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 75 jury trials, including 33 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.

Education

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

Bar Admissions

Top Verdicts

$26,106,664.00

Discrimination Verdict

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


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$21,700,000.00

Discrimination Verdict

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


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$9,100,000.00

Whistleblower Jury Verdict

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


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$8,546,384.00

Discrimination Verdict

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


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$8,500,000.00

Discrimination Verdict

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


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$8,200,000.00

Wrongful Termination Jury Verdict

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


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$8,000,000.00

Wrongful Termination Settlement

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


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$7,380,000.00

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

  • Attorney Carney Shegerian Issues Comments on Tesla’s Decision to Fire 400 Employees (10/19/2017) - LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, released a statement regarding the announcement that Tesla recently fired around 400 employees. The luxury electric automobile maker claimed performance issues motivated the decision, but the employees that were fired disagree. “Employees from all levels within...
  • Attorney Carney Shegerian Issues Comments on Sexual Assault and Harassment Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein (10/13/2017) - Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, released a statement regarding the sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Over a dozen women in the entertainment industry have accused Mr. Weinstein of making unwanted sexual advances, and three women have alleged that the movie producer raped them. “Harvey...
  • Shegerian & Associates: California Appeals Court Issues Stay In Ho v. Vietnamese Broadcasting Service (VBS) (10/12/2017) - LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The California Court of Appeal ruled this week to issue an immediate stay of the trial court’s order compelling the Vietnamese Broadcasting Service’s CEO and Chairman Father Joseph Nguyen’s attempt to force Tram Ho’s case against them into private arbitration. Ho, a television personality and former beauty queen,...
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Upholds Largest Racial Discrimination Verdict In California (9/28/2017) - LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2017 — California Superior Court Judge Victor Chavez ruled this week to deny a motion requesting a new trial in the largest racial discrimination verdict in California history. The ruling upholds a June 2017 verdict obtained by attorney Carney Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc., a California-based litigation law firm specializing in employee rights.  The verdict, awarded to client Rickey Moland, was awarded by a Los...

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