Patrick BaghdaseriansManaging Partner
Patrick is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in the area of Family Law. Since 2007, He has represented both men and women, as well as their spouses in complex divorce, custody and paternity cases, who work in many industries including entertainment, finance, professional sports, professionals such as lawyers, doctors and accountants, and technology. These include complex financial marital dissolutions, relocation and high-conflict child custody litigation, grey divorce and sophisticated prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Sensitive to the needs of his many prominent clients’, Patrick works discreetly and tirelessly to achieve favorable outcomes and promote their rights. Known for his tenacious courtroom skills and impassioned advocacy, Patrick has gained national prominence representing the interests of families throughout the state.
Patrick has been featured in local and national media regarding family law issues. He has expressed his expert opinion in the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Balancing Act television show hosted by Montell Williams and other media outlets.
In 2019, Patrick founded Baghdaserians Law Group with his long-time friend and colleague, Daniel Leonnetti. Since its opening, the firm has expanded quickly. Clients have come from all walks of life. All sides of the spectrum of family law are served by the firm. In order to best serve its growing clientele, Baghdaserians Law Group has multiple offices located in Pasadena and Beverly Hills.
“Family law is such a melting pot, which is what really drew me to it,” Baghdaserians says. “It provides the opportunity to be a litigator, a mediator, and to go to court. Being able to go to court and advocate for others is something I’ve always wanted to do in my life, and it turns out I’m really good at it. When it comes to family law, we’re not dealing with large corporations. We’re dealing with human beings and children, and I get to make a positive impact on people’s lives every day.”
Having worked for almost two decades as an attorney, Patrick looks forward to continuing to serve his clients and the community for many years to come. “I love advocacy, going to court and protecting my clients,” Baghdaserians says. “I love advocating on behalf of people who can’t advocate for themselves. That’s the real role of a lawyer—whether you’re in family law, personal injury law or criminal law, it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, we are advocates. Advocacy is what drew me to a career in the legal industry, it drew me to family law, it’s the reason I love what I do.”
Patrick grew up in the La Canada Flintridge area, attending St. Francis High School. He then attended Loyola Marymount University and earned his law degree from Southwestern Law School. While in law school, Patrick had the distinct honor of working for renowned Federal Judge, the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi, as a full-time legal extern. While serving the federal court, he was privileged to be involved in and witness dozens of federal trials and hearings.
- Child Custody and Visitation disputes.
- Complex Property Characterization and Division.
- Child and Spousal Support determination.
- Support Determination when dealing with a self-employed person.
- Support Determination when dealing with an extraordinary high-earner.
- Business Valuations and Division.
- Breach of Fiduciary Duties.
- Child Custody Move Away actions.
- Pre and Post-Marital Agreements Analysis/Disputes.
- Child and Spousal Support Modification.
- Child and Spousal Support Enforcement.
- Domestic Violence.
- Parental Alienation Conflicts.
- Property Tracing.
- Parentage (Paternity).
The firm also has experience litigating matters before the California appellate courts.
Begian v. Sarajian (2018) 31 Cal.App.5th 506. Mr. Baghdaserians successfully appealed and overturned a court’s ruling on an issue of real property transmutation. The decision was published by the appellate court in 2019. The case was a matter of the first impression, holding (for the first time) that a deed did not comply with the requirements of a Family Code § 852 transmutations.
In re Marriage of Burwell (2017) Challenging a court’s ruling on violation of fiduciary duty and division of the omitted asset.
In re Marriage of Chang (2018) Appeal Petition for Writ of Mandate/Prohibition or other Appropriate Reliefseeking to overturn a court’s ruling regarding a discovery violation. The matter was settled after the briefing.
Hassan v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County (2019) Case Number B297315 Mr. Baghdaserians successfully obtained a writ and stay of a trial court’s order concerning legal custody of a minor child. Said order required the court to vacate its ex parte order changing legal custody and awarding the mother sole decision-making authority on educational issues.
In the News
In June 2022, managing Partner Patrick Baghdaserians made a guest appearance on an episode of “The Balancing Act,” which aired on KCOP Los Angeles.
In January 2022, managing Partner Patrick Baghdaserians was interviewed and his case featured in a CNN article covering the impact of Covid mandates on family law.
In January 2022, managing Partner Patrick Baghdaserians was interviewed and his case featured in a Los Angeles Time front-page article covering the impact of Covid mandates on family law.
June 2020, managing Partner Patrick Baghdaserians was interviewed by Los Angeles Magaine regarding his charitable endeavors.
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- Member of the California Lawyers Association Family Law Section Committee FLEXCOMM
- Super Lawyers’ 2014-19 “Rising Star.”
- Pasadena Magazine “Top Attorneys” 2010-2019
- A Perfect 10.0 Rating on AVVO, deemed “Superb.”