Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 – 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1995
Education: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
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Laura Sedrish – Jacoby & Meyers Partner and Super Lawyers “Top 50 Women” Rated Attorney
“My life is much more rewarding by helping people who need help the most – those not only injured by individuals and companies who deny responsibility, but also by the system itself.”
– Laura Sedrish, Jacoby & Meyers Partner
We are proud that multiple members of the Jacoby & Meyers Team are rated by Super Lawyers, including Laura Sedrish. She is one of the most experienced plaintiff personal injury attorneys in California, practicing with the utmost professionalism and her trademark sophisticated & aggressive approach. Ms. Sedrish is admitted to practice in California and Nevada, before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Ms. Sedrish has a strong track record of representing both national and international clients. Her personal injury clients involve truck and other motor vehicle and rideshare collisions, auto-pedestrian injuries, bicycle injuries, defective products, workplace/construction accidents, and premises liability claims. Her decades of experience are reflected in her work ethic, great attention to detail, and refined negotiation skills. She is regarded as a top negotiator and trial attorney by her peers, with multiple seven and eight-figure verdicts and settlements.
Ms. Sedrish’s unwavering commitment has led to many accolades. She has been consistently included in the “Top 50 Women” Super Lawyers list year after year (2015, 2016,, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022), as a “Top 100” Super Lawyer, and was also named as one of the “Top 100” Women Lawyers by the Daily Journal in 2020. In addition, she was nominated for the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2017 and won the CAALA Presidential Award in 2016.
Ms. Sedrish is currently on the Board of Governors of CAALA. She is also a board member of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) where she serves as Chair of the Women’s Caucus. In addition to these service positions, she is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Nevada Justice Association (NJA). She obtained her J.D. from U.C.L.A. Law School after obtaining her B.S. degree from Duke University in Durham, NC. In April 2022, she will complete her LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law.
Outside of the workplace, she is a loving mother who also devotes time to educating and promoting women in law. She is a frequent speaker and writer of national publications. Laura Sedrish definitely embodies all the values of Jacoby & Meyers. We are incredibly proud of all her achievements, including her impressive Super Lawyers rating.
Verdicts & Settlements
Ms. Sedrish has settled well over a quarter of a billion dollars over the course of her career, including the following:
- $19 Million | Rideshare Passenger vs. Auto / Quadriplegic
- $13 Million | Wrongful Death – Auto vs. City
- $11.9 Million | Wrongful Death – Truck
- $11 Million | Motorcycle vs. Truck / Paraplegic
- $10.75 Million | Wrongful Death Auto vs. Truck
- $9.248 Million | Auto vs. Pedestrian / Spinal Cord Injury
- $6.7 Million | Auto vs. Pedestrian
- $6.025 Million | Negligent Security
- $6 Million | Auto vs. Pedestrian
- $5.5 Million | Auto vs. Passenger
- $4.65 Million | Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Premises Liability
- $4.55 Million | Auto vs. Truck
- $4.35 Million | Wrongful Death Bus v. Auto
What is a Super Lawyers Rating?
A Super Lawyers rating is one of the most prestigious acknowledgments in the industry. It’s a service listing that includes exemplary lawyers from over 70 practice areas. This rating is attained based on a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each nominee undergoes a stringent patented selection process with multiple phases.
The selection process begins with a nomination, which can be initiated in different ways. A lawyer can be added to the candidate pool through a managing partner survey, third party feedback, identification by the Super Lawyers research team, or nomination by peers. Then, the candidate is evaluated based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection is done on an annual, state-by-state basis. The goal is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse list of excellent attorneys which can be useful to anyone who needs legal counsel.