Melina Shahbazian is licensed to practice law before all state and federal courts in California. Her practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, elder/dependent adult abuse and neglect, and insurance bad faith.
Prior to joining Heidari Law Group, Mrs. Shahbazian was a defense attorney representing and defending large insurance companies and their insureds, including individuals and businesses, on liability, exposure and settlement values in similar cases. She now uses her prior experience as a defense attorney to represent and advance the interests of the seriously injured in injury related claims.
Mrs. Shahbazian has experience in all phases of civil litigation, including discovery, law and motion, pre-trial motions, and post-trial motions.
While in law school, Mrs. Shahbazian served as a Clerk to Judge Gregory Keosian at the Appellate Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court, and as an Intern at the Riverside City Attorney’s Office and Van Nuys Superior Court. She also volunteered over 500 hours with the Neighborhood Legal Services and Homeless Court in Los Angeles.
Mrs. Shahbazian was recently selected to the 2020 Southern California Rising Stars list, which is published by Super Lawyers, a Law & Politics magazine, to guide consumers to outstanding attorneys based on a multi-step selection process including a survey and peer review. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.
Mrs. Shahbazian is also on the Board of Directors with Montrose Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce where she volunteers her free time in supporting and advancing community life and small businesses.
Mrs. Shahbazian is an active member of Los Angeles County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, American Bar Association, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
- State Bar of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California