Abbas Kazerounian Esq.

Abbas Kazerounian Esq.

Founding Partner
Location:
Costa Mesa, California
Phone:
866-299-6190
Fax:
800-520-5523
Email:
Abbas Kazerounian is one of the founding partners at Kazerouni Law Group, APC. Mr. Kazerounian’s areas of specialty are consumer rights and class actions.

In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Abbas was selected by his peers as a Super Lawyers, a prestigious recognition given to only 2.5% of the attorneys in the state. He was also voted as a Rising Star by the San Diego Daily Transcript in 2012. Abbas was honored to be on the list of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2016.

Abbas has litigated over 2000 individual consumer rights cases.  Abbas is regarded as a one of the predominant consumer rights attorneys in Southern California. His depth of experience and knowledge in this practice area along with his trial skills, make Mr. Kazerounian one of the premiere advocates within this field of law. Abbas prides himself in being an innovator in the area consumer rights jurisprudence. Abbas has been responsible for over 250 published opinions. Recently he argued successfully before the Ninth Circuit of Appeals in the landmark case of Knutson v. Sirius XM Radio, No. 12-56120 (9th Cir. 2014). Abbas is currently litigating eight other cases in the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. 

Abbas has been lead counsel in over 300 national class actions in the last 5 years. This includes class actions against some of the nation’s largest banks, credit card companies and other fortune 500 companies. Abbas has obtained over $200,000,000 for consumers nationwide in the last 18 months alone. Abbas is asked to litigate class actions for referring firms all around the country. 

Abbas attended the University of Plymouth, U.K., where he received his bachelor of arts in English Literature & Theatre and Performance. He then received his masters from the prestigious London Academy of Performing Arts. Subsequently Mr. Kazerounian received his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. Abbas has also received certification in Advanced Mediation Techniques from the Strause Institute of the Pepperdine School of Law. 

Abbas is an adjunct professor of law at California Western School of Law where he teaches a 3 credit course in consumer law. He also lectures nationwide on class action litigation and consumer law. 

Abbas is licensed to practice law in CA, TX, IL, WA, DC, MI and CO. He is also licensed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well the United States Supreme Court.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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
  • Prestigious London Academy of Performing Arts

Published Works

  • On Two Feet and Wings , 2013
  • The Boy With Two Lives , 2015
  • Principles of Litigating Consumer Class Actions, The Advocate, February, 2015
  • "Finding a Balance"- lawsuits filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act , Nutrition Business Journal , 2016
  • "Collateral Damage, Beyond the personal Injury: When creditors and collection agencies stalk your clients" , Plaintiff Magazine, September, 2017

Classes/Seminars

  • 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 DC - April 2016
  • Speaker at ACI Conference in Dallas, TX, in September 2016 on "The Borrowers Perspective: Insight From the Plaintiff's Bar" , ACI
  • Speaker on TCPA Panel In September of 2016 at Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference , Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference
  • Speaker, November 2016 Consumer Attorneys Of California Conference in Palm Springs, CA
  • Presented at the 2017 CAOC Seminar in Palm Springs, CA
  • Speaker, 22nd National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement, January 2017
  • Speaker on Class Action Trends- Western Trial Lawyers Association, 2017

Honors and 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
  • Rising Star- Super Lawyers, January 1, 2013 - January 1, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board Member, 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Chapter of Iranian American Bar Association, Two Time President, 2009 - 2010
  • American Association for Justice
  • Federal Bar Association - 2014- Present , Member, January 1, 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Attorneys, Member, January 1, 2015 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • 40-50 Hours a Year to Legal Aid

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta