Charles D. Caraway, Esq., is a dedicated personal injury lawyer serving Greater Sacramento Area representing individuals who have been harmed or seriously injured by negligence or intentional misconduct. His practice is exclusively focused on injury law and guiding clients through the legal process for obtaining compensation to help pay for the host of expenses after an accident. Charles’ goal is to help you and your loved ones move forward with your recovery. Charles is a licensed to practice in California, as well as the United States District Court and the Eastern District of California. He is a proud member of the California Trial Lawyers Association and the Sacramento Bar Association. Charles has always served the community and continues this practice through his work at Caraway Injury Attorneys. Shortly after high school, Charles enlisted with the Marines and has always been interested in local police and law enforcement. He served for four years before being honorably discharged and returning to school to get his degree in History from Sacramento State and his J.D. from McGeorge University.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Vehicle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Dog Bytes
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck Accidents
Nathan LaMotte attended the Santa Clara University School of law. During his time there, he always had an interest in family law. He spent two semesters working as an extern at a bay area boutique family law and estate planning firm where he assisted the founding attorney in a variety of family law cases. During his time at Santa Clara law, he was also awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Evidence.
Upon graduation, Nathan was offered a law clerk position at the same boutique family law firm and continued working on many challenging family law matters. Soon after passing the bar, Nathan was hired as an associate attorney at the Law Office of Elainie Honjas, a prominent family law firm located in downtown San Jose. He worked closely with Elainie Honjas on many complex family law cases, helping her clients achieve the best possible resolution of their family law matter. In his nearly two years as an associate, he worked diligently to hone his family law skills, learning the many nuances and challenges of a family law case. In 2016, Nathan decided to start his own law practice with the goal of providing zealous, yet affordable, legal representation to family law litigants in the Bay Area.
Nathan is also very involved with Santa Clara County legal community. He has been an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the family law sections of the California Bar Association and Santa Clara County Bar Association since passing the California Bar. He is presently serving as the Secretary of the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Family Law Section. If you are interested in Nathan’s zealous representation for your family law matter, please call for a free consultation.
Mason has been litigating personal injury cases since 1997. Before opening his own practice Mr. Rashtian worked with prestigious law firms in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, primarily as a litigation attorney on the defense side.
In 2006, Mr. Rashtian opened his own practice and now handles litigation matters on the plaintiff’s (injured) side. Thus, he brings a unique perspective to litigation, having represented parties on both sides..
Aside from Mason’s experience as a personal injury lawyer in Santa Clarita California, his reputation is the firm’s greatest asset. Nearly all clients come to The Mason Law Firm on referral from former clients. Due to the firm’s reliance on referrals, client satisfaction is our fundamental goal. Mason Rashtian has always been focused on helping people through difficult situations. He became a Lawyer and has integrated this personal philosophy into his practice so that he could help people through some of the most stressful situations they will face in life. Mason’s goal in every case is to help his clients get into a better position than where they were prior to contacting him.
Mason has focused his legal practice in the areas of Personal Injury in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Kern County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, Imperial County and Sacramento. Mason has personally handled thousands of cases from start to finish. He has appeared in courtrooms (including trials), settlement conferences, depositions, arbitrations, mediations and hearings across Southern California.
What is Personal Injury? When someone is physically or emotionally injured. The laws covering personal injury allow the injured party to receive compensation for damages caused by someone else’s carelessness, negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. Personal injury laws place demands on its citizens not to harm others. This means that not only should people be safe from harm, but their possessions should be safe from harm too. If you are injured you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries.
Liability can caused by intentional acts or by negligence.
- An intentional act is one designed to cause harm or injury. The person committing the act wants to harm you
- A negligent act occurs when someone fails to take appropriate action and you are harmed as a result of that failure.
Another form of personal injury law covers strict liability (product liability)
- The product may be defective because of an error in the manufacturing process
- Consumers are not warned of possible bad effects from the use of the product.
- The product has design flaw that makes it dangerous.
In most personal injury cases, the victim must have suffered some sort of physical, mental, and/or financial harm to have a claim for damages.
If you believe your personal injury was caused by the carelessness or intentional act of another, and you live in Southern California, you may want to contact Mason Rashtian to discuss your possible case.
You should call as soon as it is convenient to do so and avoid discussing personal injuries with strangers and/or insurance representative who are not from your own insurance company. However, you should be cooperative with the police, your own treating physicians and your own insurance company.
