Brigitte Malatjalian, Esq.
San Gabriel legal staff
Senior Associate Attorney
Brigitte Malatjalian earned her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School, Bachelor of Arts and Associate Degree from Platt College in Criminal Justice, and Associate Degree from Glendale Community College in Social Science.
During her time at Southwestern Law School, Brigitte was President of the Armenian Law Students Association, member of the Negotiations Honors Program, and instructor for the Street Law Clinic. She enjoyed volunteering and mentoring incoming students. In addition, Brigitte was the recipient of several distinctions, including: 2018 Business Trial Lawyers Law School Scholarship, 2018 Public Interest Law Service Award, 2018 PSJD Pro Bono Publico National Award, 2017 Negotiations Competition – First Place and 2016 Public Defender Law Clerk Public Interest Grant.
Brigitte’s passion for law is derived from her work assisting low-income individuals who cannot afford legal services. In 2018, with the help of the Armenian Bar Association and the City of Glendale, Brigitte assisted in establishing the first ever Pro Bono Office in Glendale, CA. In 2021, Brigitte was appointed as the Co-Chair of the Armenian Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee. Further, she has extensive experience externing with the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office in various courthouses and divisions.
Brigitte’s passion for law extends to criminal law and family law. Her goal is to ensure that effective and informative representation is rendered. She understands the importance of zealous advocacy, in addition to building client relationships.