Lesley Ann Clement

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Clement & Associates
 | 3576 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 800-219-1985
Fax: 916-444-9324
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law
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    The principal attorney at Clement & Associates, Lesley Ann Clement focuses her practice on the abuse and neglect of elders and dependent adults.  Located in Sacramento, California, her client base includes elders and their family throughout California.  Ms. Clement's exposure to elder abuse is personal.  In 1994, her Great Aunt was abused in an assisted living facility for persons with dementia. Since that time, she has worked to expose neglect and abuse in health care and long term care institutional settings.

    As an undergraduate, Ms. Clement attended California State University, Sacramento, where she majored in English and received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1985. Ms. Clement's legal education was obtained at the University of San Diego School of Law, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1988.  She also studied abroad in England, first as an undergraduate at the University of Bradford and then in law school at Exeter College, Oxford University. 

    Ms. Clement has tried many highly publicized cases of elder abuse and neglect  Recognized by fellow professionals have taken note of her successes and high degree of ethics, and they have awarded her an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. An active participant in numerous legal organizations, Ms. Clement is a former chairperson of the Nursing Homes Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. She has been a finalist for California's Consumer Attorney of the Year, and the recepient of the Marvin E. Lewis Award for her continued guidance, loyalty and dedication, all of which have been an inspiration to fellow attorneys.

    A member in good standing of The State Bar of California, Ms. Clement is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Elder Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

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    About Lesley Clement

    Admitted: 1988, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.elderabuseadvocates.com/team/


    • Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell’s American Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    • Ms. Clement was given this prestiguous award as recognition of her continued guidance, loyalty and dedication, all of which have been an inspiration to fellow attorneys., Marvin E. Lewis Award, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2015
    • Consumer Attorney of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Association for Justice, Nursing Home Litigation Group, Past Chair


    • Joan Boice v. Emeritus: Verdict $27,088,943 & Attorneys' Fees and Costs awarded $4,336,879. Exposing Dangerous Conditions in Assisted Living Facilities Joan Boice was suffering Alzheimer’s disease, when she spent three months as a resident at an Auburn facility run by Emeritus, the nation’s largest assisted living company. While there, she lost 20 pounds and developed more than 4 deep bedsores. She died shortly after leaving the facility; the bedsores were listed as significant factors in causing her death. Lesley Clement found the facility was understaffed, and the staff it had wasn’t properly qualified, trained or supervised. The conditions exemplified the behavior of those long-term care operators who shave expenses to increase profits, with a single-minded focus on getting residents in the door and a total disregard for their care and safety once there. The Boice family refused an offer to settle the lawsuit before trial because it would have required them to sign confidentiality agreements. A Sacramento County Superior Court jury found Emeritus at fault for Joan Boice’s death and awarded punitive damages of $22,963,943.81. The punitive damages award was based upon the Co-CEOs compensation packages plus what Joan had paid to Emeritus. But the jurors wanted to send a message to Emeritus so they tacked on 81 cents to their award to make it personal. Joan was 81 years old when she moved into Emeritus. PBS’ Frontline aired a one-hour special that used this case as the centerpiece of its examination of regulatory and industry failures. As a result, legislation was passed in California requiring increased inspections of assisted living facilities, increased penalties for violations and increased staffing and training requirements, 2013

    Industry Groups

    • Assisted Living
    • Home Health
    • Hospitals
    • Nursing Homes
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    3576 McKinley Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA 95816

    Phone: 800-219-1985

    Fax: 916-444-9324

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    Last Updated: 2/18/2020

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