Ali Yousefi was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2012. Mr. Yousefi received his LL.M. in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 2013, and a Juris Doctorate degree from John F. Kennedy University School of Law in 2011. During law school, Mr. Yousefi received multiple awards for earning the highest grades in several courses, as well as graduating with SUMA CUM LAUDE Honors.
Mr. Yousefi has earned widespread recognition as a personable, and knowledgeable attorney. In 2015 and 2017, Mr. Yousefi was recognized as a top lawyer by Sacramento Magazine. In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Yousefi was recognized as one of the top ten best Employment and Labor Law Attorneys in California by the American Institute of Legal Counsel.
- Bar Association of San Francisco.
- Bar Association of San Mateo.
- Bar Association of Sacramento.
We speak English, Spanish, and Farsi/Persian
- American Institute of Legal Counsel (2017) – Top 10 Best Labor & Employment Attorney (Labor & Employement Law).
- Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer (2017).
- Lawyers of Distinction (2017) – Mr. Yousefi has been admitted as a certified member by Lawyers of Distinction in the area of Civil Litigation.
- Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer (2015) – Civil Litigation.
- Graduated with Suma Cum Laude Honors (2011) – Law School Top Honor Award.
Adam Hepburn grew up in a hard-working blue-collar family near the foothills in Los Angeles County. His father, an owner of an electrical contracting business, and his mother, a registered nurse, instilled in him early the importance of working hard and helping others in the community. Adam watched his father and mother become pillars in the community by donating their time and resources to local schools, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Inspired by his family and other leaders in his community, Adam pursued a life of public service.
While attending one of the most prestigious colleges in the world, U.C. Berkeley, Adam immediately began helping the community by working with a California State Senator. Adam interfaced directly with local constituents by assisting the Senator’s office at public policy debates and community forums. Adam’s legislative experience peaked his interest in the law and he soon began working at the state courthouse in Oakland, California. After graduating U.C. Berkeley, Adam received a full tuition merit scholarship to law school in San Diego, California, where his legal career took off.
Law school is where Adam first learned how to become a premiere trial attorney. Adam ranked amongst the top of his class and often obtained the highest grade in his challenging law school courses. After becoming part of the school’s selective and highly competitive Law Review, Adam competed in trial competitions and soon gained the recognition of his peers as a talented litigator. After winning a Distinguished Advocate award for his skilled advocacy, Adam earned his place on the school’s highly decorated Trial Advocacy Team and won many awards and trial competitions across the nation. Due to his trial skills and impressive scholastic abilities, Adam was hand-picked to work with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps in San Diego to help defend military members facing serious criminal charges. Adam also worked with the San Diego Public Defender’s Office where he litigated multiple jury trials with immense success even before he was admitted to the State Bar. Equipped with the skills to take on any adversary in court, Adam left law school and continued to pursue his passion of fighting for others by accepting a job with the San Diego Public Defender’s Office.
Early in Adam’s practice, he distinguished himself as a highly skilled and talented trial attorney. He litigated many trials against both the District Attorney’s Office and City Attorney’s Office with amazing results. Adam enjoyed many not guilty verdicts and many case dismissals throughout his career, recognized by his peers and the court as skilled litigator. Wanting to develop his trial skills even further, Adam was hand selected and accepted into one of the most highly regarded trial skills programs in the world, The Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, located in Dubois, Wyoming. Adam continued to perfect his skills as a trial attorney and met fellow trial attorneys throughout the country who fought against insurance companies that were trying to take advantage of good, vulnerable people. Inspired by his fellow trial attorneys and the justice they were fighting for across the country, Adam decided to dedicate himself to fighting against powerful and rich insurance companies taking advantage of people.
Adam strives to always give back to his community. Adam serves on the Board of Directors for The San Diego Freedom Ranch, a non-profit residential treatment program operating in San Diego for over 40 years. Adam also gives back to his law school by serving as a trial coach at California Western School of Law, where he teaches law students trial skills and trial techniques. Adam also serves as a mentor to underprivileged youth through other non-profit organizations in San Diego. Whether fighting in court on behalf of his clients or out in the community volunteering his time and resources, Adam’s passion is to help others and fight for those who have no voice.
Elliott H. Jung grew up in Los Angeles where he watched his immigrant parents trying to survive in a completely different culture. While his parents struggled to make a living, Elliott grew up watching a number of people take advantage of his parents and his family. Due to these events, there were many times that Elliott and his family almost ended up without a home. But out of those negative events his ability to thrive and survive in some of the worst situations became ingrained into the person that he is today. He not only wanted to thrive for himself but his passion and drive to help other people in need became a part of his identity.
