Lauren A. Mendelsohn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Cannabis Law Attorney in Sebastopol, CA

Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
7770 Healdsburg Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-841-2366
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2016
Practice Areas: Cannabis Law (70%), Administrative Law (10%), Business/Corporate (10%), Intellectual Property (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Lauren A. Mendelsohn is senior associate with the Law Offices of Omar Figueroa in Sebastopol, California. A top-ranked trial and transactional lawyer, Ms. Mendelsohn provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Cannabis law

· Intellectual property

· Business and corporate law

· Administrative law

Throughout her legal career, Ms. Mendelsohn has been at the forefront of drug policy reform, and she has gained a reputation as a staunch and tireless advocate for those victimized by America's counterproductive war on drugs. She has also advocated strongly on behalf of cannabis permitting, licensing and regulatory compliance, and she has conducted many lectures and continuing legal education seminars across her region on marijuana law reform and other topics.

Ms. Mendelsohn is also the former chair of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy's board of directors, and she presently serves on the International Cannabis Bar Association's board of directors as well as with the Advisory Council of the Sonoma County Grower’s Alliance. In addition, she is an active member of the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and she has spearheaded efforts to create equity programs in Sonoma County regarding cannabis-related issues.

Honored for her professionalism and service, Ms. Mendelsohn has gained consistent recognition as among the top 5% of emerging lawyers in her region, and she has received many testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland, Ms. Mendelsohn attended the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2016. She is also an active member of the National Lawyers Guild, the Sonoma County Bar Association and The State Bar of California, and she maintains the firm's legal blog regarding cannabis law and other topics.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Cannabis Law
  • 10%Administrative Law
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Intellectual Property
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Intellectual Property Law


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

About Lauren A. Mendelsohn

Admitted: 2016, California

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • California Cannabis Business Conference, Creating an Industry that Cares: B-Corps, Benefit Corporations and SPCs, 2019
  • Patients out of Time, EMERGING ISSUES: CONSTANT VIGILANCE REQUIRED TO PREPARE FOR SESSIONS: What will the federal government do next? 2017
  • Patients out of Time, THE RIGHT TO SELF SUFFICIENCY: How regulations affect affordable medicine, home cultivation & small family farmers, 2017
  • Mendocino Cannabis Resource Conference, Cannabis Banking, 2017
  • Prop. 65 Seminar, Proposition 65: Environmental and Occupational Warnings, 2018
  • Mendocino Cannabis Resource Conference, Mendocino County Cannabis Licensing, 2018
  • Cannabis Business Conference & Expo, Social Consumption, 2019
  • SCGA Membership Meeting, Prop. 65 Compliance for Cannabis Operators, 2019
  • SCGA Membership Meeting, Cannabis Trademarks, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Lawyers Guild, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Member, International Cannabis Bar Association, SSDP’s Sensible Society, California NORML, NCIA, Americans for Safe Access, and the ACLU
  • Member of the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • Advisory Council of the Sonoma County Grower’s Alliance
  • Board of Directors of the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA)
  • Member of the California State Bar, 2016 - Present
  • Admitted to the California Bar, 2016


  • Named as 2020 Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers®

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Formerly Chaired the Board of Directors of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)

Educational Background

  • University of Maryland - College Park, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Elected to the Board of Directors of the International Cannabis Bar Association., 2020

Industry Groups

  • Cannabis
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Office Location for Lauren A. Mendelsohn

7770 Healdsburg Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Phone: 707-841-2366

Last Updated: 2/10/2021

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