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Karine Akopchikyan

Associate Attorney

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Direct: (626) 638-1761
General: (626) 638-1758
Fax: (800) 628-1950
kakopchikyan@scheidemantlelawgroup.com

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015

Education

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, JD, 2015
  • California State University, Northridge, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Liberal Studies, 2011

Practices

  • Insurance Coverage (Policyholders)
  • Complex Litigation and Arbitration
  • Construction Defect
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Tort
  • Class Action Defense

Recognitions

  • Outstanding First Year Brief Award
  • First Honors Award (highest grade) in Torts and Legal Research and Writing

Karine Akopchikyan focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation and counseling on behalf of policyholders, and defense of construction, products liability, and toxic tort matters. Ms. Akopchikyan is a strong advocate for the firm’s clients, having successfully presented arguments during law and motion hearings for civil matters, delivered opening statements and closing arguments and conducted direct and cross-examinations of witnesses at unlawful detainer trials.

Ms. Akopchikyan earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Akopchikyan was a Senior Executive Editor of the USC Business Law Advisor publication, which ran practitioner-focused advisory articles relevant to the intersection of business and law. She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Ms. Akopchikyan has been a dedicated and active member of the law school community. At Gould, she was elected to be the student representative for both the Student Bar Association and the Career Services Office. As an alumna, Ms. Akopchikyan is a Committee Member of the USC Gould Alumni Association, Los Angeles Chapter and actively participates in Gould’s Annual Alumni Mentor Lunch.

Her strong foundation in education, advocacy, and impact reaches beyond the walls of academia. Ms. Akopchikyan is committed to improving academic and social outcomes for students in her community. She volunteers as an attorney proctor for the Teen Court Program at Pasadena High School. Teen Court is an innovative program that focuses on the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders rather than retribution or punishment.