About Us

Albert Abkarian, Esq.

Attorney at Law

Albert Abkarian & Associates celebrating over 25 years in business

VOTED SUPER LAWYER 2019

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FEATURED IN FORBES MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE TOP ATTORNEY'S IN CALIFORNIA

Newsweek Primere Law Firm

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Top 10 Personal injury attorneys in California

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Top 100 Trial Attorneys Nationwide

Top 10 rated Client satisfaction in California by independent survey company vie years in a row 2014-2019

Since its inception, the firm has dedicated its time in providing the resources of a large firm, while maintaining the personalized service and cost-effectiveness of a small firm. We pride ourselves in providing one on one personal attention to all our clients. He is a Statewide lecturer on Ethics and Personal Injury for numerous Medical and Chiropractic Association in California.

Mr. Abkarian is also admitted to practice in United States District Court Central District, United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, California Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Abkarian was awarded the Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine and Los Angeles Daily Journal.

Mr. Abkarian was a Former Board Member, California State Osteopathic Medical Board. He has had numerous jury trials and hundreds of arbitrations with successful results. He is active in the community and has been a soccer coach for many years. He was a former Chairman of Glendale Civil Service Commission and member of Glendale Charter Committee. Mr. Abkarian served as former President of Glendale Healthy Kids Program in Glendale and volunteers many hours to help local charities.

Mr. Abkarian currently is a volunteer mediator and an arbitrator for Los Angeles Superior Courts. He has published many articles in Newspress, Daily News, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Business Week, Los Angeles Times, Forum, and CCA Journal. Mr. Abkarian has appeared in television shows to discuss wide verity of issues.

You can reach Mr. Abkarian via e-mail at Albert@Abkarianlaw.com

1. Top 100 Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers

2. Top 10 Attorneys in California

3. Elite attorneys in California Award

4. Certificate of Recognition, Members of United State Senate

5. 20th Century Leader

6. Certificate of Special Recognition, Congress of United States

7. Resolution recognizing achievement of Albert Abkarian California Assembly

8. Certificate of Recognition, Supervisor Mike Antonovich

9. Los Angeles County Supervisor, Mike Antonovich

10. Best in 2005 legal Counsel, Los Angeles Magazine

11. Certificate of Recognition, California State Assembly

12. Certificate of Recognition, Glendale Mayor commendation

13. Certificate of Recognition, Los Angeles County Superior Court

14. Strathmore Who Who

15. Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyer

16. National Best of Glendale

Moussa Helo, Esq.

Attorney at Law

AWARDS

Lawyers of Distinction in Civil Litigation (2017, 2018, 2019)

Top 10% Litigation Attorney in the U.S.A. (2017)

Top 10 Attorney Under 40

National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (2018)

10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (2019)

Top Attorneys of Southern California

Rising Stars (2019)

Admitted United States District Court, Central District of California (2019)

After high school, Moussa pursued an education in Philosophy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Northridge. After College, Moussa attended Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Three years Later, upon returning to Los Angeles, he sat for the State Bar, passed, and was admitted.

Moussa brings a wide variety of legal experience. While attending law school, Moussa was employed by the Michigan State Attorney General Office; primarily in the Consumer Protection Department where he overlooked the application and certification process of charitable trusts and organizations. Along with continuous employment, Moussa found time to volunteer in his community. He volunteered for the Michigan State University Student Legal Services providing legal defense to college student facing misdemeanor charges. In addition, Moussa became certified as a mediator and volunteered at local courts to help resolve small claims suits.

After law school, and while preparing for the California Bar, Moussa became a certified law clerk with the Los Angeles City Attorney Office, Anti-Gang Division, where he prosecuted criminals. During that time, Moussa led and won his first jury and bench trials. While interning with the LACA, Moussa also interned at our office and has been with our office since then.

Caroleen Torossian

Law Clerk

Ms. Caroleen Torossian is the law clerk of Abkarian and Associates. Ms. Torossian attended the California State University of Northridge and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies.

Ms. Torossian is currently a student at Southwestern Law School where she will obtain her Juris Doctorate degree.

Ms. Torossian has been a part of the Albert Abkarian & Associates APLC firm since 2014.

Elena Cordonean

Paralegal

Elena is a law clerk at the Law Offices of Albert Abkarian & Associates. She joined the team in 2016. With her knowledge and experience in law, she is involved in all aspects of the pre-litigation and litigation process. Her action-oriented work attitude consistently shows through in her ability to analyze new situations and find practical approaches to each case.
Elena is a Certified Paralegal and Notary Public. She is fluent in 5 languages and has extensive experience in working in European and Unites States judicial systems.
Elena has two master’s degrees in political science and international relations and is currently pursuing her Juris Doctorate at Southwestern Law School.

Jacqueline Mehdikhanian

Case Manager

Ms. Jacqueline Mehdikhanian is a case manager at our firm and is actively involved in handling our pre-litigation cases.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University in Marketing and International business and is planning to attend law school and pursue a legal career.

Ms. Mehdikhanian is energetically involved in helping individuals and enjoys expanding her knowledge and experience to support society.

Xochil Oliva

Secretary

Welcome, Xochil Oliva! Joining Abkarian and Associates as our receptionist. Miss Xochil Oliva is a graduate of the University of California Riverside, with a Sociology Bachelors of Arts degree. She is dedicated and driven to help others as well as personal and professional growth. Xochil cultivates a friendly environment here at the office providing our clients with personalized help. You will see her upfront smiling ready to help our clients with anything they might need.

Vanessa Garcia

Legal Secretary

Vanessa is a legal secretary at our firm and handles our Litigation cases. She has an associate’s degree in Administration of Justice and will be completing her bachelor’s degree in Criminology in December of 2020. She has a strong interest in Forensics and Law and plans to pursue a career in the legal field. Vanessa’s favorite part about her job is being able to connect with clients and help them feel at ease with their case.