Shant N. Nashalian joined Kiesel Law as an associate in May 2023. Prior to joining Kiesel Law, Mr. Nashalian worked in insurance defense where he represented individuals and businesses in actions including product liability, toxic tort, construction defect, construction injury, general personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, legal malpractice, insurance bad faith, and elder abuse. Mr. Nashalian received his B.A. degree in Philosophy from California State University, Northridge, where he was named on the dean’s list. In 2018, Mr. Nashalian graduated in the top twenty percent of his class from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California, where he received the Wildman/Schumacher Scholarship, the R. G. Van Schoonenberg Family Scholarship, and the Dean’s Merit Award. While at Southwestern, Mr. Nashalian was named on the dean’s list, was named Best Brief Writer for the Intramural Negotiations Competition, served as a staff member and then the Editor-in-Chief of the Southwestern Journal of International Law, had his student note published in the Southwestern Journal of International Law (Shant N. Nashalian, A Critique of Perinçek v. Switzerland: Incorporating an International and Historical Context is the More Prudent Approach to Genocide Denial Cases, 24 Sw. J. Int’l L. 147 (2018)), and received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence for his performance in the following courses: Constitutional Law II and Community Property. Mr. Nashalian is a member of the Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles as well as the Armenian Bar Association, where he also serves as a member of the Armenian Rights Watch subcommittee.