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Vrej Vaughn Garabedian

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Vrej

Learn Vrej’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant

    17 years, 200 cases

  2. Real estate

    17 years, 100 cases

  3. Debt collection

    17 years, 30 cases

I enjoy representing California landlords and helping them protect their investments.  Aside from evictions, I help with review of real estate purchase and sale contracts, financing documents, lease agreements, release and indemnification agreements, and leasing negotiations.

I am also a California licensed real estate broker.  


Law Offices of Vrej Garabedian
P.O. Box 253
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596


5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Lina | February 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very efficient & helpful!
Explained to me very clearly everything I needed. Communicated often and well, made the process fairly easy and straight to the point.
Posted by Marilyn Linsy | February 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong Attorney
I had a dispute with the HOA at my Townhome community. The dispute was regarding who should be responsible for my faulty electrical panel located outside my property. Vrej Garabedian determined the responsibility for replacement/repair was on the HOA because it's considered a common area. He wrote a letter to the HOA that was amazing. The letter was straight to the point and very detailed. I had a piece of mind knowing that he was handling my case and kept my apprised every step of the way during the process. I highly recommend Vrej Garabedian for HOA disputes.
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Posted by Amrit | January 31, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Services - Highly Recommended!
I recently had the privilege of working with the Law Offices of Vrej Garabedian for a legal matter where my appartment’s leasing office failed to maintain its own rules set forth in each tenant’s lease agreement, and I cannot express enough how impressed I am with Mr. Vrej’s exceptional services. From the very first consultation call to the successful resolution of my case, Mr. Vrej demonstrated a level of professionalism, expertise, and dedication that surpassed my expectations. The main reason, I chose the Law Offices of Vrej Garabedian over all other firms in the market is his deep knowledge and understanding of the law. Mr. Vrej possess a wealth of experience and expertise in his respective areas of practice. He took the time to thoroughly analyze my case, leaving no stone unturned, and provided me with clear and concise legal advice. His attention to detail and meticulous approach gave me confidence that my case was in the best possible hands. Throughout the past year on multiple occasions, I provided my apartment’s leasing office written notice of lease violations regarding my downstairs neighbor who was smokes inside and outside of her apartment unit in violation of the building’s rules and her own lease agreement, causing much vexation to Me, my wife and our one year old daughter. The smoke was permeating the walls and entering into my apartment and suffocating us while inside and outside of our apartment and destroys the quality of the air we breathe and consequently diminishes the value and peaceful possession of our home. Such nuisance was the clear violation of the property’s rules and constitutes a health hazard and also amounts to a constructive eviction of Myself and my family due to the failure of leasing office to put a stop to this nuisance and maintain its own rules set forth in each tenant’s lease agreement. After serving the notice of lease violation the leasing authority brought this matter to their immediate attention giving tenant a violation notice for the immediate cessation of all smoking in the downstairs unit directly below my apartment unit and surrounding areas as per the lease agreement and Property Rules. The violation notice served its purpose and brought tenant to compliance with the non-smoking provision in the Resident Rules and Regulations addendum to the tenant’s lease agreement. To me, Mr. Vrej Garabedian demonstrated exceptional negotiation and litigation skills presenting my case with utmost professionalism and confidence, leaving no room for doubt. His ability to strategize and adapt to changing circumstances was truly impressive, resulting in a favorable outcome for me. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend the Law Offices of Vrej Garabedian for any legal matter. His exceptional legal services, combined with his professionalism, expertise, and genuine care, make him a top choice. If you are seeking a lawyer who will go above and beyond to fight for your rights and deliver the best possible outcome, look no further than Law Offices of Vrej Garabedian . I am truly grateful to the entire team at the Law Offices of Vrej Garabedian for their outstanding representation, and I will not hesitate to reach out to them again if I ever need legal assistance in the future.
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Posted by Mehmet | January 29, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful, great price
I had a debt wrongfully sent to collections showing up on my credit report. Vrej successfully got the debt collection company to drop it. He saved me a huge headache, couldn't recommend him more.
Posted by Jared | November 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made resolution fast and easy
I was stressed about getting my deposit back for a long time after my landlord refused deposits to more than one of us tenants. All it took was one letter from Vrej to make things right
