Personal injury is an area of law where most lawyers actively avoid trials because they know that they are not well equipped to win.
Not Arno Keshishian.
Arno’s experience in the courtroom means that any insurance company he comes up against knows that the possibility of a trial exists if there is no reasonable settlement.
From the outset, that puts a claimant in a very strong position.
Arno’s legal career started in the courtroom. While at Loyola Law School, he was the right-hand man to one of Los Angeles’ most prominent lawyers. He assisted with at least 20 trials, including high-profile cases like Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Scott Peterson, etc.
Arno was by this lawyer’s side daily in the courtroom and most people in the court system assumed he was already a lawyer – although he hadn’t yet qualified.
Also, while at Loyola, his supervising attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic (which he participated in) was Michael Schultz – now a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge.
When he passed the bar in 2010, Arno opened his own law firm and immediately got to work on trial cases.
Word soon got around that he did trials in a community of lawyers who actively try to keep clear of them, and the firm started to attract referrals from attorneys who needed a lawyer to show up for a trial.
Since then, Arno has averaged four trials per year and only lost once!
He focuses on all of the firm’s personal injury cases that require litigation i.e., that are not settled by Zorik and the in-house insurance team.