WARREN R. PABOOJIAN

ATTORNEY

WARREN R. PABOOJIAN

Warren R. Paboojian obtained the Number 1 Professional Malpractice Verdict in the United States in 2021 in Merlo vs. American Ambulance.

Warren R. Paboojian was born and raised in Fresno, California. He earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno, in 1980. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from San Joaquin College of Law and was admitted to practice law in 1987. While at San Joaquin College of Law, he was the editor of the law school newspaper, The Dicta. In 2011, Mr. Paboojian was inducted into the San Joaquin College of Law Hall of Fame because of his outstanding trial advocacy.

In 2017, Mr. Paboojian was selected Cal-Abota trial lawyer of the year. In 2008, the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) selected Mr. Paboojian as their trial lawyer of the year. Mr. Paboojian practices in the area of personal injury which primarily encompasses catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and wrongful termination. Mr. Paboojian has litigated over 55 jury trials to verdict in Fresno County and throughout the state of California. Mr. Paboojian has obtained 9 verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00 in the last 12 years.

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Verdicts and Settlements

Mr. Paboojian has obtained over $250,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. In 2007, Mr. Paboojian obtained the largest employment verdict against a public entity in the United States for $19.1 Million.

The following cases are some of the verdicts and settlements that Mr. Paboojian has obtained on behalf of his clients:

$49.8 Million – Merlo v. American Ambulance – Medical Malpractice


$19.1 Million – Stacy Johnson–Klein v. California State University, Fresno – Employment Case


$10 Million – John Doe v. Jane Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Personal Injury


$9 Million – Jane Doe & John Doe v. Concrete Pumping Truck Company – Wrongful Death/Personal Injury


$8 Million – John Doe v. John Doe and John Doe Corporation – Personal Injury


$8 Million – O’Connor v. Landells Aviation – Helicopter Crash/Wrongful Death


$7.9 Million – Ortiz v. Chipotle Mexican Grill – Defamation/Discrimination


$7 Million – Jane Does v. Visalia Unified – Child Abuse Case


$6.4 Million – John Doe v. Jane Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Personal Injury


$5.7 Million – Gil Chavez v. D.R. Horton San Diego – Crane Accident/Spinal Cord Injury


$5.7 Million – Antunez v. JMY Properties I, Inc. – Electrocution/Wrongful Death


$5 Million – Doe v. Visalia Unified School District – Child Abuse


$5 Million – Hudson v. County of Fresno – Wrongful Death


$4.5 Million – Jane Doe v. John Doe Corporation – Wrongful Death


$4.2 Million – Martin Rodriguez v. Jason Peden – Personal Injury/Spinal Cord Injury


$4.2 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. Trampoline Park – Spinal Cord Injury


$4.0 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. John Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Wrongful Death


$4.0 Million – Jane Doe v. Big Fresno Fair – Dangerous Conditions


$4.0 Million – Beecher v. Pitman Farms – Products Wrongful Death


$3.85 Million – Mamoru Maseba v. IHS and Sears Logistics Services, Inc. – Auto


$3.75 Million – Jane Doe v. John Doe Corporation – Employment Case


$3.7 Million – John Doe v. Equipment Manufacturer – Products Liability/Personal Injury


$3.25 Million – John Doe v. California Highway Patrol – Personal Injury


$3.05 Million– Charles Liddell v. Cuesta Title/Stewart Title of California – Escrow Fraud


$3 Million – John Doe v. Jane Doe Corporation – Auto Accident/Personal Injury


$3 Million – Steven Neal v. R-N-R Trucking – Wrongful Death/Personal Injury


$3 Million – Juan Cabrera v. Western AG & Turf, Inc. – Personal Injury


$2.5 Million – Mallery v. John Doe – Auto Accident/Personal Injury


$2.4 Million – Bush v. TLN, Inc. – Wrongful Death (Largest Wrongful Death Verdict in Madera County)


$2.4 Million – Jane Doe v. Car Manufacturer – Products Liability/Personal Injury


$2.2 Million– John Doe (Minor) v. Property Owner – Personal Injury


$2.2 Million –– Diaz v. Arizona Stone and Architectural – Wrongful Death


$2.1 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. John Doe – Wrongful Death


$2.1 Million– Jane Doe (Minor) v. Clovis Unified School District – Child Abuse


$2.0 Million – Jane and John Doe v. L&W Supply DBA Sierra Building Materials – Wrongful Death of 9 year old boy


$1.95 Million – Helmer v. Bingham Toyota| Punitive Damages Awarded – Employment Case


$1.85 Million – Ortiz v. Porterville Cemetery District – Wrongful Death


$1.7 Million – Jane Doe v. Pacific Gas & Electric; Kroeker, Inc. – Wrongful Death


$1.7 Million – John Does v. Jane Doe Corporations – Wrongful Death/Personal Injury


$1.6 Million – Rebecca Carey v. Yeager, Inc. – Automobile Accident/Personal Injury


$1.55 Million – Martinez v. Dr. Scheafer – Medical Malpractice


$1.5 Million – Avila v. Hanford High School – Sexual Abuse of a Student


$1.44 Million – Clark v. Palisades Apartments – Mold Case


$1.2 Million – Thor v. Rodia Helmet – Products Liability/Wrongful Death


$1 Million – Cook v. Kos – Personal Injury


Honors & Achievements

  • 2021 Top 10 Verdicts in California for the case of Merlo vs. American Ambulance
  • 2018 Top 50 Verdicts in California for the case of Ortiz vs. Chipotle
  • 2017 CAL-ABOTA Trial Lawyer Of The Year
  • 2015 Nominated to be Trial Lawyer of the Year by Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015 Top 100 Verdicts in California for the case of Charles Liddell v. Cuesta Title Co.
  • San Joaquin College of Law Alumni Hall of Fame 2011
  • 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
  • National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Lifetime Achievement Membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys

Mr. Paboojian’s tribute video from the Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala

Organizations and Memberships

In 2008, Mr. Paboojian was president of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of ABOTA. He has addressed a number of legal organizations, including San Joaquin College of Law, in the area of civility. From 2004-2006, he served on the Board of Directors for the Fresno County Bar Association. He has provided a number of lectures to various organizations including law schools, civic groups, and health care providers in the area of personal injury and wrongful termination. Mr. Paboojian is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the largest plaintiffs’ personal injury organization in the state of California. Mr. Paboojian has been a guest lecturer regarding Masters In Trial, both in Santa Barbara, California, and Fresno, California. He has been asked to speak at a number of Consumer Attorneys of California seminars in the area of personal injury. He is a frequent speaker at various legal seminars throughout the state of California.

Mr. Paboojian is most proud of his foundation called Departed Angels. The organization was founded in 2008. Departed Angels is a non-profit organization that helps parents financially whose children have died untimely. He has also been honored with Lifetime Achievement Membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

The following is a list of merit-based organizations that Mr. Paboojian currently belongs to:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)

Warren R. Paboojian of Paboojian, Inc. “Civility Matters” Lecture (Law School)

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