Hovanes Margarian

Hovanes Margarian Attorney, entrepreneur and community advocate. Hovanes Margarian, Esq. USC - Biological Sciences, B.A; USC - Gould School of Law, J.D. Admitted to the California State Bar, U.S.
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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Hovanes Margarian is lead trial counsel and founder of a preeminent consumer protection law office in Sherman Oaks, CA. Margarian has extensive litigation experience in consumer fraud, automobile dealership fraud, automobile repair fraud, products liability, automobile defects/lemon law, legal and medical malpractice, business law, criminal law, employment law and personal injury litigation. He has litigated cases against Intel Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Honda North America, Inc., Aston Martin Lagonda of North America, Inc., BMW of North America, LLC, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Keyes European, LLC, Rusnak Enterprises, LLC and Wells Fargo Auto Finance, Inc. His clients range across the socio-economic spectrum, from the working class to the corporate elite. What unifies them is Margarian's vision that even poor individuals should afford the full legal remedies available under the law if they have been wronged. Margarian earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern California in a total of three years, while concurrently conducting scholarly research in gene therapy and earning the highest departmental awards for two consecutive years. Upon graduating from USC, Margarian combined his intellectual capacity with his relentless passion for standing up for the right cause and matriculated in law school, rejecting his admission to a tier one medical school.*1*

Margarian obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the USC Gould School of Law, where he concentrated his studies on business and corporate law, real estate law, property law and California civil procedure. While in law school, he co-founded a nationwide automobile sales and leasing brokerage. His venture in the automotive industry gave him first-hand exposure to the innermost nuances of automobile sales and leasing, which are rarely accessible to the public. While enhancing his professional network, Margarian built bridges with industry and community leaders, government officials and prominent attorneys. At the same time Margarian became involved in a graduate student association through which he developed charitable programs that rose over $30,000 annually and donated the funds to build schools and hospitals in underdeveloped regions of the world. Immediately upon graduating, Margarian established his own legal practice and quickly began gaining recognition for being an aggressive litigator with an unprecedented amount of inside knowledge of the automotive industry. He has a keen ability to assess damages in a given case and find legal theories under which to seek not only the client's actual damages but also punitive damages and attorney's fees and costs. This makes it possible for a consumer to afford retaining his legal services and vigorously pursuing a claim even when the consumer cannot afford to pay litigation expenses out of pocket. *2*

Margarian is now widely known as one of the most bold litigators in the arena of automobile dealership fraud and auto defects/lemon law who gets most of his cases through referrals from other attorneys across the State of California. He has not only gained recognition from his own clients but also from defense counsel who routinely settle cases with him merely to avoid going to trial and often times even refer him clients. With the extensive amount of success and knowledge in litigation he has also expanded his practice into most major arenas of civil litigation including, but not limited to, legal and medical malpractice, business law, employment law, personal injury litigation and also criminal defense. Margarian frequents speaking engagements where he informs university and law school students regarding the practice of law and civil litigation involving fraud. He also lectures to the public on the topic of consumer fraud, educating them on how to better protect their interests. Margarian also hosted a popular television series that discussed consumer rights and remedies arising out of automobile dealership fraud, business law, employment law and criminal law. Margarian is past president and re-founder of the USC Downtown Los Angeles Alumni Club with a base of over 10,000 local alumni. During his presidency, he organized various social, networking and fundraising events in conjunction with the USC Alumni House. He is presently on the USC Gould School of Law Young Alumni Committee, is the co-founder and vice-chairman of the USC Armenian Alumni Association, and is involved as a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. As a member of the Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association, Margarian has organized events honoring high ranking government officials, judges, litigators, prominent businessman and others. Margarian’s new YouTube series is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2011, where he plans to share more of his legal knowledge by providing insight into various consumer interest topics. He is also authoring a series of books to empower consumers through legal and practical advice.

