Knarik is an attorney in the Firm’s Labor and Employment practice group in our Northern California office. Knarik was born and raised in Armenia and moved to the United States with her parents in 2016. She always knew that she wanted to pursue a law career and fulfilled her lifelong dream of being an attorney.
Knarik received her B.A. in political science from Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia. She then earned her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where she was a Moot Court Honor’s Board Member. While in law school, she was active in the school’s Immigration, Legislative and Public Policy Clinics. Through the Immigration Clinic, Knarik provided legal aid and advice to the immigrant community in the Sacramento area.
Within the framework of McGeorge’s Legislative and Public Policy Clinic, Knarik and her colleague initiated and lobbied a bill (AB1232) which made English as a Second Language courses more affordable at California Community Colleges for recent immigrants. The bill passed both houses and was signed into the law in November of 2022, in part due to Knarik’s convincing testimony at the Assembly’s Higher Education Committee hearing.
In her free time Knarik enjoys spending time with her family and traveling with her husband and their sons.