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About Us2018-09-05T01:35:55+00:00

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Blackstone Law is a legal firm of industry veterans with experience in employment law, personal injury/wrongful death, and business litigation. Since 2008, our founder, Jonathan Genish, has had the singular goal of serving his clients by generating excellent results. Mr. Genish oversees each and every case personally and carefully selects his cases to ensure proper and individualized attention is given to every client without compromise.

After you’ve selected your legal partner, your attorney becomes intimately involved in your life, and often in situations that are painful or sensitive in nature. You want someone who will conduct themselves with honesty and integrity while representing your best interests and keep you informed as your case makes its way through the system.

We are known for our aggressive and persistent approach to every case. Our clients are more than numbers, they are people that are facing terrible circumstances, and we are here to stand alongside them while navigating their case through the legal system. We believe that everyone deserves the strongest legal representation possible, regardless of what they can afford to pay. As a result, we take all employment and personal injury cases on contingency.

Jonathan Genish

FOUNDER, LEAD TRIAL ATTORNEY

Jonathan M. Genish is an award-winning trial attorney who has represented the full gamut of clients from A-list celebrities to Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals over his productive career. Super Lawyers has repeatedly honored Mr. Genish as a Southern California Rising Star since 2012, placing him in the top 2.5% of lawyers in Southern California in his peer group. Mr. Genish has successfully tried numerous multimillion-dollar matters and has represented clients in cases totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Prior to founding Blackstone Law, Mr. Genish was a partner with The Kaufman Law Group and an associate with Freedman + Taitelman, LLP. Mr. Genish has also worked in commercial and residential real estate sales, the legal department of New Plan Excel Real Estate Investment Trust, and the litigation firm of Oved & Oved LLP. Mr. Genish received his Juris Doctorate from Cardozo School of Law in New York City, and a Bachelor of Science with honors in both Real Estate and Finance from California State University of Northridge.

He is a father to two beautiful girls and a true family man, which has set the foundation for his belief that every client should be treated precisely the way he would treat his own family.

Shawna Forbes-King

TRIAL ATTORNEY

Shawna Forbes-King is a highly experienced trial attorney who has dedicated her entire legal career to the vigorous representation of plaintiffs who have been subjected to the negligence of others. Since 2011, she has obtained tens of millions of dollars for her clients in cases throughout California.

Prior to joining Blackstone Law, Ms. Forbes-King was an associate at Waters, Kraus, and Paul where she represented plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases against some of the largest companies in the United States, including Chevron, General Electric Honeywell, and Johnson and Johnson.

Ms. Forbes-King received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School and a Bachelor of Arts with university and departmental honors in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino.

In law school, she competed on the ABA moot court team winning the regional best brief award in 2011. Ms. Forbes-King is also a graduate of the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles’ prestigious Plaintiffs Trial Academy.

Adi Genish

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Alex Sevilla

SENIOR PARALEGAL, LEAD CASE MANAGER