Shahane A. Martirosyan leads the Labor and Employment department at Stephan Filip PC. Ms. Martirosyan represents individual employees in negotiation and litigation in a variety of employment matters including whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, family leave, and wage claims, among others. Ms. Martirosyan also represents low wage employees in class action matters. Ms. Martirosyan employs a client-centered approach to her practice and incorporates each client’s unique circumstances and goals to tailor strategies that work best for each individual.
Ms. Martirosyan has obtained three seven figure trial verdicts. In 2018, Ms. Martirosyan gave the closing argument to the fifth largest employment verdict in California in a whistleblower action against Federal Express Corporation. In 2016, Ms. Martirosyan successfully served as second chair in a disability discrimination trial against Albertson's. In 2016, Ms. Martirosyan also second chaired a "rare beast" - a class action trial - which resulted in a verdict on all counts against the largest plastics manufacturing company in Northern America.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Martirosyan worked exclusively at plaintiff-side employment and civil rights law firms in California. Ms. Martirosyan received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Ms. Martirosyan is an active member of the legal community:
- American Bar Association: Co-chair of the Annual Tech Symposium for the Labor and Employment Section.
- California Employment Lawyers Association: Worker Outreach Committee
- Armenian Bar Association: member of the Pro-bono Clinic
Ms. Martirosyan lectures at local colleges including UCLA and Pepperdine University.
Ms. Martirosyan is licensed to practice law in the State of California and the U.S. District Courts for Central and Northern District of California.