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Shadie Berenji

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Berenji Law Firm, A Professional Corporation
8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 708
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: 310-747-5097
Fax: 310-855-3751
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed in California Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Persian (Farsi)
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Attorney Profile

As the founder of Berenji Law Firm, APC, Shadie Berenji provides legal representation to clients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach and throughout Southern California. She focuses her practice on representing employees in labor and employment law matters, generally handling cases that involve contract negotiations, discrimination, employee rights, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour issues.

Before receiving a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Ms. Berenji attended the University of California Los Angeles. From there, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and political science in 2000.

Having begun her legal career representing some of the nation's largest employers with a prominent employment law firm, Ms. Berenji gained valuable knowledge about how employers view employment dispute claims. In her private practice, she draws on this experience to help her aggressively advocate on behalf of employees who have had their rights violated. Ms. Berenji has achieved high rates of success in helping her clients to obtain favorable resolutions to their legal issues.

In order to best serve her clients, Ms. Berenji is admitted to practice law in the state of California, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Beyond her work in the courtroom, Ms. Berenji is an active member of the legal community. She is a member of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc., the California Employment Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Iranian American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

About Shadie Berenji

First Admitted: 2004, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.employeejustice.law/Attorneys/Shadie-L-Berenji.s...

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2004
  • The USC Law Alumni Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • National Employment Lawyers Associations
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California State Bar, Labor and Employment Law section
  • Consumer Attorneys of Association of Los Angeles
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2004
  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2004
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • California, 2004

Educational Background

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology, 2000

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $950,000.00 class action settlement on the behalf of retail salespersons against Robbins Bros. Jewelers, Inc., 2020
  • $600,000 class action settlement on behalf of assistant teachers against Boys Town California and Father Flanagan's Boys' Home DBA Boys Town, 2021
  • $6,518,000 class action settlement on the behalf of sales consultants against CarMax Auto Superstore., 2020
  • $5,100,000.00 class action settlement on behalf of hourly-paid employees that worked for Aaron's Inc.'s (furniture store) in California., 2020
  • $950,000 class action settlement on the behalf of hourly-paid counselors against Community Education Centers., 2018
  • $540,000.00 representative action (PAGA) settlement on the behalf of technicians against Traffic Management., 2017
  • $2,350,000 class action settlement on the behalf of counselors against Phoenix Houses of California, Inc.; $750,000.00 class action settlement on behalf of driver sales employees against Frisco Baking Company; $473,155.00 class action settlement on the behalf of leasing consultants against GHP Management Corp. , 2016
  • $1,500,000.00 class action settlement on the behalf of retail salespersons against Sterling Jewelers., 2019
  • $800,000.00 class action settlement on the behalf of techinicians against Envent Corporation , 2019
  • $1,000,000.00 class action settlement on the behalf of maintenance technicians against Virgin America, Inc., 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • I successfully protected my client's constitutional right to a jury trial by establishing that an arbitration agreement was unconscionable and unenforceable.  This victory resulted in a published opinion by the California Court of Appeal, Second District.  See Gerald Lange v. Monster Energy Company (2020) 46 Cal.App.5th 436., 2020

Honors/Awards

  • The National Advocates Top 100 is a professional honorary organization comprised of the top attorneys in each state who fall into one of six practice areas, including Employment Law., The National Advocates Top 100, The National Advocates, 2021
  • TopVerdict.com recognizes U.S. law firms and attorneys who have obtained one of the highest jury verdicts, settlements, or court awards in the nation or in an individual state.  In 2017, two of my settlements, Lorre v. Virgin America and Aaron Giles v. Community Education Centers, Inc., were ranked in the Top 100 Labor & Employment Settlements and Class Action Settlements in California., Top 100 Class Action Settlements in California, TopVerdict.com, 2017
  • TopVerdict.com recognizes U.S. law firms and attorneys who have obtained one of the highest jury verdicts, settlements, or court awards in the nation or in an individual state.  In 2017, my settlement in Lorre v. Virgin America was ranked as one of the Top 50 Labor & Employment settlements in California., Top 50 Settlements in Labor & Employment Law Cases, TopVerdict.com, 2017
  • TopVerdict.com recognizes U.S. law firms and attorneys who have obtained one of the highest jury verdicts, settlements, or court awards in the nation or in an individual state.  In 2017, my settlement in Lorre v. Virgin America was ranked as one of the Top 50 Class Action Settlements in California., Top 50 Class Action Settlements in California, TopVerdict.com, 2017
  • The National Advocates Top 100 is a professional honorary organization comprised of the top attorneys in each state who fall into one of six practice areas, including Employment Law., The National Advocates Top 100, The National Advocates
  • The National Advocates is a professional honorary organization comprised of the top attorneys in each state who fall into one of six practice areas, including Employment Law., The National Advocates Top 20 Workers' Compensation and Employment Law, The National Advocates, 2020
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Office Location for Shadie Berenji

8383 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 708
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Phone: 310-747-5097

Fax: 310-855-3751

Last Updated: 6/23/2022

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