We specialize in protecting and aggressively pursuing the interests of individuals throughout Southern California in all types of personal injury and accident cases including car accidents, dog bite and animal attacks, motorcycle accidents, serious injuries and slip and fall accidents.
Meet Laura Davidson
Laura Lynn Davidson is a Partner at Jacoby & Meyers and an experienced trial lawyer who holds large corporations and insurance companies accountable for their wrongdoing, and is committed to seeing that justice prevails. Her practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, slip and fall and motor carrier liability cases.
Laura has obtained millions of dollars in awards for her clients, including many seven-figure verdicts and settlements throughout California. These recoveries include a $5.1 million jury verdict for a woman who suffered serious orthopedic injuries after the vehicle she was driving collided with a commercial truck that had illegally crossed into her lane; a $2.5 million settlement for a 60-year-old man who suffered severe spinal cord injuries after a waste truck crashed into his mini-van; a $2.3 million settlement on behalf of the family of Alan Mulder, who was killed by an intoxicated woman who claimed Mr. Mulder was contributorily negligent; and a $2.25 million settlement on behalf of a 40-year-old man who suffered severe spinal cord injuries when a delivery van smashed the rear-end of his car.
As both a mother and a trial lawyer, Laura has extensive experience working with younger clients and their parents and obtaining significant verdicts and settlements on their behalf. She obtained a $3.75 million dollar settlement on behalf of a five-year-old girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury when the swing she was playing on at school broke, and a seven figure settlement on behalf of a 16-year-old who participated in a cliff jumping activity at church camp and came home with two broken vertebrae.
Prior to joining Jacoby & Meyers, Laura was a senior associate at a boutique Los Angeles based law firm, where she handled complex business and tax litigation and transactions. Laura is a graduate of the Trojan Horse Trial Workshop, and the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute.
Outside of the practice of law, you will find Laura engaged in helping others through a variety of community activities. She volunteers at her children’s schools, is a member of Alpha Phi Fraternity’s NPC Delegation, is a UCLA Student Mentor and is involved in Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) as well as the UCLA Alumni Association.
Laura received a BA in Geography & Environmental Studies from UCLA and a JD from the University of Southern California Law Center, where she was Chief Production Editor of the Southern California Review of Law and Women’s Studies. She is admitted to practice in California and before the following Courts: The United States District Courts for the Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California; the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Tax Court. She has also been admitted pro hac vice in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Memberships & Associations
- Top 10 Attorney and Practice Magazine’s 2020
- Super Lawyers 2022
Verdicts & Settlements
- $5.1 Million | Auto v. Truck
- $2.5 Million | Auto v. Auto
- $1.5 Million | Slip and Fall
- $1.5 Million | Auto v. Bus
- $1.5 Million | Auto v. Auto
- $1.375 Million | Auto v. Auto
- $1.35 Million | Auto v. Auto
- $1.3 Million | Auto v. Auto
- $1.25 Million | Auto v. Pedestrian
- $1.1 Million | Auto v. Auto
- $1 Million | Truck v. Motorcycle
- $1 Million | Premises Liability
- $1 Million | Auto v. Auto
- Litigating Against Camps When Children Are Injured: Camps may rely upon such defenses as waivers of liability, assumption of the risk and governmental immunities (Advocate Magazine, 2021)
Using Motions To Compel And Protective Orders To Stop The Defense’s Games: Steps to take control over the litigation and get what you need from discovery (Advocate Magazine, 2020)