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 80 jury trials, including 37 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.”
Gender Discrimination Verdict
“…forced to resign from UCLA due to gender discrimination.”
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…”
Discrimination & Whistleblower Case
“…Mitchell was discriminated against due to a disability and terminated for being a whistleblower.”
Wrongful Termination Jury Verdict
“…a former pharmacy technician was wrongfully terminated, harassed and had her privacy rights invaded.”
- ‘The Legislature Has Reacted’ In Wake Of #MeToo Movement, Says Employee-Rights Attorney (4/12/2019) -
‘The Legislature Has Reacted’ In Wake Of #MeToo Movement, Says Employee-Rights Attorney Carney Shegerian, an employee-rights attorney, appeared on KCAL9 News with Amy Johnson to discuss new laws in place designed to protect employees in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
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- Jury Awards Former Baldwin Park Police Chief $7 Million In Gender Discrimination Case (4/12/2019) -
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A jury on Wednesday awarded a former Baldwin Park Police chief $7 million for being fired in 2013 because of her gender. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for less than a day before finding that 63-year-old Lili Hadsell was subjected to gender discrimination, gender harassment and retaliation. Hadsell, sitting in...
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- $3.75 Million Awarded to Former Catholic School Teacher in Verdict Against Archdiocese of Los Angeles (11/5/2018) -
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier this week, Kourtney Liggins, a former Catholic school teacher, was awarded $3.75 million in a verdict against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for wrongful termination. A Los Angeles Supreme Court Jury also awarded Liggins $87,000 in punitive damages against Archdiocese’s Father Michael Tang. A former educator at the...
- Shegerian & Associates: Los Angeles’ Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT) Sued for Disability Discrimination (10/24/2018) -
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Craig Sipp, a former employee of The Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT), has filed eleven claims against the homeless-aid organization relating to alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination based thereof. In March 2018, after almost eight years of employment with SRHT, Sipp was diagnosed with colon cancer and a...