ABOUT BASSEM WAHID
Bassem was born and raised in the beautiful city of Cairo, Egypt. Bringing a diverse perspective, he sought higher education abroad and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (“UCLA”) with dual degrees in both Economics and Political Science.
Encouraged by the successes of his father in the legal field, a career in law had long been the goal for him. During the course of his studies at UCLA, he completed numerous internships at law firms, both nationally and internationally, one of which was his first tour of duty with GP Law Group. As their paths crossed, Bassem couldn’t help but notice the profound impact his work was having on people’s lives during some of their most vulnerable moments. The personalized representation he witnessed and participated in at GP Law Group was unmatched and inspiring. Two years following his original summer internship as a law clerk, Bassem decided to help better serve people through difficult and unexpected events in their lives by rejoining the firm in January 2023. GP Law Group is Bassem’s family away from home and he’s an integral part of the team.
Bassem is fluent in both Arabic and English, and arguably conversational in French. Aside from work, you’ll find Bassem experimenting in the kitchen, playing chess, or hitting the gym.
- B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in June 2022
- B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in June 2022
GP Law Group was established by founding partners, David Gharakhanian, Jr. and Manee Pazargad; long-time friends, colleagues and classmates throughout their joint studies in college and law school. After honing their legal skills at separate highly respected mid-sized insurance defense firms, they decided to rejoin forces and start their own law firm. Their strong bond and long-established foundation make them a successful legal team. The law partners set up shop in Beverly Hills in 2011 and have not looked back since.
In 2015, the firm had the pleasure of adding Dirk L. Gustafson, a seasoned and outside-the-box litigator, to the roster.
In 2019, the firm had the pleasure of adding Learned Espinosa, who brings with him a wealth of experience in the field of personal injury. Prior to joining the team, Learned spent over a decade defending clients such as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Transportation Authority, Hertz Rental Car, and Target in personal injury lawsuits. Learned’s past experience as a defense attorney gives him a competitive advantage and unique perspective in the handling of cases on behalf of plaintiffs. This wealth of experience and knowledge of defense strategies and arguments has proven to be invaluable in resolving cases and securing the best possible outcome for clients.
In 2020, after a decade in Beverly Hills, GP Law Group moved its offices to the Encino Law Center, located in Encino.
GP Law Group specializes in PERSONAL INJURY matters, including but not limited to automobile accidents, cycling accidents, motorcycling accidents, pedestrian accidents, and premises liability matters.