• 15 minutes

Know Who You Are Representing and Who You Are Trying Your Case Against


Understand the importance of being prepared.

When preparing for your case it’s important to do online research on your own client. Gain access to their social media accounts. Determine if a private investigator is needed. This will help you understand your client better. This video reviews tips for understanding who you are representing, as well as understanding the importance of knowing where you are going to try your case and who you are going to try your case against.

Runtime: 15 minutes



Ara Jabagchourian

Ara Jabagchourian

Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian, P.C.

  • Managing partner of the Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian, P.C. located in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Practice area includes injury matters, business litigation, fraud matters, and consumer class actions
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous areas, including evidence, trial, injury matters, fraud, antitrust, and business litigation
  • Author of over two dozen publications related to the areas of evidence, fraud litigation, antitrust law, Second Amendment issues, alter ego and vicarious liability issues, and human rights law
  • Finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year in California twice and has been recognized as having one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the United States by the National Law Journal and one of the Top Verdicts By Impact by the Daily Journal in California
  • Member of various trial lawyer groups including the National Trial Lawyers Association, CAOC, and the Armenian Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, University of California Hastings College of the Law; Dual B.A. degree, California State University of Fresno
  • Can be contacted at [email protected], 650-437-6840, or
Christopher Lavorato

Christopher Lavorato

Howry Breen & Herman LLP

  • Partner with Howry, Breen & Herman, LLP, a record-setting trial law firm primarily serving plaintiffs in the state of Texas
  • Routinely represents clients in federal and state courts in cases alleging product defect, aviation mishaps, wrongful death, personal injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, clergy abuse, and sexual assault
  • Successfully tried, arbitrated, and mediated cases for over 20 years
  • Frequently provides pro-bono services to those in need, including military veterans
  • Recognized as Martindale-Hubbel AV rated, one of Austin’s Top Attorneys, and California and Texas Super Lawyers
  • Prior military officer and UH-60 Blackhawk pilot; FAA-certified commercial pilot (IFR / VFR)
  • J.D. degree, Santa Clara University School of Law; B.A. degree, University of San Francisco
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 512-439-4137

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