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
previous client
I am previous client to attorney Garabedian. Very professional/ knowledgeable . Quick and responsive to my emails/phone calls.
Posted by Alexandra | May 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A solid lawyer and a great listener
Vrej has been awesome since I first talked to him. Its is apparent he has vast experience and is very confident in his abilities which instantly puts ones mind at ease. He is very quick to understand any situation and is great at working with his clients to come up with a plan of action and to find best way forward. He is also very down to earth and truly relates on a human to human level which is comforting and makes any problem you may have seem manageable and easier to deal with. I highly recommend him for all your needs as a landlord!
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Posted by Ann | May 11, 2023
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One of the best attorney
Thanks for the quick respond as always. He explain everything well. Did the documents ready right away. You made it easier for me. Thank you. Absolutely highly recommend to others.
Posted by Athena | February 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Credible, Efficient, Dependable
Mr Garabedian has been my trusted attorney since 2013. I am a landlord and he has helped me immensely on a diverse range of issues that landlords face. Including evictions. He regularly consults me. He is experienced, a good communicator, and responds to phone calls and emails quickly.
Posted by Glenn | April 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Beyond Expectations
Ok so this review took me a while to do because I have no words to convey the amount of happiness I have for what Vrej did for me. I am now a salon owner in Walnut Creek and Vrej played an integral part in making it happen easily and in a timely fashion. If you are looking for a trustworthy, dependable lawyer who will advocate for your needs Vrej is the one for you!
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Posted by Lane | April 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Intelligent and Successful Attorney
I am a property manager and I represent a number of Landlords who own multi-tenant commercial properties throughout the Bay Area. At least once a month I use Vrej's services for any number of issues that arise. Vrej is always quick to address my requests and keeps a constant and detailed line of communication open for me at all times so I can keep my clients updated. Whether Vrej is reviewing documentation or if he is representing us in the courtroom, he is always persistent and successful. Vrej makes my job much easier.
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Posted by Armen | March 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I am a former client of Vrej Vaughn Garabedian. I would like to share how professional and responsive this attorney was in our Landlord Tenant dispute. He answered all our calls( or quickly called back) and communicated with the other side getting our issue resolved very quickly. I would strongly recommend to hire him as your attorney.
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Posted by Edna | September 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied
Mr. Garabedian represented me in a tenant-landlord law issue. He was referred to me by a trusted friend. The consultation I had was very informative, he was specific in his directions and what needed to be done. He kept me informed throughout the whole process and always looking for my best interests. He did an outstanding job.
Posted by Stephen | April 25, 2015
Evictions have been successful
Vrej is great about getting back to you quickly. I have been successful on collecting rent from evictions in almost all cases. We have used him for several years and have had no problems. I also believe his rates are reasonable and fair. He is working on two cases for us now.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 450-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Offices of Vrej Garabedian
  • 2007 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Cardoza Properties, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Contract Attorney
  • Goforth & Lucas Law Partnership
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Yolo County Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2004
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  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Recovery of Past & Future Rent Owed
  • $204,000.00 Judgment Obtained
  • Demakas v. Guilbault (Unpublished Opinion)
  • Overruled the trial court on appeal


  • Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Contra Costa County Moot Court High School Competition
  • Volunteer Judge
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Armenian

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Vrej
Litigation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known Vrej for many years in Contra Costa County. We've even had a major litigation against each other. When litigating against Vrej, I found him to be an extremely intelligent, hard-working, and responsive attorney. Having an opposing counsel who is very responsive to your communications is important and really helps move a matter forward. Thanks to his communication abilities, we were able to work towards resolving the matter. I look forward to litigating against him in future cases and would recommend Vrej."
Civil rights
Personal injury

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Walnut Creek Landlord or tenant Lawyer Vrej Vaughn Garabedian
Vrej Vaughn Garabedian
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Walnut Creek, CA
Licensed for 16 years