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*1* Margarian's initial career objective was to become a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon thus he studied biology as an undergrad at USC and conducting research in gene therapy studying the practical application of the HIV and FIV modules to cure AIDS at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. He was awarded the highest departmental awards for two consecutive years, the Milo Don Appleman Award and the Okin Award, and his research findings were published in the prestigious Molecular Therapy Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy. Margarian's first scientific research project was a breakthrough in microscale techniques in thermodynamics which he published in the scholarly Journal of Chemical Education at the age of fifteen. He also graduated high school with the highest weighted grade point average of 4.72 in the State of California in the year of his graduation.

*2* Shortly upon starting his legal practice Margarian substituted in as lead counsel on two major ongoing litigations involving dealer fraud. The first one involved a $200,000 recreational vehicle purchase. The matter was set for trial three weeks away and Plaintiff's counsel had done zero preparation, even advising him to walk away from the case after having expended an exorbitant amount of money and nearly eighteen months. Margarian took over the matter, prepared for the trial and successfully recovered nearly one quarter of a million dollars. The second matter involved a $120,000 high-end sports vehicle, a working class Plaintiff who had hired a real estate attorney to represent him, over two years of ongoing litigation, a multi-million dollar defendant with top notch legal counsel and yet no end in sight. The underlying case was valued at $40,000 however Margarian recovered double the amount by proving not only the selling dealership's liability but also crucial errors made by the client's prior counsel.

Operating as usual

Trial ready! #monday #trial #openroads #dealerfraud #litigation #court Good to be back! #margarianlawfirm
04/19/2021

Trial ready! #monday #trial #openroads #dealerfraud #litigation #court Good to be back! #margarianlawfirm

Trial ready! #monday #trial #openroads #dealerfraud #litigation #court Good to be back! #margarianlawfirm

04/10/2021

Drive time! #malibu #friends #gt #ferrari #rs5 #m8comp #beastmode #stuntroad #oldtraditions #beach #caliliving #cars #summer #speed #iamu #MargarianLaw

#FrankSinatra #original #ford #thunderbird #classiccars #vehicleinspection #margarianlaw #dealerfraud #lemonlaw #fun #da...
03/19/2021

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03/15/2021

#bimmer #life #bmw #love #no #lemon #lemons #lemonlaw #margarianlaw #cars #convertible #grill #ugly #pretty #monday #morning #YesDayChallenge #igcars

Follow me on ClubHouse @lemonlawlawyer or PM me to get an invite. Cars, Coffee & the Law - every Friday at 8:15 am. Join...
02/23/2021

Follow me on ClubHouse @lemonlawlawyer or PM me to get an invite. Cars, Coffee & the Law - every Friday at 8:15 am. Join the conversation! Shushanik Margarian Armen Margarian

#clubhouse #people #conversations #cars #coffee #law #meeting #new #world #friends #learning #sharing #passion #startups #drive #lawyers #consumers #margarianlaw #appearme #lemonlaw

Follow me on ClubHouse @lemonlawlawyer or PM me to get an invite. Cars, Coffee & the Law - every Friday at 8:15 am. Join the conversation! Shushanik Margarian Armen Margarian

#clubhouse #people #conversations #cars #coffee #law #meeting #new #world #friends #learning #sharing #passion #startups #drive #lawyers #consumers #margarianlaw #appearme #lemonlaw

Winning cases for our clients! After a long delay due to COVID and a very shady car dealer with an even more unethical d...
02/08/2021

Winning cases for our clients! After a long delay due to COVID and a very shady car dealer with an even more unethical defense attorney, I am very pleased that today we secured a judgment for our client. #Relentless #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #ClassAction #WeKnowHow #MargarianLawFirm @shushanik.margarian_esq @armen.margarian.esq

Winning cases for our clients! After a long delay due to COVID and a very shady car dealer with an even more unethical defense attorney, I am very pleased that today we secured a judgment for our client. #Relentless #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #ClassAction #WeKnowHow #MargarianLawFirm @shushanik.margarian_esq @armen.margarian.esq

