For many, it’s a numbers game. Big awards and impressive wins make for great press. But for Carney Shegerian, founder/owner of Shegerian and Associates, it’s about the people. Long after the trial, Shegerian continues to think about and remain in touch with the people whose lives were unfairly impacted by abusive treatment or wrongful termination. It’s his compassion and success record that has earned him recognition as the top employment attorney in the country.
Nominated 10 times for the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year award, most recently in 2022, Shegerian took home the honor in 2013. He is also included in the Daily Journal’s Top Labor and Employment Lawyers list of the top 75 attorneys.
In addition to the many awards and honors he’s received, perhaps one of the most noteworthy accolades came from a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge who said, “Mr. Shegerian is known as one of the top two or three plaintiffs’ side trial attorneys.” High praise from someone who has a ringside seat to thousands of trials every year.
As proud and humbled as Shegerian is with all this praise, the words that mean the most to him are those spoken in gratitude from those he represents.
“It’s always about the win and getting resolution for my clients,” he says. “It never gets boring. You get to know these people, their lives and their families. It’s so hard to see the suffering they’ve endured but that only serves to motivate me to fight that much harder.”
Although he’s been practicing for more than 20 years and has headed up his own firm for more than a decade with thousands of cases under his belt, there are always a few cases that remain particularly poignant.
It’s always about the win and getting resolution for my clients. It never gets boring. You get to know these people, their lives and their families. It’s so hard to see the suffering they’ve endured but that only serves to motivate me to fight that much harder.