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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, Shawna 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. Shawna 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, Shawna competed on the ABA moot court team winning the regional best brief award in 2011. She is also a graduate of the Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles’ prestigious Plaintiffs Trial Academy.

In her spare time, Shawna enjoys traveling and volunteering her time to give back to the community. She also likes to catch the newest episode of Project Runway with her bulldog Winston.

Natanel Safardi

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Natanel graduated with honors from UCLA with a double major in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies and continued his education at UCLA School of Law.  During his time in law school, Natanel worked at multiple law firms where he gained experience in several areas including Labor & Employment, and Personal Injury. He also taught inner-city high school students about the law.

Since graduating from law school, Natanel has represented clients in a variety of personal injury cases.  He understands the stress and frustration that a legal claim involves and is dedicated to fighting for his clients’ rights with compassion and empathy.

In his spare time, Natanel enjoys exploring the great outdoors. He likes to fish and hike the amazing trails around Los Angeles.

Victor Velasquez

Victor is the Intake Specialist at Blackstone Law.  He is currently attending the University of Phoenix in order to obtain his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in human resource management.  Victor is fluent in both English and Spanish, which is allows him to better serve our clients.  When not at work, he can be found roaming Disneyland or enjoying a newly discovered mystery novel with his iced coffee.

Sharon L. Secord

Sharon a local Californian, was born and raised in Koreatown. Has been working in the personal injury field for eight (8) years. She is an Alumni from Pasadena City College, with an Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies, and an ABA Paralegal Certificate. Sharon currently attends California State Polytechnic University of Pomona and will be graduating with a Political Science Degree. She has demonstrated to be passionate about her cases working around the clock for her clients. Whether it is at her home office or work office, regardless of the time and/or day, she manages to get whatever is in her agenda done.

Sharon is zealous about the need, importance, and process for setting goals, and the power of organization. Sharon has three (3) Maltese, Jon Snow, Granger and Yoko, loves to keep up with U.S. International Relations news, Harry Potter, and anything that John Grisham writes.

Mireya Luna

Mireya was born and raised in Long Beach, California. After completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Grand Canyon University, she obtained two prior internships in law firms in Los Angeles. She now works as a claim’s management assistant at Blackstone Law. As an assistant she has the crucial role of communicating with clients and handling the medical treatment process. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish. Mireya looks forward to spending each day helping clients obtain the treatment they need throughout this process.

Karen Ramirez