Mrs. Tamar Terzian

Mrs. Terzian is the founder and partner of Terzian Law Group, APC.

Mrs. Terzian represents a variety of clients ranging from individuals, trustees to small businesses.  Mrs. Terzian’s experience includes prominent restructurings in chapter 11 cases, business litigation, representation of creditors committees, debtors and institutional clients.

Mrs. Terzian is recognized as Top Attorney 2015 from Pasadena Magazine.


Terzian Law Group has substantial experience representing a variety of clients ranging from individuals, trustees, small businesses and to businesses that have over 100 million in assets. This includes financial restructuring in chapter 11 cases, business litigation, advising creditors’ committees, debtors and institutional clients, as well as disputes arising with the IRS, Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization and  the Employment Development Department.


University of California, Irvine (B.A., Political Science); Western University of Michigan, Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D.).


Member of the State Bar of California, the Southern California Bankruptcy Inns of Court, the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Armenian Bar Association and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). Current board member and officer of the Southern California Bankruptcy Inns of Court, the Women’s Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and Homes for Life Foundation.


Honored to be a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Robert W. Alberts, United States Bankruptcy Judge, and later was honored to serve as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert N. Kwan, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California.

Terzian was an associate for a premier Bankruptcy boutique in Los Angeles, California. Prior to establishing Terzian Law Group, Terzian was a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California where she litigated civil bankruptcy and tax matters.


Represents pro se bankruptcy clients through Public Counsel.

Mr. Richard R. Terzian, Esq.

J.D., University of Southern California Law School

B.A., Dartmouth College

  • Hearing Officer, San Diego County Employees Retirement Association
  • Hearing Officer, San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association
  • Hearing Officer, Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission
  • Hearing Officer, City of Long Beach
  • City Attorney of Azusa, Calabasas, Covina, Malibu, Rolling Hills Estates and South Pasadena
  • Member/Chair Commission on California State Government (Little Hoover Commission)
  • Mediator, ARC Resolution Services, Los Angeles County  Superior Court

Since admission to the State Bar of California in 1960, he has continuously been engaged in the practice of law, specializing in the representation of public agencies.  For over forty years, Mr. Terzian has almost exclusively represented local government agencies, in virtually all legal capacities. He has handled complex litigation for public agencies in state and federal court at the trial and appellate level and before local and state administrative agencies in the areas of government operations, constitutional law, civil rights, torts, personnel, contract, and land use matters. During that time, he has also served as the City Attorney of Rolling Hills Estates, Malibu, South Pasadena, and Azusa, participating in hundreds of city council and planning commission meetings. He has regularly rendered advice to public agencies on zoning, planning and other real estate matters. He has also advised clients on public-private partnerships.

Over the years, Mr. Terzian has lectured at seminars and panels conducted by the League of California Cities, City Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles County, and other organizations on a variety of legal subjects including federal and state constitutional law, federal procedure, municipal antitrust liability, handicap discrimination in employment, First Amendment rights of public employees, rights of discovery in litigation from public officials, and religious freedom.

Mr. Terzian has also published articles in Los Angeles Lawyer, Public Law Journal, Fiscal Report, and Western City on municipal antitrust liability, the binding effect of administrative agency decisions in subsequent court proceedings, the validity of Buy American ordinances, and charter schools.  He has served as a member of the State Bar Disciplinary Board (1976-1979), the Executive Committee of the Public Law Section of the State Bar (1993-1995), and as president of the City Attorneys’ Association of Los Angeles County (1995).  He has also served on the State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (1985-1988).

Terzlaw – Bankruptcy Attorneys Pasadena

1122 East Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Tel: (818) 242-1100
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