Abbas Kazerounian, Esq.

Location:
Costa Mesa, California
Phone:
310-893-0062
Fax:
800-520-5523
Email:

Abbas Kazerounian is one of the founding partners at Kazerouni Law Group, APC, and the Injury Recovery Group. Mr. Kazerounian's areas of specialty are personal injury, consumer rights and class actions.

In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Abbas was selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer, a prestigious recognition given to only 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state. He was also voted as a Rising Star by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2012. Abbas was honored to be on the list of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 in 2016.

Abbas has litigated over 2000 individual consumer rights cases. Abbas is regarded as a one of the predominant consumer rights attorneys in Southern California. His depth of experience and knowledge in this practice area along with his trial skills, make Mr. Kazerounian one of the premier advocates within this field of law. Abbas has been responsible for over 250 published opinions. Recently he argued successfully before the Ninth Circuit of Appeals in the landmark case of Knutson v. Sirius XM Radio, No. 12-56120 (9th Cir. 2014). Abbas is currently litigating eight other cases in the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Abbas attended the University of Plymouth, U.K., where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English literature & theatre and performance. He then received his masters from the prestigious London Academy of Performing Arts. Subsequently Mr. Kazerounian received his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA.

Abbas is an adjunct professor of law at California Western School of Law where he teaches a three credit course in consumer law. He also lectures nationwide on class action litigation and consumer law.

Abbas is licensed to practice law in CA, TX, IL, WA, DC, MI and CO. He is also licensed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well the United States Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
  • University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: English literature & theatre and performance
  • Prestigious London Academy of Performing Arts

Published Works

  • On Two Feet and Wings, 2013
  • The Boy with Two Lives, 2015
  • Finding A Balance, Nutrition Business Journal, Special Edition, 2016
  • Principles of Litigating Consumer Class Actions, The Advocate, February, 2015

Classes/Seminars

  • Spoke at ABA National Convention on TCPA, ABA, 2013-2016
  • Consumer Law — Adjunct Professor, CWSL, 2013-2016
  • Speaker at the 2014 ACA Conference in November 2014
  • Venables AdLaw Symposium in April 2016
  • The Rocky Road for the FCC's Interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in 2016 Live webcast in April 2016
  • ACI Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement in Washington, D.C.-April 2016

Honors And Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2013-2016
  • Voted as a Rising Star by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2012
  • Nominated to Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, board member, 2013-present
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Orange County Bar Association, member
  • Orange County Chapter of Iranian American Bar Association, two time president, 2009-2010
  • American Association for Justice

Pro Bono Activities

  • 40-50 hours a year to legal aid

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta