The CAL-ABOTA Board of Directors has selected Warren Paboojian 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.


San Joaquin College of Law 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 especially grateful that Mr. Paboojian has chosen SJCL to receive a $5,000 gift as part of the award.


Mr. Paboojian earned his bachelor's degree from Fresno State in 1980 and his Juris Doctorate degree from San Joaquin College of Law 1985.  In 2011, Mr. Paboojian was inducted into the San Joaquin College of Law 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.