Garo Mardirossian

Founding Partner

Mardirossian & Associates, Inc. founding partner, Garo Mardirossian, is dedicated to helping injured victims fight for the justice they deserve. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA, Mr. Mardirossian obtained his Juris Doctorate from Whittier College School of Law. After graduating law school, he spent a year as an associate at a personal injury law firm before founding his own firm, the Law Offices of Garo Mardirossian. Early on, Mr. Mardirossian began his practice handling a wide variety of injury cases, gradually accepting and successfully representing individuals in more complex and challenging cases. Now, Mardirossian & Associates, Inc. handles a vast array of personal injury matters—both relatively straightforward and highly complicated.

Over the years, Mr. Mardirossian has earned a strong reputation as a skilled plaintiff’s attorney by winning a number of landmark cases for his clients. He has successfully pursued favorable jury verdicts on behalf of his numerous clients. In Dole v. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, a police brutality case, Mr. Mardirossian fought for and won a jury verdict and judgment in the amount of $24,850,000 for his client—the largest judgment in history against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

While in high school and college, Mr. Mardirossian worked as a mechanic in his father’s service station on Fairfax Boulevard where he became a skilled automobile mechanic and a certified State of California smog inspector. He rode his motorcycle to school and work daily and remains an avid automobile and motorcycle enthusiast to this day.

In his work as a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, Mr. Mardirossian has earned many awards and recognition. Amongst many others, he was awarded the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year award by Consumer Attorneys of California in 2000 and was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the top 100 California Lawyers. He obtained the first Ford Explorer jury verdict for design defect in roll over propensity, the first jury verdict finding defective seat belt design against Nissan, and the first jury verdict finding 23 deputies conspired to deprive citizens of constitutional rights, amongst numerous other accomplishments.

Notable Verdicts & Settlements

In Pannu v. Land Rover, on behalf of his client injured in a vehicle roll over, Mr. Mardirossian obtained a judgment in the sum of $25,300,000. In McCardle v. Greyhound Motor Lines, Inc., a bus accident case, Mr. Mardirossian obtained for his injured client a jury verdict in the amount of $15,967,000. In Saakyan v. Modern Auto, a faulty tire case, Mr. Mardirossian obtained a jury verdict and judgment in the sum of $26,900,000. In Gozukara v. Ford Motor Company, et al., a product liability case, Mr. Mardirossian obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $14,900,000. This historic case was the first jury verdict in American history finding the Ford Explorer to be defective in rollover propensity.

In a wide variety of personal injury cases, Mr. Mardirossian has gone up against some of the most skilled defense attorneys and has won outstanding jury verdicts and settlements for his injured clients – i.e., fire and injuries caused by defective stove ($6,650,000 jury verdict), faulty seat belt case ($3,150,000 jury verdict), defective vehicle case ($14,900,000 jury verdict), leg amputation ($4,600,000 settlement), exploding water heater case ($2,200,000 jury verdict), burn injury case ($5,800,000 jury verdict including punitives).

  • Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Economics

In January, 2010, Garo Mardirossian was installed as President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), which has nearly 3,000 members and is the largest local bar association in the United States. Mr. Mardirossian has served on CAALA’s Board of Directors for more than 20 years. In 2000, Mr. Mardirossian received the honor of being named CAALA’s Trial Lawyer of the Year.

Additional Accolades:

  • 2012 Recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the top 100 California Lawyers
  • 2010 President of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • 2000 Trial Lawyer of the Year, CAALA
  • Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California, Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Runner up Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Alumnus of the Year, Whittier College School of Law
  • Executive Committee, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Mayor’s Certificate of Commendation
  • Sustaining Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California
  • First Ford Explorer jury verdict for design defect in roll over propensity
  • First jury verdict finding defective seat belt design against Nissan
  • First jury verdict finding 23 deputies conspired to deprive citizens of constitutional rights
  • Caused Los Angeles law enforcement to video large party dispersals
  • Punitive findings against 23 deputies in one case
  • Unsealed critical General Motors crash test records now used nationally

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981

Additional Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, President
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Executive Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member

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