Michael R. Amerian

Michael R. Amerian is a Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney assigned to the Police Litigation Unit, where he defends the City, the Los Angeles Police Department and individual police officers against civil lawsuits seeking money for alleged civil rights violations.  Prior to his current assignment, Michael spent eight years as a prosecutor in the City Attorney's office.  As a prosecutor, Michael secured hundreds of convictions and recovered thousands of dollars on behalf of crime victims.  Before becoming a prosecutor, Michael served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Dickran Tevrizian.

In addition to his work as a prosecutor, Michael serves as a Trustee of the George Ignatius Foundation, which donates tens of thousands of dollars every year to charitable organizations around the world.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Armenian Bar Association, the Armenian Film Foundation, the Los Angeles Executive Committee of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and was recently elected to the City of Los Angeles Deferred Compensation Board.  He is an active member of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, serving on the church’s Government Relations & Protocol Committee.  Continuing a family tradition, Michael is part-owner and a member of the Board of Directors of the manufacturing business that his family built and has operated for 80 years.  The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts has named the business a “Good Corporate Citizen” for many years based on its environmental record.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.  He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California Law School, where he and his family established the Justice Richard Amerian Scholarship Endowment for deserving law students.
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