice it. I was amazed when I walked in his office and saw the level of attention being given to my case. His confidence in the courtroom is superior and as a client that energy was passed on to me. Although this may sound cliche, I can truly say that Steve and his team really fought for me!!!!!
Robert Vetchtein, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Steve is a straight shooter head on tackle approach trial attorney who does not play by the insurance companies' games. I wouldn't trust anyone else to take my cases to trial as lead attorney other than Steve Vartazarian. If you're building your trial team for the next major personal injury case Steve Vartazarian is your lead trial attorney. To date, working as a team with Steve Vartazarian resulted in numerous awards and settlements substantially above pre-trial offers. You can put 100% of your trust and confidence in his office