Vic Merjanian is a dedicated attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of our injured clients. Mr. Merjanian empathizes with the struggles our clients must endure and overcome. In fact, he chose a career in law because of his desire to help others. Mr. Merjanian is also passionate about contributing to the greater legal community and has published numerous times in a wide range of publications. His most recent publication is Ensuring Access to Affordable Medication: The Supreme Court’s Opinion in F.T.C. v. Actavis, Inc., published in the Fall 2013 issue of The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California.
As an attorney, Mr. Merjanian always places his clients’ interests above all else, but his dedication to service extends far beyond the confines of the courtroom. Mr. Merjanian has founded and led efforts to raise funds and create nutritional programs for the homeless in San Diego as well as for military service families.
Prior to working for The Thomas Law Firm, Mr. Merjanian spent four years at Krause, Kalfayan, Benink & Slavens, LLP, as an associate attorney and law clerk in San Diego, California. There he worked on complex, multi-hundred-million dollar litigation in the fields of Antitrust, Business Litigation, Consumer Protection, and Personal Injury. Mr. Merjanian also took the firm paperless and to the cloud with a system that not only increased energy efficiency, but enhanced client service. These changes also allowed the firm to be designated an ABA-EPA Climate Challenge Partner. Mr. Merjanian is similarly enhancing our firm’s renowned client service and helping drive The Thomas Law Firm to new heights in efficiency with its client service and environmental responsibilities.
As a graduate of Corona Del Mar High School, Mr. Merjanian has deep ties to the community. Mr. Merjanian subsequently attended the University of California, San Diego where he was awarded numerous awards and graduated with a Major GPA of 4.0 in Sociology. At the University of San Diego School of Law, Mr. Merjanian co-founded the nation’s first student-run renewable energy and climate change law review “The San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law” of which he served as Editor in Chief of the inaugural edition.
Mr. Merjanian is fluent in Armenian and is also proficient in basic Spanish. His affiliations include: the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the Armenian Bar Association. Mr. Merjanian is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California and before the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. Merjanian is also a member of Surfrider Foundation.
In his spare time, Mr. Merjanian enjoys pursuing many interests including inventing electronic and computer related devices in which he holds two patents to his name. He is also an accomplished classical pianist and also enjoys playing the guitar. Mr. Merjanian also enjoys paddle boarding, playing tennis and watching his favorite TV show, “Suits.”