Paro M. Astourian practices in the areas of business law and civil litigation, with a focus on litigating business, real property, construction, employment and personal injury cases in state and federal courts.
A practicing lawyer for about twenty one years and has a background as an active litigator and legal consultant in Europe and the Middle East.
A graduate of the American University of Beirut and the Law College of the Lebanese State University. He has expertise with international litigation and has been handling and consulting on disputes involving foreign entities and individuals from Europe, Asia and the Middle East; he is particularly interested in and knowledgeable in legal matters concerning the Middle East and International law.
His practice is based in Los Angeles, California but he travels on regular basis to the Middle East. He is a member of the California State Bar (2003), the Washington DC Bar (2011) and the Beirut Bar Association (1996). He is familiar with West European Civil and Arab legal systems; and is fluent in English, French, Armenian and Arabic.
Professional Memberships: Washington DC Bar (2011); U.S. District Court; Central District of California (2003); California State Bar (2003); Beirut Bar Association (1996); American Bar Association (2003); Los Angeles County Bar Association (2004); American Trial Lawyers' Association (2005); California State Bar: International Law Section (since 2006; Executive Committee member 2006 to 2008) and Employment Law Section (2006); Washington DC Bar: International Law Section; Litigation Section; Los Angeles County Bar Association: Litigation Section; Labor and Employment Law Section; International Law Section - Executive Committee member since 2005; American Bar Association: International Law Section; Middle East Committee; AALA of S. California - Past Chair.