Yes, Greg shares his last name with former UW Huskies head football coach, Steve Sarkisian. No, they are not related.
Greg was born in the former Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States with family at the age of eleven.
He grew up in Kent, Washington, where he graduated from Kent-Meridian High School. He then attended the University of Washington where he received his degree in political science. He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate (Doctor of Law) degree from Gonzaga University School of Law where he was a recipient of an Achievement Merit Scholarship.
Between the time he completed his undergraduate studies and the time he attended law school, Greg worked as a real estate professional. As one of the youngest real estate agents at the time, he worked hard to learn more about the real estate industry than his older competitors. Given his strong work ethic, determination and acquired knowledge, his clients were able to see past his youth and trust his expertise. Within a short period of time Greg progressed to working with developers and builders on large development and building projects.
Greg interned at Spokane County Public Defender’s Office where he was mentored by experienced and highly knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys. While at the Public Defender’s Office, Greg managed an extensive load of cases and routinely appeared in court. After his time at the Public Defender’s Office, Greg was employed with one of the oldest and distinguished criminal defense and personal injury firms in Spokane, Washington. Greg has appeared for countless court hearings on various matters from simple traffic infractions to serious felony matters, and pretty much everything in between.
Greg has a passion for working in the courtroom, arguing motions and conducting trials. He has a unique ability to spot issues and craft creative, yet logical and credible arguments. In fact, Greg is routinely praised by his colleagues for “great lawyering” and “thinking outside the box.”
Greg’s experiences working with people of different cultures and economic backgrounds allow him to better understand their needs and thus ensure proper legal representation to people from walks of life.