Patrick BaghdaseriansManaging Partner
Certified Family Law Specialist / Firm Principal
Patrick Baghdaserians is an attorney specializing in California Family Law. He grew up in the La Canada Flintridge area, attending St. Francis High School. Patrick 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.
Since 2007, Patrick has been a California licensed attorney, working exclusively in the area of family law. In 2014, he became a State Bar Certified Specialist in the area of family law, gaining a said distinction at a pace not normally seen. In the same year, Patrick became a partner at the largest family law firm in the San Gabriel Valley area, where he remained until starting his own practice in 2019.
Since becoming one of the state’s youngest Family Law Specialists, Patrick has garnered virtually unparalleled experience, making hundreds of court appearances and representing individuals from all walks of life. Some of his clients include Hollywood writers/producers, world-renowned musicians, and artists, television and film actors, CEOs, corporate executives, heirs to fortunes exceeding 100 million dollars, doctors, dentists, financial planners, accountants, and their spouses.
Patrick is an experienced courtroom litigator, having handled virtually all types of Family Law related actions. In 2018, he completed a 15-day trial, where his client was awarded custody of the minor and over $50,000.00 in monetary sanctions payable by the opposing party.
Patrick also has the very distinct experience of handling matters from the trial level all the way up to the California Court of Appeal. His appellate experience gives him unique insight into each and every case he handles.
Family Law Appellate Court Experience
Begian v. Sarajian (2018) 31 Cal.App.5th 506. 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) (pending) 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
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.
Patrick is very committed to the community. While serving on Southwestern Law School’s Board of Governors, he helped create and fund a pro bono legal aid program working in conjunction with one of the most well-regarded legal aid organizations, Levitt and Quinn Family Law Services.
- 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.”