Carney Shegerian

Top rated employment litigation attorney in Los Angeles, California

Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Carney Shegerian
Shegerian & Associates, Inc.

Practice Areas: Employment litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in California since: 1990

Education: Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023
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Shegerian & Associates, Inc.

11520 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049 Visit website


Renowned as ‘the people’s attorney,’ Carney Shegerian has been dedicatedly practicing law in California for over well over three decades. Establishing his legal firm Shegerian & Associates in 1996, he set up offices across California and in New York, with his main office located in Los Angeles, California. He concentrates on aiding clients who have suffered injuries or loss due to the wrongdoings or neglect of others including employers, corporates or authorities, and handles matters related to employment law, personal injury law and sexual abuse.

Mr. Shegerian’s compassion for his clients is reflected in the manner that he treats clients, by supporting them through each step of the litigation and making sure that they understand the intricate details of their case. He ensures that they are made aware of all the options they have in fighting for their rights, before fixing an action plan. He is rated with a perfect score of 10/10 on Avvo.

The exceptional commitment he shows in thoroughly studying each case translates to the number of jury trials Mr. Shegerian has won, along with over 50 seven-figure verdicts he has obtained for those he represents. These high-stakes cases include those related to age discrimination, disability discrimination, race discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation of public policy violation.

Earning several five-star reviews from customers and peers alike, on Avvo and through Martindale-Hubbell*, Mr. Shegerian is a reputed member of the Californian legal community. He is a 1986 Bachelor of Business Administration graduate in law practice from Hofstra University, Hempstead. Later, he obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Loyola Law School – Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, in 1990. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Mr. Shegerian has close affiliations with several legal associations not restricted to:

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California

The many recognitions he has received for his meritorious career so far include being titled “2013 Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the CAALA and being named to the list of California’s Top Labor and Employment Attorneys featured by The Daily Journal.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment litigation: plaintiff, Employment & labor: employee

Focus areas

Employment discrimination, Wrongful termination, Retaliation, Employment law - employer, Employment law - employee, Wage & hour laws, Whistleblower, Sexual harassment

  • 50% Employment litigation: plaintiff
  • 50% Employment & labor: employee

First Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage:

  • $5.9 Million Verdict - Disability Discrimination, 2022
  • $5.4 Million Verdict - Whistleblower Retaliation Award, 2023
  • $26.1 Million Verdict - Age Discrimination
  • $26.1 Million Verdict - Age Discrimination
  • 31.1 Million Verdict - Age Discrimination
  • $4.25 Million Settlement - Race & Age Discrimination, 2022
  • $7 Million Settlement - Age Discrimination and Defamation, 2022
  • $155 Million Verdict - Retaliation, 2021
  • Top 100 Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2023
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Top Lawyers, Los Angeles Times, 2023
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Employment Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Attorney of the Year, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2022
  • Top Labor & Employment Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2020
  • CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year, CAALA, 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate Award, Million Dollar Advocate Forum
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National Trial Lawyers, Member, 2023
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Member, Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Member, Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • United States District Court for Central District of California
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, 2023
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member, 2023
  • Admitted to State Bar of California , 1990
Educational Background:
  • B.B.A., Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

Office location for Carney Shegerian

11520 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Phone: 310-860-0770

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