When your wife is a chef 👩‍🍳 and a rockstar! She know me all too well ❤️❤️❤️ #spoiled #cake #lemoncake not to be confuse...
01/28/2021

When your wife is a chef 👩‍🍳 and a rockstar! She know me all too well ❤️❤️❤️ #spoiled #cake #lemoncake not to be confused with Lemon Law! Thanks love @shushanik__margarian #MargarianLaw #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #Attorneys

When your wife is a chef 👩‍🍳 and a rockstar! She know me all too well ❤️❤️❤️ #spoiled #cake #lemoncake not to be confused with Lemon Law! Thanks love @shushanik__margarian #MargarianLaw #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #Attorneys

This morning’s meeting! #stuntroad #meeting #morning #lalife #winter #bmw #mercedes #drive #whatdrivesyou #whatdoyoudriv...
01/19/2021

This morning’s meeting! #stuntroad #meeting #morning #lalife #winter #bmw #mercedes #drive #whatdrivesyou #whatdoyoudrive #lemonlaw #dealerfraud #classaction #margarianlaw

Another lemon law surrender earlier today - refund secured, defective BMW returned! 2020 M series was at at the dealer f...
01/09/2021

Another lemon law surrender earlier today - refund secured, defective BMW returned! 2020 M series was at at the dealer for more than 30 days thereby qualifying for a repurchase under the presumption clause of the CA Lemon Law. The presumption clause shifts the burden on the manufacturer to disprove that a vehicle is defective 🙂 essentially securing a refund for the consumer. Know your right. Hire a skilled attorney. #MargarianLaw #LemonLaw #Refund #DealerFraud #Automotive #Litigation #Attorneys 818.553.1000

Monday has always been my favorite day of the week. First Monday of 2021 equals first opportunity to go after your goals...
01/04/2021

Monday has always been my favorite day of the week. First Monday of 2021 equals first opportunity to go after your goals! No limits! You can fly if you set your mind to it! Խիզախ agrees :)

#Monday #Workday #opportunity #knocking #goforthewin #nolimits #drive #goals #newyear #2021 #Litigation #attorneys #lemonlaw #dealerfruad #classaction #consumerprotection #winningcases #mindset #Khizakh #Խիզախ #ArmenianGampr #Dog #BestFriends #Pet #love #loyal

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Sunday walk with my Խիզախ (Khizakh - means brave in Armenian). He is a 3 year old purebred Armenian Gampr. Yes, this is ...
01/04/2021

Sunday walk with my Խիզախ (Khizakh - means brave in Armenian). He is a 3 year old purebred Armenian Gampr. Yes, this is the puppy I posted last week. All grown up.

#Khizakh #Խիզախ #ProudOwner #ArmenianGampr #Powerful #Handsome #Fierce #Gampr #WeEatLittleDogsForLunch #KiddingPerhaps #Sunday #Weekend #Dogs #BestFriend #Pets #weekendvibes #love #loyalty #TeamMargarian #MargarianLaw 💪❤️🇦🇲 @shushanik.margarian_esq

#Drive - To not only want something but to have the courage to make it happen and to excel beyond. #Goals #2021 #Passion...
01/02/2021

#Drive - To not only want something but to have the courage to make it happen and to excel beyond. #Goals #2021 #PassionForDrive #PassionForWinning #NoCompetition #Competition #BMWaddict #Irony #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #MargarianWay #MargarianLaw #2021juststarted #NotForgettingMyMission #JustPostingPositiveVibes #ItIsOn #FightOn #LovingLife

Happy New Year! Hopefully this whole year goes as it started - got all the gifts I wanted, I mean all the gifts Hayk wan...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! Hopefully this whole year goes as it started - got all the gifts I wanted, I mean all the gifts Hayk wanted 😍😂🎆🎄🎊 #blackjackyear #happynewyear @shushanik.margarian_esq

Last cappuccino of 2020. Ready for the blackjack year! #MargarianLaw #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #ConsumerRights #ClassAction...
12/31/2020

Last cappuccino of 2020. Ready for the blackjack year! #MargarianLaw #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #ConsumerRights #ClassAction #WeKnowHow @shushanik.margarian_esq @armen.margarian.esq

Merry Christmas!
12/24/2020

Merry Christmas!

