Alexandra Shef

Alexandra Shef: Attorney with Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.
  • Associate at Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. (106 Attorneys)
  • 1880 Century Park East, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Helping people fight a good fight and knowing that every day I’m making a positive difference in their lives, those are the most satisfying aspects of my work as a Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma lawyer.

Alexandra Shef is very passionate about helping our clients obtain the justice they seek. So passionate is she about her work, in fact, that Super Lawyer magazine counts Ms. Shef among its Rising Star attorneys, naming her to its Top 100 Up-and-Coming Attorneys of Southern California list and to its roster of Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Attorneys in Southern California in 2015-Present. In 2018, the American Institute of Legal Counsel named Ms. Shef one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in California.

Ms. Shef - whose practice has focused mostly on representing people suffering from malignant mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancer - joined Weitz & Luxenberg in 2015. She came to us after more than four years with The Lanier Law Firm in Los Angeles, where she co-developed its asbestos litigation group, oversaw its California asbestos cases’ dockets, and mentored other attorneys.

Prior to that Ms. Shef worked at the law firm of Simon, Eddins & Greenstone in Long Beach, California. She managed mesothelioma cases from filing until trial, including handling all procedural aspects involved in initiating a case and preparing for trial, planning and conducting discovery, obtaining preferential trial dates, and making key motions to advance her clients’ goals.

Earlier, she worked in the office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney, in the enforcement division of the federal Securities and Exchange Commission, in an immigrant-focused legal-services program operated under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and in a Holocaust-survivor-oriented legal-services program operated by the organization Bet Tzedek. Additionally, she clerked for two Los Angeles County Superior Court judges.

Because of Ms. Shef’s practice emphasis on mesothelioma and asbestos-cancer cases, her clients have been U.S. Navy veterans, construction workers, truck drivers, mechanics, appliance repairmen, industrial painters, and floor tile installers, to mention but a few. She is a skilled mesothelioma lawyer who works hard to hold companies accountable for harms done to her clients. Ms. Shef takes pride in getting cases quickly to trial or settlement and in her track-record of success at locating long-buried evidence that proves helpful to her clients’ causes.

Ms. Shef entered the practice of law in 2006, soon after receiving a juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. During her years there she twice made the Dean’s Honor List and was a member of the Scott Moot Court Honors Board. Ms. Shef, who speaks and writes fluent Russian and Ukrainian, completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. At USC, she was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll every semester.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310-247-0921  Phone
310-786-9927  Fax
University Attended:
University of Southern California, B.S., 2003
Law School Attended:
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 2006
Year of First Admission:
2006, California; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Central California District

Associations and Licenses

•American Bar Association
•Los Angeles County Bar Association
•Beverly Hills Bar Association
•Eastern European Bar Association
•American Association for Justice
•Consumer Attorneys of California

Birth Information:
Mogilyov-Podolskiy, Ukraine, 1981

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