Zareh Jaltorossian


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  • Bio


    Zareh Jaltorossian is certified as a specialist in appellate law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Zareh’s practice focuses on appeals and interlocutory writs in state and federal courts. Zareh has handled and argued dozens of appeals across a broad range of substantive areas, including state tax, product liability, employment, business litigation, commercial real estate, health/managed care litigation, and consumer class actions. In addition to handling appeals, Zareh works closely with trial attorneys at all stages of litigation to advise them regarding record preservation issues and to assist with the preparation of complex motions, including dispositive and post-trial motions, all with the goal of maximizing the chances of success on appeal.

    In addition to his appellate practice, Zareh has broad experience as a business and class action litigator.

    Zareh began his career as a business litigation associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and subsequently spent over 10 years as a member of the appellate group at Reed Smith. During law school, he externed for Judge Harry Pregerson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also externed for United States District Court Judge Dean Pregerson.

    Zareh writes about developments in appellate and other areas of law and is a regular speaker and lecturer on appellate issues for bar organizations and at law schools.

  • Employment History

    Employment History

    2018 – Dakessian Law, Ltd.
    2016 – Ballard, Rosenberg, Golper & Savitt
    2006 – Reed Smith LLP
    1999 – Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

  • Education


    University of California, Los Angeles, 1996, B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, summa cum laude
    University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1999, J.D.

  • Publications


    • 9th Circuit Joins 7th In Striking Class Action Waivers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 2016)
    • For Whom The Death Knell Doctrine Tolls In State Courts, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 2016)
    • California Supreme Court To Decide Borrowers’ Standing to Challenge Mortgage Loan Assignments, ABTL Report, Vol. XXXIV, No. 4, (Fall 2015/Winter 2016)
    • Are You Sure That Final Judgment Is Final? Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 2012)
    • Navigating The Shores Of Invited Error, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 2012)
    • Safeguarding an appeal against the pitfall of mootness, San Francisco Daily Journal (February 2012)
    • Denial of Class Certification: Preserving to Right to Appeal, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 16, 2010)
    • An Appealing Approach to Deadline Filing, Daily Journal (October 6, 2008)
    • Appellate Practice, Ground Rules, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 15, 2008)
    • Objections to Evidence, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 29, 2007)
    • Strict Compliance, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 1, 2007)
    • Losing Summary Judgments, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 14, 2006)
    • The Dynamics of Appellate Oral Argument, Certworthy (Summer 2006)
    • Three Reasons for Thinking Twice Before Filing a Frivolous Appeal, Orange County Lawyer (April 2006)

  • Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    Association of Business Trial Lawyers
    Los Angeles County Bar Association, Appellate Courts Section