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Susie Injijian
Susie Injijian
Injijian Law

I was born in Cairo, Egypt to an Armenian family that had been there for two generations. We immigrated as refugees and settled in Los Angeles. We soon moved to South Pasadena where I grew up, attending Catholic schools. While an undergrad at UC Berkeley I was interested in philosophy and linguistics, and almost opted for a career in academics. But I’d always felt a pull toward becoming a lawyer and advocate, so I went to law school in San Francisco and graduated in 1986. After three years in a small, mixed practice, I joined Sterns & Walker, a boutique plaintiff’s aviation firm, where I was given immediate, primary responsibility for a wide variety of personal injury cases. There I met my mentor, Gerald Sterns, a brilliant trial lawyer. I also met the even more brilliant women who are my best friends to this day. The firm was involved in every major aviation crash case of the nineties, so the work was meaningful and intellectually challenging. I tried my first jury trial in 1990 - a long-neglected wrongful death case. I lost, 10-2, I believe now because I didn’t know how to pick a jury.

In 1997 my then husband and I moved to Thessaloniki, Greece with our two sons, ages one and four years, intending it to be permanent. But after just two years I missed my work, and when my old firm welcomed me back in 1999, I jumped at the opportunity to return. That final year of the millennium was transformative for me and my young family. Despite the upheavals, I tried two cases that year, back-to-back. The second was a bench trial against the Greek airline, Olympic Airways, for the family of a doctor who died inflight from an asthma attack because the flight attendants wouldn’t give him a non-smoking seat. We made headlines for getting the first “secondhand smoke” verdict and won in the Ninth Circuit and the US Supreme Court with Clarence Thomas writing for the majority (despite the fact that Scalia dissented). The decision, Olympic Airways v. Husain, opened the door for international passengers to recover against airlines for inflight injuries and deaths that were not the result of terrorism or a plane crash.

I’ve been working solo from my Berkeley home office since 2005 and can’t imagine a better setup because I am very much a homebody. I also enjoy international travel and can speak several languages (enough to get by). I love all the arts, but my passion is classical ballet, and I am active with an amateur ballet company.

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Giorgio Panagos
Giorgio Panagos
Lawzilla

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area to an Armenian mother and Greek father. I attended Berkeley High School, University of California, Riverside and Golden Gate University, School of Law. While in law school, I worked at my father’s chocolate shop in Palo Alto giving tasting tours and teaching customers about the history and production of the world’s finest cacao.

After passing the CA bar in 2019, I moved to Los Angeles to practice personal injury law.Shortly after founding my own firm in 2021, I cofounded Lawzilla.co, a case referral marketplace where attorneys can find cases to grow their practices and refer cases they would otherwise drop. In addition to running my startup, I work closely with Trial Lawyers University, coaching attorneys on trial presentation skills. I speak fluent Greek and enjoy traveling, reading, spending time with family and playing piano.

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The Road to a $25.5 Million Zoom Trial Verdict - Examination of Witness

Susie Injijian · Giorgio Panagos

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Today’s plaintiff lawyers have at their disposal countless tools and resources like never before to achieve top results for their deserving clients. Learn how a veteran trial attorney who had stopped doing jury trials got back in the game and teamed up with a lawyer on his first trial to knock it out of the park.

Susie and Giorgio will present the case of David Perez, a self-employed journeyman electrician who was burned in an arc flash explosion during a service call at a commercial/industrial property. Perez was blamed for causing the explosion and was in fact sued by a bystander who was also injured. We turned the case around and into a cross-action for premises liability, so that a jury unanimously declared Perez to be free of fault and awarded him and his wife a total of $25.5 million in noneconomic damages.

We will tell you exactly how we tapped the collective wisdom and resources of the plaintiffs’ bar – made accessible by Trial Lawyers University and Case Analysis - and applied them to this trial by Zoom to deliver a righteous victory for our clients.

Day 1: The Road to a $25.5 Million Zoom Trial Verdict – Voir Dire & Opening

Day 2: The Road to a $25.5 Million Zoom Trial Verdict – Examination of Witnesses

Day 3: The Road to a $25.5 Million Zoom Trial Verdict – Closing

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