Who We Represent
We represent people. People who are facing sudden, unexpected problems that affect them on a deeply personal level. It may be an accusation of wrongdoing at work, school, or in the home. It may be an arrest or the result of a crime perpetrated against them. It may be an accident or injury that has greatly impacted their life or the life of a loved one.
Our clients often don’t know what to expect or what their options are. They need someone trained and experienced in today’s environment to reduce their stress and get them quickly on the path to putting their problem behind them.
We stand ready to help any individual in any legal matter. Whether you are a police officer accused of misconduct, a corporate executive facing a sexual harassment allegation, a dedicated employee injured on the job, or a repeat offender charged with another offense, The Karabian Law Firm will stand by you and represent your interests to the fullest.
Principal Attorney, Founder
Principal Attorney, Founder
Founding Attorney Benjamin W. Karabian provides the firm with a career of experience as the lawyer on the other side.
Karabian began his legal career over 15 years ago working for a private, multi-million dollar insurance settlement fund. His first job in the public sector was with the City of Los Angeles’s Police Litigation Unit charged with defending LAPD officers sued for civil rights violations. He then worked for LA’s Airport Civil branch where he gained personal injury experience defending LAX against claims.
In 2007, Karabian became a criminal prosecutor at the Metropolitan branch. Also known as the “DUI branch”, Metro is LA’s nationally-recognized, leading DUI and vehicular-offense prosecution agency. After trying over 50 cases to jury verdict, which included high profile victims, defendants, and unique evidentiary issues, Karabian was selected to manage the day to day operations of the City’s largest criminal branch–the Central branch. Four years later, he was chosen by the City to become the Supervising Attorney of the Metropolitan branch, and returned to lead his exceptional colleagues in every aspect of the branch’s operations.
Karabian taught a generation of new attorneys how to successfully try cases both as an instructor at the City’s Academy of Justice and as a supervising prosecutor. He also taught hundreds of law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions through courses on DUI and traffic collision investigation, testifying in court, writing arrest and traffic collision reports, and other specific crime topics. Karabian not only participated in task forces and sting operations, but he brought waves of new prosecutors along to show them the intricacies of criminal prosecution.
Throughout his time serving the public, Karabian obtained rare approval from the government to represent clients as a private attorney on contract, probate, administrative, and real estate matters. After more than a decade, he left the public sector to establish The Karabian Law Firm, and now provides individual clients with the unique insight and experience he gained over an extensive career as a trial attorney, instructor, and supervising prosecutor.
Kenneth E. Traynham
Kenneth E. Traynham
Kenneth E. Traynham is an experienced civil litigator and trial attorney.
Ken’s path to law was far from conventional but he showed from an early age his love of story-telling–a key concept in presenting a case. Ken received his Bachelor’s Degree in Radio-Television-Film from The University of Texas at Austin and pursued an early career in the entertainment industry. His focus turned to law and he enrolled at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. While earning his J.D., Ken was selected for the nationally-recognized Byrne Trial Advocacy Team. It was during his intense trial training on the team that he learned to combine his love of storytelling with the craft of litigation and trial.
Ken graduated at the top of his class, and shortly after passing the California Bar, he began his legal career at an elite Los Angeles personal injury firm. He successfully negotiated and recovered over $8.8 million in settlements for his clients in three short years. Ken co-chaired a trial to a $1.9 million verdict which was recognized as one of the top 50 verdicts in California in 2021.
Today, Ken advocates for KLF clients by telling their stories in compelling ways from pre-litigation through all stages of a case. His formidable experience with adjusters, insurance company lawyers, and medical professionals makes him a key asset in securing the greatest recovery possible for our clients.
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