George V. Sarkisov

George SarkisovGeorge Sarkisov was born in Dushambe, Tajikistan. His family moved to Moscow during the escalating ethnic conflicts in Soviet Central Asia, during the 1980’s. With his family, he immigrated to the United States in 1991. He attended Sacred Heart Preparatory, in Atherton, California. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2002 from Arizona State University, and subsequently received his law degree from Arizona State University in 2005. While in law school, he was the Director of the Homeless Legal Assistance Project, serving the legal needs of the homeless community in Phoenix, Arizona. His efforts were recognized with the Student Fellow Award upon graduation.  George Sarkisov is one of the few native Russian speaking attorneys in Maricopa County and Arizona.

For many, protecting their rights alone in a new country, through a foreign legal system, and at times against powerful adversaries, can be an impossible task.  That’s why a strong knowledge of the system, and quality legal representation, are indespensible.  George Sarkisov relies on his own connections to the legal community, to direct those seeking legal representation outside his areas of practice, to knowledgeable attorneys in those fields.  In this role as a liaison between Russian speaking people and the legal community, George hopes to provide guidance and understanding to Russian speaking consumers in retaining a lawyer.

Upon admission to the Arizona State Bar, George began his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, and insurance bad faith. As an immigrant himself, George Sarkisov has a deep appreciation of the rule of law, and a particular understanding of the special needs of those who are new to this country.  Because of that, George makes time to advise Russian speaking individuals from all regions of Eastern Europe on legal issues that concern them.  These include topics such as how the various coverages under automobile insurance work, how health insurance works, and other issues.

George is a Board Member of the Homeless Legal Assistance Project, providing guidance and mentoring to law students, and assistance at homeless shelters, including Victory Place, a residence for homeless American military veterans.

George Sarkisov is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), AAJ Insurance Section, and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the National Slavic Honor Society, the Gamma Beta Phi Society, and the Golden Key National Honors Society.