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Michael Avanesian

Personal injury Attorney at Burbank, CA

4.6   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Michael Avanesian, the group’s president and managing partner, has developed a reputation for being an assertive lawyer who is fearless and committed to winning. Michael represents the face of Avian Law Group and never hesitates in accepting the challenge of defending his client’s rights. Michael’s leadership is founded on the principles of ethics and justice.

In his tenure as a lawyer, Michael Avanesian has taken heavy responsibility by handling challenging cases of real estate fraud, contested probate, partnership disputes, and trust disputes. With his skillful negotiation skills and grasp of the system, he has achieved the best results for some of the most challenging litigation in recent memory. He has exemplified leadership through demonstration by being a hands-on administrator in the law firm’s operation. Michael Avanesian is a master litigator who deeply understands legal principles and plays to their strengths.

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Location

Laura Delgado
105 w alameda ave #216
Suite #216
Burbank, CA, 91502

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful for Michael and Luchadores Legales
Our 15 year old son was a passenger which was involved in a bad accident. His face was scarred and he was embarrassed to go to school. We went to a few attorneys who rejected our case before finding Luchadores Legales and Michael, who agreed to help us. In the end, my son was able to get plastic surgery and after attorney fees were taken out and all of our son's medical expenses have been paid, my son received $900,000. My wife and I thought it was hopeless but we believed our son was wrong and that there would be justice. We are very grateful for Michael.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick Settlement
Michael took on my case after I was denied and put a blame in a car accident. He reversed the liability and had a settlement in my hands within six months. Very happy I choose to go with him.
Posted by Bella | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
JT Legal Group​ has helped me save my home. I found them online when desperate in need of a foreclosure defense attorney. I was lost, didn't know where to go for help. My first contact was Jackie Karapetyan, she made me feel so comfortable with providing me detailed information and the steps the firm will be taking to save my home. Attorney Michael and Mohammad stopped the sale. I can't thank them enough. Highly recommended!
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Posted by John | January 11, 2015
Michael Avanesian
Talking to Michael is easy and pleasant. Yes, he is surely well versed in bankruptcy law; however this is true for many lawyers. The differentiating quality in him is his unique his social skills. He deftly handled me as a nervous client with courtesy and humor. He also assured me of the validity of our legal position, something I have noticed other lawyers are afraid to do lest they miscalculate and later be criticized. He showed the same warmth and common sense to the lender’s counsel, and as a consequence, negotiated as generous settlement without engaging in expensive litigation. Such strategy is extremely valuable, saved me tens of thousands of dollars, and while one would expect to find it more broadly, it is in fact quite rare. God bless him for his good character and skill.
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Posted by Tim | July 20, 2014
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney Review
During these last few years of financial crisis I've had the need to enlist the services of several bankruptcy attorneys-in particular attorneys who specialize in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization. My experience has been that some are good at what they do, but are not so great with client service. Others have unimpressive skills with mediocre levels of client service. I can happily say that after having been represented by Michael Avanesian at Tilem law, Michael is by far the most thorough, skilled, meticulous and most importantly, effective bankruptcy lawyer, whom I've been fortunate enough to be represented by. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is a complex and typically financially costly process. Typically, a debtor contemplating Chapter 11 bankruptcy is in a situation of financial distress. That debtor may be in a situation where they have some assets or cash, which they are hoping to reorganize, so that they can set a course towards stable a financial stewardship. My experience with several other Chapter 11 firms was that the debtor is invited to meet with the attorney for an initial consultation, which may cost you somewhere in the thousand dollar range. By the time you finish consulting with attorneys you are likely in an even more dire financial situation. There was no such experience when I met with Michael Avanesian. The initial consultation was at a nominal cost, and he spoke with me at length about the particulars of my case, and the strategies he might use to try to get me the exact result that I needed. Michael immediately presented himself as personable, friendly, and most importantly knowledgeable about the bankruptcy process and the judges who preside over bankruptcy cases. I was pleased to discover only the highest levels of service all the way through the opening and successful closing of my bankruptcy case. Phone calls were always returned, questions were always researched and answered and details and risk assessments of strategies were always presented in written format that was easy to understand. Another thing that I really appreciated about Michael's style of business is that he is sensitive to the client's awareness of costs. He's not in the businesses of squeezing out as much money as possible, only to put a client in further financial distress. I was always informed about the cost of a course of action or strategy before such action was implemented. I've had situations where attorneys go off somewhere and do work that you are completely unaware is being done, only to find billings in the thousands of dollars at the end of monthly billings, for actions which would not have been worth the effort, had I been informed of them beforehand. I recommend Michael Avanesian without hesitation. Working with him and the staff of Tilem Law is easily the best and least stressful experience I've had with a bankruptcy attorney.
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Posted by Tim | July 17, 2014
The best and least stressful experience I've had with a bankruptcy attorney
