Arpa Avanessian, Esq.
Arpa Avanessian, the Trademark Queen, is a partner at Metis Law Group, LLP. Arpa graduated from UCLA summa cum laude and later graduated from Southwestern Law School’s two-year accelerated SCALE program. Upon passing the California Bar Exam, she worked at a multi-state law firm heading the transactional division. Upon passing the Nevada Bar Exam as well, she went on to work for the digital marketing legal sector of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Prior to opening Metis Law Group, she served as an associate attorney at a boutique civil litigation firm in Beverly Hills, CA. Arpa was named to the Rising Stars Super Lawyer List of 2020 and recognized for her work in the legal community. When she is not working, Arpa loves to watch football (Go JETS!). Come visit us at the office, and you just may get to catch Arpa making roster moves on her fantasy football team and snuggling up with her doxie-poo, Lady.
Zhana Aivazi, Esq.
Zhana Aivazi is a partner at Metis Law Group, LLP. Zhana graduated from UC Berkeley and went on to graduate from Southwestern Law School in the top 10% of her class. In law school, Zhana served on the executive boards of both the Women’s Law Association as well as The Southwestern Law Review. Upon being admitted to the California Bar, she worked at two different civil litigation firms where she handled numerous cases, including various matters for high-profile clients. When she is not working, Zhana loves to spend time with her beloved Siberian husky named Cleo.
Alex Gharapetian attended Cal Poly Pomona during his undergraduate career where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Afterwards, Alex enrolled in a two-year accelerated J.D. program at Southwestern Law School. Currently, Alex works at Metis Law Group, LLP as an associate attorney. The majority of his work consists of legal writing and research. In his free time, Alex enjoys skiing and playing with his puppy, Benji.
Edith Telmi studied Philosophy at University of California, Los Angeles. Edith graduated UCLA with her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 2019. Edith is the Legal Assistant at Metis Law Group. In her free time Edith enjoys watching re-runs of The Office and dining at new restaurants.
You can count on Cleo to be snoozin’ away when she should be working. She provides for a soft footrest though, so we keep her around.
Lap dog extraordinaire; you can count on Lady to guard your case file with her life... and extra long torso.
Benji is a one year old Golden Retriever/German Shepard mix. He is trained in two languages (maybe more depending on the snack). He loves laying in mud, taking naps under direct sunlight and drinking puppaccinos from Starbucks!
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