VICE PRESIDENT, CHAIR OF LITIGATION

Vatche Zetjian is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in estate planning, probate, and trust law.  


Mr. Zetjian's practice focuses on complex trusts and estates litigation matters, including claims for breach of

fiduciary duty, surcharge actions, trustee removal actions, will and trust contests, creditor’s claims,

conservatorship and guardianship proceedings, and elder abuse matters.  He has represented fiduciaries,

individuals, and charities in litigating these matters.

 
Mr. Zetjian’s practice also includes trust and probate administration, including the probating of a decedent’s estate, advising trustees regarding administration concerns, and resolving administration disputes amongst fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

Mr. Zetjian also has experience working on general civil litigation matters, including breach of contract and fraud actions, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. 

While at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Mr. Zetjian was on the Dean’s Honors List and was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Torts. 



 Education 

Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University – J.D., 2009

University of California, San Diego – B.A. Economics, B.A. Political Science, 2006



Awards

2015–2019 “Rising Stars” List:  Southern California Super Lawyers

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in California are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers for inclusion in the “Rising Stars” List, which is comprised of attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.  In addition, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in California are selected annually for the “Super Lawyers” List, which is open to all attorneys regardless of their age and years of experience.   



Memberships

Los Angeles County Bar Association; Trusts and Estates Section



Court Admissions

California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California



Foreign Languages

Armenian (fluent in speaking, reading, and writing)



Bar Admissions

California


VATCHE ZETJIAN, ESQ.
Direct dial: 818-746-3072
Email: vatche@fidls.com

Attorneys At Law

FIDUCIARY LAW SERVICES, INC