Eric Y. Kizirian

Partner

Eric Kizirian is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and is the co-chair of the Class Action & Mass Tort and Consumer Warranty Practices. 

Mr. Kizirian specializes in defending class actions and complex litigation across the United States.  He has litigated class action issues in the United States Supreme Court, in federal and state appellate courts, and various district and state courts across the country. Eric’s class action decisions include:

  • Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, 139 S. Ct. 1407 (2019) (Class Arbitration, U.S. Supreme Court)
  • Floyd v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 966 F.3d 1027 (9th Cir. 2020) (Magnuson-Moss Jurisdictional Requirements in Class Actions)
  • Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 666 F.3d 581 (9th Cir. 2012) (Choice-of-Law and Consumer Protection,
  • Yamada v. Nobel Biocare Holding AG, 825 F.3d 536 (9th Cir. 2016) (Class Action Attorney’s Fees)
  • Daugherty v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 144 Cal. App. 4th 824 (Cal. Ct. App. 2006) (Consumer Protection Claims)

These and other decisions have had a profound impact in the law governing class actions in the United States.

These and other decisions have had a profound impact in the law governing class actions in the United States.

Mr. Kizirian has been the lead counsel in the defense of over three hundred putative class actions filed against clients in the automotive, food, consumer electronics, household product, consumer goods, medical product, and other industries.  He regularly defends putative class action claims filed under various states’ consumer protection and warranty laws in various state and federal courts, and has defended multiple complex MDL (multi-district litigation) matters.  Eric also serves as counsel for several automotive companies in warranty litigation and manages a three-office team of attorneys who defend these cases.

Mr. Kizirian is the Chair-Elect of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Litigation Section and has also served on the governing board of the Federal Bar Association. He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine, and has an AV Preeminent® Martindale Hubbell Peer rating.

Legal Experience

  • Hon. Harry Pregerson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judicial Extern
  • Hon. Dickran Tevrizian, United States District Court for the Central District of California, Judicial Extern

Publications

  • Class Control: Class Actions After Mazza v. American Honda, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, February 2013
  • Manipulating the Fourth Amendment: The Expectation of Privacy in Luggage Aboard a Commercial Bus, Southwestern University Law Review, 1999

Professional Presentations

  • 2014 Bridgeport National Consumer Class Action Conference, Chicago
  • Action for Attorneys: Hot Topics in 2012 Live Webcast, The Knowledge Congress, October 2012
  • Recent Developments in California’s Unfair Competition Law, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Western Regional Conference, August 2012

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Admissions

California

US Supreme Court

• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Northern District of California

United States District Court, Southern District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Armenian Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale Hubble “AV Preeminent” rated
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2006-2014
  • Top Appellate Reversal: Mazza v. American Honda, Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 2013

Education

Southwestern University School of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2000

University of California Los Angeles

Bachelor of Science, 1997

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