During college, Elliott began searching for a profession that would allow him to help people that were in horrible life situations. He found his life’s calling when he attended law school at Southwestern Law School in downtown Los Angeles. He found a love for the courtroom and advocating for people without a voice.
During law school, Elliott’s skill and ability to be a strong advocate in court was evident right away. He was first accepted to work at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office Appellate Unit where he was given the rare opportunity to argue cases in front of a panel of three judges. He was then chosen to work for the Honorable Mark E. Windham handling a variety of criminal matters that were assigned to him by the Judge. After working in the State court system, he was handpicked for a competitive position working for the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew, Senior United States District Court Judge for the Central District of California where he worked solely on civil cases and gained insight about how judicial decisions were made. He then went from working behind the bench and into a position of advocacy where he got accepted to work for the Federal Public Defender’s Office during his last year of law school. He was involved in defending Federal drug smuggling cases and high profile fraud cases brought by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Elliott’s courtroom abilities continued to shine at law school. He was accepted into a coveted honors program that only accepts around 16 members from the entire law school. He became a member of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program where he was able to compete in trial competitions against other prestigious law schools nationwide. He ended his law school career by receiving 1st place in the region at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Trial Competition and began his journey towards his status as a premiere trial attorney.
As an attorney, Elliott has successfully fought many times against the government and local prosecutors on behalf of his clients. Just after one year of working, he was invited by his office to train other attorneys on the science behind driving under the influence cases and how to specifically combat against expert witnesses who have years of training and educational backgrounds in their field. During his first two years alone as an attorney, he completed a record number of jury trials completing 25+ trials and received the highest number of not guilty verdicts in his entering class. He was fast-tracked to work on high profile and serious cases where the clients were facing multiple life sentences. Elliott has been successful at trial in a variety of cases receiving not guilty verdicts on a large spectrum of cases including charges anywhere from petty thefts and DUIs to more serious charges like robbery, attempted murder, and even manslaughter. Elliott was so successful with his abilities in court and in trial that he was asked by the head supervising attorney at his prior office to step into a high profile murder trial when the trial was in its middle stages. The client was a U.S. Marine facing 1st and 2nd degree murder charges and Elliott stepped into the trial with the approval of the Judge. His ability to be a commanding and effective presence in the courtroom has allowed him to receive the respect of his opponents, his peers, and the bench.
Elliott holds a strong belief in giving back to the next generation of attorneys and their abilities to seek justice for each client. He was invited to teach as an adjunct professor at California Western Law School teaching the school’s main trial skills program and guided law students into becoming an effective advocate for their clients. Elliott also coached law students to compete in local and national trial competitions against other prestigious law schools.
Every year, Elliott has strived to improve his skills as a trial attorney by attending local and national trainings. Elliott is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College which is considered the most prestigious and selective trial advocacy college in the world. He has also helped prepare many other attorneys with their cases and assisted them for both pre-trial and trial work. He continues to learn and continues to teach others how to be an effective and dangerous voice in the courtroom.
Tamara Shari Benefield began the Law Offices Of Tamara Benefield in 2004 and quickly expanded those headquarters to Culver City and Beverly Hills. With over 15 years of experience in the more complex and nuanced practiced area of family law , Tamara Benefield became a Certified family law specialist by the state board of California Board of equalization. She is fluent in Spanish and Latin and is a prolific thinker, strategic planner, an intellectual problems solver with the credentials to prove it. An iconic legal figure in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills legal community, Tamara Benefield graduated a Public Interest Scholar from Loyola Law School, after graduating with top honors in writing Philosophy and African American studies from California State University at Northridge where she also served as the Attorney General for Associated Students.
The founder of our law firm, Russell Goodrow, is known as a dedicated, knowledgeable, and honest personal injury attorney who is focused solely on recovering the maximum amount of compensation for his clients. He has over 10 years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases, and has tried cases in both federal and state courts.
Each client is given the opportunity to schedule a free initial consultation with our law firm where they will receive legal advice and guidance from our skilled attorney. We understand that it may be difficult to find time to meet with an attorney, which is why Russell Goodrow is more than happy to make home or hospital visits if it is more convenient for you. Mr. Goodrow practices law in the state of California and throughout the western United States. Attorney Russell Goodrow can be reached directly at 415-655-9478 or by email at [email protected].
Damon Alimouri, Esq.
Committed to fighting for everyday people against unchecked government and big business, Damon Alimouri is a young, energetic, compassionate, approachable, and aggressive attorney. He is a refreshing face is in a world of dry, colorless, and tired lawyers.
