Laura Sedrish

Partner / 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.

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Meet Laura Sedrish

Partner / Attorney

Laura Sedrish

Laura Sedrish is a Partner at Jacoby & Meyers and one of the most accomplished plaintiff personal injury attorneys in California. She has successfully negotiated on behalf of both national and international clients regarding a range of litigation needs and has been proudly representing plaintiffs who have been catastrophically injured since 2009. With over two decades of experience practicing law, the sought after speaker and mother of two devotes her free time to educating and promoting women in law. Ms. Sedrish's scrupulous attention to detail, dynamic advocacy to her clients, sharp negotiation skills, trial experience, and acute understanding of each client's unique needs makes her a vital part of the team of legal professionals at Jacoby & Meyers.

Prior to joining Jacoby & Meyers, Ms. Sedrish has personally obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured clients. Ms. Sedrish is rated a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers of Southern California, and was named a "Top 50 Women" Super Lawyer in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, and a "Top 100" Super Lawyer in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Ms. Sedrish was nominated CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2017 and won the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Presidential Award in 2016. She is also an avid writer and has published numerous articles in the largest regional markets in the United States.

Ms. Sedrish currently serves on the Board of Governors of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) and is a Board Member of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). She is also a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and Nevada Justice Association (NJA). Ms. Sedrish is a licensed member of the State Bar of California and State Bar of Nevada, and obtained her J.D. from U.C.L.A. Law School, after obtaining her B.S. degree from Duke University in Durham, NC.

Education

  • J.D. from UCLA Law School
  • Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University

Memberships & Associations

  • California Bar
  • Nevada Bar
  • Board of Governors of Consumer Attorney of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Board Member of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
  • Member of American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Member of Nevada Justice Association (NJA)
  • Founding Board Chairman and General Counsel of Greenway Arts Alliance, Inc.

Verdicts & Settlements

These are just a sample of verdicts and settlements reached by Ms. Sedrish.

Ms. Sedrish personally settled well over a quarter of a billion dollars over the course of her career:

  • $19 Million | Ride Share Passenger vs. Auto / Quadriplegic
  • $13 Million | Wrongful Death vs. City
  • $11.9 Million | Wrongful Death vs. Truck
  • $11 Million | Motorcycle vs. Truck / Paraplegic
  • $10.75 Million | Wrongful Death vs. Truck
  • $9.248 Million | Auto vs. Pedestrian / Spinal Cord Injury
  • $6.7 Million | Auto vs. Pedestrian
  • $6.025 Million | Negligence Security
  • $6 Million | Auto vs. Pedestrian
  • $4.55 Million | Auto vs. Truck
  • $4.5 Million | Dealership Liability
  • $4 Million | Auto Product Liability
  • $3.675 Million | Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • $3.45 Million | Auto vs. Auto
  • $3.25 Million | Wrongful Death Premises Liability
  • $3.15 Million | Construction Site Accident
  • $2.8 Million | Wrongful Death / Drowning
  • $2.8 Million | Wrongful Death / Faulty Skylight
  • $2.6 Million | Wrongful Death vs. City
  • $2.5 Million | Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $2.05 Million | Wrongful Death / Freeway Hazard
  • $2 Million | Wrongful Death / Fire
  • $2 Million | School District / Negligent Supervision
  • $1.955 Million | Premises Liability vs. City
  • $1.85 Million | Truck vs. Truck
  • $1.80 Million | Civil Rights
  • $1.65 Million | Amputation / Workplace Accident
  • $1.35 Million | Assault & Battery by Police Officer
  • $1.15 Million | Auto vs. Auto / Spinal Cord Injury
  • $1.10 Million | Auto vs. Auto
  • $1 Million | Product Liability / Horseback Riding