Edward Cherkezian

Senior Trial Lawyer
Licensed in: CA


Edward Cherkezian is a skilled California personal injury lawyer who fights billion-dollar insurance companies to protect the rights and best interests of injury victims.

Since joining Carpenter & Zuckerman in 2018, Edward has taken and defended hundreds of depositions, argued hundreds of motions, litigated thousands of personal injury cases, and provided justice for thousands of clients.

Edward believes standing up for his clients is his greatest privilege: “It is my true honor and pleasure in life to advocate for my clients and offer guidance — not just in the legal world, but also with life itself.” 

Prior to pursuing a career in law, Edward worked as a banker who managed a portfolio of mortgage litigation on the banking side. In his role, he testified in numerous depositions and trials, which gave him unique insights into the bureaucratic injustice that exists within billion-dollar corporations. It was this inside perspective that fueled Edward’s decision to pursue a career in law and fight for justice on behalf of average consumers.

Edward was born in New York and was always a Knicks fan until he moved to California as a teenager. Once in the Golden State, Kobe Bryant stole his heart, turning him into a die-hard Lakers fan. As an avid runner, Edward religiously runs the trails of Griffith Park, and he never ends a run without making it to Griffith Observatory. On Sunday nights, Edward can be found in front of the grill with his father-in-law.


Edward earned his Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School through a two-year accelerated SCALE Program. He received CALI awards for having the highest grades in his class in Legal Analysis and Writing, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, and Community Property. While attending Southwestern, Edward interned for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

Prior to attending law school, Edward earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).