Ara Jabagchourian is a trial attorney with vast experience in numerous area of civil law. He has handled hundreds of matters to successful resolution, either through settlement or verdict.
Jabagchourian’s trials range from small personal injury matters to a class action fraud matter exceeding $100 million verdict, and numerous cases in between. He provides each case his full attention, skill and passion, which has resulted in fantastic results for his clients.
His verdicts have been recognized as some of the highest and most impactful in the country, and his results have been recognized by peers and judges as extraordinary. In addition to the cases he has handled, he is recognized as an expert in numerous areas, publishing nearly two dozen legal articles and lecturing across the state.
Jabagchourian started his legal career as a staff attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition in Washington D.C. handling antitrust matters. He then worked for a large firm representing numerous companies in antitrust, intellectual property and commercial disputes. Ara then went on to work for a plaintiff oriented law firm, where as partner, he handled over a hundred matters to completion.
Jabagchourian also served as a judicial extern for two Justices. He worked for both Associate Justice Marvin R. Baxter of the California Supreme Court as well as Presiding Justice James Ardaiz of the California Court of Appeals, Fifth Appellate District.
Notable Trials and Cases
Jabagchourian has several notable cases to his name. He was lead counsel in a class action Ponzi scheme matter out of Fresno County, which result in a $114.5 million verdict. Massoyan v. HL Leasing, et al.
He also tried a wrongful death matter associated with a bicyclists that resulted in the highest single death verdict in San Diego County history. Mazurek v. American Medical Response
Jabagchourian was also represented nearly five dozen households in the PG&E pipeline explosion resulting in eight deaths and over three dozens homes destroyed. In re San Bruno Fire
Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
San Mateo County Bar Association, Member
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo, Board Member – Secretary
Armenian Bar Association
San Mateo Trial Lawyers, Former Board Member
Armenian General Benevolent Union, Member
-California State Bar
-United States Supreme Court
-United States Appellate Court, Ninth Circuit
-United States District Court, Northern District of California
-United States District Court, Eastern District of California
-United States District Court, Central District of California
-United States District Court, Southern District of California
– University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctorate, 1999
– California State University, Fresno
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 1996
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1996