Vic A. Merjanian

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Newport Beach, California

Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP
Vic A. Merjanian
Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in California since: 2012

Education: University of San Diego School of Law

Languages Spoken: Armenian, English

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2024
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Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP

500 Newport Center Drive
Suite 950
Newport Beach, CA 92660 Visit website


A civil litigation attorney, Vic A. Merjanian is the founder and managing partner of the Newport Beach office of the law firm Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP, in California. With his primary focus on matters involving personal injury, antitrust, business litigation and wrongful death, he effectively advocates for the residents of California. 

Graduating from the University of South California San Diego, Mr. Merjanian obtained his B.A. in sociology with honors in 2007. He later pursued his law studies at the University of San Diego, School of Law, and received his Juris Doctor in 2010. At the university, he was an active member of the Environmental Law Society and the SBA election committee. Moreover, he served as the editor-in-chief of the inaugural issue of the country’s first student-run renewable energy law journal – the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law. 

With his experience as a law clerk at the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Orange County during his university days, Mr. Merjanian joined a renowned legal firm in San Diego as an associate attorney. 

Being a clients’ favorite, Mr. Merjanian is known for standing by his clients through thick and thin and providing professional, sound and accurate advice to them. Honoring his exceptional work and unmatched dedication, he was included in the 10 Best Attorneys by the American Institute of Legal Counsel and rated “Superb” on Avvo. Additionally, he is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and by Lawyers of Distinction for his work in personal injury law.

Apart from maintaining an active legal practice, Mr. Merjanian serves as CEO of another established software company. He also has several publications under his name and holds active memberships in several legal organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the San Diego County Bar Association. He is a part of the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit environmental organization.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Antitrust Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Antitrust & Trade Litigation, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Antitrust Litigation
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2012, California

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Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of California, San Diego with a 4.0 GPA
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Patents. Mr Merjanian currently holds 12 patents relating to software and hardware that provides emergency communication. 
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Board of Directors, OrangeWood Foundation: working with at risk youth and fighting human trafficking and helping provide resources and services for those who have been trafficked.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, University of San Diego, School of Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors
White Papers:
  • San Diego County Bar Association,· May 1, 2010 , B.Y.O.B. - Creating Your Own Summer Internship at an Organization or Law Firm, 2010
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • An evaluation and comparison of warranty liability in on-line and brick-and-mortar settings, Shipping Implied Warranty Liability: Vertical Privity and the Implied Warranty Bundled into Your Online Shopping Cart, San Diego County Bar , 2011
  • Contributed research and helped edit EPIC's report, Reducing Greenhouse Gases From Electricity and Natural Gas Use in San Diego County Buildings: An Analysis of Local Government Policy Options, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, 2009
  • A brief overview of techniques to take your law firm paperless, Law Goes GreenLaw Goes Green, The Daily Journal, 2010
  • Evaluation and analysis of so called "pay-for-delay" cases in the pharmaceutical industry and the legal layout and implications of such business practices, Co-Author, Ensuring Access to Affordable Medication: The Supreme Court’s Opinion in F.T.C. v. Actavis, Inc., Published in: The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, Antitrust, Healthcare, Civil Litigation, 2013
  • Yelp Award, 2016
  • Best of the Best Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firm, 2022
  • Southern California’s Top Young Lawyers, 2019
  • Newport Beach Small Business Excellence Award, 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys, 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys, 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys, 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys, 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys, 2016

Office location for Vic A. Merjanian

500 Newport Center Drive
Suite 950
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-287-4931


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2024

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