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Vatche Zetjian is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in estate planning, probate, and trust law.

Vatche's practice focuses on complex trusts and estates litigation matters, including claims for breach of fiduciary duty, surcharge actions, trustee removal actions, will and trust contests, creditor’s claims, conservatorship and guardianship proceedings, and elder abuse matters. He has represented fiduciaries, individuals, and charities in litigating these matters.

His practice also includes trust and probate administration, including the probating of a decedent’s estate, advising trustees regarding administration concerns, and resolving administration disputes amongst fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

Vatche also has experience working on general civil litigation matters, including breach of contract and fraud actions, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

While at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, he was on the Dean’s Honors List and was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Torts.


J.D., Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, 2009

B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2006

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State Bar of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Los Angeles County Bar Association; Trusts and Estates Section

Awards & Recognition
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015-2023
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch 2024