In The Media

HERE ARE FEW OF THE CASES I HAVE LITIGATED, THAT CAUGHT THE MEDIA'S ATTENTION.
  • The Pasadena Star-News

    LEGAL SETTLEMENTS


              May 17, 2017

    Lawsuit alleges Pasadena police officer used position to have sister arrested, city settles for $300,000

    • Marine Corps Forces Reserves
    http://www.marforres.marines.mil/Marine-Reserve-News-Photos/Marine-Reserve-News/Article/1006828/pasadena-veterans-day-centennial-celebration/
    • P Pasadena Patch   By Ann Erdman (Open Post) - November 18, 2016
        Pasadena Attorney William M. Paparian has represented Tapia since shortly after the incident.
    http://patch.com/california/pasadena-ca/judge-will-receive-progress-report-sanity-status-ricardo-tapia-november-18
    • Pasadena Weekly  

    Freedom's Costs honor those who served  By Kevin Uhrich 11/10/2016  

       [...“Nov. 11 is a special day when we pause to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good,” said former Pasadena Mayor Bill Paparian.
       Paparian, a local attorney who served on the City Council from 1987 to 1999, and as mayor from 1995 to 1997, did not serve in Vietnam. However, he was a leading force in the creation of a Vietnam veterans’ memorial in 1988 and 1989, and its eventual removal from under the City Hall rotunda and placement in Memorial Park in 2004...]
    • DAILY NEWS                          
    Decorated Marine Veteran Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity
    • mynewsLA.com
     Iraq veteran insane when he killed neighbor, wounded neighbor’s wife   DEBBIE L. SKLAR ON MAY 19, 2016 IN CRIME
    • Pasadena Weekly
    “The city is on notice...some serious constitutional violations occurred in the arrest of..." Paparian said. By Kevin Uhrich 04/21/2016
    -‘We’re the police and we can do anything we want.’ By Kevin Uhrich 03/31/2016
    • Pasadena Weekly
    As You Wish By Jana J. Monji , Kevin Uhrich 10/08/2015
    Basic services take on a fairy-tale feel in Greater Pasadena

    ......people may not realize Paparian is also an attorney. And this year, according our readers, he’s been voted the best lawyer working in Pasadena. Space does not permit us to list all of this self-styled knight in shining armor’s many accomplishments,..

    • Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch-

    -Treatment, Not Jail Sought For Camp Pen Marine in DUI Death Case By Mirna Alfonso January 26, 2015
    His attorney contends the former Marine self-medicated with alcohol because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
    • VALLEY NEWS

    -U.S. Marine Corps sergeant's blood-alcohol level was ..  By Newsroom on December 3, 2014

    • ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

    Vehicular manslaughter w/gross negligence is greater crime than bodily injury 
    -Camp Pendleton Marine found guilty in DUI crash that killed 3 fellow servicemen Dec. 10, 2014  BY KELLY PUENTE
    -Was it alcohol or rain that caused fatal crash that left 3 Marines dead? Dec. 3, 2014 BY KELLY PUENTE
    • LAGUNA BEACH PATCH
    Vehicular manslaughter w/gross negligence is greater crime than bodily injury
    -Marine Guilty in Deadly Dana Point DUI Crash | Oceanside-Camp Pendleton, CA Patch By MIRNA ALFONSO (Patch Staff) -  December 10, 2014
    -Attorney Mounts Nyquil Defense in Marine's DUI Trial | Laguna Beach, CA Patch  By PAIGE AUSTIN (Patch Staff) -  December 3, 2014 

    • Los Angeles Times

    -Former Iraq war veteran deemed competent to stand trial in fatal Reseda shooting By Brenda Gazzar 08/26/14

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    -JUDGE ORDERS PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION OF VETERAN ACCUSED OF MURDER February 19, 2014 By Carlos Granda

    -VETERAN'S LAWYER TALKS ROLE OF PTSD IN RESEDA SHOOTING February 17, 2014 By Carlos Granda
    • The VVA Veterans online
    • Pasadena Weekly