Imad Elias

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Irvine, CA

Law Offices of Mann & Elias
 | 15615 Alton Parkway, Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-271-6366
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Arabic,
  • French
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (70%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Business Litigation (10%): Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Non-Compete Agreements


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018

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About Imad Elias

Admitted: 1992, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Educational Background:

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

15615 Alton Parkway
Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone: 949-271-6366


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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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