During these last few years of financial crisis I've had the need to enlist the services of several bankruptcy attorneys-in particular attorneys who specialize in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization. My experience has been that some are good at what they do, but are not so great with client service. Others have unimpressive skills with mediocre levels of client service. I can happily say that after having been represented by Michael Avanesian at Tilem law, Michael is by far the most thorough, skilled, meticulous and most importantly, effective bankruptcy lawyer, whom I've been fortunate enough to be represented by. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is a complex and typically financially costly process. Typically, a debtor contemplating Chapter 11 bankruptcy is in a situation of financial distress. That debtor may be in a situation where they have some assets or cash, which they are hoping to reorganize, so that they can set a course towards stable a financial stewardship. My experience with several other Chapter 11 firms was that the debtor is invited to meet with the attorney for an initial consultation, which may cost you somewhere in the thousand dollar range. By the time you finish consulting with attorneys you are likely in an even more dire financial situation. There was no such experience when I met with Michael Avanesian. The initial consultation was at a nominal cost, and he spoke with me at length about the particulars of my case, and the strategies he might use to try to get me the exact result that I needed. Michael immediately presented himself as personable, friendly, and most importantly knowledgeable about the bankruptcy process and the judges who preside over bankruptcy cases. I was pleased to discover only the highest levels of service all the way through the opening and successful closing of my bankruptcy case. Phone calls were always returned, questions were always researched and answered and details and risk assessments of strategies were always presented in written format that was easy to understand. Another thing that I really appreciated about Michael's style of business is that he is sensitive to the client's awareness of costs. He's not in the businesses of squeezing out as much money as possible, only to put a client in further financial distress. I was always informed about the cost of a course of action or strategy before such action was implemented. I've had situations where attorneys go off somewhere and do work that you are completely unaware is being done, only to find billings in the thousands of dollars at the end of monthly billings, for actions which would not have been worth the effort, had I been informed of them beforehand. I recommend Michael Avanesian without hesitation. Working with him and the staff of Tilem Law is easily the best and least stressful experience I've had with a bankruptcy attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2013
Great Attorney
Michael is an amazing and knowledgeable attorney. He timely responded to all my emails and he answered my phone calls! I have dealt with many attorneys for several concerns, and I can say that he is really the best one that I have ever worked with. He is responsible, and extremely punctual. He set my expectations appropriately and he delivered big time!
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2013
Great attorney
Michael is a great attorney. He listens to what we have to say and he takes his time making sure we understand how things work.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2013
He did what my other attorney could not do
I filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with an attorney that had over 10 years of experience in bankruptcy. My attorney told me she didn't do Chapter 11 but would give me a good deal if I went to her. After 2 years, she still could not confirm my case. I switch attorneys to Michael and he got my plan confirmed. He is very good!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2013
Honest man
I had about $10,000 in credit card debt when I contacted him. After a free consultation, he recommended me to another bankruptcy attorney because he thought my case was too simple for the prices that he charges. I am shocked that instead of ripping me off, he recommended me to go to his competition! He is an honest man, and I hope that by writing this review, it'll help him get more business. Honest people shouldn't finish last.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2013
I went to him to file for bankruptcy but he found a solution to my problem that did not require for me to file!
My business had to file for bankruptcy because our loan had matured and the bank wanted to foreclose. Mr. Avanesian solved my problem using a dual track where his firm worked on preparing us for a Chapter 11 while also trying to find us workout financing. Thanks to his firm and their connections in the industry, we were able to find alternate financing.
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Posted by Shahin | January 27, 2013
I highly recommend him
I was hesitant to have him assigned to my case because he is young, but to my surprise, he did a great job. He is a college math professor and a bankruptcy genius. If you have any doubts about what attorney to hire, meet him, and you will see that he is someone you can trust and someone who knows the his way around the code.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mortgage company
Hired the firm to address an issue with our mortgage company, who were violating the CA Consumer Bill of Rights. We had a bit of shuffling between attorneys early on. But were able to get answers when needed. Michael became actively involved towards the end of our case, which he negotiated a settlement that was good for us. If you are having issues with the banks, Michael is a good choice.
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Posted by Bob | July 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unable to recommend - let me down.
Unable to recommend, as a client last week (July 13, 2018) in active litigation for a foreclosure, Avanesian failed to notify me (and the court) that he assigned my case to a new associate attorney. Literally 5 minutes before an injunction hearing I got a text from my newly assigned attorney telling me he needed critical information and consequently he failed to prepare and I suffered severe consequences. I am unable to recommend as he failed to communicate critical changes with me and I subsequently suffered and lost the hearing.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Avian Law Group
  • 2022 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • JT Legal Group, APC
  • 2017 - 2022
  • Associate Attorney
  • Simon Resnik Hayes LLP
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Avanesian Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Avanesian Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices Of David A Tilem
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Law Offices Of David A Tilem
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Law Offices Of Michael Jay Berger
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Professor of Mathematics
  • East Los Angeles College
  • 2007 - 2017
  • Professor of Mathematics
  • California State University Los Angeles
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Quality Assurance
  • TeleTech
  • 1998 - 2004
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Units transferred to CSULA mathematics program
  • 2007
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2007
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re I & J Enterprises, Inc .: Case # 2:11-BK-48423-TD
  • Successfully dismissed the bankruptcy after the restaurant had reorganized.
  • In Re Hoskins Enterprises, Inc .: Case # 1:11-bk-15148-GM
  • This Chapter 11 Case was successfully confirmed.
  • In re xxxx xxxxx .: Case No # 1:10-bk-23818-GM
  • This Chapter 11 Case was successfully confirmed.
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Associations

