Attorney Ara Akaragian’s unique journey to the practice of law began back in the summer of 1998, when he first joined Mardirossian & Associates as a file clerk. He worked his way up to a full-time position with the accounting department while pursuing his degree in psychology.
As a lifelong enthusiast of cars, motorcycles, and all things automotive, Ara became interested in the science and investigation behind many personal injury claims, particularly cases related to automotive defects. His experience in working in 3D animation proved to be a valuable asset, as accident reconstruction is an important element of many complex personal injury cases.
Over the years working at Mardirossian & Associates, Ara witnessed countless cases in which the firm was able to make a major difference in the lives of their clients – many of whom had been seriously harmed and were unable to stand up for themselves. He realized that he wanted to be able to make a more direct impact on the lives of injury victims and their families, so he enrolled in law school at the age of 30 and became an attorney.
With his diverse background and love for interacting with people, Ara has proven himself to be an outstanding member of the Mardirossian & Associates legal team. Clients who meet with Ara are often impressed with his ability to break down this complicated area of law into simple terms, and to make people feel comfortable during some of the most difficult times in their lives.
- California State University, Northridge – B.A. Psychology, 2004
- University of West Los Angeles – J.D., 2016
- Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Trial Advocacy
- Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Jurisprudence
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Armenian Bar Association