“I take great pride in representing employees who have been wronged by their employers and have been subjected to working under very hostile and degrading environments. Often times, the employee feels powerless in such a situation yet needs to continue working to support his/her family. They endure a great deal of harassment, discrimination and anxiety in the workplace until they simply can’t it anymore and seek advice of counsel. It is a great honor and professionally satisfying to me when I am able to jump in and help the employee stand up to the employer.”
For more than a decade, Sark Ohanian has practiced personal injury litigation with a focus on discrimination and life-changing injuries. In 2006, Sark won an important jury trial in which it was established that California dentists cannot discriminate against HIV-positive patients. In 2009, Sark was co-counsel in a successful jury trial where the plaintiff was beaten by his landlord’s security guard and suffered brain damage. And, in 2011, Sark obtained a significant settlement from the U.S. Army on behalf of a CZ&R client who was a Hong Kong national. The client was severely injured when the U.S. Army negligently drove a Humvee on a civilian highway. Sark upholds the Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley philosophy that attorneys must truly connect with their clients in order to effectively present their cases to a jury and judge. Sark graduated from Loyola Law School Los Angeles.
A few of Attorney Sark Ohanian’s recent cases include:
Settled a case for $150,000 for an employee who worked for an employer for 5 months and was subjected to racial epithets in the workplace.
Represented an employee (a manager) who was fired by the owner of the company for speaking out about the unfair treatment of his subordinates.
Representing an employee who has been subjected to discrimination by employer (Abercrombie & Fitch) based on her sexual orientation.
Sark is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association.