Khachatourians Law Group

Arthur Khachatourians


Khachatourians Law Group

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Arthur Khachatourians is an experienced defense attorney who represents clients in complex criminal and civil matters arising from governmental investigations, grand jury indictments, and corporate internal investigations. He has successfully represented business entities and individuals in cases alleging wrongful death, wrongful termination, elder abuse and neglect, sexual harassment, murder, manslaughter, battery, assault, and unfair business practice lawsuits. He has successfully conducted jury trials and bench trials and has settled multi-million dollar lawsuits for a waiver a costs (no payment).
Mr. Khachatourians has also obtained not guilty verdicts on Medi-Cal fraud and falsification of medical records, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and dismissal of charges for elder abuse and neglect arising from incidents’ in a hospital or nursing home. Mr. Khachatourians has extensive experience in representing clients who are under investigation or prosecution by the Attorney General’s Office of Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuseand the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. He is routinely active throughout the various courthouses in Southern California and has experience in media relations in high profile cases.
Mr. Khachatourians graduated from UCLA in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 2003. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Courts Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association where he served as the Chairman for the Criminal Law Section. Mr. Khachatourians is also an adjunct professor at Glendale Community College where he teaches Business Law. Since 2003, he has been teaching business and litigation concepts at the College; many of his students are now attorneys and realtors throughout various communities in Southern California and routinely seek his advice on legal and business matters.
Mr. Khachatourians has taught educational seminars on the latest legal trends and issues on the following matters: Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisor; Nursing Home Training on Reporting Responsibilities for Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse; Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Requirements by Mandated Reporters; Nursing Home Requirements for Theft and Loss; Hospital Staff Training on Preventing, Recognizing and Reporting Requirements of Abuse; Representing Clients Arrested for Domestic Violence; Sex, Violence, and the 5th Amendment; Representing clients facing Criminal Charges and a Simultaneous Civil Lawsuit; and Fundamentals of a Criminal Case (Arraignment through Sentencing).

