Meet Our Attorneys
Sarkisian Law Offices is a licensed, insured, and locally owned business. These assurances make our professional legal counsel sought after for personal injury cases in the Merrillville, Ind. area.
Our goal is to provide our clients with proper information about their legal rights and what they can expect during their case. No matter the type of injury our client has sustained or the type of case, communication is the key to a successful attorney-client relationship.
Our experienced team of lawyers at Sarkisian Law Offices has served over 20 cities around Northwest Indiana since 1981.
A. Leon Sarkisian
Attorney A. Leon Sarkisian, one of the founding members of Sarkisian Law Offices, has protected the rights of injured individuals throughout Indiana and Illinois for 30 years.
Leon has successfully represented families who have suffered the loss or injury of a loved one due to the negligence of others.
Leon is a life-long resident of Northwest Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, graduating with honors. He then attended the Indiana University School of Law where he received his law degree and graduated cum laude.
Leon is an experienced personal injury attorney with a relentless passion for seeking justice for families of the injured and deceased.
This is an attitude forged by his roots and upbringing:
“Coming from a working family, working my way through school at construction, custodial, and other labor jobs, I know how devastating injuries to a loved one can be. The injury or death of a parent, child, or spouse can change forever the quality of a family’s life. That’s why we do what we do.”
Today, Leon continues to concentrate on very serious and complex personal injury cases.
Leon’s concern for his clients and for the well-being of families who have suffered a serious injury or loss of a loved one is the reason for his unwavering commitment.
Leon is a member of the following:
- American Bar Association
- Indiana Bar Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Lake County Bar Association
- Porter County Bar Association
- He also is licensed to practice in both Indiana and Illinois.
Leon is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent,” which confirms his rank at “the highest level of professional excellence.”
A. James Sarkisian
A. James Sarkisian graduated from Valparaiso University in 1980. He attended law school at DePaul University and Valparaiso University from 1980-1983, representing Valparaiso University at numerous renowned mock trial competitions throughout the country as its team captain.
Shortly after graduation, Jim embarked on his litigation career and became a Deputy Prosecutor representing the State of Indiana in Lake County. He went on to also represent the State of Indiana on behalf of Porter County, protecting its citizens by prosecuting criminal offenders.
During that time, he learned that people who have suffered from traumatic experiences need a steady hand to guide them through difficult situations.
In 1986, Jim began representing families of loved ones killed or injured by the negligence of others.
Since then, Jim has represented hundreds of personal injury victims.
He participated in many personal injury claims that have required arbitration, mediation, or trial. Jim’s philosophy is to get involved before a lawsuit is filed and personally interact with the clients and their families to prepare a settlement demand.
Jim believes that thorough preparation and aggressive representation reveals a strong message to defendants and their representatives that his clients must be treated fairly and quickly.
Jim believes hard work, perseverance, and integrity are necessary when representing his clients. He is committed to making sure his clients are not taken advantage of by insurance carriers who try to force a quick settlement for less than fair compensation.
Jim is a proud supporter of his community and believes in giving back. Whether serving as the Valparaiso Community School Board President, youth sports coach, or serving on a county task force, Jim is an active participant in trying to help make Porter County a better place to live and work. Jim enjoys working out, supporting various youth groups and spending time with his family.
“Your case is important to me, but your trust and confidence are priceless. This office prides itself on preserving and protecting our clients’ rights to the fullest extent allowed by law.”
Jim is licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts in Indiana and Illinois and the Supreme Court of the United States.
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