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Upon being admitted to practice in California in 1986, Brian H. Krikorian was associated with the AV-rated firm of Nemecek & Cole, located in Los Angeles, California.  Mr. Krikorian was made a partner of the firm in January 1993.  Mr. Krikorian was admitted to practice in the State of Washington in 1998.  In 1998, Mr. Krikorian left Nemecek & Cole to form Krikorian & Krikorian in Seattle, Washington.  During his career, Mr. Krikorian has been involved in a wide variety of complex commercial and business litigation issues in the areas of:

• Commercial creditor and debtor disputes
• Contract and business tort litigation
• Legal malpractice and legal ethics
• Employment and wrongful discharge prosecution and defense
• Real estate transactions and disputes
• Corporate and partnership disputes and transaction litigation
• Errors and omissions and insurance litigation
• Appellate practice

Mr. Krikorian practices in state and federal, trial and appellate courts.  Mr. Krikorian has experienced a consistent record of success in all aspects of litigation from pre-complaint settlement negotiations to post-trial appellate work.  Mr. Krikorian has significant trial experience including solo jury trials, and large commercial arbitration matters. Mr. Krikorian has served as a retained expert regarding both legal malpractice and legal ethics issues.

Mr. Krikorian was also part-time faculty at Edmonds Community College, teaching in its paralegal certification program.

Professional Associations

• Admitted to practice in California: 1986; Washington: 1998
• Admitted to all districts of the United States District Court of California, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
• Los Angeles County Bar Association Fee Arbitrator, 1997 to 1998
• Part-time Faculty, Edmonds Community College, 2007-2008


Published Opinions

• Continental Casualty Company v. Robsac Industries, Inc., 947 F2d. 1367 (9th Cir. 1991)
In Re:  Parentage of L.B., 155 Wash.2d 679, 122 P.3d 161, Wash., Nov 03, 2005
• Cotton v. Kronenberg, 44 P.3d 878, 111 Wash.App. 258, (April 2002)
• Mt. Hawley Insurance Company v. FSLIC, 695 F. Supp. 469 (CD CA 1987)
• Turner v. Imperial Stores,161 F.R.D. 89 (SD CA, 1995)
• In Re Hathaway, 401 B.R. 477 (USBC, W.D. WA 2009)