Vazken A.E. Zerounian, Esq. is an experienced trial lawyer licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He practices criminal defense and represents plaintiffs in personal injury and civil rights cases.
Mr. Zerounian is a lifelong Philadelphia resident. After graduating from St. Joseph’s Preparatory High School in Philadelphia, he received a B.A. in Politics from Ursinus College.
Prior to embarking on his legal career, Mr. Zerounian had successful careers as a political lobbyist and restaurateur. He then obtained his Juris Doctorate (JD) from Widener University. Mr. Zerounian also graduated Magna cum Laude with a Master of Laws (LLM) from California Western School of Law with a concentration in Federal Criminal Trial Advocacy.
Whilst attending Widener, he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and was inducted into the Order of Barristers, a national honor society. In Mr. Zerounian’s second and third year of law school, he interned for the Philadelphia and Montgomery County District Attorney’s offices as well as a judge of the First Judicial District. He was also selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Clinic.
Upon graduation, he worked as a volunteer attorney at the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Most recently, Mr. Zerounian spent close to four years as an Assistant Defender with the prestigious Defender Association of Philadelphia where he quickly rose through the ranks to the Major Trials Unit.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal defense
- Personal Injury
- California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
- LLM magna cum laude - 2012
- Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
- Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania