Garo Mardirossian

Garo Mardirossian

Founding Partner

Over the years, Garo Mardirossian has earned a strong reputation as a skilled plaintiff’s attorney by winning dozens 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, Garo fought for and won a jury verdict and judgment in the amount of $24,850,000.00 for his clients — the largest judgment in history against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Garo is dedicated to helping injured victims fight for the justice they deserve.


Garo has the skill, compassion and work ethic it takes to be a top injury lawyer. Throughout the litigation process, Garo and his staff kept me very well informed on the latest developments in my case. In the end, the verdict was above and beyond what I expected. I would definitely recommend Garo and his firm to any of my friends or family needing a lawyer.
—Personal Injury Client

Defender of Civil and Consumer Rights

Dole v. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is just one of the numerous cases Garo has fought for and won on behalf of those unjustly treated by those sworn to protect us.

Due to the high profile nature of these kinds of cases, Garo has been called on numerous times by both local and national media. Whether it’s in-studio interviews or holding press conferences at the Mardirossian building, Garo is a seasoned expert at ensuring that public opinion remains firmly in his client’s camp.

Here are just some of the other types of cases Garo has handled over the years:

General NegligenceTruck AccidentsMotorcycle Crashes • Sexual Harassment • Auto DefectsTire FailuresRunaway Vehicles • Alcohol Related Accidents • Dangerous RoadwaysBoating Crashes

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Humble Beginnings

While in high school and college, Garo 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.

After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA, Garo obtained his Juris Doctorate from Whittier College School of Law. After graduating law school, in 1981 he founded his own firm: the Law Offices of Garo Mardirossian. Early on, Garo began his practice handling a wide variety of injury cases, gradually accepting and successfully representing individuals in more complex and challenging cases.

Now, Mardirossian Akaragian LLP handles a vast array of personal injury matters—both relatively straightforward and highly complicated.

Garo in 1975 with his beloved ‘64 ‘Vette
Garo in 1975 with his beloved ‘64 ‘Vette
Garo, the President of largest consumer lawyer’s association (CAALA), is a legal giant. He is well known NATIONALLY as one of the leading products liability lawyers in the USA. He has consistently hit giant verdicts in civil rights, products liability, personal injury and other areas, with his latest BENCH verdict of over $22M. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Mardirossian. Any client that has Garo as their lawyer should consider themselves lucky.
—Dispute Attorney in Los Angeles

Top California Lawyer

In his work as a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, Garo has earned many awards and recognitions. 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, 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.

I was injured in an auto accident and contacted Garo on a Saturday afternoon and to my surprise, my call was returned within an hour. Throughout the process, Garo kept me in the loop and informed about the progress of my case. He was quick to respond to all my emails and telephone calls, even when I contacted him after hours or over the weekend. I was very pleased with the settlement in my case which surpassed by expectations.
—Personal Injury Client

Additional Notable Verdicts and Settlements

In a wide variety of personal injury cases, Garo has gone up against some of the most skilled defense attorneys and has won outstanding jury verdicts and settlements for his injured clients:

Other examples include:

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Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California:

  • Juris Doctor

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA):

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: Economics


In January, 2010, Garo 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. Garo has served on CAALA’s Board of Directors for more than 20 years. In 2000, Garo received the honor of being named CAALA’s Trial Lawyer of the Year.

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