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Laura Lively represents clients in litigation across a broad range of civil and criminal matters in state and federal court, including on appeal.  She also handles investigations and has served as the lead associate on numerous internal and governmental investigations of entities and individuals. 

Laura is a 2017 graduate of UC Irvine School of Law.  During law school, she successfully brief and argued a case 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, was 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. 

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. 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

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

California Women's Law Center, Board Member