Simon Stepanyan is the founder and managing attorney of Stepanyan Law Firm. Growing up in a family of attorneys, it was only a matter of time before Simon would become one himself. He is a graduate of law schools in the United States, France, and Armenia. Simon’s legal education is complemented by his work experience at law firms in all three countries.
Immediately prior to founding Stepanyan Law Firm, Simon worked at a Los Angeles law firm, where his practice was focused on multi-million dollar complex state and federal cases, consumer class actions, business law, and immigration law.
With his unique background and international experience, Simon founded Stepanyan Law Firm, offering his clients the best legal experience in specific practice areas. Lawyer Stepanyan practices business law, litigation, immigration, and consumer protection. He speaks English, Armenian, Russian, and French.
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Business Law Certificate), 2014
Université Jean Moulin Lyon III
Licence Droit, Economie, Gestion, mention Droit, 2012
French University of Armenia
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), 2011
Stepanyan Law Firm
Stepanyan Law Firm is a Glendale law firm established as a product of a legacy of generations of lawyers. Stepanyan Law Firm’s practice areas include business law and litigation, family and employment based immigration, California lemon law, and auto dealer fraud matters.
Founded by its managing attorney, Simon Stepanyan, Stepanyan Law Firm stems from the Armenian Vahe Stepanyan & Son law firm founded by Vahe Stepanyan, Simon’s father.
Vahe Stepanyan & Son was established in 1998. The firm’s main office was based in downtown Yerevan. The firm served prominent clientele including Public Television of Armenia, Public Radio of Armenia, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia, Anglia Consulting and others. Upon Vahe Stepanyan’s retirement from commercial practice, Vahe Stepanyan & Son stopped accepting new clients.
Now, the new generation has taken over the field, with a fresh Californian base, through the Stepanyan Law Firm. Times change, but one thing that will never change is the exceptional legal representation Stepanyan Law Firm provides to their clients.
Stepanyan Family of Lawyers
Vahe Stepanyan, Simon’s father, is a prominent Armenian lawyer, who served as the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia from 1990 to 1997, immediately before founding his private practice. Mr. Stepanyan was one of the founding fathers of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, which was adopted by the votes of more than 98% of the Armenian population.
After retiring from governmental and commercial practice, Mr. Stepanyan currently serves as the head of chair of European and International law at Yerevan State University. He is also a professor of law at Yerevan State University and other Armenian universities, providing wisdom and experience to generations of attorneys.
Simon Stepanyan, the founder of Stepanyan Law Firm, is also an Armenian lawyer that practices law exclusively in the State of California. From young age Simon was exposed to the legal field at every turn, growing up in a family where his father, uncles and cousin were all lawyers.
Before moving to California, Simon worked at law firms in Paris, France and Yerevan, Armenia, and studied at the law department of the French University of Armenia, which he graduated in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, Simon served in the armed forces. Afterwards, he moved to the United States to study at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law. Simon graduated from USC’s LL.M. program in 2014, receiving his U.S. law degree and a Graduate Certificate in Business Law.
Upon completing his studies at USC Gould School of Law, Simon began working at a Los Angeles law firm that put a heavy emphasis on consumer protection cases, including consumer class actions, California lemon law and auto dealer fraud. Being an auto enthusiast, Simon quickly grasped the peculiarities of automobile related cases and car related class action lawsuits.
After gaining invaluable experience Simon founded Stepanyan Law Firm, offering his clients legal services in business law, immigration, California lemon law and auto dealer fraud matters, carrying on the legacy of Vahe Stepanyan & Son, and bringing an innovative perspective to the longstanding legal background of his past.
Note that Vahe Stepanyan, Simon’s father, is an Armenian lawyer that does not practice law in California.