Cortney Shegerian, a senior associate attorney with Los Angeles based Shegerian & Associates, has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of anyone who has been wronged by an employer.

Ms. Shegerian’s practice areas of expertise include discrimination, harassment, whistle blower retaliation and wrongful termination, among others. Her work includes every aspect of case management, with a particular emphasis on mediation, trial preparation and jury trial litigation.

Ms. Shegerian has argued in front of the California Second District Court of Appeal as well as the Supreme Court of California. She has also tried numerous cases on behalf of her clients in State and Federal Court and has mediated over 250 cases.

As an active member of active member of Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles and Consumer Attorneys of California, Ms. Shegerian regularly shares her experience through professional speaking engagements, including recently presenting for C.A.O.C. and being a featured speaker on behalf of the LA County Bar Association. Ms. Shegerian was also named one of Los Angeles’ “Most Influential Women Lawyers” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Ms. Shegerian is currently an active Board Member for the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House, a supporter of the U.C.L.A. Rape Foundation for Children and a volunteer at the Sojourn Battered Women’s Shelter.

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Cortney has mediated more than 100 cases and has tried numerous cases on behalf of her clients in Federal Court.

$8.3M Verdict In Bus Crash Death Suit

Cortney Shegerian represented client Yaer Lin, one of three clients in the suit and a child of the deceased Xian Lin, after Xian was fatally struck by a Los Angeles County MTA bus.

$352,083 Verdict In Sexual Orientation Discrimination/Harassment Suit

Cortney Shegerian represented client Brandon Grey in a lawsuit against American Management Services after he was harassed and ultimately terminated due to his sexual orientation.



  • Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, CA Juris Doctor, May 2013
  • California State University, Fresno, May 2010

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court for Central District of California

Legal Membership & Affiliations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Armenian Bar Association

Awards & Nominations