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Administrative Law Administrative Adjudications, Administrative Agency Practice, Administrative Hearings and Appeals, Administrative Litigation, Federal Administrative Law, Judicial Review, Professional Licensing, Professional Licensing Regulation, Public Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution Arbitration, Collaborative Law, International Arbitration, International Dispute Resolution, International Mediation, Mediation
Animal Law Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, Canine Law, Equine Law, Police Canine Law, Veterinary Law, Veterinary Malpractice
Business Law Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law
Civil Rights Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Defense, Civil Rights Section 1983, Disability Discrimination, Disabled Access, Disabled Rights, Discrimination, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Handicapped Rights, Human Rights, International Human Rights, Personal Rights, Prisoners Rights, Prisoners Rights Class Actions, Public Interest Law, Race Discrimination, Reproductive Rights, Sex Discrimination, Womens Rights
Contracts Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts
Criminal Law Assault and Battery, Bribery, Burglary, Capital Offenses, Civil Forfeiture, Crime Victims Compensation, Criminal Antitrust, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Defense, Criminal Forfeiture, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Prosecution, Death Penalty, Drivers License Suspension, Driving While Intoxicated, DUI/DWI, Electronic Surveillance, Expungements, Extortion, Extradition, Federal Criminal Law, Felonies, Forensic Accounting, Forensic DNA, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Science, Forgery, Grand Jury Practice, Habeas Corpus, Hit and Run, Homicide, International Criminal Law, International Extradition, Mail Fraud, Malicious Prosecution, Manslaughter, Misdemeanors, Money Laundering, Murder, Parole and Probation, Post-Conviction Remedies, Search and Seizure, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault, Shoplifting, Stalking, Theft, Traffic Violations, Vehicular Homicide, Victims Rights, Weapons Charges, White Collar Law, Wire Fraud, Wiretapping, Drug Offenses, Domestic Violence
Elder Law Age Discrimination, Elder Abuse, Elder Care, Elder Rights
Employee Benefits Cash Balance Plans, COBRA, Deferred Compensation, Disability Benefits, Employee Benefit Taxation, Employee Benefit Trusts, Employee Benefits Litigation, Employee Compensation, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Employee Stock Ownership Trusts, Equity Compensation, ERISA, ERISA Class Actions, ERISA Collections, ERISA Compliance, ERISA Litigation, Executive Compensation, Executive Compensation Taxation, Flexible Benefit Plans, Fringe Benefits, Health Benefits, Multi-Employer Benefits, Multi-Employer Pensions, Non-Qualified Benefits, Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, Pension Fund Investments, Pension Plans, Pension Taxation, Profit Sharing, Public Employee Retirement, Public Pension Plans, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement Benefit Plans, Taft-Hartley Plans, Unemployment Compensation, Unemployment Compensation Taxation, 401(k) Plans
Family Law Adoptions, Agency Adoptions, Alimony, Annulment, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Advocacy, Child Care, Child Custody, Child Custody Mediation, Child Dependency, Child Protection, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Support, Child Welfare, Childrens Rights, Civil Unions, Cohabitation Agreements, Collaborative Family Law, Community Property Law, Day Care, Divorce, Divorce Arbitration, Divorce Mediation, Divorce Taxation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Relations, Domestic Torts, Domestic Violence, Equitable Distribution, Family Arbitration, Family Mediation, Fathers Rights, Foster Care, Gay and Lesbian Family Law, Grandparents Custody, Grandparents Visitation Rights, Independent Adoptions, International Adoptions, International Child Abduction, International Child Custody, International Family Law, Interstate Adoptions, Interstate Child Custody, Interstate Support, Juvenile Criminal Law, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Legal Separation, Marital Agreements, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements, Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law, Matrimonial Law, Military Divorce, Name Changes, No Fault Divorce, Non-Traditional Family Law, Orphans Court Practice, Palimony, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Paternity, Post Divorce Modification, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Private Adoptions, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, (QDROs), Restraining Orders, Same Sex Marriage, Spousal Support, Step Parent Adoptons, Surrogacy Law, Termination of Parental Rights, Third Party Custody, Uncontested Divorce, Visitation Rights
Fraud Art Fraud, Automobile Fraud, Civil Fraud, Fraud, Identity Theft, Odometer Tampering
Health Care Alternative Health Care Delivery, Systems, Bioethics, Certificates of Need, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Government Health Care Contracts, Health Care Administration, Health Care Bankruptcy, Health Care Compliance, Health Care Contracts, Health Care Corporate Law, Health Care Facility Licensing, Health Care Facility Regulation, Health Care Finance, Health Care Fraud, Health Care Insolvency, Health Care Legislation, Health Care Liability, Health Care Licensing, Health Care Litigation, Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions, Health Care Privacy, Health Care Reform, Health Care Regulation, Health Care Reimbursement, Health Care Taxation, Health Information Technology, Health Insurance, Health Insurance Coverage, Health Insurance Defense, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Ac, Health Insurance Trusts, Health Law, Health Maintenance Organizations, Home Health Care, Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems, Long Term Care, Managed Care, Managed Care Contracts, Managed Care Liability, Medical Antitrust, Medical Collections, Medical Ethics, Medical Law, Mental Health Law, Nurses Licensing, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Liability, Nursing Home Litigation, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Regulation, Nursing Law, Patients Rights, Pharmacy Law, Physician Practices, Physicians Contracts, Physicians Licensing, Public Health Law, Telemedicine
Hospital Law Emergency Medical Services Law, Hospital Administration, Hospital Collections, Hospital Liability, Hospital Liability Defense, Hospital Negligence, Hospital Peer Review, Hospital Premises Liability, Hospital Privilege, Hospital Risk Management, Hospital Security, Medical Staff Contracts, Medical Staff Credentialing
Law Enforcement Corrections Law, Excessive Use of Force, False Arrest, False Imprisonment, High Speed Police Pursuit Litigation, Law Enforcement Disciplinary, Proceedings, Law Enforcement Liability, Law Enforcement Officers Rights, Police Brutality, Police Liability, Police Liability Defense, Police Misconduct
Leases and Leasing Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Leasing, Evictions, Industrial Leasing, International Leasing, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Office Leasing, Rent Control, Retail Leasing, Shopping Center Leasing, Unlawful Detainer
Personal Injury Accidents, Animal Attacks, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Dog Bites, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Whiplash, Wrongful Death
Premises Liability Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Premises Liability Defense, Premises Security, Private Security Litigation
Property Law International Property Law, Personal Property, Personal Property Leasing
Real Estate Adverse Possession, Boundary Disputes, Common Interest Community Law, Community Association Law, Condominium Association Law, Condominium Conversions, Condominium Development, Condominium Law, Condominium Timeshares, Conservation Easements, Conveyancing, Cooperative Housing Association Law, Cooperative Conversions, Cooperative Housing Law, Easements, Historic Conservation Easements, Homeowners Association Law, International Real Estate, Land Acquisitions, Land Sales, Land Trusts, Manufactured Housing Law, Mixed Use Development, Mobile Home Law, Planned Unit Development Law, Property Management, Quiet Title, Real Estate Acquisitions, Real Estate Arbitration, Real Estate Banking Law, Real Estate Bankruptcy, Real Estate Brokerage Law, Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability, Real Estate Brokers Licensing, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense, Real Estate Collections, Real Estate Contracts, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Errors and Omissions, Real Estate Exchanges, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Foreclosure, Real Estate Fraud, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Investment Taxation, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Real Estate Joint Ventures, Real Estate Leasing, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Partnerships, Real Estate Restructuring, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Secured Lending, Real Estate Securities, Real Estate Settlements, Real Estate Syndication, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Real Estate Tax Assessment, Real Estate Tax Foreclosure, Real Estate Tax Liens, Real Estate Taxation, Real Estate Title, Real Estate Title Examination, Real Estate Title Insurance, Real Estate Trade Association Law, Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Workouts, Real Property, Real Property Acquisitions, Real Property Development, Real Property Finance, Residential Real Estate, Residential Real Estate Acquisitions, Residential Real Estate Development, Residential Real Estate Finance, Residential Real Estate Foreclosure, Residential Real Estate Sales, Right of Way Easements, Waterfront Development
Torts Civil Liability, Intentional Torts, Mass Torts, Tort Defense, Tort Liability
White Collar Crime Embezzlement, White Collar Criminal Defense, White Collar Fraud


