Nima Shivayi possesses extensive legal expertise and serves as a seasoned attorney offering dedicated advocacy to individuals across California in matters pertaining to employment and litigation. His specialized areas of practice encompass, yet extend beyond:

1. **Employment Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation:** Providing adept assistance to those encountering workplace discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

2. **Wrongful Termination:** Aiding individuals who hold the belief that their employment termination was unjust.

3. **Disability Accommodations and Leaves of Absence:** Extending support and guidance to employees navigating disability accommodations and leave matters.

4. **Whistleblower Safeguards:** Assisting individuals who have exposed illicit activities within their organizations and faced subsequent reprisal.

5. **Review and Negotiation of Employment Agreements:** Skillfully aiding individuals in reviewing and negotiating executive/employment contracts, severance agreements, and related employment pacts.

6. **Employment Classification Challenges:** Addressing concerns related to employee classification, including the misclassification of independent contractors.

7. **Wage and Hour Disputes:** Advocating for employees in cases encompassing unpaid overtime, violations of meal and rest breaks, and other wage and hour issues.

8. **Class Actions:** Managing class action lawsuits connected to matters of employment law.

Bringing a distinctive vantage point from a history of representing employers throughout a substantial portion of his legal career, Nima Shivayi is equipped to represent employees grappling with workplace challenges and wrongful terminations. Possessing a wealth of experience spanning over two decades, largely within prominent national law firms and specialized practices, he has cultivated a deep understanding of tailoring strategies for each case—ranging from assertive litigation to amicable discussions aimed at addressing ongoing workplace concerns. Nima Shivayi's foremost priority is safeguarding the rights and welfare of his clients, a commitment reflected in his personal availability, attentive listening to client concerns, and consistent updates throughout the legal journey.

Beyond individual representation, Nima Shivayi also extends advisory and counseling services to employers and small business proprietors. This encompasses skillful handling of performance-related issues, navigating adverse employment actions, conducting meticulous workplace investigations, delivering comprehensive training on subjects like harassment, and contributing to the formulation of employment policies and employee handbooks.

Nima Shivayi's unwavering dedication is centered on delivering superlative legal representation, with an unwavering focus on the best interests of clients—whether they are individuals or employers. His affiliations include membership in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association, and the Iranian American Lawyers Association.


  • 2002, California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Law School Attended

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2001, J.D.

University Attended

  • University of California at Irvine, Class of 1997, B.A., Political Science, Psychology

Past Positions

  • Young, Zinn & Bate, Senior Counsel, 2008 to 2016
  • Fox Rothschild, Associate Attorney, 2005 to 2008


  • Farsi
  • English

Ancillary Businesses

  • Advice and counseling for employers/small businesses
  • Training for employers/small businesses

Professional Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Iranian American Lawyers Association

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Shivayi Law Firm, P.C.

    9891 Irvine Center Drive,
    Suite 200,
    Irvine, California 92618