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.