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Raymond Zakari

Raymond Zakari

Pasadena, California
(626) 793-7328
(626) 793-7423

Raymond Zakari earned his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. After Santa Barbara he attended Law School at the University of Oregon, where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree. While in law school Zakari was a co-founder and later president of the Native American Law Students Association, he worked for and on behalf of several Native American Tribes.

After moving to Los Angeles, Zakari started as a tenants' advocate with a single religious discrimination case which he successfully settled five years later, after defeating multiple appeals by opposing counsel. He quickly found his niche and gained a reputation as an aggressive, effective, yet ethical litigator. Zakari founded Zakari Law with the goal of representing both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential disputes. Zakari has taken on difficult appeals and won them, and he his client base includes several large property management companies. Zakari has tried hundreds of cases for both landlords and tenants and handled more than two thousand landlord tenant matters.

Zakari takes pride in his quality of work and treats all his clients, from single dwelling landlord to multi-unit property management companies, with the respect they deserve. He has represented indigent tenants as well as high profile celebrities in landlord tenant disputes.  Zakari's expertise has been sough in landlord tenant cases from San Diego to San Francisco and many other cities in California.

Zakari is a member of the Los Angeles County, Pasadena, San Gabriel, and San Fernando Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice law throughout the State of California, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Zakari is fluent in Spanish, German, and Armenian.  When Zakari is not spending time with his wife and child, he enjoys being a licensed Ham Radio Operator, (KI6DAM) and is an active volunteer with the Beverly Hills Police Department's Disaster Communication Services (DCS).


Areas of Practice

  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Civil Litigation
  • State & Federal Appeals
  • Contract Drafting & Interpretation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Post Foreclosure Evictions
  • Other Real Estate Matters

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Co-founder and Later President, Native American Law Students Association
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A.
    • Major: Anthropology

Honors and Awards

  • Named Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine for Landlord/Tenant Law

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