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Shant A. Kotchounian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Sherman Oaks, CA

Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C.
5900 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 215
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
Phone: 888-421-0091
Fax: 818-994-9870
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed in California Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%), Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Languages Spoken: Armenian, English
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Attorney Profile

Shant A. Kotchounian is the managing attorney for employment law at Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C., in Sherman Oaks, California. Mr. Kotchounian has extensive experience representing both private and public employers, which he now uses to represent California employees in all types of employment law matters. He serves clients in the Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Long Beach areas.

Mr. Kotchounian has experience handling cases involving defamation, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations. Over the course of his career, he has recovered substantial sums on behalf of ill or injured workers. He is an aggressive advocate and talented litigator, always working to maximize a client’s recovery. In addition to his law practice, he writes and lectures on employment law topics for various publications and organizations.

In honor of his accomplishments as an employment law attorney, Pasadena Magazine named Mr. Kotchounian a “top attorney” and in 2019 the American Board of Trial Advocates invited him to participate in the SideBar program. Additionally, he is a Lead Counsel Verified attorney, reflecting his exceptional legal capability and professionalism.

A graduate of Pepperdine University, where he received a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Kotchounian earned his law degree from Southwestern Law School. He is qualified to appear before all California state courts.

An active participant in professional organizations, Mr. Kotchounian is a member of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He enjoys serving his community and is a former board member of the North Los Angeles County Regional Center.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

About Shant A. Kotchounian

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Top Attorney, Pasadena Magazine, 2015 & 2019


  • “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers
  • Lead Counsel Verified Attorney

Educational Background

  • Pepperdine University, B.A., 2001

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member of the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, 2017


  • Yolanda Vega v. Hydraulics International Inc., 2017
  • Aron Monterroso v. Hydraulics International Inc., 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2018
  • Encino Bar Association, 2018
  • ABOTA SideBar Program, 2019
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 2019
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Office Location for Shant A. Kotchounian

5900 Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 215
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

Phone: 888-421-0091

Fax: 818-994-9870

Last Updated: 9/3/2021

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