• Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices.

    – Edgar Argo

    Blind Justice Hears Well
  • Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

    – Benjamin Franklin

    Of Patriots
  • It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.

    – Rev. M.L. King, Jr.

    Lynch Mob
  • The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.

    – C.E. Hughes

    Law Factory
  • This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice.

    – O.W. Holmes, Jr., J.J.

    May It Please the Court
  • The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal bread.

    – Anatole France

  • No man is above the law, and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it.

    -  Theo. Roosevelt

  • I’ve never had a problem with drugs.  I’ve had problems with the police.

    – Keith Richards

    Papaver Somniferum
  • Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. Litigant: A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.

    – Ambrose Bierce


Experience | Skill | Integrity | Commitment

I’m Sarkis Jacob Babachanian, a California trial attorney and mediator with broad and deep experience in the following practice areas:

  • Criminal Defense: I fight exaggerated charges, illegal searches, lying witnesses and false evidence; I negotiate dismissals, lower bail and fines, alternatives to custody and less (or no) jail time; and I help clients keep jobs, calm family, get needed treatment and stay out of jail or prison.
  • Personal Injury and Police Misconduct: I negotiate and litigate to make clients whole after they’ve been injured by the wrongful acts of others including the police.
  • Business Litigation: I help businesses resolve disputes by negotiating settlements if feasible, and by aggressively litigating if the adversary’s inflexibility leaves no solution other than a fight in court.
  • Mediation: I use my cross-cultural and language skills to help parties minimize risk by deciding their own settlement terms rather than having decisions forced upon them by judges or juries.

If you have an existing case being handled by another lawyer, let me know if you would like a second opinion.

Reach me now at (818) 500-0678 or sjb@babachanian.com to discuss how I can help you.