At the ripe age of 24, Damon Alimouri graduated from the top ranking and nationally recognized UC Davis School of Law (King Hall). While studying at UC Davis, Damon Alimouri dedicated himself to the cause of wronged individuals, clerking for the Prison Law Office and the Los Angeles and Sacramento County Public Defenders’ Offices.
Previous to earning his law degree, Damon Alimouri received his Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Philosophy from the world-renowned University of Southern California (USC). During his time at USC, he was Executive Editor of Ilios: The Undergraduate Journal of Political Science and Philosophy.
Following law school, Damon Alimouri focused his legal career on the fields of personal injury and criminal defense. He participated in the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office highly sought-after Post-Bar Clerkship Program. Thereafter, he worked at a personal injury boutique in Beverly Hills. Subsequently, he worked for a renowned Pasadena criminal defense and personal injury trial lawyer.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Damon Alimouri prides himself on being different. He’s not your run-of-the-mill lawyer, unable to relate to his clients. In fact, one of his shining qualities is his friendliness and down-to-earth nature. Damon Alimouri is a 21st Century people’s lawyer, however he draws inspiration from legal giants of the past, like Gerry Spence, F. Lee Bailey, Johnnie Cochran, and Melvin Belli.
A Renaissance man, in his free time, Damon Alimouri plays jazz, blues, r&b, and rock guitar, a skill that he has cultivated for 15 years. When he’s not working, you can find him noodling on the guitar, listening to music, or digging through old records for a new find. In addition, Damon Alimouri prides himself on being the best-dressed male lawyer in California, if not the whole country, taking cues from sartorial giants like Gianni Agnelli, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, and David Bowie.
- Bar Admission:
- University of Southern California (USC)
- UC Davis School of Law (King Hall)
- Languages Spoken:
- Professional Associations:
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Pasadena Bar Association
- Criminal Courts Bar Association
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- Consumer Attorneys of California
Cortney Shegerian is a founding member of Shegerian Conniff LLP and lead trial lawyer. Her practice focuses on employment law and includes all aspects of case management from inception through trial, with particular emphasis in jury trials and case resolution. Ms. Shegerian has extensive experience and success in mediation, all aspects of litigation, trial preparation and jury trials. Throughout her career as an attorney, she has tried numerous cases in both State and Federal Court. Ms. Shegerian has argued in the California Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of California. Ms. Shegerian places her focus on discovering each client’s personal experience in order obtain the best possible outcome for their case.
Ms. Shegerian was named one of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers in Los Angeles” in 2017. In February 2017, she became one of the youngest attorneys in California to argue a case before the California Supreme Court.
Ms. Shegerian has served as a speaker and panelist in the area of employment law for the Consumer Attorney of California Travel Seminar in Hawaii, November 28-December 1st, 2017, Speaker on the topic of “Gender Discrimination in the Workplace: Is It Affecting Your Client?”, Consumer Attorney of California Travel Seminar in Sonoma, April 1-2, 2016, Panel Speaker on the topic of “Finding the Story in your Employment Trial.”, the Los Angeles County Bar Association Saturday Seminar November 14, 2015, Panel Speaker on the topic of “Nuts and Bolts” of Employment law, “Plaintiff’s Perspective on Disability Discrimination.”
Ms. Shegerian is licensed to practice in the State of California. She is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for Central District of California, She also is a member of a number of legal memberships and affiliations, including Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Bar Association, Armenian Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Women and the Los Angeles and Orange County Bar Associations.
Ms. Shegerian is an active Board Member for the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House and a volunteer at the Sojourn Battered Women’s Shelter in Santa Monica.
Recent Verdicts & Settlements
Throughout her career as an attorney, Ms. Shegerian has secured settlements in excess of $50 million for her clients in cases in which she has managed and overseen.
$8,300,000.00 verdict for a fatal bus crash suit
$352,083.00 verdict for an employee wrongfully terminated
André Ausseresses is a knowledgeable and dedicated family law attorney who represents clients throughout Southern California. He has made hundreds of court appearances, and regularly practices in Orange and Los Angeles counties. André has also made numerous appearances in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County.
André’s practice is primarily focused on Father’s Rights. He is aggressive when appropriate, but also provides steady guidance after a thorough analyses of the issues. These issues frequently include Child Custody and Visitation, Spousal Support, Property Division, Paternity, Parentage, and Attorney Fees.
As family law issues are ever evolving, André regularly attends continuing education seminars to stay versed in the law. André also participated in the National Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas where he learned invaluable trial techniques from some of the best family law trial attorneys in the country.
