Palyan Law, APC is dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law, delivering exceptional representation based upon the recognized experience, expertise, and qualifications of Tigran Palyan. Mr. Palyan is a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) certified by the California State Bar.
LITIGATION | MEDIATION | CONSULTATION
LITIGATION | MEDIATION | CONSULTATION
Tigran Palyan, a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, brings something truly special to the practice of family law and his clients, combining valuable perspectives from his experience at the top family law firms of Los Angeles, the judiciary, and his active involvement in the legal community.
Litigation Experience: Prior to founding Palyan Law, Mr. Palyan spent many years as an attorney at the legendary law firm of Trope and Trope LLP. Mr. Palyan has represented clients from all backgrounds, including business owners, celebrities, professional athletes, entertainment executives, doctors, attorneys, accountants, wealth investment managers, corporate directors and executives, college professors, school teachers, police officers, and other government employees.
Judicial Perspective: Prior to joining the private practice, Mr. Palyan served as a judicial law clerk/research attorney for family law judges (two of whom who went on to become the Supervising Family Law Judge for Los Angeles County), in addition to holding several coveted judicial externships, including one with the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. As a research attorney, Mr. Palyan provided legal research, analysis, and a recommendation to family law judges hearing motions, Requests for Orders, and Orders to Show Cause. Mr. Palyan worked on hundreds of family law proceedings, and was the law clerk assigned to one of the largest divorces cases in the history of the state of California.
Academic Credentials and Involvement: Starting just four years after graduating law school, Mr. Palyan was invited to teach law school as an adjunct professor. He currently teaches Family Law Practice and Procedure, having previously taught the International Law Journal Seminar, and Civil Pre-trial Practice. He has been published numerous times, including a Law Review article he authored on privacy that has been cited in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) among numerous other publications. Mr. Palyan graduated in the top ten percent of his class, having served both on law review and moot court, and earned the highest grade in several classes throughout law school.
Leadership and Involvement in the Legal Community: Mr. Palyan is one of the youngest attorneys ever to be appointed as a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Family Law Section. He served as Chair of the Trial Readiness Clinics Committee, established by LACBA to help self-represented litigants prepare for trial in their family law proceeding. He also served as Vice Chair of Section Membership, Outreach, and Development Committee. Mr. Palyan is often asked to present at various speaking engagements designed to help law students excel put on by various professional organizations and local law schools. He is a frequent lecturer and presenter on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) panels through Los Angeles County. Mr. Palyan was also appointed as Legislative Liaison for the executive committee of the California State Bar Family Law Section. In 2021, he was appointed to Los Angeles County Bar Association's Delegation to California Conference of Bar Associations (CCBA), and LACBA's Access to Justice Committee. Mr. Palyan also serves on the Board of the Armenian Bar Association.
Honors and Recognition: Mr. Palyan has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2014 - 2022, and a Southern California “Outstanding Young Lawyer” on Los Angeles Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” List for 2014 - 2022. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Only 2.5% of lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list every year.
Mr. Palyan has received public recognition for his community contributions from Los Angeles County Supervisor, Michael D. Antonovich, and a certificate of recognition from U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Adam Schiff. Mr. Palyan also received commendation for his achievements from Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, of the Western Diocese Church. Mr. Palyan is a graduate of the prestigious National Family Trial Institute, a vigorous and intense training program taught by the nation's leading experts, attorneys, and judges.
Board Certified Family Law Specialist: The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, has certified Mr. Palyan as a Certified Family Law Specialist. The State Bar certifies attorneys as specialists who have gone beyond the standard licensing requirements. The State Bar Legal Specialization program was intended to provide a method for attorneys to earn the designation of certified specialist in particular areas of law, increasing public protection and encouraging attorney competence. The program was the first of its kind in the United States, and it has served as a model for other state programs for certifying legal specialists around the nation.