Diligent Attorney of over eighteen years of experience, who consistently takes bold initiatives and perseveres even in the most elusive and trying cases, to direct, develop and implement a specific legal program in third world countries. Collaborates well with diverse personnel of varying socio-economic and cultural backgrounds who works aggressively to achieve continued success.
- Won a jury trial in Baltimore City Circuit Court on a first impression law in Maryland holding a stepfather negligent in the suicide death of our Client's biological minor son, who killed himself with stepfather's 9 mm handgun which was left unlocked and unsecured (Montes v. Eisler).
-Won many of the cases in pre-trial motions and summary judgments stages resolving Clients' cases efficiently, saving Clients time and unnecessary attorneys' fees
-Secured over a Million Dollars in judgments and verdicts in favor of my Clients.
-Co-authored an appeal to the Court of Special Appeals on issue of legal malpractice; secured numerous judgments in favor of clients.
-For a Summary of my court appearances please visit: http://www.casesearch.courts.state.md.us and search by my name.
-Prompted New York State to investigate WWI unpaid life insurance policies involving millions of dollars by applying New York Abandoned Laws. See “Ghosts of Armenia,” New York Daily News, February 17, 2002; “NY Comptroller to look into New York Life's Compliance with Abandoned Properties Law,” The Armenian Mirror-Spectator, February 9, 2002.
-Represented the Organization's interest in a $20 Million Dollar settlement in a class action litigation against New York Life filed in the United States District of Los Angeles, California, Marootian, et. al v. New York Life
-On September 27 and 28, 2000, organized and participated a historical Conference, in cooperation with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, entitled, “The American Response to the Armenian Genocide,” which examined the policies and actions of the Wilson Administration, the Congress and the American public, by notable historians and legal panelists.
-Assisted in creating a detailed instructional video on the complex research of Government documents to help law students and patrons.
-Assisted and taught first-year law students the fundamentals of legal research and “How To Find The Law” classes.
-Concluded “Quality Service with a Plus,” an 8-hour Seminar on Client Service
-Completed “Time Management and Public Relations,” a 4-hour Seminar.
•Major: Juris Doctor in Law, May 1999
•Graduated with Honors, GPA 3.4, Rank top 20%
•Phi Beta Kappa, since 1992
•Phi Delta Phi, since 1995
•Cambridge Who's Who, Honored Member, 2008-09
•Tulsa Law Journal (now Tulsa Law Review), Editor, 1997-98; Member, 1996-97; Production Editor for the prestigious Volume 33, 1997/98, which included articles by 3 U.S. Supreme Court Justices and 2 Court of Appeals judges.
•CALI (Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) Excellence for Future Award, a consortium of 180 law schools recognizing excellence, in Appellate Advocacy and Comparative Law, receiving the highest score in the classes.
•Dean's Honor Roll, Spring 1996 & Fall 1998
•Faculty Honor Roll, Spring 1999
•Student Bar Association 1997-98
•Majors: Two Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Law & Society, May 1992.
•Graduated Magna Cum Laude
•GPA Award 3.824, Rank top 5%
•President's Honor Roll, Fall 1990-Spring 1992
•Dean's Honor Roll, Fall 1990-Spring 1992
•Exemplary Rising Senior Award
•W.V. & P. Holloway Scholarship Award, 1991
•W.V. & P. Holloway Scholarship Award, 1992
•Outstanding Senior Award
•Major: Associate of Arts, Pre-Law, June 1989
•Honors: Cum Laude
•GPA: 3.6 out of 4.0
•National Dean's List
Speak the following Languages:
•Arabic: speak, read and write
•Armenian: speak, read and write
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