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Carney R. Shegerian

Since launching Shegerian & Associates over 2 decades ago, Carney R. Shegerian has developed a reputation as “The People’s Attorney” -- fighting passionately for the rights of his employee clients and guiding them through their legal journeys with empathy and clarity.

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As an accomplished trial attorney, Mr. Shegerian has an extensive track record of successfully litigating numerous jury trials to verdict in both state and federal courts, always representing individuals that have suffered financial or emotional losses and have fallen victim to injustices perpetrated by employers, including major corporations.

Winner of the 2013 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for his remarkable performance in handling a number of significant cases, Mr. Shegerian has consistently been recognized for his exceptional legal prowess. He was not only nominated but also emerged as a finalist for the award in 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022. His expertise has also earned him a spot in the Daily Journal's Top Labor and Employment Lawyers, where he stands among the top 75 attorneys in the field. Recently, Mr. Shegerian was honored as the Employment Attorney of the Year (2023) by Best Lawyers, along with being distinguished as a 2023 Southern California Super Lawyer. His record of success for his clients - whether via substantial settlements or in a trial jury scenario, is unparalleled.

He has made it his life's mission to help those who have been wronged in the workplace. Mr. Shegerian is licensed to practice in all California courts, local federal courts, and the United States Supreme Court.

  • $155.4 million - Public Policy & retaliation award
  • $31.1 million - Age Discrimination
  • $26.1 million - Age Discrimination
  • $21.7 million - Disability Discrimination
  • $16.6 million - Wrongful Termination
  • $14 million - Gender Discrimination
  • $14 million - Gender Discrimination
  • $7.45 million – Disability Discrimination & Wrongful Termination
  • $5.4 million - Whistleblower Retaliation


  • J.D., Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California
  • B.B.A., Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

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The Team

Being a defender of employee rights on a day to day basis, Carney Shegerian understands the importance of gathering a strong team and creating a positive environment in which to work. Each of the experienced attorneys and carefully trained staff members at Shegerian & Associates believes in the mission of fighting for employee rights.