Arpine Esmailian


Arpine Esmailian received her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School in 2014. While attending law school, Arpine was a judicial extern to the Honorable Neil W. Bason, United States Bankruptcy Court. In addition, she assisted district attorneys as a law clerk in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Family Violence Division.

Prior to joining Yoka & Smith, Arpine worked as in-house trial counsel and as a supervising attorney for an insurance company, practicing civil defense litigation focused on personal injury matters. She has extensive experience in all stages of litigation representing businesses and individuals as plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury liability, premises liability, product liability, and general business in California's state and federal district courts.

Arpine is also dedicated to pro bono work and serves as a founding member of the Center for Truth and Justice – a volunteer-based organization overseeing the collection of firsthand testimonial evidence from war survivors. Arpine is the co-Chair of the Education Committee and Public Counsel for the Center.



The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California, J.D. 2014
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