Carina Izakelian

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Sherman Oaks, California

Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C.
Carina Izakelian
Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C.

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation

Licensed in California since: 2015

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Languages Spoken: Armenian, English

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C.

5900 Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 215
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411 Visit website


Carina Izakelian is a workers’ compensation attorney at Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C., in Sherman Oaks, California. Ms. Izakelian provides legal representation to injured California workers. She serves clients in the Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Long Beach areas.

Prior to joining Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C., Ms. Izakelian worked at one of California’s largest workers’ compensation defense firms, representing employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters. Her substantial experience in this area provides her with insight into the strategies used by the other side, which she now uses to her advantage representing injured employees.

Ms. Izakelian has experience with all types of workers’ compensation matters. She understands the devastating and long-term consequences of a workplace injury and handles cases involving a wide range of work-related illnesses and catastrophic injuries and aggressively advocates for maximum compensation for her clients.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in sociology at Pepperdine University, Ms. Izakelian received her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. While pursuing her legal education, she participated on the national moot court team and was student bar president.

Following law school, Ms. Izakelian returned to California and passed the California Bar Examination. She is qualified to appear before all California state courts and is a member of The State Bar of California.

Ms. Izakelian has received recognition and honors for her outstanding representation of clients. She is a Lead Counsel Verified attorney, reflecting her commitment to providing committed and exceptional representation to clients and her extraordinary litigation skills.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 100% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 2015

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Educational Background:
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, B.A., Major: Sociology 
  • Super Lawyers: Up-and-Coming 100 (Southern California)
  • Lead Counsel Verified Attorney
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Community Service - I volunteer my time at AGBU (Armenian General Benevolent Union), the largest non-profit Armenian organization.  I was a member of the marketing group as well as the young professional group.  We help preserve and promote the Armenian identity and heritage through educational, cultural, and humanitarian programs.  As part of the marketing group, we increased our social media presence and helped promote events.  As part of the young professional group, I attended events that brought together professionals in the community., 2016
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Hanna Brophy hosts seminars for the adjusters for continuing education.  My topic was on Penalties and Sanctions under Labor Code Sections 5813 and 5814.  , Attorney, Labor Code 5813 and 5814, Workers' Compensation Insurance Companies, 2016
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association, 2017
  • Armenian Bar Association, 2017

Office location for Carina Izakelian

5900 Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 215
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

Phone: 888-227-1344


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

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