  • California

Employment History

  • Attorney | Khachatourians Law Group

    2017 - 2018

    The Khachatourians Law Group routinely represents clients facing criminal charges in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. Referenced-below are common criminal statutes charged against individuals and businesses for personal and professional matters.
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    Alcohol Related Cases
    Drunk in Public – Penal Code 647(f)

    Selling or Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor – Business & Professions Code 25658

    Minor in Possession of Alcohol – Business and Professions Code 25662

    Animal Cases
    Animal Abuse – Penal Code 597

    Dog Fighting – Penal Code 597.5

    Leaving a Pet Unattended in a Car – Penal Code 597.7

    Service Dog Fraud – Penal Code 365.7

    Unlawful Tethering of a Dog – Health & Safety Code 122335

    Battery & Assault
    Assault – Penal Code 240

    Assault with Caustic Chemicals – PC244

    Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW) – PC 245(a)(1)

    Assault with a Firearm – Penal Code 245(a)(2)

    Battery – Penal Code 242

    Battery on a Peace Officer – PC243(b) &243(c)(2)

    Battery With Serious Bodily Injury – PC243(d)

    Sexual Battery – PC243.4

    Hazing – Penal Code 245.6

    Hate Crimes
    Bribery Cases
    Child Abuse
    Failure to Provide Care (Child Neglect) – Penal Code 270

    Child Endangerment – Penal Code 273(a)

    Child Abuse – Penal Code 273(d)

    Violating a Restraining Order – Penal Code 273.6

    Child Abduction – Penal Code 278

    Deprivation of Child Custody or Visitation – Penal Code 278.5

    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Battery – Penal Code 243(e)(1)

    Domestic Violence – Penal Code 273.5

    Spousal Rape – Penal Code 262

    Child Abuse – Penal Code 273(d)

    Child Endangerment – Penal Code 273(a)

