George Stephen Azadian
790 E. Colorado Blvd 9th Floor
Pasadena, California 91101
Firm: Azadian Law Group, PC
Azadian Law Group, PC is a topflight Los Angeles employment law firm located in Pasadena. Our team of experienced employment lawyers exclusively represents plaintiffs in employment and consumer lawsuits – we never represent employers.
George S. Azadian is the firm’s President and has successfully litigated virtually every aspect of employment law, including wrongful termination, retaliation, whistleblower, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, and consumer rights lawsuits. He has also successfully litigated numerous wage-and-hour actions against employers and consumer class actions against large corporations. In the past three years alone, Mr. Azadian has recovered over $30,000,000 in the last 3 years alone for his clients and has significant experience as first chair in trials and arbitrations. He is highly regarded as one of the best Los Angeles wrongful termination and employment lawyers and handles cases throughout Southern and Northern California.
Mr. Azadian is on the forefront of some of the largest and toughest battles against big corporations who try to take advantage of their employees and consumers. His lawsuits are frequently commented on in local and national media. For example, in this article you can learn more about a consumer class action lawsuit Mr. Azadian is prosecuting against Starbucks for overcharging customers for breakfast sandwiches. Mr. Azadian is also frequently invited to provide lectures to other employment lawyers. You can learn about some of Mr. Azadian’s upcoming lawsuit lectures by clicking here.
We strongly believe in the saying “Jack of all trades, master of none.” Therefore, we exclusively represent plaintiffs in labor & employment lawsuits and consumer class actions. By focusing our practice, we are able to offer our clients in-depth expert knowledge possessed by few others in the industry. Our verdicts and settlements make us a real threat from the start of the case and provide our clients with maximum value for their claims. Compare our results to others and you will see that we have a track record of proven success.
Many firms have you speak with an intake clerk or paralegal but NOT us. When you contact our office, you are guaranteed to speak directly with an experienced employment attorney to make sure your case gets the attention it deserves.
As we never charge our clients a penny out-of-pocket, you can rest assured that we are standing behind our clients 100% and will fight aggressively for their rights.
George S. Azadian specializes in employment litigation and class actions. He has a robust practice representing individual plaintiffs in high-stakes employment actions, including wrongful termination, whistleblower, and wage and hour cases. He has also successfully litigated numerous class actions against financial services companies for violations of consumer rights. In the last three years alone, Mr. Azadian has recovered over $30,000,000 for his clients.
Mr. Azadian first chaired and secured a Final Arbitration Award of $9,957,411.17 in the matter entitled, Dr. Eleftherios (Stephen) Vamvakas, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, MPhil v. Consultants For Pathology And Laboratory Medicine (CPLM) and Dr. Mahul B. Amin, M.D. The action was a single plaintiff employment dispute by a physician against his supervisor and his employer, involving claims for wrongful termination, patient advocacy, discrimination, and retaliation. Despite the fact that the defendants were represented by two of the country’s largest defense firms, Mr. Azadian obtained justice and vindication for his client and was even awarded a “multiplier” of his attorney’s fees by the Arbitrator, which increased his hourly rate to $900 an hour due to his “superior” litigation skills in addition to other factors.
Mr. Azadian served as Class Counsel in securing final approval of a $3,000,000 settlement in a wage-and-hour class action on behalf of hourly paid employees of a national provider of housekeeping, janitorial, laundry and dining/nutrition services. The action involved allegations relating to the failure to provide meal and rest periods, overtime compensation, and other claims arising under the California Labor Code.
Mr. Azadian started off 2016 with a $669,308 win against Macy’s in a retaliation and wrongful termination lawsuit where his client was terminated after making complaints that he was being treated unfairly based on his age.
Mr. Azadian is also frequently invited to provide lectures to other attorneys on the subjects of employment law and wage-and-hour laws to other attorneys in California and nationally. You can learn about some of Mr. Azadian’s upcoming lectures by clicking here.
Mr. Azadian is on the forefront of some of the largest and toughest battles against big corporations who try to take advantage of their employees and consumers. His lawsuits are frequently commented on in local and national media. For example, in this article Mr. Azadian discusses three pregnancy discrimination lawsuits he filed against online retailer Nasty Gal. In this article you can learn more about a consumer class action lawsuit Mr. Azadian is prosecuting against Starbucks for overcharging customers for breakfast sandwiches.
Mr. Azadian also has immense experience in defeating motions to compel arbitration that are generally granted by the Courts. He has personally defeated three separate motions to compel arbitration in employment lawsuits in California Superior Courts.
In addition to aggressively litigating cases in both state and federal courts, he has particular skills in alternative dispute resolution (negotiation, mediation, arbitration) across varied forums. His clients have come to rely on his insightful, dispute avoidance strategy counsel as a preventive measure and appreciate the value of his extensive courtroom experience when litigation is unavoidable.
Prior to representing plaintiffs, Mr. Azadian worked as a defense attorney at two of the largest and most respected firms in the country, O’Melveny & Myers and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Through representing numerous Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of actions, Mr. Azadian has obtained invaluable insider knowledge of the strategies used by large defense firms, which he now uses to obtain maximum relief for his clients.
He graduated from UCLA Law School, ranking 7th out of 356 students in his graduating class and earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.
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AV Preeminent® Rating
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ 2015
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Multi-Million Dollar Member
Multi-Million Advocates Forum® and Million Dollar Advocates Forum ®
Tecognizing select attorneys with verified multi-million dollar results; less than 1% of the lawyers in the state are named on the list
Rising Star Award In Employment Litigation and Class Actions Each Year From 2012-2016
Super Lawyers 2012
Super Lawyers selects attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and personal achievement; less than 2% of the lawyers in the state are named on the list. Mr. Azadian has made the list every year since 2012.
A Perfect 10.0 Rating, “Superb” Avvo
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“Top Attorneys” Award
Recognizing top attorneys located in Pasadena, CA. Mr. Azadian has made the list every year since 2012.
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