Mr. Marcarian obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California in 1987 and practiced as a registered pharmacist for 14 years before entering law practice. Armond’s education, training, and experience in pharmacy provide him with a uniquely skilled perspective and the expertise required to represent victims of dangerous and unsafe drugs and pharmaceuticals, as well as negligence by medical providers. As a result of his multi-disciplinary training, Mr. Marcarian has successfully defended pharmacists and litigated on their behalf. In addition, Armond Marcarian is a member of the exclusive Vaccine Bar, representing petitioners for vaccine-related injuries before the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
Ask Armond about his favorite type of case, and he will reply, “The David-versus-Goliath case.” That is why the MARCARIAN LAW FIRM slogan, “The Power Equalizers™” was coined. True to his passion, Mr. Marcarian successfully litigates class actions and other forms of complex litigation. On occasion, the trial court finds against a Marcarian Law client. Armond Marcarian has taken several of those cases to California’s Court of Appeal, one of which resulted in a published opinion (ARP Pharmacy Services, Inc. v. Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., et al., 138 Cal. App. 4th 1307 (2006)).
ARMOND MARCARIAN is licensed to practice law in the State of California. He is admitted before the California Supreme Court, the California Courts of Appeal, the United States District Court for all districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C. Mr. Marcarian’s professional affiliations include the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Marc L. McCulloch is of counsel to the Marcarian Law Firm, P.C. with a special emphasis on law and motion practice. He holds his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of La Verne College of Law, where he received numerous awards for academic excellence and wrote for the Juvenile Law Review. The practice of law is Mr. McCulloch’s second career, to which he brings a wealth of prior business experience. He has written and argued several appeals on behalf of the Marcarian Law Firm clients, resulting in favorable opinions in half of those cases.
In 2012, Messrs. McCulloch and Marcarian were honored for their work in a ground-breaking class action based on California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (Cal. Civ. Code §§ 56 et seq.) For those efforts, on behalf of 1.6 million Californians, they were each named Consumer Champion 2012 by the Consumer Federation of California and finalists for the 2012 Street Fighter of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Mr. McCulloch is licensed to practice in the State of California and admitted before the California Supreme Court, the California Courts of Appeal, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Kristina N. Markarian is of counsel to the Marcarian Law Firm, P.C. Since joining the Marcarian Law Firm in late 2018, Ms. Marcarian has gained extensive experience handling all phases of litigation, including discovery and depositions, law and motion practice, and trial.
Ms. Markarian obtained her bachelor’s degree in sociology and Law & Society from the University of California, Riverside. Ms. Markarian received her Juris Doctor degree from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa where she obtained an award for Best Advocate in Criminal Trial Advocacy, made the Dean’s List on numerous occasions, and competed as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution program.
Ms. Markarian is licensed to practice in the State of California including before all state courts, and admitted before the United States District Court for the Central District of California.