LOS ANGELES, Dec 08, 2016 — Attorney Carney Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc., a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm specializing in employee rights, was in attendance at Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles’ star-studded Wishing Well Winter Gala at the Hollywood Palladium last night. Shegerian, a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish, announced that he and his firm have become official Star Catcher Sponsors of the event and the organization in general.
The Gala, hosted by EXTRA host Mario Lopez, honored actor Robert Downey Jr. with the “Shining Star Award” (presented by actor Don Cheadle) for his support of Make-A-Wish. Music and multimedia entertainment power broker Scooter Braun and the Los Angeles Kings were also honored.
The Wishing Well Winter Gala also featured entertainment executives, celebrities, business executives, community and civic leaders, medical professionals and philanthropists, including Shegerian & Associates, who joined to celebrate the children and families whose lives have been changed forever by the power of a wish. Since the first Gala in 2013, these meaningful events have collectively raised almost $3 million for wish kids living in Greater Los Angeles.
“It’s an honor to be able to show our support of Make-A-Wish,” said Shegerian. “Our mission as an organization is to help people who have been wronged and improve their lives, so we can appreciate the tremendous efforts that Make-A-Wish undergoes to bring moments of joy to these brave young children and their families.”
An experienced trial attorney, Shegerian has tried many jury trials to verdict in both state and federal court, representing individuals that have suffered financial or emotional losses and have been wronged by employers, including major corporations. He has won over 73 jury trials in his career, including 31 seven figure verdicts. Among his many landmark cases, in 2014 he obtained a wrongful termination and age discrimination jury verdict in favor of a client that is considered to be the largest employment related award of its kind in Los Angeles legal history.
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