Imad Elias

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Law Offices of Mann & Elias
 | 8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 750
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 323-857-9500
Fax: 323-857-9525
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French,
  • Arabic
    Attorney Profile

    Imad Y. Elias, of the Law Offices of Mann & Elias, is a skilled attorney who brings a diverse background of experiences to his practice in employment law litigation. Manager of the firm’s employment law department, Mr. Elias handles discrimination, harassment and other types of plaintiff employment claims for clients in Los Angeles, California, and the surrounding areas of Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and San Diego counties.


    Born in Damascus, Syria, and educated in Kuwait and Southern California, Mr. Elias is fluent in Arabic and French as well as English. His diverse background enables him to provide original and unique insight into cases involving victims of employment harassment and discrimination. In his more than 20 years of practice, Mr. Elias has successfully handled more than 25 jury trials and helped to resolve numerous disputes through mediation and arbitration.


    After earning his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Mr. Elias spent a year after law school volunteering at San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., which enabled him to acquire vital courtroom experience. He was employed as an associate at two prominent firms in the region before joining his current firm, where he is a partner.


    Mr. Elias is licensed to practice in all California state courts and before all four U.S. district courts in California. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Network of Arab-American Professionals, the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He has also served in leadership roles for the Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 40%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

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    About Imad Elias

    Admitted: 1992, California

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California, 1992
    • All Federal District Courts in California
    • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association [CELA]
    • Member, NAAP
    • California Supreme Court
    • Board of Governors/President-Elect, Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California
    • President, Arab-American Lawyers Association of Southern California
    • California Appellate Courts
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Free consultation and assistance to clients of the Veteran Legal Insitute on behalf of Veterans, 2018


    • $500,000 settlement in a workplace retaliation claim, 2016
    • $2Million settlement for Plaintiffs in a personal injury vehicular accident case.  , 2018
    • On June 26, 2019, Imad Elias obtained a $1.14 Million jury verdict in favor of plaintiff in an employment disability discrimination case against Regents of University of California, in the Superior Court of Orange County, Dept. C21.  With co-counsel Mohamed Eldessouki , 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Claremont McKenna College, Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Government Honors: Dean's List, 1988
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    Office Location for Imad Elias

    8383 Wilshire Blvd
    Suite 750
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    Phone: 323-857-9500

    Fax: 323-857-9525

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    Last Updated: 4/22/2020

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