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.
“…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.”
- Carney Shegerian Featured As Expert On US News & World Report (1/17/2018) - Carney Shegerian was recently interviewed by US News & World Report as an expert trial lawyer in employment & sexual harassment matters for an article titled “How to Shut Down Workplace Sexual Harassment”. “If you have this kind of clause in your job contract, you will have much less power to fairly resolve a sexual...
- Shegerian & Associates: Judge Rejects Apple’s Attempt to Throw Out Gender, Age Discrimination, & Whistleblower Lawsuit By Former Female Employee (1/15/2018) - LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2018 — Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, announced that a judge has ruled on a motion for summary judgement in favor of his client in the case of Levitan v. Apple, Inc. The case, which was filed in 2016, alleges that Lynn Levitan,...
- Court Of Appeal Affirms Discrimination Finding Against LA Times For Popular Sports Columnist T.J. Simers (1/9/2018) - LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2018 — Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, recently released a statement regarding the Court of Appeal’s decision to affirm the trial court’s finding of age and disability discrimination against the Los Angeles Timesand in favor of well-known journalist T.J. Simers. Simers worked for...
- Carney Shegerian Wins $4.5 Million Verdict in Discrimination Lawsuit Against The Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) (1/4/2018) - LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2018 — Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, along with Anthony Nguyen, shareholder and attorney at Shegerian & Associates, and Mark Lim, associate attorney at Shegerian & Associates, recently won a $4.5 million verdict against the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP). Della Hill, a former long-term employee of AADAP, filed...