Often times, consumers get impatient with their defective vehicles and have their private mechanics attempt to repair th...
12/18/2020

Often times, consumers get impatient with their defective vehicles and have their private mechanics attempt to repair them. This is a bad idea because outside repairs (repairs by non-authorized dealerships) will void the manufacturer’s original warranty. Moreover, when the manufacturer detects such repairs, they may allege that you were tempering with the vehicle, causing the defect in an effort to lemon the car. This will in effect both void the warranty and make it extremely difficult to prove that your vehicle is defective. As a result you will be unable to use the Lemon 🍋 Law to make the manufacturer buy back your vehicle and give you a refund. Thus, self-help remedies through your private mechanic are never recommended if the vehicle is under the manufacturer’s warranty or if the problems started while it was under such warranty. The concept of Lemon 🍋 Law is to allow the manufacturer (not others) the opportunities to repair the defective vehicle before being obligated to give the consumer a refund. If you have been frustrated with your vehicle due to defects, the best place to start is to have our law firm give you a free consultation about your Lemon Law rights and give you guidance on how you should proceed with future repairs. ☎️ 818.553.1000

#LemonLawTips #MargarianLaw #WeKnowHow #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #wednesday #Tips #Cars #Defects #automotive #Litigation #attorney #lawyers #lawyerup #free #consultation

Happy clients, happy attorneys! More like chubby attorneys 😋 Thank you! When you lemon 3 cars in a row for one client yo...
12/17/2020

Happy clients, happy attorneys! More like chubby attorneys 😋 Thank you! When you lemon 3 cars in a row for one client you truly own your #WeKnowHow 🥊✊🏻 💵 #Refunds #LemonLaw ##DealerFraud #MargarianLaw @shushanik.margarian_esq @armen.margarian.esq

Dec 4th marked my 14 years of being licensed as an attorney! Indeed I have mastered the art of cappuccino making and yet...
12/07/2020

Dec 4th marked my 14 years of being licensed as an attorney! Indeed I have mastered the art of cappuccino making and yet still practicing law. One day I’ll master that as well 😂 Those who know me know that I have not had the heart recently to post much of anything. But I also never quit and I always double down. Bigger undertakings yet to come! Ps. We just settled a class action case where we got over $70,000,000 in class benefits. One of the largest automotive class action settlements ever. These type of results fuel our passion to keep fighting for consumer rights and to use our resources for doing good in general. No pandemic or war can break our spirit. Partly because I am too stubborn to give up. #### Thank you to my wife, son, brother, parents, employees and all my friends for your continued support and faith in my madness for all these years. I promise you more of the same 🙂 #### Thank you to @uscgouldlaw for the education/ammunition. 💪🚗💥⚖️🥇🍾✊🏻 🇺🇸 🇦🇲 ✊🏻 #MargarianLaw #LemonLaw #ClassAction #WeKnowHow @shushanik.margarian_esq @armen.margarian.esq

11/11/2020
We just donated another $10,000 on behalf of the Margarian Law Firm and AppearMe Armenia. Calling upon all our friends t...
10/10/2020

We just donated another $10,000 on behalf of the Margarian Law Firm and AppearMe Armenia. Calling upon all our friends to keep donating. #ՀԱՂԹԵԼՈՒԵՆՔ #AzgainTurq #2020Hayastanin

We are seeing a lot of Chevrolet Silverado Lemon Law cases recently. If you have a defective Silverado or another vehicl...
09/13/2020

We are seeing a lot of Chevrolet Silverado Lemon Law cases recently. If you have a defective Silverado or another vehicle feel free to call us to see if you are entitled to a refund. 818.553.1000 Margarian Law 🍋 🥊🥊🥊 💵 💵 💵 #LemonLaw #ConsumerRights #Refunds #MargarianLaw

