Sark Ohanian

Partner
Licensed in: CA

“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. Oftentimes, the employee feels powerless in such a situation yet needs to continue working to support his or her family. They endure a great deal of harassment, discrimination, and anxiety in the workplace until they simply can’t take it anymore and seek the advice of counsel. It is a great honor, and very satisfying to me both personally and professionally, when I am able to jump in and help the employee stand up to the employer.”

Experience

Sark Ohanian, Esq., a dedicated advocate for justice and equity, stands out as a compassionate and skilled attorney within Carpenter & Zuckerman. Having joined the firm right after graduating from Loyola Law School in 2000, Sark embodies a deep commitment to defending individuals who have suffered due to others’ negligence or misconduct.

With a focus on personal injury and employment litigation, Sark has distinguished himself through his meticulous attention to cases involving assault and battery, employment harassment, wrongful termination, and particularly, life-altering injuries like traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death. He feels a profound sense of duty in representing those marginalized by their employers or harmed by others’ recklessness, achieving remarkable results on behalf of his clients. 

Sark’s legal prowess is evident in his impressive case results, including multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements that underscore his skill in both negotiation and trial settings. His career gross recovery exceeding $1 billion speaks volumes about his dedication and impact, underscoring his role in advancing the firm’s mission and the well-being of those he represents.

Education

Sark obtained his law degree from Loyola Law School in 2000. His education laid the groundwork for a career marked by empathy, diligence, and legal acumen, enabling him to address complex and impactful cases with nuanced understanding and strategic expertise.

Associations

Beyond his work at Carpenter & Zuckerman, Sark is an active member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, reflecting his commitment to employment law and advocacy for employee rights.

Notable Wins

$8,355,451

Verdict in a jury trial co-chaired against the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the wrongful death of an elderly man

$6,897,044

Verdict in a jury trial co-chaired against a security company for excessive use of force, resulting in a traumatic brain injury

$3,850,000

Settlement for a client who slipped and fell on water in a shopping center, exacerbating a prior diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) 

$3,650,000

Settlement for a client who was injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a rideshare driver, sustaining serious injuries to his neck and pelvis, which required multiple surgeries 

$3,000,000

Settlement for a client who was under the influence and fell from a second-story balcony of a motel due to a loose railing, thereby sustaining a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury

$3,000,000

Settlement for a client who was negligently knocked to the ground by a security guard at his apartment complex, which resulted in a serious injury to his neck, as well as a traumatic brain injury

$1,000,000

Settlement with a public entity for a client who sustained injuries after losing control of his motorcycle on an improperly maintained section of roadway