Allison Arabian is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office and a member of the Appellate Practice. The emphasis of her practice is on civil appeals and writs, and post-trial motions, where an appeal is anticipated.
Ms. Arabian has personally drafted over 80 appellate briefs, writs and petitions in the appellate courts in the State of California and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Allison Arabian is a partner in the firm’s Orange County office, where she has been a member of the Appellate Practice Group since 2006.
Ms. Arabian has assisted in the filing of over 100 briefs, writs and petitions in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, and the California Courts of Appeal. Of those briefs, she has personally drafted 80. Her practice also includes assisting trial counsel with the preservation of legal issues where an appeal is anticipated, including the preparation of post-trial motions.
Her efforts as an appellate lawyer have resulted in decisions affirming defense judgments following bench and jury trials, as well as dismissals at the pleading and summary judgment stage. She has represented clients on a broad range of issues including business and personal injury torts, product liability, employment law, franchise disputes, professional liability, trademark and patent litigation, probate, insurance coverage and bad faith, Proposition 51 and apportionment, attorneys’ fees, discovery sanctions, premises liability, lender liability, eminent domain, bankruptcy, and anti-SLAPP.
Recently, Ms. Arabian persuaded the Court of Appeal to extend quasi-judicial immunity to a court-appointed guardian ad litem in McClintock v. West 219 Cal.App.4th 540 (2013).
- University of California, Hastings College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1990
- University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts, 1987, cum laude
- Judicial Extern, California Supreme Court Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard
Admissions : State Bar Admissions, California
- Armenian Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
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