Elyza_P__Eshaghi

Senior Associate

Elyza P. Eshaghi

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9333 Fairway View Place
Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
P (909) 987-5240
F (909) 987-5230

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Elyza Eshaghi is an associate at WSHB’s Rancho Cucamonga office. She has a broad range of experience in complex multi-party civil litigation, including employment, construction, catastrophic injury, and product liability matters. Prior to joining WSHB, Elyza concentrated her practice in commercial law and bankruptcy, and she has handled all aspects of litigation, creditors’ rights, trustee representation, and corporate workouts in the insolvency context.

Elyza graduated from Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law. While at Chapman, Elyza was an executive board member of the Moot Court Honor Board. She participated in numerous competitions, including St. John’s University School of Law’s Duberstein Moot Court Competition, which is the largest single site appellate moot court competition in the nation. Elyza was among the top advocates in her class, placing as a quarterfinalist. In addition, she was a Merit Scholarship recipient and served as a student ambassador.

During her third year of law school, Elyza served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Erithe A. Smith of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. After graduating from law school, Elyza worked pro bono for the Public Interest Law Center on the Debtor Assistance Project (DAP) and for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.

Elyza has long been committed to public service and gives back to her community through her involvement with the Orangewood Children and Family Law Center and Chapman Law School’s High School Outreach Program. In her spare time, Elyza enjoys photography, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Education

Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law (J.D., 2013)

University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 2008)

Licensed to Practice in:

California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Practice Areas

Employment
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  • Defense of employers against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation and harassment on the basis of age, race, sex and disability in state and federal court and arbitration.
  • Defense of employers against wage and hour, overtime, missed meal break, split shift and PAGA claims.
  • Defense of employers against federal and state whistle blower laws.
  • Representation of employers during all phases of DFEH, EEOC and EDD agency investigation and hearings.
  • Preventative employer counseling and guidance relating to all aspects of the employee/employer relationship including matters such as termination procedures, wage and hour compliance, employee discipline, and claim investigation.
Construction
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  • Defense of residential general contractors in complex, multi-party construction defect matters.
General Liability and Casualty
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  • Defense of businesses in a wide variety of claims regarding negligent and intentional acts resulting in catastrophic and other personal injuries.
Product Liability
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  • Defense of product manufacturers against claims of personal injury due to alleged defects in product design or manufacture.

Publications

  • ” Recent Bankruptcy-Related Decisions From the United States Supreme Court.” Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association/Orange County Chapter (2015): 5+.

  • “The Community Discharge: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” California State Bar Business Law News 16.2 (2016): 21-23.

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