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Who We Are

Carney R. Shegerian

Since launching Shegerian & Associates over a decade ago, Carney Shegerian has developed a reputation as “The People's Attorney” — fighting passionately for the rights of his employee clients, and compassionately explaining the process as each client navigates through his or her case.

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As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Shegerian has tried numerous jury trials to verdict in both state and federal court, always representing individuals that have suffered financial or emotional losses and have been wronged by employers, including major corporations.

Winner of the 2013 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award as a result of trying a number of significant cases, Mr. Shegerian was also nominated, and a finalist, for the award in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Mr. Shegerian is also included in the Daily Journal's Top Labor and Employment Lawyers list of the top 75 attorneys. 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 has won over 80 jury trials, including 38 seven figure verdicts as a plaintiff's attorney. Mr. Shegerian is licensed to practice in all California courts, local federal courts and the United States Supreme Court.

He has made it his life's mission to help those who have been wronged in the workplace. Since launching the firm in 1996, Carney has secured more than $1 billion for clients. He has won more than 100 jury verdicts, 50 of which secured seven figures or more. This includes several high-value verdicts, such as:

  • $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


  • 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.