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Levon Derkalousdian is an Associate with Shegerian Conniff LLP. His practice focuses on employment law and includes all aspects of pre-trial litigation, litigation, and arbitration. Mr. Derkalousdian zealously advocates for his clients and takes pride in lending a voice to employees who have been wronged by their employers.
Mr. Derkalousdian joined the firm as a Law Clerk in 2019 and drafted several motions, conducted discovery, and participated in mediations. Prior to this, Mr. Derkalousdian worked at the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office—the largest public defender’s office in the nation—where he drafted motions, interviewed incarcerated clients and helped prepare for trials.
While at Southwestern Law School, Mr. Derkalousdian was a Senior Advocate in the prestigious Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP) where he competed nationally in various trial competitions. In 2020, Mr. Derkalousdian was a semi-finalist in the coveted National Trial Competition (NTC). In 2019 and 2018, Mr. Derkalousdian competed against over forty law schools and placed in the quarterfinals at the National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition (CACJ). Given his work ethic and talent in the courtroom, Mr. Derkalousdian was named Best Advocate in 2020 at Southwestern Law.
In addition, Mr. Derkalousdian was part of the highly selective Dean’s Fellow Program, where he served as the Supervising Executive Dean’s Fellow due to his academic accomplishments and a keen sense of leadership.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Derkalousdian was a JusticeCorps member for three years, where he served pro se litigants in family law actions at the Stanley Mosk Self-Help Resource Center. He worked primarily on the dissolution of marriage and parentage cases and helped victims of domestic violence at the Restraining Order Center.
Mr. Derkalousdian attended the California State University, Northridge, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Business Law.