Cortney Shegerian, an 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. Shegerian’s practice areas of expertise include discrimination, harassment, whistle blower retaliation and wrongful termination, among others.  Her work includes all aspects of case management, with a particular emphasis on mediation, trial preparation and jury trial litigation. She has drafted and argued in court numerous substantive motions, including Motions for Summary Judgment, Demurrers, Post-Trial Motions and Motions to Compel.  She has also mediated more than 100 cases and has tried numerous cases on behalf of her clients in Federal Court.
Shegerian places special emphasis on actively listening to clients and giving them an understanding of the legal process. Her goal is to enable all the firm’s clients to have the understanding and tools they need to assist the firm in vindicating their rights. She has shared her expertise via a number of professional speaking engagements, including presenting on changes to the California equal pay act at the Consumer Attorneys of California Travel Seminar and being a featured speaker on behalf of the LA County Bar Association at the California Leave Laws Seminar at Loyola Law School. Shegerian earned her B.A. from California State University, Fresno and her law degree from Whittier Law School. She is a recipient of the Avvo “Client’s Choice” Award for 2015 and is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. 

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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