Carney Shegerian, founder of Shegerian & Associates, Inc., has been successful in representing thousands of employees since becoming a member of the California State Bar in 1990.

He is licensed to practice in all California courts, local federal courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

About Carney

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 75 jury trials, including 33 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.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California
  • B.B.A., Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

Bar Admissions

Top Verdicts

$26,106,664.00

Discrimination Verdict

“…the largest employment related award of its kind in Los Angeles legal history.”


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$21,700,000.00

Discrimination Verdict

“…a LA jury found her former employer discriminated against her because of a mental disability.”


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$9,100,000.00

Whistleblower Jury Verdict

“…a machine operator was terminated after expressing concerns about the safety of the machines.”


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$8,546,384.00

Discrimination Verdict

“…a Price Is Right model was fired shortly after attempting to return from her pregnancy leave.”


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$8,500,000.00

Discrimination Verdict

“…Michele Daniel was terminated following an on-the-job injury to her knee requiring surgery…”


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$8,200,000.00

Wrongful Termination Jury Verdict

“…a former pharmacy technician was wrongfully terminated, harassed and had her privacy rights invaded.”


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$8,000,000.00

Wrongful Termination Settlement

“…Kandi Dudley was discriminated against because of her disability/cancer and wrongfully terminated.”


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$7,380,000.00

Wrongful Termination Case

“…Juarez was terminated when he refused to become more aggressive in pushing products to the public.”


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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Super Lawyers 2010
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Top News

  • Attorney Anthony Nguyen Comments on Racial Discrimination Allegations Against Atlanta Hawks (7/17/2017) - LOS ANGELES — Anthony Nguyen, attorney and partner at Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associatesrecently issued a statement regarding the racial discrimination allegations made against the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. Samuel R. Hayes, a former security operations manager for the team, claims that he was fired because of his race. He also alleges that the...
  • Trial Date Set for Gunst v. Coast Surgery Center Wrongful Termination and Disability Discrimination Case (7/14/2017) - A trial date has been set for the unique wrongful termination case brought against Coast Surgery Center by its former employee, Sheila Gunst. Gunst, who is represented by Carney Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc., a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm specializing in employee rights, claims she was wrongfully terminated while on disability leave caring for...
  • OC Vietnamese TV Host Accuses Priest of Making Unwanted Sexual Advances (7/13/2017) - Tram Ho, who appears on a Vietnamese-language jewelry auction program on KVLA.TV (channel 56.5), alleges that Father Joseph C. Nguyen, the parochial vicar at Saint Anne Catholic Church in Santa Ana, “made repeated and unwanted sexual advances, smothered her with hugs and kisses, and once tried to force himself on her … groping her breasts and genitals against her will,”...
  • Carney Shegerian Quoted As Legal Expert By Washington Post (7/13/2017) - Carney Shegerian was recently quoted as a legal expert by The Washington Post in a piece titled “What makes whistleblowers speak out while others stay silent about wrongdoing?”.  The entire article can be viewed online at The Washington Post’s website.

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