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Abbas Kazerounian

Abbas Kazerounian

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Abbas Kazerounian is a founding partner at Kazerouni Law Group, APC, and the Injury Recovery Group, specializing in personal injury, consumer rights, and class actions.

Recognized for his excellence, Abbas was selected by his peers as a rising star in 2013, 2014, and 2015. From 2016 to 2020, he was honored as a Super Lawyer, a distinction awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys in the state. In 2020, Abbas made the SuperLawyers Top 50 in Orange County and the Top 100 in Southern California. He was also named a Rising Star by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2012, and in 2016 and 2017 was recognized among The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.

With experience litigating over 3,000 individual consumer rights cases, Abbas is regarded as a preeminent consumer rights attorney in Southern California. His extensive knowledge, trial skills, and over 650 published opinions make him a leading advocate in this field. He has successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including in the landmark case Knutson v. Sirius XM Radio, No. 12-56120 (9th Cir. 2014), and is currently litigating numerous cases in the Ninth Circuit.

Abbas received his Bachelor of Arts in English literature and theatre and performance from the University of Plymouth, U.K., and his master’s from the London Academy of Performing Arts. He then earned his Juris Doctor from the California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA.

Abbas is an adjunct professor of law at the California Western School of Law, teaching 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 California, Texas, Illinois, Washington, D.C., New York, Michigan, and Colorado. He is also admitted to practice before the Ninth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Offices

  • Nevada: 6787 W Tropicana Ave. Suite 250 Las Vegas, NV 89103
  • Arizona: 301 E Bethany Home Road, Suite C-195 Phoenix, AZ 85012

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
  • London Academy of Performing Arts

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
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award by State Bar of California for Pro Bono Work, 2017;
  • Voted Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013-2015;
  • Voted a Super lawyer in Super Lawyer Magazine 2016-2019;
  • Voted Rising Star by San Diego Transcript in 2012;
  • Nominated to Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers 2018-2019.

Professional Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Diversity Chair and Board Member from 2013-present
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association, member
  • Orange County Chapter of Iranian American Bar Association, two time president, 2009-2010
  • American Association for Justice
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

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
  • FDCPA: The Forgotten Statute, Daily Journal, 2016
  • Principles of Litigating Consumer Class Actions, The Advocate, February, 2015
  • Collateral Damage, Beyond the personal injury: When Creditors and collection agencies stalk your client, Plaintiff magazine, 2017
  • The Impact of Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis: How Arbitration Will Impact Consumers Going Forward, The Gavel, 2018
  • Material Considerations When Screening For A Class Representative, Plaintiff Magazine, 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
  • Speaker at ACI Conference in Dallas, TX in September of 2016 concerning The
    Borrower’s Perspective: Insight From The Plaintiffs’; Bar and Consumer Advocates
  • Speaker on TCPA panel in September of 2016 at the Annual Consumer Financial Services
    Conference
  • Speaker at the 2016 CAOC Conference in November of 2016
  • Made regular presentations to community organizations regarding debt
    collection laws and consumer rights, including the Telephone Consumer
    Protection Act (“TCPA”). These organizations include Whittier Law School,
    Iranian American Bar Association, Trinity School of Law and Chapman Law
    School, University of California, Irvine, and California Western School of Law.
  • I was the principle anchor on Time Television Broadcasting every Thursday night
    as an expert on consumer law generally, and the TCPA specifically, between
    2012 and 2013.
  • I lectured in Class Action Trends at the CAOC 2015 Conference in San
    Francisco.
  • In May of 2016, I spoke on Class Action Trends at the CAOC seminar in
    Palm Springs, California.
  • I lectured on the TCPA before the ABA Business Law Section, Consumer
    Financial Services Committee? in January 2016 at an event in Utah entitled,
    “Impact? of the FCC’s 2015 ?Rulings on TCPA Litigation?.”
  • In 2016, I wrote an article entitled “Finding a Balance” that was published in
    the Nutrition Business Journal, concerning a lawsuit filed under the
    Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act.
  • Guest speaker for legal analysis on popular television and radio shows such
    as Dr. Drew Midday Live and Fox 5.
  • I spoke on privacy rights on a panel before the California State Bar
    Convention in 2016.
  • In March of 2016, I moderated the Judges Panel on Class Action Trends and
    Federal Litigation Trends at the NCLC Conference.
  • Speaker at the Western Trial Lawyers Association conference on Class
    Action Trends in 2017, held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
  • Speaker at Consumer Attorneys of California 2017 seminar on hot litigation
    topics at Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
  • Speaker at National Webinar by the ABA Consumer Financial Services
    Committee on TCPA Update – “The D.C. Circuit’s TCPA Decision on the
    FCC Ruling, held on March 22, 2018.
  • Spoke at 2018 Inland Empire CAOC Convention on “Class Action Hot
    Topics” – May 2018.
  • Speaker at national webinar sponsored by Ballard Spahr LLP, entitled, From
    Both Sides: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on the TCPA – August 2018.
  • On October 10, 2018, I was one of the two panelist and spoke at a webinar
    entitled, TCPA Takes A New Turn With the 9 th Circuit’s Ruling in Marks v.
    Crunch San Diego, LLC, hosted by the Consumer Financial Services
    Committee of the American Bar Association.
  • Panelist at the Consumer Financial Services Committee meeting entitled,
    TCPA Litigation: Where Is It Heading Now?, held on January 11, 2019.
  • Spoke on the Fundamentals of thee FDCPA at NCLC 2019 Las Vegas
    Conference.
  • Spoke on “The interplay between Personal Injury and Class Actions” at the
    CAOC Sonoma Seminar 2019.
  • Presented at Mass Torts Made Perfect on Modern Trends in the TCPA in
    April of 2019.
  • Speaker at the CAOC Inland Empire Seminar in Palm Springs on “Dealin
    with Overly Ambitious Lien Holders, on May 2, 2019.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • 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. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Pro Bono Activities

  • 40-50 hours a year to legal aid

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta