Since launching Shegerian & Associates over a decade ago, Carney Shegerian has developed a reputation as “The People’s Attorney” ‐ fighting passionately for the rights of his employee clients, and compassionately explaining the process as each client navigates through his or her case.
As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Shegerian has tried numerous jury trials to verdict in both state and federal court, always representing individuals that have suffered financial or emotional losses and have been wronged by employers, including major corporations.
Winner of the 2013 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award as a result of trying a number of significant cases, Mr. Shegerian was also nominated, and a finalist, for the award in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Mr. Shegerian’s record of success for his clients – whether via substantial settlements or in a trial jury scenario, is unparalleled. He has made it his life’s mission to help those who have been wronged in the workplace. Mr. Shegerian has won over 74 jury trials, including 32 seven figure verdicts as a plaintiff’s attorney.
Mr. Shegerian is licensed to practice in all California courts, local federal courts and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Shegerian has also been nominated for California’s top labor and employment lawyer for 2009. He is included in the Daily Journal’s Top Labor and Employment Lawyer’s list of the top 75 attorney’s.
“…the largest employment related award of its kind in Los Angeles legal history.”
“…a LA jury found her former employer discriminated against her because of a mental disability.”
Whistleblower Jury Verdict
“…a machine operator was terminated after expressing concerns about the safety of the machines.”
“…a Price Is Right model was fired shortly after attempting to return from her pregnancy leave.”
“…Michele Daniel was terminated following an on-the-job injury to her knee requiring surgery…”
Wrongful Termination Jury Verdict
“…a former pharmacy technician was wrongfully terminated, harassed and had her privacy rights invaded.”
Wrongful Termination Settlement
“…Kandi Dudley was discriminated against because of her disability/cancer and wrongfully terminated.”
Wrongful Termination Case
“…Juarez was terminated when he refused to become more aggressive in pushing products to the public.”
- Carney Shegerian Shares Insights on Bikram Choudhury Sexual Assault Cases with Vanity Fair Confidential (3/22/2017) - LOS ANGELES, Mar 21, 2017 — The investigative news program “Vanity Fair Confidential” on Investigation Discovery is the most recent media forum to share more of the details surrounding sexual assault claims made against famed “hot yoga” guru Bikram Choudhury. In a special hour-long episode covering the cases, Carney Shegerian of Los Angeles-based Shegerian &...
- Attorney Cortney Shegerian Comments On Report That 40% of Female Fast Food Workers Are Sexually Harassed (3/16/2017) - LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2017 — Cortney Shegerian of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates recently released a statement regarding a survey conducted by Hart Research. The survey of over 1,200 fast food workers in non-managerial positions revealed that 40% of women in the industry have been sexually harassed while at work....
- Attorney Cortney Shegerian Comments On ACLU Lawsuit Filed Against the Trump Administration (3/8/2017) - LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cortney Shegerian of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates recently issued a statement regarding the proposed class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in response to President Trump’s executive order issued on January 27, 2017. The order temporarily banned travelers from...
- Employee Rights Attorney Carney Shegerian Helps Passages Whistleblower Win $1.8 Million Wrongful Termination and Retaliation Verdict (3/7/2017) - Carney Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc., a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm specializing in employee rights, obtained a more than $1.8 million wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation jury verdict last Friday in favor of his client against defendants Passages Silver Strand LLC and Grasshopper House, LLC. Friday’s verdict resulted in Cynthia Begazo being awarded...