Eli J. Karpeles Principal & Founder
The principal and founder of the firm, Eli J. Karpeles, Esq., brings formidable and extensive experience as a litigator and trial attorney to any legal dispute.
After a four-year tour of service with the U.S. Navy concluding in an honorable discharge, Mr. Karpeles earned a B.A. in Economics from CSU Northridge with honors, and pursued graduate study in Economics at the University of Southern California. He then went on to earn his law degree from Loyola Law School, and founded Karpeles & Associates in 1983 after clerking at Lanak & Hanna, at the time one of the largest construction law firms in the state.
Mr. Karpeles has tried over 50 cases in his career, and has earned multiple million-dollar plus verdicts in his clients’ favor over the years. He was inducted into the American Trial Lawyers Association, an invitation-only organization made up of the nation’s most prominent and successful trial attorneys, and is also a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Building Industry Credit Association.
In addition to litigation and trial work, Mr. Karpeles regularly practices in mandatory and voluntary arbitration and mediation settings, and also has a successful track record at the appellate level.
Partner Shana F. Karpeles is a partner at Karpeles & Associates and has extensive experience in all areas of litigation. She attended the University of Southern California where she graduated with a B.A. in political science. At the University of Southern California she was a member of the College Democrats and the Women’s Law Association. At the University of Southern California Ms. Karpeles received the Unruh award for her research efforts.
Ms. Karpeles traveled to New York City to work for the prestigious Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP where she worked in the hedge fund department and gained substantial experience in corporate law. Ms. Karpeles attended Touro Law School in New York and transferred to the University of West Los Angeles to complete her Juris Doctorate degree. While in law school, Ms. Karpeles worked for many reputable California law firms and also did ample amounts of pro bono legal work for Bet Tzedek in Los Angeles. Ms. Karpeles graduated from law school cum laude and in the top 5% of her graduating class.
She is now the head of the Business Litigation and Real Estate matters at Karpeles & Associates. Ms. Karpeles believes that every client should be given the personal attention they need to understand the legal aspects of their case and the best ways to approach each situation. She possesses great passion for the practice of law and it shows in her litigation and courtroom skills.