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Bobby Saadian (JD '05) Receives Young Distinguished Alumnus Award 2021

On Thursday, May 20, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law alumnus Bobby Saadian (JD '05) was presented with the Young Distinguished Alumnus Award at the annual 3L Celebration. Saadian, who also received a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in 2005, is an active member of the Dean's Council, a donor who recently participated in the 50For50 campaign, and a faithful employer to Pepperdine Caruso Law students.

Saadian has built a successful law practice in the Wilshire Law Firm, where he is the founding president and managing attorney. He and his firm have represented thousands of clients, and his total recovery in settlements and verdicts amounts to more than $750 million. Saadian has received numerous awards over the past thirteen years in practice including a Litigator Award by the Trial Lawyer Board of Regents, along with being named a finalist for 2020 Consumer Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorney Association of California. Furthermore, his firm has been ranked among the "Best Law Firms" by US News & World Report for 2020 and 2021. Saadian has been recognized individually in The Best Lawyers in America©, named as a Super Lawyer, and was included in Los Angeles Magazine's list of Top Attorneys. He was also recognized in the Los Angeles Times for achieving a top verdict in Southern California.

Saadian has two beautiful children that he and his wife Renee are raising to be the next generation of Waves. He truly embodies the Pepperdine mission of purpose, service, and leadership through his career, his commitment to community service, and to his family. Bobby's mantra towards Pepperdine has been our motto: "Freely ye received, freely give," and we are grateful he is one of ours. Congratulations to Bobby Saadian!