TINA B. ODJAGHIAN
Ms. Odjaghian’s practice areas include workers’ compensation litigation with an emphasis on brain injury litigation. In 2012, Ms. Odjaghian followed through with her long contemplated decision to dissolve her partnership and resume her practice as Odjaghian Law Group. Ms. Odjaghian has successfully secured over $50 million in settlements and awards on behalf of catastrophically injured individuals in the past few years alone. On the defense side, Ms. Odjaghian represents a select group of insurance companies and self-insured employers in workers’ compensation matters including defense of Labor Code section 132 (a) claims.
Ms. Odjaghian’s legal experience began as a summer associate at a reputable civil and insurance defense firm in Los Angeles. Prior to joining AOA as a founding partner, Ms. Odjaghian spent several years practicing employment defense law with an emphasis on workers’ compensation insurance defense at a premier workers’ compensation defense firm where she quickly earned a reputation for negotiating favorable settlement agreements for corporate and small business clients. She was recognized by her colleagues and clients for her outstanding ability to combine her knowledge of the ever-evolving workers’ compensation laws with her outstanding negotiation skills to obtain optimal results for her clients.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Odjaghian served as a legal extern to the Honorable Judge Dickran Tevrizian of the U.S. District Court, Central District. She also benefited from participating in her mentor’s well-known proactive approach to championing complex multimillion-dollar settlements. She now draws on this experience in negotiating multimillion dollar settlements on behalf of her catastrophically injured clients.
Ms. Odjaghian also brings with her the unique perspective of having represented various plaintiffs in disputes ranging from ADA litigation to property rights in the course of her prior experience at the LMU Center for Mediation and Disability Rights where she earned her certification in Mediation.
Ms. Odjaghian earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association. Ms. Odjaghian is a certified course instructor licensed by the California Department of Insurance. Ms. Odjaghian was named in the Los Angeles magazine’s list of Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars for 2011, 2012, and 2013 consecutively featuring “Outstanding Young Lawyers in Southern California.” Most recently, Ms. Odjaghian was honored to have been named a Super Lawyer in Los Angeles Magazine’s list of Southern California Super Lawyers for 2016.