Arezou Khonsari


  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Arezou Khonsari is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a vice-chair of the Asbestos Litigation Practice. Ms. Khonsari has significant litigation experience in mass torts, products liability and general liability, routinely handling high exposure, catastrophic injury matters. 

Legal Experience

  • Lead trial counsel in medical causation defenses in asbestos litigation in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Alameda County 
  • Oversee and manage the defense of various companies (contractors, suppliers, manufacturers of asbestos containing products) in asbestos litigation throughout California as well as Florida and Washington 
  • Lead counsel in environmental matters for public and private sector clients. Matters involve consulting on superfund sites, soil and groundwater remediation, regulatory compliance 
  • Consult private and public sector clients with public relations and media responses, organize town hall meetings for occupants of buildings 
  • Defense of environmental consulting companies, water and sewage remediation companies, and various property owners (residential and commercial settings) in bio aerosol/mold litigation 
  • Defense of public and private sector clients in construction defect, construction site injuries, construction delay claims, inverse condemnation, habitability matters 
  • Handle cases involving toxic tort exposure, including asbestos, silica, benzene and various other chemicals and substances, and vapor intrusion exposures
  • Defense of physicians, hospitals, and nurses in medical malpractice cases involving obstetrical brain injury cases as well as other areas of medicine 
  • Represented hospitals and physicians in the Latex, Phen Fen, breast implant and In re Epidural Litigation 
  • Consult physicians on medical transactional issues such as incorporating their practice, employment agreements, partnership agreements, profit sharing and statutory compliance 
  • Assist Homeowners Associations in developing new CC&Rs 
  • Conducted seminars on chain of custody issues and documentation for environmental companies as well as seminars on charting for physicians and nurses 
  • Trial and arbitration experience in mold litigation, toxic torts, general liability and medical malpractice cases involving fetal birth injuries 


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute


Whittier Law School

Juris Doctor, 1995

University of Southern California

Master of Arts, 1991

Scripps College

Bachelor of Arts, 1988

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