In 2006, he was labeled Attorney of the Year in California Lawyer magazine. He famously defended Scott Peterson in what turned out to be one of the most publicized trials of all-time.
He studied to get his BA at Haverford College and his JD from Loyola Law School.
His parents are of Armenian descent, which led to his involvement in many Armenian-American groups. He married Paulette Geragos.
He was the defense attorney for Chris Brown over a several year period.