    Damaging/Destroying Wireless Communication – Penal Code 591.5

    Preventing of Dissuading a Victim to Testify – Penal Code 136.1

    Criminal Threats – Penal Code 422

    Disturbing the Peace – Penal Code 415

    Stalking – Penal Code 646.9

    Trespassing – Penal Code 602

    Aggravated Trespassing – Penal Code 601

    Revenge Porn – Penal Code 647(j)(4)

    Posting Harmful Information on Internet – Penal Code 653.2

    Annoying Phone Calls – Penal Code 653(m)

    False Report of Emergency – Penal Code 148.3

    False Report of Crime – Penal Code 148.5

    Contempt of Court – Penal Code 166

    Dissuading a Witness or Victim – Penal Code 136.1

    Disturbing the Peace – Penal Code 415

    Trespass – Penal Code 602

    Drug Cases
    Possession of a Controlled Substance – Health & Safety Code 11350

    Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell – Health & Safety Code 11351

    Sales or Transportation of a Controlled Substance – Health & Safety Code 11352 |

    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Health & Safety Code 11364

    Possession of Methamphetamine – Health & Safety Code 11377

    Possession for Sale of Methamphetamine -Health & Safety Code 11378

    Sale or Transportation of Methamphetamine – Health & Safety Code 11379

    DUI Cases
    Driving under the influence – Vehicle Code 23152(a)

    Driving with a BAC .08 or above – Vehicle Code 23152(b)

    DUI causing injuries – Vehicle Code 23153

    Refusing to submit to Chemical Blood or Breath Test – Vehicle Code 23612

    Wet Reckless – Vehicle Code 23103.5

    Dry Reckless – Vehicle Code 23103

    Speed Exhibition – Vehicle Code 23109(c)

    Underage DUI – Vehicle Code 23136

    Under 21 DUI – Vehicle Code 23140

    Gross Manslaughter While Intoxicated – Penal Code 191.5(a)

    Negligent Manslaughter While Intoxicated – Penal Code 191.5(b)

    DMV Driving Privileges
    Criminal Convictions Effecting Your Driving Privileges

    Elder Abuse Cases
    Misdemeanor Elder Abuse – Penal Code 368(c)

    Felony Elder Abuse – Penal Code 368(b)(1)

    Forgery – Penal Code 471

    Falsifying, Altering, or Modifying Medical Records – Penal Code 471.5

    Mandated Reporter Failure to Report – Welfare & Institutions Code 15630

    Nursing Home Repeated and Willful Violations – Health & Safety Code 1290(c)

    Theft or Embezzlement by a caretaker – Penal Code 368(e)

    Theft From Elder or Dependent Adult – California Penal Code §?368(d), (e)

    Police Obstruction – Penal code 148

    Great Bodily Injury – Penal Code 12202.7

    Violent Crimes – Penal Code 667.5(c)

    Serious Felonies – Penal Code 1192.7(c)

    Gang Enhancements – Penal Code 186.22

    Accessory After the Fact


    Gambling and Gaming Cases
    Gaming – Penal Code 330

    Obtaining Property Through Gambling Fraud – Penal Code 332

    Bookmaking, Pool-Selling, Wagering – Penal Code 337a

    Manufacture or Sale of Counterfeit Marks – Penal Code 350

    Gross Manslaughter while Intoxicated – Penal Code 191.5(a)

    Involuntary Manslaughter – Penal Code 192(b)

    Murder – Penal Code 187

    Negligent Manslaughter while Intoxicated – Penal Code 191.5 (b)

    Vehicular Manslaughter

    Voluntary Manslaughter – Penal Code 192(a)

    Attempted Crimes – Penal Code 21a & Penal Code 664

    Attempted Murder – Penal Code 664/187

    Los Angeles Municipal Code Violations (LAMC)
    Escorting without Permit – LAMC 103.107(b)

    Flying Drones – LAMC 56.31

    Massage Therapy – LAMC 103.205

    Taxi Cab cases- LAMC 71.02

    Medi-Cal Fraud Cases
    False Declaration as to Eligibility – Welfare & Institutions Code 141014

    Fraudulent Claims – Welfare & Institutions Code 14107

    Kickbacks, Bribes, Rebates – Welfare & Institutions Code 14107.2(b)

