Ms. Odjaghian specializes in workers’ compensation with an emphasis on brain injury litigation. Ms. Odjaghian has successfully secured over $100 million in settlements and awards on behalf of her clients in the past few years alone. Ms. Odjaghian regularly obtains mid to high seven-figure settlements for her catastrophically injured clients. On one of her most recent outstanding results, Ms. Odjaghian obtained a $5,700,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 70-year-old worker who suffered a stroke on the job. Through her aggressive approach in litigation, Ms. Odjaghian defies California workers’ compensation norms by consistently winning favorable decisions at trial, despite the dire workers’ compensation climate after the enactment of Senate Bill 863, which drastically limits access to medical treatment and negatively impacts values of claims.
Ms. Odjaghian is very involved in the brain injury community and was most recently installed as a board member with the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences. She repeatedly serves on educational panels and speaks to doctors, nurses and fellow attorneys about the protocol and nuances of litigating brain injury cases. She also currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association and was recently appointed to their newly established Judicial Evaluation Committee.
Ms. Odjaghian earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Ms. Odjaghian is a certified course instructor licensed by the California Department of Insurance. Ms. Odjaghian was named in the Los Angeles magazine’s list of Southern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars for 2011, 2012, and 2013 consecutively featuring “Outstanding Young Lawyers in Southern California.” In 2018, Ms. Odjaghian was honored to have been named a Super Lawyer in Los Angeles Magazine’s list of Southern California Super Lawyers for the third consecutive year.
Ms. Odjaghian’s legal experience began as a summer associate at a reputable civil and insurance defense firm in Los Angeles. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Odjaghian spent several years practicing employment defense law with an emphasis on workers’ compensation insurance defense at a premier workers’ compensation defense firm where she quickly earned a reputation for negotiating favorable settlement agreements for corporate and small business clients. She was recognized by her colleagues and clients for her outstanding ability to combine her knowledge of the ever-evolving workers’ compensation laws with her outstanding negotiation skills to obtain outstanding results for her clients.
Ms. Odjaghian also served as a legal extern to the Honorable Judge Dickran Tevrizian of the U.S. District Court, Central District. She benefited from participating in her mentor’s well-known proactive approach to championing complex multimillion-dollar settlements. She now draws on this experience in negotiating multimillion-dollar settlements on behalf of her catastrophically injured clients.
Ms. Odjaghian also brings with her the unique perspective of having represented various plaintiffs in disputes ranging from ADA litigation to property rights in the course of her prior experience at the LMU Center for Mediation and Disability Rights where she earned her certification in Mediation.