Brian H. Krikorian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Bellevue, WA

Law Offices of Brian H. Krikorian
 | Ridgewood Corporate Square, 11900 Northeast 1st Street, Suite 300
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: 206-876-7089
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Brian H. Krikorian represents a diverse base of clients in a wide range of practice areas. Through his law firm, The Law Offices of Brian H. Krikorian, in Seattle, Washington, he delivers highly effective and aggressive representation to those who have legal needs related to any of the following:

  • Professional ethics and responsibility, including legal ethics and malpractice cases
  • Commercial litigation involving commercial creditor and debtor disputes, contract and business tort litigation, and corporate and partnership disputes, and transaction litigation
  • Insurance coverage issues involving bad faith claims and other types of insurance litigation
  • Employment litigation, including employment and wrongful discharge prosecution and defense
  • Real estate transactions and disputes
  • Special education issues
  • Appellate practice

Mr. Krikorian began his legal career in 1986 after receiving his law degree from Southwestern Law School and his license to practice from The State Bar of California. After practicing for years before all state and federal courts in California, including all of California's U.S. District Courts, Mr. Krikorian received his license to practice from the Washington State Bar Association in 1998.

He then established his own private practice in Seattle, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington as well as the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

As well as being actively involved in several professional legal associations, Mr. Krikorian is also dedicated to his community. He is a board member for Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy and served as an adjunct professor of paralegal certification for Edmonds Community College.

In recognition for his high level of professionalism and service, Mr. Krikorian has received several awards and honors, including a "Superb" rating from AVVO and an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Professional Liability (50%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Business Litigation (40%)

Employment & Labor (10%)

Focus Areas

Professional Liability: Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2016

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About Brian Krikorian

Admitted: 1998, Washington

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Honors and Awards:

  • AV-Rated, Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Fee Arbitrator, 1997-1998
  • Washington, 1998

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Washington Autism Alliance and Advocay, 2014
  • Part-Time Faculty for the Paralegal Certification Program in the Health and Human Sciences Department , 2007

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Part-time Faculty, Edmonds Community College, 2007-2008
  • “Confidentiality: Concerns for Lawyers in a Modern World”, King County Bar Association, Bar Bulletin, January 1, 2014, Vol. 32, Issue 5
  • “Seattle Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Faces Challenge on Constitutional Grounds”, Washington State Trial Lawyer Trial News, January 1, 2001, Vol. 36-5 

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In Re Hathaway, 401 B.R. 477 (USBC, W.D. WA 2009)
  • Turner v. Imperial Stores,161 F.R.D. 89 (SD CA, 1995)
  • Mt. Hawley Insurance Company v. FSLIC, 695 F. Supp. 469 (CD CA 1987)
  • Cotton v. Kronenberg, 44 P.3d 878, 111 Wash.App. 258, (April 2002)
  • In Re:  Parentage of L.B., 155 Wash.2d 679, 122 P.3d 161, Wash., Nov 03, 2005
  • Continental Casualty Company v. Robsac Industries, Inc., 947 F2d. 1367 (9th Cir. 1991)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Served as a member and Treasurer of the Board of Directors, and current member of the legal committee for the Armenian Church of North America, Western Diocese Served as Chairman of the Board and Treasurer for Parish Council of St. Peter Armenian Church, Van Nuys, California Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Northwest Behavioral Associates, Kirkland, Washington Sammamish Cultural Alliance, Pro Bono Corporate Counsel

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Los Angeles.  B.A., English, 1983
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Office Location for Brian H. Krikorian

Ridgewood Corporate Square
11900 Northeast 1st Street, Suite 300
Bellevue, WA 98005

Phone: 206-876-7089


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