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Shafiel A. Karim
Attorney at Law
Business litigator representing small businesses

Mr. Karim defends and prosecutes litigation matters such as breach of contract, labor and employment, and intellectual property infringement actions.

Prior Cases

  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

  • United States District Court, Central District of California

  • United States District Court, Northern District of California

  • State Bar of Minnesota

  • District of Columbia Bar


Memberships & Associations

  • Member, Board of Directors of California Young Lawyers Association

  • Member, Board of Directors of Southwestern Law School Nickel Club

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • Orange 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


Selected Publications

  • Shafiel A. Karim, "Clear and Conspicuous" Disclosures Between Celebrity Endorsers and Advertisers on Social Media Websites, 25 Competition, J. Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Sec. of Stat. Bar of Cal. 2 (Fall 2016) at 172.

  • Shafiel A. Karim, A Survey of the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011, 17 Nat. Prod. Ind. Ins. 7 (Jun., 2012) at 44.

  • Shafiel A. Karim, ISO Standards in a GMP Environment, 15 Nat. Prod. Ind. Ins. 7 (Jun. 2010) at 44.