Good Morning ☀️ 😋 #coffeetime #sweets #berries #usc #margarian @uscgouldlaw @uscgouldlaw @margarianlaw
09/12/2020

Good Morning ☀️ 😋 #coffeetime #sweets #berries #usc #margarian @uscgouldlaw @uscgouldlaw @margarianlaw

#MargarianLaw #DealerFraud #LemonLaw #ClassAction #Litigation #HappyLaborDay 🎉🍾🎊
09/08/2020

#MargarianLaw #DealerFraud #LemonLaw #ClassAction #Litigation #HappyLaborDay 🎉🍾🎊

#healthy #snack #fruits #nolemons #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #Attorneys #MargarianLaw
09/01/2020

#healthy #snack #fruits #nolemons #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #Attorneys #MargarianLaw

Got yours? DM me if you want one! #MargarianLaw #Candy #Mugs #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #ClassAction #Attorneys
08/31/2020

Got yours? DM me if you want one! #MargarianLaw #Candy #Mugs #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #ClassAction #Attorneys

07/15/2020

#DemandLetterWednesdays #LemonLaw #DealerFraud #Attorneys #MargarianLaw #WeKnowHow #Fighting for #Consumer #Rights

07/15/2020

#goodmorning

07/14/2020

#goodmorning #work #day #fresh #start #opportunities #await #coffee #first #conquest #next #make #it #count #consumer #protection #litigation #lemonlaw #dealerfraud #classaction #margarianlaw #weknowhow #whosyourattorney

Trial day. Let’s see if it goes forward or gets delayed again. #DealerFraud #LemonLaw #consumer #rights #margarianlaw
07/13/2020

Trial day. Let’s see if it goes forward or gets delayed again. #DealerFraud #LemonLaw #consumer #rights #margarianlaw

07/12/2020
Sunday Topanga Canyon

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07/12/2020

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Another McLaren lemon law case. Approved as new counsel for a client who was unhappy with former counsel who did not do ...
07/07/2020

Another McLaren lemon law case. Approved as new counsel for a client who was unhappy with former counsel who did not do much for several months. Client was furious. Time for a change. We rarely take over ongoing cases but sometimes we do so for the sake of the client. #Federal #Court #McLaren #Litigation #MargarianLaw #WeKnowHow

The healing power of Glenfiddich 18. #thankyou #greatclients #awesomefriends #glenfiddich #singlemalt #scotch #nothingto...
07/02/2020

The healing power of Glenfiddich 18. #thankyou #greatclients #awesomefriends #glenfiddich #singlemalt #scotch #nothingtodowithourlawfirm

So now I am the “attorney for attorney” 😳 the Courts are really cutting edge in tech.... 🤦‍♂️ #whoismyclient lol Whoever...
06/30/2020

So now I am the “attorney for attorney” 😳 the Courts are really cutting edge in tech.... 🤦‍♂️ #whoismyclient lol Whoever Mr Warren is - if he wants to do the trial for me that is super nice of him 😂 #lemonlaw #litigation #margarianlaw

Considering offering to hire our building security to assist us (scan files, call clients, etc....). The building is pra...
06/25/2020

Considering offering to hire our building security to assist us (scan files, call clients, etc....). The building is practically empty. They are very nice guys but bored all day, watching TV and chatting. Might as well be productive. #MargarianLaw #WeAreOpen 818.553.1000

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you happy now? https://www.facebook.com/ancagrassroots/videos/10154765659301859/ this could have been prevented by real Armenian intellectuals like me with martial-arts mastery, yet your law firm steals millions from Corporations and doesn't share it with our community's intellectual who are willing to work, code, IT, and prosecute lemon law, car-tech related cases. F**k USC, and f**k your dishonorable sinful lawfirm. God will punish you Hovanes, and your family. We shun you as true believers in God. True Christians do not act the way you do.