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How to Find the Best Employment Lawyer in Los Angeles, CA?

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Finding the right lawyer for your employment matter can be difficult, especially if you’ve never hired an attorney before. Thoughts of doubt, uncertainty, embarrassment and fear can cause a person to make an uninformed decision regarding their legal counsel..

When choosing an employment lawyer in Los Angeles, there are a few things you should do to make sure you are getting the best one possible.

Make sure he/she:

  1. 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.
  2. Is an experienced attorney. Usually you want an attorney with at least 20 years of experience. How good your lawyer is will likely have an effect on how much or whether you can recover damages at all.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. Will handle your case individually. There are a few larger law firms who do employee side 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.
  6. 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 handled numerous trials since 2003.

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid after you do. Consultations/communications can be virtual if preferred.



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.