Mellania E. Safarian

Associate

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Mellania E. Safarian

Mellania E. Safarian is an experienced litigator whose practice primarily focuses on the defense of individuals and companies in a variety of insurance defense related matters, including product liability actions involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and auto manufacturers. She has also had the rare opportunity to second chair a civil jury trial to verdict. In 2020, Ms. Safarian was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for Civil-Litigation-Defense.

Ms. Safarian received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law where she graduated Cum Laude with a concentration in International Law. While in law school, Ms. Safarian earned multiple honors including the Order of Barristers and several CALI awards. In addition to her extensive moot court experience, Ms. Safarian was also a judicial extern to the Honorable Larry A. Burns for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.

Outside of the courtroom, Ms. Safarian is an active member of the legal community. She chaired the New Lawyer Division for the San Diego County Bar Association and was a part of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Board of Directors. Ms. Safarian is also an associate member of the Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court.

Practice Areas

• Civil Litigation
• Products Liability
• Premises Liability
• Law and Motion
• Class Action
• Estate Planning

Education

• Bachelor of Arts with Honors (B.A.), cum laude, University of California, San Diego
• Juris Doctorate (J.D.), cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law

Bar Admissions

• State Bar of California

Courts

• State of California, All Courts
• U.S. District Court, Central District of California