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Three Family Law Attorneys from the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Selected to the Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Stars Edition 2015

Congratulations to Partners & Certified Family Law Specialists, Patrick Baghdaserians & Casey Marticorena; and Associate Attorney, Nitasha Khanna

Published on Monday, July 6, 2015 | 2:08 pm
L-R: Nitasha Khanna (Associate Attorney), Patrick Baghdaserians (Partner & Certified Family Law Specialist), and Casey Marticorena (Partner & Certified Family Law Specialist).

The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, Pasadena’s premier family law firm, announced today that for the second consecutive year, three of its attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list: Partners & Certified Family Law Specialists, Patrick Baghdaserians & Casey Marticorena, and Associate Attorney, Nitasha Khanna.

“I am extremely proud of Casey, Patrick and Nitasha on their selection to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2015, particularly because both of my Partners, Casey and Patrick, have made the list; and this year’s selection is also Patrick and Nitasha’s second consecutive Rising Star selection,” said Don Schweitzer, Founder, Partner and Certified Family Law Specialist, Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. “Our law firm strives to provide clients with the best legal services possible by having a team of attorneys who are at the top of our profession. This distinction validates our commitment to excellence.”

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the Rising Star honor, which is designated for attorneys who have been practicing 10 years or less. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Patrick Baghdaserians, partner and certified as a family law specialist, was selected to the California Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2014 and 2015. Mr. Baghdaserians handles cases involving extraordinary high-income earners and is a court-appointed Los Angeles County accredited Minor’s Counsel. He is a member of the Southwestern Alumni Board of Directors; spearheads Southwestern’s annual family law CLE “Signing on the Dotted Line,” and has been a Family Law Mediation Panel volunteer since 2013. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University in 2004, he entered Southwestern University School of Law where he received extensive courtroom experience externing for the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi, in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Baghdaserians is fluent in Armenian and a proud member of the Pasadena & Beverly Hills Bar Associations.

Casey Marticorena, partner and certified family law specialist, handles various aspects of family law, including child custody disputes, child support, spousal support, division of property and domestic violence. Ms. Marticorena is a Family Law Mediation Panel volunteer, and Pasadena Bar Association (PBA) trustee for the 2015 Board. She attended Southwestern University School of Law where she received a CALI Award for excellence in family law. While at Southwestern, she was an extern for the Target Crimes Division of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge Amy M. Pellman of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Division. Ms. Marticorena is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a prestigious national honors society and fluent in Spanish.

Nitasha Khanna is a family law attorney was also selected in the 2014 and 2015 California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. She completed her legal studies at Southwestern University School of Law, where she was recognized as Second Place Writer and Finalist Oralist in the 2008 Intramural Moot Court Competition. While at Southwestern, Ms. Khanna externed in the Major Fraud Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice. During her last year, she became a Staff Member of the Southwestern Journal of International Law, where she received a Bluebook Award. She also received a CALI award for excellence in Advanced Legal Writing.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.

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About The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer

The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer is Pasadena’s premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Their specialized attorneys are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, supported by today’s most advanced legal resources. Founded by a former police officer turned assistant district attorney, their responsiveness and expert team approach give their clients a favorable edge.

The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. Their staff of 20 includes attorneys and legal support equipped to handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer offers peace of mind every step of the way.


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