The founder of Yepremyan Law Firm, Vahan Yepremyan, has a very extensive and diverse academic and professional background. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from UC Berkeley, Vahan earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from USC Law School, where he served as the Editor of the Executive Board of Moot Court Honors Program. Vahan continued his studies at Harvard Business School, HBX, completing the CORe Program, and has earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Cambridge University, Judge Business School in the United Kingdom. During his studies, Vahan received numerous awards, including Distinguished Man of the Year Award; Letters and Science Dean's Honor's List; National Dean's List Award; Kiwanis Club Award for Leadership and Academic Excellence; Associated Student Body Leadership and Academic Award; AGS Honor Society Academic and Service Awards; Robert J. Taylor Scholar's Award.
Prior to establishing Yepremyan Law Firm, Vahan clerked at the White House think-tank, Economic Strategy Institute, where he researched, analyzed, and wrote reports related to U.S. trade relations for the White House and Congress. Subsequently, Vahan clerked for the U.S. Department of Justice in the U.S. Attorney’s office, where he worked on prosecuting major criminal cases in U.S. Federal Courts. He also assisted the FBI and DEA agents in ongoing investigations and case preparation for prosecution. In his career, Vahan has received several awards, such as Top Lawyers in California Award (Top 1% – highest in ethical standards and professional excellence), Best Attorneys of America Award (Top 1% – Rue’s Rating), AVVO’s Client Choice Award, and many more.
This depth of experience provides a competitive advantage for our clients and means that you can be sure you are receiving the best and most well-informed legal care possible.
Vahan was invited by President Bush to serve on his Presidential Business Committee, as one of the representatives for California. He promoted pro-business agenda, and represented California’s business interests, advising on issues California businesses face and proposed various solutions. Vahan was also appointed as the Honorary Co-Chairman of the Presidential Business Advisory Council, and received a National Leadership Award by the Chairman of the National Congressional Committee for assistance and leadership in promoting pro-business agenda including tax reform and fiscal responsibility.
Vahan is actively involved in a number of charitable organizations and has traveled around the world providing humanitarian assistance. His recent trips include Nicaragua and Guatemala, where he financed and built homes for families in need. He has also been to Cambodia, exposing and assisting in efforts against child labor and child sex trafficking, and has traveled to a number of orphanages around the world providing food and supplies.
Arpi Galstian is a committed and zealous attorney in Yepremyan Law Firm’s litigation department. An experienced legal advocate for the seriously injured, Arpi brings over a decade of knowledge and skill to complex motor vehicle and personal injury accident cases. Her legal history includes extensive success in all facets of civil discovery, civil law and motion, case law research, and litigation.
Arpi started with Yepremyan Law Firm as a keen 16-year-old file clerk and later rose to the rank of attorney. Prior to attending law school, she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Arpi was awarded her juris doctorate from the University of West Los Angeles and is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
Arpi has experience representing clients in all aspects of personal injury, including but not limited to motor vehicle accidents, dog bite incidents, catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death and slip/trip and fall incidents. Arpi also has experience in protecting clients in lemon law cases.
Nelson Gevorkyan obtained his Juris Doctorate from G.U.C.L and his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA. Mr. Gevorkyan entered the legal field in 2009, starting off as an intern at a boutique civil law firm in Los Angeles and thereafter moving to a mid-sized firm in Tarzana, specializing in Complex Litigation, Torts, all the while attending law school. Thereafter, he joined a law firm in downtown Glendale which specialized in Civil and Business Law.
Nelson has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience over the years working in the legal field as he started as a Legal Assistant, Law Clerk then Attorney.
As an Attorney, he has successfully obtained multiple $100,000 Policy Limits bodily injury settlements for his personal injury clients from the insurance companies. He is most proud of his recent settlement of $290,000.
He is also passionate about human rights, as he is a member of the Unified Young Armenians, an independent non-profit organization that advocates human rights and seeks justice and recognition of modern and historical injustices (i.e. the Armenian Genocide) worldwide.
On his leisure time, he enjoys watching sports and is a huge fan of Micheal Jordan and the 1990's Chicago Bulls. His favorite "law" related movies include My Cousin Vinny, A Civil Action, Liar Liar and Lincoln Lawyer.
Anzhela Hovhannisyan obtained her Juris Doctor degree, Summa Cum Laude, from French University in Armenia and from Université Jean Moulin Lyon III located in Lyon, France. She received an LLM (Master of Laws) degree from University of Southern California Gould School of Law (Business Law), American University of Armenia (Corporate Law), and Yerevan State University (European Union Law) - all Summa Cum Laude. She entered the legal field in 2010, interning for a notary’s office in Valence, France, and for superior court judges in Yerevan, Armenia. After several internships, Anzhela started working as a legal consultant for various projects of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). She then worked for one of the most reputable law firms in Yerevan, Armenia, specializing in business law and civil litigation where she contributed to various World Bank Doing Business projects, such as Protecting Minority Investors and Public-Private Partnerships.
Anzhela gained invaluable hands-on experience in transactional law while working at Yepremyan Law Firm in the scope of her Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program in the United States. She was exposed to various business law-related matters which helped her develop a solid set of practical skills essential for rendering legal services in the field of business law. Anzhela has an extensive experience in all types of corporate filings and contract drafting, analysis, and negotiation. Anzhela has drafted, analyzed, and negotiated hundreds of agreements: Stock Purchase, Membership Interest Purchase, Asset Purchase, Employment, Independent Contractor, NDAs, Lease, Affiliate, etc.
She is skilled in Armenian (native), English, Russian, French, and Spanish. Anzhela is licensed to practice law in California, USA and in the Republic of Armenia. She is a member of the Armenian Bar Association and the Honorary Society of Phi Kappa Phi.