A.J. Hazarabedian is the founder of California Eminent Domain Law Group and is the firm's most experienced eminent
domain trial attorney. The vast majority of his approximately twenty five years of
experience has been almost exclusively in eminent domain, inverse
condemnation and appellate litigation. Mr. Hazarabedian has successfully
handled hundreds of eminent domain matters for property owners,
business owners and public agencies, having taken a substantial number
of cases to successful verdict and numerous others to successful
settlements. His case experience over his career ranges from matters
involving only tens of thousands of dollars all the way up to tens of
millions of dollars.
After obtaining his B.A. in Economics from the University of
California at Davis, Mr. Hazarabedian graduated in the top 5% of his
class, cum laude, from Loyola Law School, where he was an editor of the
Loyola Law Review and was elected as a member of the Order of the Coif,
St. Thomas More and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Societies. He has been
practicing law since 1988. He was formerly a partner with Oliver, Vose,
Sandifer, Murphy & Lee before leaving to form California Eminent
Domain Law Group, APC. Prior firm experience also includes McMurry,
Russ, August, Kabat & deRecat, and Alschuler, Grossman & Pines.
Mr. Hazarabedian has been a speaker at local, national and
international legal conferences on the subject of eminent domain,
including at the American Bar Association and International Right of Way
Association's annual meetings. He has been interviewed on the topic of
eminent domain on both regional and national news broadcasts, including
on CNN Headline News and Fox News Channel.
In addition to his regular practice of eminent domain law, Mr.
Hazarabedian serves as a court appointed mediator in eminent domain
matters as part of the Los Angeles Superior Court mediation panel, and
serves on the Condemnation and Land Valuation Committee of the Los
Angeles County Bar. He has also served for several years as an Adjunct
Professor at the University of La Verne School of Law, where he was
elected by the student body as Outstanding Adjunct Professor.
Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Mr. Hazarabedian as an AV® Rated attorney,
the highest rating available to any individual lawyer. Mr. Hazarabedian
has also been named to Southern California Super Lawyers® in the field
of eminent domain for three consecutive years.