2015 Great Immigrants Recipient

Raffi Yessayan
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The first Armenian-American to sit on the Massachusetts Superior Court, Raffi Yessayan is also a published author. Previously, Yessayan worked for the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, where he was chief of the Gang Unit. In 2007 he left the DA's office and opened a private practice focusing on criminal defense and immigration law. Shortly after that, he published two crime novels with Random House: 8 in the Box and 2 in the Hat. Updated July 2015