Paboojian Named Trial Lawyer of the Year
The CAL-ABOTA Board of Directors has selected Warren Paboojian (Law ’85) as the 2017 Trial Lawyer of the Year.
Recognized as the highest honor a California trial lawyer can receive, the CAL-ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year is awarded annually to a recipient exhibiting the best traits of a trial lawyer: excellence in advocacy, a distinguished career and a reputation for civility, ethics and fair play.
SJCL is especially proud to note that only three other trial lawyers in the CAL-ABOTA Central Valley Chapter have ever received this award in the past 55 years. The Law School is also grateful that Paboojian chose SJCL to receive a $5,000 gift as part of his award.
In 2011, Mr. Paboojian was inducted into the SJCL Alumni Hall of Fame because of his outstanding trial advocacy.
Mr. Paboojian, a founding partner of the law firm of Baradat & Paboojian, has been practicing law in the San Joaquin Valley for 30 years. He has litigated over 55 jury trials to verdict in Fresno County and throughout the State of California.
In addition to being a Life Fellow of the ABOTA Foundation, Mr. Paboojian is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the International Academy of Trial Attorneys. He also served as President of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of ABOTA in 2008.
His honors and achievements include:
- 2008 Trial Lawyer of the Year for the State of California by Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
- Super Lawyers’ Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California for 5 consecutive years
- Central California Trial Lawyers’ President’s Award for Outstanding Plaintiffs Verdict in 2004
- Central California Trial Lawyers’ President’s Award for Outstanding Advocacy for Consumer Rights
Mr. Paboojian is most proud of his foundation called Departed Angels. Departed Angels is a non-profit that provides financial help to parents whose children have died untimely.