Experienced and Aggressive Employment Lawyers in Los Angeles
We have worked for and been partners at the nation’s largest and most prominent employment law firms and represent employees only. We have successfully handled all types of labor and employment matters for many types of employees. Our experience representing Fortune 500 companies and small businesses gives us an advantage in dealing with the other side.
Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid after you do.
What makes us different?
Founder Emanuel Shirazi is an employment lawyer in Los Angeles representing employees who have been legally wronged by their employers. In addition to representing employees, Mr. Shirazi used to defend employers while he worked at the largest employment law firms in the country. Thus, Mr. Shirazi knows the tricks of the trade of the other side and will use that to your advantage in your case. Mr. Shirazi’s experience helps him anticipate your employer’s defense and prepare accordingly.
We focus 100% of our practice only in employment law, which includes discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, pregnancy and medical/disability related claims, and wage and hour issues (including prevailing wages). We are pit-bulls in the courtroom, but compassionate and responsive listeners with our clients. We have significant trial experience and are well respected by our peers and opponents.
How to choose the best employment lawyer
When choosing an employment lawyer, there are a few things you should do to make sure you are getting the best one possible.
Make sure he/she:
- Focuses on employment law. If the lawyer also practices other areas (such as personal injury), this should be a warning sign. In big cities like Los Angeles, employment law is a very specialized field and the best usually concentrate on this one area. Moreover, not all employment attorneys do all types of employment law. Some don’t handle wage and hour cases or class actions etc…
- Is an experienced attorney. Usually you want an attorney with at least 10 years of experience. How good your lawyer is will likely have an effect on how much or whether you can recover damages at all.
- Is accomplished in the field. Look to see what awards the attorney has received, (for example, Superlawyers, AV rating, etc…); if they speak at legal conferences; and that they are members of employment law bar association groups (such as the California Employment Lawyers Association or Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment section.)
- Is praised by current/former clients. One way to possibly see if you will be a happy client is to see what other clients’ experiences are. Many good employment attorneys will have testimonials on their website and have other online reviews. See our testimonials.
- Will handle your case individually. There are a few fancy law firms who do employment law. But, you want to make sure that your case will not be handled by some recent law school graduate. At Shirazi Law Firm you work directly with Emanuel Shirazi throughout the life of your case.
- Has trial experience. The vast majority of employment cases settle in litigation before trial, but even then your settlement value may be less if the opposing side believes your lawyer won’t go to trial or has no trial experience. Mr. Shirazi has been in 12 trials since 2003.
This information can be found on the lawyer’s website and the state bar website among other sources.
As an experienced Los Angeles employment attorney, Mr. Shirazi handles a number of different types of situations representing employees. Here are some of our recent cases:
- Sexual harassment where employees were groped and retaliated against for complaining.
- Employer asked employee to have sex with a potential client.
- Prevailing wage fraud where employer falsified records to only pay for part of its employees’ hours worked.
- Pregnancy discrimination case where employer fired employee while she was still on disability.
- Disability discrimination case where client was fired solely because her FMLA had expired. But, she was still entitled to take time off as a reasonable accommodation for her disability.
- Failure to pay wages and overtime in case where employees were misclassified as salaried, instead of being paid hourly.
- Sexual assault case where supervisor raped employee at work.
Call and speak directly to an attorney today at (310) 400-5891 or contact us online now.