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 73 jury trials, including 31 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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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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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

  • Carney Shegerian Moderates Employment Law Panel at Consumer Attorneys of California Convention (11/17/2016) - Attorney Carney Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc., a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm specializing in employee rights, moderated an expert panel discussion on employment law at the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) annual convention this past weekend in San Francisco. Shegerian led and moderated the well-attended CAOC panel titled “From Hired to Fired: Everything...
  • Attorney Carney Shegerian Issues Statement on Disability Discrimination Allegations Against Sacred Heart University (11/14/2016) - LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2016 — Carney Shegerian, founder of Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates recently discussed the disability discrimination allegations against Sacred Heart University, an institution of higher education located in Fairfield, Connecticut. Gary Reho, a former employee, alleges he informed his employer he had been diagnosed with the onset of...
  • Attorney Anthony Nguyen of Shegerian & Associates Will Attend 2016 NAPABA Convention (11/1/2016) - Anthony Nguyen, attorney and shareholder at Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, will be attending the 2016 NAPABA Convention beginning November 3rd in San Diego, California. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association was established in 1988 with a mission to be the voice of Asian Pacific American attorneys, law professors, judges, and...
  • Carney Shegerian speaks with HBO Real Sports Regarding Bikram Case (10/26/2016) - HBO Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel is the most recent media forum to share more of the details surrounding sexual assault claims made against famed “hot yoga” guru Bikram Choudhury.  In a series of interviews produced by HBO,  Carney Shegerian of Los Angeles based Shegerian & Associates described Choudhury as a “criminal” and a “sexual...

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