B.A., cum laude, Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 2006; J.D., 2009, cum laude, 2009, Southwestern Law School; Member, California State Bar
Joined Southwestern: 2013
Prior to founding Palyan Law, Professor Palyan spent many years as an associate attorney at the legendary law firm of Trope and Trope LLP, then later went on to become a partner at the firm Trope & DeCarolis LLP. Professor Palyan has represented business owners, celebrities, professional athletes, entertainment executives, doctors, attorneys, accountants, wealth investment managers, corporate directors and executives, college professors, school teachers, police officers, and other government employees.
Professor Palyan is one of the youngest attorneys ever to be appointed as a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Family Law Section. He served as Chair of the Trial Readiness Clinics Committee, established by LACBA to help self-represented litigants prepare for trial in their family law proceeding. Professor Palyan also served as Vice Chair of Section Membership, Outreach, and Development Committee. He also served as Co-Chair of the Student Affairs Committee on the Armenian Bar Association, and is often asked to present at various speaking engagements designed to help law students excel put on by various professional organizations and local law schools. Professor Palyan was recently appointed as Legislative Liaison for the executive committee of the California State Bar Family Law Section.
Professor Palyan brings something truly special to the practice of family law and his clients, combining valuable perspectives from his experience at the top family law firms of Los Angeles, the judiciary, and his active involvement in the legal community and education.