Melina Shahbazian is the owner and founder of Shahbazian Law, APC, a boutique personal injury and civil litigation firm. The goal was to establish a law firm where clients get to talk to the lawyer when they call, get legal representation that is efficient, ethical and result driven, and ultimately, a place where clients return to when they have a legal issue. This is a place where clients are respected and treated like family.
Mrs. Shahbazian completed her undergraduate degree at California State University, Northridge, majoring in English and minoring in Political Science. She served as the President of the CSUN Chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a national honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving students. She was also an active member of the Business Law Association, a student run organization intended to promote and advance the studies and fields of law. Furthermore, while working on her undergraduate studies, Mrs. Shahbazian served as a Judicial Intern to Honorable Judge Randy Rhodes at the Van Nuys Superior Court.
Then Mrs. Shahbazian attended University of La Verne, College of Law, where she was a scholarship recipient. Throughout her law school journey, Mrs. Shahbazian maintained her passion for volunteering and being involved in the community. Mrs. Shahbazian served as a Judicial Clerk to Honorable Judge Gregory Keosian at the Appellate Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court and as a Judicial Extern at the Riverside City Attorney’s Office. Mrs. Shahbazian also volunteered over 500 hours with the Neighborhood Legal Services at the Van Nuys Superior Court assisting litigants with Family Law and Unlawful Detainer matters. Further, she volunteered numerous hours at the Homeless Court in Los Angeles, where she assisted unhoused individuals or individuals at risk of experiencing homelessness clear traffic and pedestrian tickets by engaging in services instead of paying fines.
With nearly a decade of experience as a civil litigator, including several years spent defending insurance companies, businesses and individuals, Mrs. Shahbazian has a unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge that sets Shahbazian Law apart. Mrs. Shahbazian has handled numerous personal injury cases from inception to resolution, and specifically has focused on cases involving catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and elder abuse and neglect. Mrs. Shahbazian is licensed to practice law before all state and federal courts in California.
Mrs. Shahbazian understands the strategies and tactics used by insurance companies in evaluating and litigating injury claims, which allows her and her team to anticipate and counter the moves of the insurance companies. She uses her prior experience to advance the interests of the seriously injured in injury-related claims and has a proven track record in all phases of civil litigation. This background enables Shahbazian Law to effectively communicate clients’ stories and vigorously advocate for their recovery.
Mrs. Shahbazian has been recognized for her legal excellence and has earned the Super Lawyer Rising Star award in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, as well as the Lawyers of Distinction award. Currently, Mrs. Shahbazian is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Glendale Bar Association, Montrose Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, La Crescenta Chamber of Commerce, as well as Glendale Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Shahbazian and her team are dedicated to providing the highest level of personalized legal services to each and every client. Shahbazian Law prioritizes building personal connections with clients, ensuring that they receive the individualized attention they deserve, and walk away with the best resolution for their legal issues. When you choose Shahbazian Law, you will work directly with the owner and experienced attorney, Mrs. Shahbazian, ensuring that you always have direct access to legal counsel.
Shahbazian Law understands that life’s challenges can be overwhelming and approach each case with the utmost compassion and dedication. Trust Shahbazian Law with the pursuit of the justice you deserve. Navigate life’s challenges with Shahbazian Law!
What makes Shahbazian Law different is that we know how insurance companies view claims, evaluate claims, investigate claims, and litigate claims. This knowledge and experience allow us to effectively communicate our client’s stories, vigorously advocate on their behalf, and obtain the best outcome possible.