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 77 jury trials, including 34 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.


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

Bar Admissions

Top Verdicts


Discrimination Verdict

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

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Discrimination Verdict

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

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Whistleblower Jury Verdict

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

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Discrimination Verdict

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

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Discrimination Verdict

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

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Discrimination & Whistleblower Case

“…Mitchell was discriminated against due to a disability and terminated for being a whistleblower.”

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Wrongful Termination Jury Verdict

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

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Wrongful Termination Settlement

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

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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 Carney Shegerian Issues Comments on NBC’s Decision to Terminate Matt Lauer Over Sexual Harassment Allegations (12/11/2017) -  Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, released a statement regarding Matt Lauer’s recent termination from NBC News. The network revealed last week during the Today show that Lauer was fired after an employee filed a complaint against him alleging inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. “Matt Lauer hosted the Today show for two decades...
  • Shegerian & Associates Receives $8.46 Million Verdict In Discrimination & Whistleblower Case (11/28/2017) - LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A California jury awarded a $8.46 million verdict yesterday for Shegerian & Associates’ client Talbert Mitchell against his former employer, SEIU Local 721.  The lawsuit alleged SEIU discriminated against Mitchell on the basis of disability, taking medical leave, and ultimately wrongfully terminated Mitchell for whistleblowing. Mitchell began working with SEIU...
  • Shegerian & Associates: California Appeals Court Affirms Verdict On Compensatory Damages In Leggins V. Rite Aid (11/17/2017) - LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The California Court of Appeal ruled this week to affirm the trial court’s judgment awarding compensatory damages for Robert Leggins, a former employee of Rite Aid Corporation, in the matter of Leggins v. Rite Aid Corporation. In July, 2015, a California jury reached a seven-figure verdict in the case in which Leggins alleged the company...
  • Attorney Carney Shegerian Issues Statement on Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Brett Ratner (11/9/2017) - Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, released a statement regarding the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Brett Ratner. The producer was accused of sexual misconduct by six women who told their stories in an article published by the Los Angeles Times earlier last week. “Brett Ratner has been known as one...

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