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Appellate Practice

In addition to civil trial experience, Brian H. Krikorian has a wide range of experience in handling matters through appeal. Since the outset of his legal career, Mr. Krikorian has maintained first-hand experience in both the briefing and argument phases of his cases. Mr. Krikorian participated in four published federal opinions, Continental Casualty Company v. Robsac Industries, Inc., 947 F2d. 1367 (9th Cir. 1991), In Re Hathaway,  401 BR 477 (USBC, WDWA, 2009), Turner v. Imperial Stores, 161 F.R.D. 89 (1995) and Mt. Hawley Insurance Company v. FSLIC, 695 F. Supp. 467 (CD CA 1987).

Brian Krikorian was counsel of record in two recent seminal Washington state court cases: Cotton v. Kronenberg 44 P.3d. 878 (2002) (involving an attorney's breach of fiduciary duty and disgorgement of fees); and In re Parentage of L.B., Carvin v. Britain, before the Washington State Supreme Court, which presented the issue of whether a same-sex former domestic partner of a child's biological parent can be considered a de facto parent who is entitled to visitation despite the objections of the custodial biological parent.

Brian Krikorian has both briefed and argued in excess of a dozen appeals over the last twenty years before state and federal appellate courts.