André earned his Juris Doctorate from Chapman University Fowler School of Law. While in law school, he participated in the Bette and Wylie Aitken Family Protection Clinic and earned a CALI award (highest grade in the clinic) for his work related to a real world Domestic Violence case.
After graduating from law school and passing the bar, André became licensed to practice in all California state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association.
“Because your family matters” is a slogan that can be found on the back of André’s business card, and when he is not working, he lives by this slogan. As a father himself, André realizes that family truly is the most important part of life. He will provide to you the necessary counsel to assist you in resolving your family law matter to the best of his ability.
Mariam E. Hanna attended the University of Texas at El Paso and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy in May, 2008.
Thereafter, she gained valuable experience working with attorneys practicing family law, bankruptcy and insurance subrogation. She started attending law school at the University of West Los Angeles School of Law in January, 2012. During her law school career, she received two Witkin’s Awards, an award given to the student who achieved the highest grade in the class. The first award she received was for Appellate Advocacy and the second was for California DUI Practice. She also participated in Moot Court Honors and graduated in December, 2015 on the Dean’s List.
In February, 2016, she sat for the California Bar Exam, which is regarded as the most difficult bar exam in the nation with an overall passage rate of only 35.7 percent in February, 2016. Upon passing, she was sworn in on May 20, 2016 by the Honorable Judge Shellie Samuels. She brings to the table her more than six years of family law experience, compassion and diligence in serving the legal community.
As a founding member of Gurovich Law Group, Attorney Konstantin Gurovich has been assisting clients in the Greater Los Angeles Area over a decade. His areas of practice includes Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation. Regardless of the challenges a case may pose, he pursues the most favorable results possible for his clients. When handling cases he is ready and willing to go above and beyond for all of his clients needs.
Attorney Gurovich does whatever it takes to help our clients win and reach their goals. Working closely alongside our firm’s team of Los Angeles Trial Lawyers, he has an established reputation for delivering legal representation that is approachable and aggressive when necessary. He makes himself readily available to his clients 7 days a week in order to provide timely and reliable counsel when they need it the most.
His efforts to provide client-focused representation has led to countless successful results and professional recognition. Good Avvo Rating, but he has also been part of Consumer Association of Attorneys Los Aangeles (CAALA). Our Los Angeles-based law firm proudly offers initial case evaluations to all our prospective clients.
Over the course of his career, he has recovered more than $65 million, winning exceptional verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Colin is proud to be triple-barred in the states of California, Illinois and Texas.
Colin graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Southern California. He attended law school and earned his Juris Doctor with Honors from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he led his Mock Trial Team to National Finals in New York.
Colin is a distinguished graduate of the Prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, where he spent three and a half weeks in rural Wyoming honing his trial skills. Recognized by his peers as an exceptional trial lawyer, Colin has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2015, by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 and top 100 Lawyer, accolades he has received every year, since 2011.
Colin battles in court with integrity. His sole winning strategy is to discover his client’s story and share it with the jury. He has faith in his clients and the court system. Colin believes that jurors only need to hear the truth in order to make the right call.
Eric C. Bonholtzer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. While at Southwestern, he was a member of the Moot Court Honors Program, and was both a junior and senior advocate for the Trial Advocacy Honors Program. Mr. Bonholtzer was also a staff member of the Southwestern Law Review before moving into the position of associate editor of the Law Review.
Mr. Bonholtzer stays on the cutting edge of trial work with advanced legal education from the well-regarded Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. He has had experience in a wide range of disciplines in the legal field including trials, arbitrations, torts, contracts, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, and entertainment law.
In addition to his legal work, Mr. Bonholtzer is a successful author whose stories have appeared in over 40 publications, from anthologies to national magazines. He has won several awards for his writing. Mr. Bonholtzer holds a Master of Arts Degree in English from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California’s well-renowned writing program.
Mr. Bonholtzer is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Litigation Section of the California State Bar, and the Pasadena Bar Association.
Mr. Champion is the founder of the Champion Law Firm. His goal in building his firm was simple: provide outstanding legal service to clients. With that foundation, everything else would fall into place. Mr. Champion is, and always has been, keenly aware that reputations are earned, not bought or negotiated.
His dedication to his clients sets him apart from other attorneys. His mission has always been to combine commitment, compassion, and character in his representation of clients. That means working as hard as possible to attain the desired result, providing a helping hand and a shoulder to lean on, and always remaining honest and forthright with clients.
He graduated with honors from the University of California Irvine, earning a BA in Psychology. Mr. Champion subsequently attended the prestigious University of San Diego School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor.