32 years, 750 cases
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Imad Elias is a partner and founder of the emnployment and personal injury law firm of Mann & Elias, located in Irvine, California. The firm specializes in the representation of victims of wrongful employment actions, and people seriously injured in accidents. Mr. Elias heads the Employment Law department of the firm while his partner, Scott Mann, heads the personal injury department of the firm.
"I became a lawyer to help make a difference in the lives of people who were wronged. It remains my passion to this day, and I could find no better place to satisty this passion than the practice of employment law, and in particular employment litigation. There, I relentlessly work to represent employees unlawfully treated by unscrupulous employers, especially large corporations. It gives me the greatest pleasure to help these individuals get back on their feet, financially, mentally and emotionally. A result that achieves a form of resurrection for my clients is what makes me proud; it is what I show my kids when they ask me what I do as a lawyer. I have successfully represented more than 500 employees, including both low wage earners and highly paid professionals, for various claims including wrongful termination, unlawful discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of Gender, Disability, Age, National Origin, Race, Religion and sexual preference; and in claims of whistleblowing, violation of public policy and breaches of wage and hour laws. I am happy to report that I have recovered multiple Millions of dollars on behalf of my clients throughout my carreer, in the form of jury verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements. My most recent result came on June 26, 2019 when I achieved a $1.14 Million jury verdict in Orange County against the UC Regents on behalf of a hearing impaired nurse who claimed disability discrimination and failure to reasonably accommodate. After years of service to my clients, I am proud to be widely recognized by my peers, including being selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2015, a great honor bestowed on only 5% of the top lawyer in California. I also provide guidance and legal education on how to comply with California Labor laws to small businesses. Don't hesitate to call or email me if you are facing trouble at work." Imad Elias.