Roger Lampkin – Lead Attorney
Roger Lampkin earned his bachelor degree from University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctor degree is from South Texas College of Law where he was editor of the Law Review, and where he was an adjunct professor after graduation. Mr. Lampkin became an attorney in Texas in 1973 and in California in 1984. He has published various award-winning articles.
After coming to California, he was an adjunct professor in a California law school and taught a legally orientated course at California State University. From 1973 to 1987, Mr. Lampkin was in the legal department of major oil companies supervising outside counsel in substantial litigation.
Mr. Lampkin entered private practice in 1987 and has offices in Bakersfield and Taft. He is licensed to practice in Texas, California, and Federal Courts. His successful representation of thousands of clients has included extensive trial experience; where he learned the importance of pretrial motions and became highly skilled at preparing and arguing all necessary and essential motions.
He is an author of three law books, is making the final touches on two additional books, and is a contributor to several additional books.
Roger Grass – Certified Family Law Expert
Roger Grass is a graduate of Harvard University as well as Harvard University School of Law. Mr. Grass is a Certified Family Law Specialist.
California attorneys who are certified as specialists have taken and passed a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrated a high level of experience in the specialty field, fulfilled ongoing education requirements and been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.
Only these attorneys can advertise or identify themselves as “certified” specialists in California because they are the only attorneys who are certified either by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization or an organization whose certification program has been accredited by the State Bar.
Gregory L. Kirakosian – Lead Trial Lawyer, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases
“If you do what you love, you never work a day in your life.”
This quote embodies Greg and his passion as an attorney. The law is more than just a profession for Greg; it’s in his blood. Growing up in a family of judges, public defenders, prosecutors and plaintiff lawyers, Greg found his calling in the courtroom. He has a deep respect for the law and firmly believes that civility, credibility, and integrity are some of the most important attributes for achieving positive outcomes. He has been recognized as a top attorney by his peers, having been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past two years.
Greg’s success as an attorney also stems from paying close attention to detail and having an overwhelming understanding of the law to be able to find multiple angles in a case to outmaneuver the opposition. He’s motivated to go above and beyond to win for his clients who have been wronged or injured by negligence or intentional conduct of others. Most importantly, Greg strives to shepherd his clients through the complex and confusing process by keeping them informed and empowered in their quest for justice.
Prior to launching his own practice, Kirakosian Law, and becoming an associate with us, Greg earned his stripes as a trial attorney by working several years in one of the nation’s most successful Criminal and Civil Litigation firms – Geragos & Geragos. Greg worked side-by-side and handled numerous high-profile and complex cases with the world-renowned trial lawyer Mark Geragos.
Prior to working at Geragos & Geragos, Greg served as a judicial intern to Hon. Soussan Bruguera at the Los Angeles Superior court, which provided a front row seat to the complex civil litigation and trial process. He also worked as a law clerk at Schwarcz Rimberg Boyd & Rader, LLP where Greg gained hands-on experience with the litigation and arbitration of a complex business dispute between a land-based and an international online gaming company.
He also gained experience on the defense side of catastrophic personal injury cases and highway tort claims while working at Caltrans’ Legal Division, assisting its Chief Counsel with depositions and trial preparation. This provided Greg with a strong grasp of government immunities and understanding of what it takes to beat a government entity in court.
Greg is admitted to practice law in California and the United States District Court – Central District. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles with a concentration in Civil Litigation and Negotiations and served as a Staff Editor on their Entertainment Law Review. He also served on ACLU’s Jails Project helping inmates receive proper medical and psychological care. He serves as the legal counsel for the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee for the development, construction, and maintenance of the PAGMC genocide memorial.
Karen – Licensed Document Assistant
Karen is a Senior Family Law Paralegal. Karen is an expert in family law document preparation, including complex documents such as Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO).
Leticia – Spanish Language Interpreter and Legal Assistant
Leti is a Senior Spanish Language Interpreter and a family law legal assistant.
Victor VeVea – Licensed Document Assistant
Victor is an Associate Paralegal. Victor received his bachelor degree in Math and Computer Science from Cal State Bakersfield. He went on to get his Bachelor of Law degree and Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern California University School of Law before passing the California Bar on the first attempt. United States District Court Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill described Mr. VeVea as “extraordinarily bright person, and…an intellectual vigilante.” Victor assists with the technical aspects of some family law cases, such as the review of complex computer records, Facebook records, and other electronic data.