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Carney Richard Shegerian

Carney Richard Shegerian

Practice areas:

Employment / Labor, Wrongful Termination, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Contracts & Agreements, Employee Benefits

About Me


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. 


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. 


Mr. Shegerian’s 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.  He remains undefeated in federal jury trials and has won over 67 jury trials, including 27 seven figure verdicts as a plaintiff’s attorney. Nominated, and a finalist, for Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012.


Nominated by CAALA as Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2006, Mr. Shegerian is licensed to practice in all California courts, local federal courts and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Shegerian has also been nominated for California’s top labor and employment lawyer for 2009. He’s also been included on the Daily Journal’s Top Labor and Employment Lawyer’s list of the top 75 attorney’s.



Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Discrimination: 30%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Wrongful Termination: 30%
    19 years, 500 cases
  3. Employment / Labor: 30%
    19 years, 500 cases
  4. Sexual Harassment: 5%
    19 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 5%
  6. More 


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Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Astineh Arakelian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Astineh Arakelian Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robin Saghian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robin Saghian Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

225 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 700
Santa Monica, CA, 90401




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trial Lawyer Of The YearConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2013
Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the YearConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2012
Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the YearConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2011
Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the YearConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2010
Top LawyerCalifornia Super Lawyers2010
Trial Lawyer of the YearConsumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2006
Top 75 AttorneysDaily JournalN/A
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding AttorneyShegerian & Associates1996 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Former Staples Employee Wins $26.1 Million Age Discrimination Verdict$26,106,664 Verdict
$21 Million Wrongful Termination & Mental Discrimination Verdict$21,000,000.00 Verdict
Jury Awards Whistleblower $9.1 Million Verdict$9,100,000.00 Verdict

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra UniversityN/AB.B.A.N/A
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityN/AJ.D.N/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesAward Acceptance Speach2014
Las Vegas CAALA Continuing Education SpeakerEmployment Law2013
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesAward Acceptance Speach2006