Andrew Arakelian

Andrew Arakelian - Beverly Hills divorce lawyerManaging Attorney

Andrew (“Andy”) has years of experience aggressively advocating on behalf of his clients in a wide range of legal and financial matters, allowing him to apply the skills and expertise he’s gained to each and every case he works on here at Berenji & Associates.

Prior to joining our firm, Andy worked first as a tax attorney, protecting clients’ high-dollar assets from seizure, and navigating clients through complex financial planning to safeguard their interests. But for much of the past decade, at firms in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, he has focused his practice exclusively on family law. In this capacity, he has represented hundreds of high net worth clients through heavily contested and financially complex divorces and custody disputes.

During law school, Andy was honored with a distinguished award for earning the highest marks of his class in International Litigation & Arbitration. He also competed on the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team and served on the Moot Court Executive Board.


  • Loyola Marymount University, B.A. in Sociology with a Minor in Business and Administration and Economics, 2009
    Graduated with Honors in Sociology
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, 2012

Awards, Affiliations and Speaking Engagements

  • Super Lawyer Rising Star (2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023)
  • LA Magazine’s Top Young Attorneys (2020)
  • The National Advocates, Top 40 under 40 (2018)
  • Presentation, “The Impact of the New ‘Tax Cuts on Jobs Acts’ on Alimony and Support Orders”, Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business (PSWALSB) Conference, February 2019
  • LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles (2019)
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • Armenian Professional Network