By the time Maryam Parman entered law school in 1994 at Western University College of Law, she already knew what she wanted to do once she got her Juris Doctor (J.D.). As an undergraduate studying pre-med at the University of California, Irvine, she’d developed an awareness of human injury and she knew that she wanted to help people who have been physically harmed.
She decided that she wanted to do that by becoming a lawyer. Since launching her career in 1998, Parman has done just that by focusing her practice solely on assisting injured people in getting their lives back together.
During her final year in law school, Parman clerked in a plaintiff’s personal injury firm and then joined that firm as an associate after getting her J.D., advancing to being named partner after only two years. A year later, she ventured out to start her own practice, which she has operated ever since.
Her own practice continues to focus solely on injury and death cases resulting from automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, elder abuse, police brutality, animal attacks, and construction-site accidents.
Results: Verdicts & Settlements Obtained for Clients
Along the way, she’s achieved numerous significant results for her clients. In 2011, she engineered a $6-million settlement immediately following jury selection for a case involving a motor-vehicle accident that caused injuries to the plaintiff family, including a boy who suffered traumatic brain injury as a result. She obtained this large settlement after the insurance company failed to properly and timely pay the $50,000, opening the “lid off” the policy and forcing the insurance company to pay substantially more.
In 2008, Parman settled a case against the State of California for $4.75 million following a taxi accident in which her client who was a passenger was severely injured when the vehicle had gone out of control and crashed into a guardrail. The suit alleged that the guardrail was defective.
In July, 2013, she achieved a $1.25-million settlement of a police-brutality case against Kern County. The case alleged that police beat her client, breaking both his legs.
And recently in 2014, Maryam engineered a $19 million jury verdict for a client who’s vehicle was rear ended on the 10 FWY causing severe brain injury.
Parman considers her success as a lawyer to be the product of experience and commitment.
“I know the law really well,” she says. “I know a lot of the quirks in case law that most other attorneys are not familiar with, so I can really maneuver my cases to provide the best service and the best results to my client.”
But that’s only one part of the equation, she maintains. Another big aspect of being a good plaintiff’s lawyer, she says, is client service.
“I feel like it’s really important to have good communication with my clients,” Parman says. “We really care about our clients here and we make it a point to really get to know them.”
To Parman and the Avrek Law Firm, commitment to client service is more than just an oral pledge.
Parman is deeply involved in numerous bar groups, including Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. She’s also a member of all four federal district courts in California.
In addition, she is a board member on the WIN Foundation, which assists in providing abuse recovery for women and children. She also serves that organization as legal counsel.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her young son, exercising, and reading about new legal developments in personal injury.