  • Glendale Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Esquire Network
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • James T. King Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2015 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Lawyer Referral Service Advisory Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Southern California Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Central District California Bankruptcy Court
  • Bench/Bar Ad Hoc Committee
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Bankruptcy Subcommittee Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Armenian
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2013 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Inspiring Students
  • East Los Angeles College
  • 2014
  • Best Californian Lawyer - Bankruptcy
  • Acquisition International
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor 2013
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Featured Chapter 11 Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • 2012 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • 2013
  • Top Contibutor for 2012
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Excellence for the Future: Antitrust
  • Cali
  • 2010
  • Academic Excellence in Bankruptcy
  • Witkin
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Joint Inn of Court with SCBIC and JPRMIPAIC
  • Fraudulent transfers of intellectual property in a bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • American Inns of Court
  • First Day Motions in Chapter 11
  • 2013
  • Mathematics 559
  • Decentralized Dynamical Systems
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (65)
Given (87)
Endorse Michael
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was lucky enough to have a young lawyer Michael sit next to me when we were volunteering for Public Counsel and assisting in answering questions for a room full of about 30 indigent debtors who had turned to Public Counsel for help in filing their own bankruptcies. That was a little more than a year ago. Since that time, I have seen him at the Public Counsel Help desk solving the problems of a great many indigent people seeking bankruptcy advice. Michael is also an enthusiastic and aggressive player in high end bankruptcy matters and is an integral part of the bankruptcy community in Southern California. He has a technical mathematics background and combines it with a loyalty to his bankruptcy clients to give them the best of his high capabilities. I'm pleased to see people with his dedication in the bankruptcy community, and I VERY HIGHLY AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY ENDORSE MICHAEL. Michael will form the core of the Southern California Bankruptcy elite for many decades to come."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Avanesian is a talented and well respected bankruptcy attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law, truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Avanesian is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Avanesian is an extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael has excellent client reviews and is clearly an impressive advocate for his clients."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding bankruptcy lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Avanesian is a well-respected lawyer who is familiar with the Bankruptcy courts and knows Bankruptcy law. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Other
"A very knowledge and competent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael continues to enrich himself in his field of practice, and I would recommend clients to him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Other
"Michael is a highly skilled and intelligent Chapter 11 Bankruptcy attorney. You can rely on him to find the best possible solutions for his clients."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His work product is superb."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Avanesian does an excellent job of communicating the law and he consistently exceeds expectations."
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