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 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.


  • 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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Gender Discrimination Verdict

“…forced to resign from UCLA due to gender discrimination.”

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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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  • 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

  • What You Need to Know About Mandatory Arbitration (8/30/2018) - More than 55 percent of U.S. workers are subject to mandatory arbitration. (Getty Images) Starting a new job can stir up excitement and anxiety. In that emotional whirlwind, it’s easy to overlook practical tasks such as closely reading your employment contract. But that document may contain terms and conditions you should know about in advance,...
  • Shegerian & Associates Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Due To Unfair Wage Practices Against Female Employees (4/12/2018) - LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2018  — Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, recently announced a class action lawsuit against Apple, Inc. alleging that Apple has and continues to violate the California Equal Pay Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act by paying women Experts less than it pays...
  • California Court of Appeal Rules In Favor Of Shegerian & Associates Client; Case To Have New Trial Date Set (4/5/2018) - Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, announced this week that The California Court of Appeal issued a ruling in the case of Gantner v. Lemonade Restaurant Group, LLC. The court ruled in favor of Shegerian & Associates client Jacqueline Gantner and against Lemonade Restaurant Group,...
  • Shegerian & Associates Wins $6.0 Million Verdict In Wrongful Termination & Emotional Distress Case (4/3/2018) - Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, announced that last week a California jury reached a verdict in Martinez v. Rite Aid Corporation.  The jury found in favor of Shegerian & Associates client Maria Martinez and awarded a verdict of just over $6 million. Martinez began her employment...

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