Karineh Darbinian

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T: (213) 613-1083
F: (213) 613-0550


Education & Honors

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D., 2011); Certificate in Business Law; Member, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal; University of California, Los Angeles (Double B.A., 2008, Economics and Philosophy).


Bar Admissions

California (2011); United States District Court, Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of California.



Solo practitioner at Law Office of Karineh Darbinian (2017-2020); Associate at Brown White & Osborn LLP (2015-2017); Associate, Wargo & French LLP (2012-2014).


  • General counsel for various entities, including construction company specializing in public works construction, online startups, and racecar parts manufacturer
  • Handled employment arbitration disputes before the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement.
  • Represented firefighters’ union in successful federal civil rights lawsuit against local government and fire chief, involving workplace and First Amendment violation claims
  • Represented financial institution against fraud claims in arbitration action before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Represented both landlords and tenants in disputes
  • Represented qui-tam plaintiff in lawsuit involving medical fraud whistleblower claims
  • Drafted Ninth Circuit appellate briefs and represented defendants in various state criminal defense matters
  • Represented employers in labor and employment litigation, including wage and hour disputes, common law tort claims and class actions before state and federal courts.
  • Represented property owners in construction defect litigation and successfully resolved mechanic’s liens and claims by subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Defended lenders and national financial services institutions in numerous state and federal court actions by borrowers asserting violations of the Truth-In-Lending Act (“TILA”), Regulation Z, RESPA, FCRA, FDCPA, and various other federal and state consumer protection statutes, and claims involving wrongful foreclosure, slander of title, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional infliction of emotional distress, successor liability, negligence, and fraud claims.