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Laura Lively represents clients in high-stakes litigation across a broad range of civil and criminal matters in both state and federal court.  She has significant, substantive trial experience and has been a key member of case teams that have secured important victories for clients at all stages of litigation, including pre-trial motion practice, at trial, in arbitration, and on appeal. She also manages internal and governmental investigations for entities and individuals.

Prior to joining the firm, Laura clerked for Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked for another international law firm. 

During law school, Laura successfully briefed and argued an appeal in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a client who was denied necessary medical care while in prison.  She also worked as a Research Assistant to Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law Erwin Chemerinsky, served as President of the Student Bar Association, and was a Style Editor for the UC Irvine Law Review. At graduation, Laura received Pro Bono Honors in recognition of her advocacy work for veterans, victims of domestic violence, and children with disabilities. 

Laura also maintains a robust pro bono practice and serves on the Board of Directors for the California Women's Law Center. 

Full Bio

Credentials

J.D., University of California Irvine School of Law

M.A., Duke University

B.A., California State University-Fullerton, honors

California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Judicial Clerk, Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Young Lawyers Division

California Women's Law Center, Board Member

Credentials

J.D., University of California Irvine School of Law

M.A., Duke University

B.A., California State University-Fullerton, honors

California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Judicial Clerk, Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Young Lawyers Division

California Women's Law Center, Board Member