    Preparing, Submitting or Making a False Claim – Penal Code 550

    Physician, Pharmacy, and Prescription Related Cases
    Unauthorized Practice of Medicine – Business & Professions Code 2052

    Forging or Altering a Prescription – Business and Professions Code 4324

    Misuse of Prescription Medicine – Health and Safety Code 11153

    Prescribing Controlled Substance to an Addict – Health and Safety Code 11156

    Doctor Shopping & Prescription Fraud – Health and Safety Code 11350

    Altering or Forging a Prescription – Health and Safety Code 11368

    Prostitution, Solicitation, and Escorting
    Prostitution/Solicitation – Penal Code 647(b)

    Loitering for Prostitution – Penal Code 653.22

    Aiding or Supervising a Prostitute – Penal Code 653.23

    Escorting without Permit – LAMC 103.107(b)

    Lewd Acts

    Rape Crimes
    Penal Code 261 – Rape

    Penal Code 261.5 – Statutory Rape

    Penal Code 262 – Spousal Rape

    Theft Crimes
    Burglary – Penal Code 459

    Shoplifting – Penal Code 459.5

    Possession of Burglary Tools – Penal Code 466

    Check Fraud – Penal Code 476

    Fake Driver’s License – Penal Code 470

    Bad Checks – Penal Code 476a

    Petty Theft – Penal Code 484

    Credit & Debit Card Fraud – Penal Code 484e-484i

    Appropriation of Lost Property – Penal Code 485

    Grand Theft – Penal Code 487

    Receiving Stolen Property – Penal Code 496

    Unauthorized Access to a Computer – Penal Code 502

    Embezzlement – Penal Code 503

    Extortion – Penal Code 518

    False Personation – Penal Code 529

    Identity Theft – Penal Code 530.5

    Mail Theft – Penal Code 530.5(e)

    Party to a Fraudulent Conveyance – Penal Code 531

    Petty Theft with Prior – Penal Code 666

    IHSS Funds – 14107(B)(1)W&I Code/Penal Code 487(A)

    Money Laundering – Penal Code 186.10

    Unauthorized Practice of Law – Business & Professions Code 6126

    Unauthorized Use of Personal Identifying Information – California Penal Code, §?530.5(a)

    Vehicle Code Violations
    Felony Hit and Run – Vehicle Code 20001(a)

    Misdemeanor Hit and Run – Vehicle Code 20002(a)

    Unlawful Taking or Driving of a Vehicle – VC 10851

    Driving without a License – VC 12500

    Driving on a Suspended License – VC 14601(a)

    Violations, Dismissals, and Alternatives to Sentencings
    Failure to Appear

    Bench Warrants


    Probation Violation

    Early Termination of Probation

    Expungement of Criminal Convictions – Penal Code 1203.4

    Sealing Juvenile Records

    Reducing or Dismissing Charges

    Weapon Charges
    Brandishing a Weapon – Penal Code 417

    Loaded Fire Arm – Penal Code 25850

    Conceal Fire Arm – Penal Code 25400

    Negligent Discharge of Firearm – Penal Code 246.3

    Carrying Dirk Dagger – Penal Code 21310

    Carrying a Switchblade – Penal Code 21510

    Falsification and Fraud Cases
    Forging Deed – Penal Code 115

    Offering False Evidence – Penal Code 132

    Destroying or Concealing Evidence – Penal Code 135

    Fraudulent Conveyance by a Debtor – Penal Code 154

    Fraudulent Conveyance by a Judgment Debtor – Penal Code 155

  • Attorney | Tyler & Wilson, LLP

    2017 - 2003

    -Successfully conducted civil and criminal trials.
    -Successfully conducted trials in federal bankruptcy court.
    -Civil procedure before trial (pleadings, discovery, ADR, motions,) in matters related to negligence, intentional torts, breach of contract, fraud, embezzlement and sexual harassment.
    -Represent clients in felony and misdemeanor cases in adult and juvenile court.


  • Juris Doctorate Degree | Southwestern University School of Law

    1999 - 2003

  • BA in History | UCLA

    1995 - 1997

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