Los Angeles Traffic Attorney

Vartkes Artinian

Vartkes Artinian

Los Angeles Traffic Attorney

Vako Artinian is the newest addition to California Ticket King.  Originally from Los Angeles, he graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2006, and obtained his Law Degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2012.

Prior to joining California Ticket King, he volunteered as a certified legal intern at the San Diego Public Defender’s Office, where he logged over 250 hours in court representing criminal defendants who could not afford private counsel.  He also volunteered as a certified legal intern at the Veteran’s Legal Assistance Clinic, where he provided free legal services to American War Veterans.  Mr. Artinian has competed nationally for Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s Mock Trial Team, its Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, and has served as an Editor on its student run newspaper.

Before law school, he worked for various law firms, holding positions from file clerk to paralegal.  One of his most significant pre-law working experiences was his clerkship at the Law Offices of Mary Ellen Felps in Austin, Texas, where he had the opportunity to accompany Ms. Felps to various Texas State Penitentiaries as she did pro bono work for Death Row inmates appealing their Death Sentence.

From an early point in his life, Mr. Artinian knew he wanted to make a career out of helping others, and to give back to his community.  He also quickly realized his passion was in Criminal Defense work.  He focused his time in law school pursuing these interests, and in developing the skills necessary to provide you with the quality of service you expect and deserve.

EDUCATION

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego – J.D. 2012
  • University of California, San Diego – B.A. 2006

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California – June 2015

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • California Public Defender’s Association

CLERKSHIPS

  • San Diego County Public Defender’s Office, June 2011 – December 2012
  • Veteran’s Legal Assistance Clinic, January 2011 – May 2011

LAW SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Pro Bono Honors Award
  • Mock Trial National Competition Team
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution National Competition Team
  • Editor – Jeffersonian Student Newspaper
  • American Bar Association Ninth Circuit Lt. Governor of Student Bar Presidents
  • President and Co-Founder – Armenian Law Students Association at TJSL
  • Vice-President – Middle Eastern Law Students Association at TJSL