Warren R. Paboojian

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 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, medical malpractice, 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 seven jury verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00 in the last 10 years.

Verdicts and Settlements

Mr. Paboojian has obtained over $100,000,000.00 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:

$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 – O’Connor v. Landells Aviation – Helicopter Crash/Wrongful Death
$5.7 Million – Gil Chavez v. D.R. Horton San Diego – Crane Accident/Spinal Cord Injury
$5 Million – Joseph Hudson v. CPS/County of Fresno – Child Abuse/Wrongful Death
$4.2 Million – Martin Rodriguez v. Jason Peden – Personal Injury/Spinal Cord Injury
$4.0 Million – Malos v. Big Fresno Fair – Dangerous Conditions
$3.85 Million – Mamoru Maseba v. IHS and Sears Logistics Services, Inc. – Auto
$3.75 Million – Jane Doe v. John Doe Corporation – Employment Case
$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 – Diaz v. Arizona Stone and Architectural – 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
$1.6 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 Milliion – Thor v. Rodia Helmet – Products Liability/Wrongful Death

Honors & Achievements

  • 2008 Trial Lawyer of the Year for the State of California by Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • San Joaquin College of Law Alumni Hall of Fame 2011
  • 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

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 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.

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 Society of Barristers
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)

Mr. Paboojian has a published opinion with the Fifth District Court of Appeals involving the case of Kevin Refiner v. Bingham Toyota Isuzu (2005) 129 Cal.App.4th 1121; 29 Cal.App.3d 136.

Warren in the Press

California Consumer Attorney of the Year: Warren Paboojian – Plaintiff

How to keep out of court: Paboojian offers employers sage advice – The Business Journal

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