Laureen is an experienced and zealous advocate who brings a diverse background of litigation experience to our litigation group. Laureen’s versatility includes representing clients in state and federal court cases involving premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, construction negligence, employment disputes, commercial litigation for large and small businesses, environmental and toxic torts, contract disputes, catastrophic injuries, insurance defense in first and third party matters, civil rights defense for municipalities pertaining to alleged violations of the First, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Amendments of the United States Constitution, 42 U.S.C. 1981, 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, RICO, appellate matters, criminal prosecution, as well as pro bono work. Laureen has tried approximately 25 jury trials.

Laureen’s litigation experience was set in motion by her years as a criminal prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney and Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, prosecuting felonies and misdemeanors, handling matters from arraignment to preliminary hearings, trial and sentencing, restitution hearings and parole violations.
Although not a stranger to the court room, Laureen prides herself on innovative and creative strategies designed to achieve the best results possible, including aggressive law and motion, resulting in hundreds of dismissals, saving clients millions of dollars.

Before embarking on a legal career, Laureen worked in the television and film industry for major studios, including Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures, in areas such as casting and entertainment contracts.

Originally a native of California, Laureen now considers herself a Texan and lives in North Dallas and heads up our Texas office.

Education

  • California State University, Northridge, B.A
  • Whittier Law School, J.D., 1996

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1996
  • Texas, 2022

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California, Supreme Court of California, and Supreme Court of Texas