We represent workers and small business employers in employment litigation matters
We defend and prosecute wrongful termination lawsuits. If you're an employee who's been terminated because of a protected status (e.g., race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status) or if your a small business employer that's been sued for alleged wrongful termination, call us.
Wage and Hour
We defend and prosecute wage and hour lawsuits. If you're an employee victim of wage theft (e.g., forced to work-off-the-clock, not paid overtime or double-time premiums, not authorized or permitted to take timely meal/rest periods) or if you're a small business employer that's been sued for alleged wage theft, call us.
PAGA & Class Action
In California, the Private Attorney General Act allows workers to deputize themselves as attorneys general to enforce the Labor Code. Through the class action mechanism, we've recovered wages and penalties on behalf of hundreds of workers in Southern California. If you and your co-workers are the victim of systemic wage theft or illegal conditions in the workplace, call us. Likewise, if you're a small business employer that's been served a PAGA notice letter or a lawsuit, call us.
Retaliation, Harassment, Discrimination, & Whistleblower
We defend and prosecute retaliation, harassment, discrimination, and whistleblower lawsuits. If you're an employee who's been retaliated, harassed, or discriminated against because of a protected status (e.g., race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or if you complained about illegal conduct in the workplace) or if you're a small business employer that's been sued for alleged workplace retaliation, harassment, or discrimination, call us.
We help our clients avoid lawsuits. We vigorously advocate on their behalf when lawsuits are unavoidable.
SHAFIEL A. KARIM
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Mr. Karim's practice is almost exclusively dedicated to employment litigation. Mr. Karim represents clients in various employment law matters ranging from counseling to litigation in court to representation before administrative agencies. Mr. Karim was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017, 2019-2021, an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California received this distinction in 2017, and 2019-2021.
Represented employers and employees in wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation matters in court and administrative agencies
Represented class of approximately 200 retail workers in wage/hour class action
Represented class of approximately 1,600 warehouse workers in wage/hour class action
Represented numerous small- and medium-sized businesses in breach of contract disputes
Litigated civil rights and proposed class action lawsuits against airlines, automakers, food manufacturers, governments, grocery stores, and technology companies
Defended health care firm in complex consolidated insurance action
Defended numerous small- and medium-sized businesses in wrongful termination actions
Represented businesses in copyright and trademark/service mark infringement matters
State Bar of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
District of Columbia Bar
Memberships & Associations
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
Juris Doctor - Southwestern Law School
Master of Business Administration - Claremont Colleges
Master of Arts - California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Arts - California State University, Fullerton
2698 Junipero Avenue
Signal Hill, California 90755
Telephone: (562) 653-6850
Facsimile: (562) 285-9990
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our office is closed to the public. However, we are open and working remotely.