LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attorney Carney Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc., a Santa Monica-based litigation law firm specializing in employee rights, was in attendance at Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles’ star-studded Wishing Well Winter Gala at the Hollywood Palladium last night. Shegerian, a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish, announced that he and his firm have become official Star Catcher Sponsors of the event and the organization in general.
The Gala, hosted by EXTRA host Mario Lopez, honored actor Robert Downey Jr. with the “Shining Star Award” (presented by actor Don Cheadle) for his support of Make-A-Wish. Music and multimedia entertainment power broker Scooter Braun and the Los Angeles Kings were also honored.
The Wishing Well Winter Gala also featured entertainment executives, celebrities, business executives, community and civic leaders, medical professionals and philanthropists, including Shegerian & Associates, who joined to celebrate the children and families whose lives have been changed forever by the power of a wish. Since the first Gala in 2013, these meaningful events have collectively raised almost $3 million for wish kids living in Greater Los Angeles.
“It’s an honor to be able to show our support of Make-A-Wish,” said Shegerian. “Our mission as an organization is to help people who have been wronged and improve their lives, so we can appreciate the tremendous efforts that Make-A-Wish undergoes to bring moments of joy to these brave young children and their families.”
An experienced trial attorney, Shegerian has tried many jury trials to verdict in both state and federal court, representing individuals that have suffered financial or emotional losses and have been wronged by employers, including major corporations. He has won over 73 jury trials in his career, including 31 seven figure verdicts. Among his many landmark cases, in 2014 he obtained a wrongful termination and age discrimination jury verdict in favor of a client that is considered to be the largest employment related award of its kind in Los Angeles legal history.
About Shegerian & Associates
Located in Santa Monica, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in protecting the rights of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Richly experienced in labor and employment law and possessing an unparalleled success record as litigators (Carney Shegerian, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award winner for 2013, has won 73 jury trials in his career, including 31 seven figure verdicts), Shegerian & Associates is passionately dedicated to serving the needs of its clients. For more information about the firm, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com
About Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
Founded in 1983 and now in its 33rd year, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles has granted more than 9,300 wishes to children living in the communities throughout Los Angeles County. Annually in Los Angeles, the chapter grants about 350 wishes locally, and there are nearly twice as many more eligible children waiting their turn. Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is part of a national organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes in the U.S. since its inception in 1980. Visit Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles at www.la.wish.org.
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