Shant A. Kotchounian

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Sherman Oaks, California

Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C.
Shant A. Kotchounian
Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C.

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in California since: 2006

Education: Southwestern Law School

Languages Spoken: Armenian, English

Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
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Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C.

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


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

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

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

  • 80% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 2006, California

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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
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 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

Office location for Shant A. Kotchounian

5900 Sepulveda Blvd
Suite 215
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

Phone: 888-227-1344


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

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