Levon Sagatelyan joined the firm as Senior Counsel after 37 years of leading a respected law firm and practice grounded in the traditions of the San Mateo County community. A former President of the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association and a member Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the organization, Mr. Sagatelyan serves a diverse and loyal client base in transactional and civil litigation legal matters. Actively involved in the San Mateo County Bar Association and its Probate and Estates Section in particular, his practice emphasizes estate and trust litigation and estate planning and administration as well as general business, real estate and general civil litigation.
Mr. Sagatelyan regularly represents individuals in contested trusts and estates matters, with components involving complex factual and legal issues affecting the most vulnerable in our society: the elderly and those dependent adults most exposed to financial and physical abuse. Mr. Sagatelyan is recognized for his enviable ability to maintain calm in highly stressful or hostile situations, handling emotionally charged and sensitive allegations often among family members who have become adversaries and litigants.
Mr. Sagatelyan has been serving as a Judge Pro Tem for the San Mateo County Superior Court for over 30 years and is an Arbitrator for the San Mateo County Bar Attorney Client Fee Dispute Panel and is certified as an Arbitrator on the fee dispute panel for the State Bar of California. He appears regularly on local continuing education panels as a lecturer in the area of Estates and Trusts.
California State Bar, 1979
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1979
U. S. Supreme Court, 1992
Contested Trust and Estate Litigation
Estate Planning and Probate
General Civil Litigation, including Personal Injury, Real Property and Business
J.D., University of San Francisco, 1979
B.A., University of San Francisco, 1975
AV Peer Reviewed Rated for pre-eminent highest ratings, and for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.
Super Lawyers of Northern California, 2004-2006, 2008, 2011-2023
San Mateo County Bar Association
Marin County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
State Bar of California
San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association (Member Emeritus, Board of Directors and President 1998)
Judge Pro Tem San Mateo County Superior Court
San Mateo County Bar Association and State Bar of California Attorney/Client Fee Arbitrator
GGNRA (Golden Gate National Recreation Area) appointed to Dog Walking Rules promulgation Sub Committee by Supervisor Steve Kinsey of Marin County (served for 5 years as a board member)
Chairperson of the School Committee for the KZV Armenian School of San Francisco