Rudolf Petrosyan is a partner in WSHB’s Glendale office where he handles complex civil litigation matters from inception to trial. With creative solutions and using the discovery process to his clients’ advantage, Rudolf frequently obtains favorable results by way of summary judgment and early settlement. In trial, Rudolf simplifies complex concepts and connects with the jurors, which helps him get excellent results. For instance, following a successful three-week wrongful death trial, one of the jurors was quoted saying that when Rudolf spoke “he made sense.” For these reasons, Rudolf is regularly retained in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases to defend clients against claims of toxic torts, products liability, and general negligence. He has experience handling matters in both federal and state court.

Rudolf graduated at the top of his class from Southwestern Law School. While in law school, Rudolf was a member of the Law Review and the Negotiation Honors Program. As a member of the Negotiation Honors Program, Rudolf competed in the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition where he advanced to nationals and finished the competition as a national semi-finalist (out of 166 teams). Rudolf earned the CALI and Witkin awards in Business Associations, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Community Property, Evidence, and National Security Law. Rudolf also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable William C. Ryan at the Criminal Writs Center where he drafted rulings on habeas corpus matters.

Prior to attending law school, Rudolf received his B.A. in Political Science and Government from California State University, Northridge. He also started his own e-commerce business selling electronic parts to customers all over the United States and Canada. Rudolf is fluent in Armenian.




  • Southwestern Law School (J.D., 2018, magna cum laude)
  • California State University, Northridge (B.A., 2012)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Events, Seminars & Speaking Engagements


Community Activities

  • FAA Licensed Remote Pilot

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants in Glendale, CA (2024)

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