About Guldjian & Fasel

When you have been involved in a personal injury accident, you want a strong, dedicated legal team on your side.

You have come to the right place.

The legal team at Guldjian & Fasel is dedicated to getting you back on your feet and back to your normal life following a personal injury accident. They only handle personal injury cases, which means that they are laser focused on your case, and seeking the maximum dollar value that the legal system allows. They are members of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and their incredible work has been recognized by SuperLawyers.

The law firm was started by Chris Guldjian and Frank R. Fasel. Guldjian is a fierce advocate for justice, and is a highly experienced trial attorney. He was trained as a clerk in the Los Angeles Superior Court in Long Beach and the Huntington Beach City Attorney’s Office, and he gained trial experience during his time working for major trial firms and a renowned plaintiff trial attorney.

Fasel specialized in catastrophic injury cases and works incredibly hard for his clients.

He is an experienced and aggressive trial attorney, but is also known as a dedicated and caring support person to his clients. Together, Guldjian and Fasel have created a team of fierce and talented legal minds who are working towards making the world a fair, more equitable place. They have created a family environment within their offices, and instruct their team to treat clients as a part of their extended family.

About Our Team

Guldjian and Fasel offer several key services that separate them from other law firms. First, they provide concierge service which means they will handle all of your personal logistics following your accident. They will coordinate healthcare, set you up with transportation, and generally take the stress off of you and your loved ones. They are also live on the phone 24 hours a day, meaning that you can call at any time and speak to a live person. They offer cash advancements on your settlement, so that you do not have to suffer financial strain while waiting for your case to be resolved. Lastly, they only collect their fee once the damages have been obtained, meaning that you owe absolutely nothing up front.

If you have suffered a personal injury accident, then Guldijian and Fasel are the attorneys that you want on your team. Call today.

Christopher Guldjian

Founding Partner Christopher Guldjian is an aggressive advocate and trial attorney for those who have been injured due to the negligence and intentional acts of other individuals and companies. Mr. Guldjian was trained by clerking for the Los Angeles Superior Court in Long Beach and the Huntington Beach City Attorney’s office. His trial experience grew while working for major private firms and renowned plaintiff trial attorneys. He relishes the fact that justice can be served for his clients in a courtroom with impartial jurors having the final word.

Mr. Guldjian has successfully brought several cases to verdict and has aggressively advocated major plaintiff settlements emulating in the millions of dollars. Recently, Chris was featured on the front page of the Orange County Register after suing a mental health facility related to his client being raped by another patient.

Mr. Guldjian received his B.A. in Political Science and International Relations at California State University, Long Beach. He earned his J.D. from Whittier Law School. While in law school, he received an award in pretrial litigation and graduated top of his class.

During the course of his career, Mr. Guldjian has achieved top ratings by Super Lawyer, Nolo, Best Lawyers, and Avvo. He has numerous articles published and presented topics throughout the nation.

Mr. Guldjian is a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). Chris remains active in community-based organizations through his Church and is married with three beautiful children.

Frank Fasel

Founding partner Frank Fasel built Guldjian | Fasel Accident Attorneys and Recompensa Legal to be a law firm different from the rest, one that vigorously fights for its clients to get the best medical treatment and highest monetary recoveries for their injuries. In doing so he assembled the very best team of attorneys and paralegals to bring the justice you deserve.  


Frank has represented thousands of clients and has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.  He is dedicated to helping those in need and who have been injured in any kind of accident from a simple rear-end auto accident to a complex multi-vehicle collision involving multiple parties. You can be sure that Frank will fight to win your case.   Frank has been nominated by his peers as a Super Lawyer and a top 10 lawyer in California, two of the highest and most prestigious awards in the State.  Frank is licensed to practice law in California and Washington.

Yan Li

Yan Li earned her J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, California and earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Prior to joining Guldjian | Fasel in 2019, Yan worked as an immigration attorney in Northern California, specializing in corporate immigration.  Working as an immigration attorney, Yan worked closely with both individuals and corporate entities in every case.  Yan uses these same skills in the world of personal injury to help injured individuals against the multi-million-dollar insurance companies who undervalue their cases.

Yan handles the day-to-day operations of the firm as Guldjian | Fasel’s office manager.  Her areas of expertise include supervisory case management as well as negotiations for every case that passes through the firm.

In her spare time, Yan enjoys wine-tasting, exploring cities for new culinary adventures, and spending time with her family and friends.

Kaaveh Zargar

Kaaveh Zargar earned his J.D. from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and earned his B.A. in political science from the University of California, Irvine. 

In his final year of law school, Kaaveh was seriously injured in a roll-over car accident as a result of someone else’s negligence.  Kaaveh saw firsthand how a financial settlement obtained by his attorney was able to provide for his future medical care and compensate him for his injuries.  From that point on, Kaaveh knew that he wanted to practice personal injury so that he could help others the way his attorney helped him. 

Prior to joining Guldjian Fasel, Kaaveh worked at a prestigious Newport Beach law firm specializing in product liability class action lawsuits and personal injury.  Kaaveh has successfully handled thousands of cases from the preparation stage to negotiation and settlement.  In 2020, Kaaveh was selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list – only 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California receive this distinction.   

Kaaveh is fluent in English and Farsi and enjoys traveling, cooking, and playing basketball or golf. Kaaveh also likes to watch sports and cheer for his favorite teams – The Los Angeles Lakers, The Los Angeles Dodgers, and The New York Jets.

Chad E. Irvin

Chad E. Irvin is senior trial counsel at Guldjian | Fasel Accident Attorneys.  He is a fierce trial advocate with numerous jury trial victories.  In fact, Chad has spent his entire career taking cases to trial.

Unlike many litigators, Chad has spent time representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants, giving him unique insight into the trial strategies on both sides of a lawsuit. Chad also worked at one of southern California’s preeminent civil litigation firms, where he spent several years litigating auto accidents, premises liability, landlord/tenant, and employment disputes.

Chad’s trial record is unblemished, to date.  Chad has represented clients, at trial, in cases valued in the millions of dollars.  Thus far, he has yet to lose, obtaining favorable results in each trial. 

Chad Irvin graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Class of 2014. He was admitted to California Bar under the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Prior to his role as senior trial counsel with Guldjian | Fasel, Chad was a member of The Pride Law Firm, Glick Law Group, and Gates, Gonter, Guy, Proudfoot, & Muench (formerly Gates, O’Doherty, Gonter, & Guy.

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