Laura Frank Sedrish

Laura Frank Sedrish

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Jacoby & Meyers
 | 10900 Wilshire BLvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310-312-3300
Fax: 310-882-5444
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Ms. 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 has been named a “Top 50 Women" Super Lawyer every year since 2016 and a "Top 100” Super Lawyer every year since 2017. 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 on the Board 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 member of the State Bars of California and 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.

    In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, and also has donated substantial time to Greenway Arts Alliance, a successful non-profit corporation founded in 1997, promoting theatre arts in education for disadvantaged youth. 

    About Laura Sedrish

    Admitted: 1995, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jacobyandmeyers.com/laura-sedrish/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyer, Southern California, 2020
    • Named "Top 100" Lawyers in Southern California, Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California, 2018
    • Named "Top 100" Lawyers in Southern California, Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California, 2019
    • Named "Top 100" Lawyers in Southern California, Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California, 2017
    • Named "Top 50 Women" Lawyers in Southern California, "Top 50 Women" Lawyers, 2019
    • Named "Top 50 Women" Lawyers in Southern California, "Top 50 Women" Lawyers, 2018
    • Named "Top 50 Women" in Southern California, "Top 50 Women" Lawyers, 2017
    • Super Lawyer, Southern California, 2015
    • Named "Top 50 Women" Lawyers in Southern California, "Top 50 Women" Lawyers, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Nevada Bar, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
    • Board Member of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
    • Nevada Bar, 2018
    • AAJ (American Association of Justice), Nevada Justice Association (NJA)
    • California Bar, 1995

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Founding Board Chair/President of Greenway Arts Alliance, a non-profit corporation promoting theatre arts in education. 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Premise Liability. On or about January 31, 2019, Plaintiff Jonathan Cook was severely injured after falling from the second floor of 340 Restaurant & Nightclub. 340 Restaurant & Nightclub neglected to observe and provide adequate security to Mr. Jonathan Cook. The Club also had inadequate railings on the second floor that posed a risk of foreseeable danger, in that such features made the railings climbable, and used curtains on the second floor which obstructed the employees’ and security’s view of the railings. The security and employees of 340 Restaurant & Nightclub served Mr. Jonathan Cook food and alcoholic beverages and observed and allowed him to climb the railings, walls and ledges of the two-story nightclub, and failed to prevent Mr. Cook from falling and striking his head on the first floor of the establishment. Due to this gross carelessness, inattention and lack of intervention, Mr. Cook fell from the second story down to the ground of the first floor, causing him severe, lifelong injuries. As a result of the fall, he sustained a skull fracture, right shoulder fracture, was placed on a breathing machine, sustained a bruised brain, and fractured his right hip. Laura Sedrish obtained a $1 million settlement on behalf of the client. , 2020
    • Premise Liability. While on the camp premises as a participant in The Lamb’s Fellowship camp, Plaintiff Isabella Herrera was seriously injured on June 25, 2015, when she jumped from a cliff into Lake Mead as part of the camp’s activities. During the incident, Defendant The Lamb’s Fellowship failed to supervise or take reasonable and adequate precautions for the safety of the children in their care, including without limitation failing to provide reasonable safety training to campers, failing to select and provide reasonably safe water activities for campers, failing to provide reasonable training for counselors on safe cliff jumping and/or failing to supervise the children participating in the camp. Herrera sustained two spinal fractures due to the incident, underwent a kyphoplasty for one of her fractured discs and a spinal cord stimulator trial placement for her ongoing pain. Laura Sedrish obtained a $1 million settlement on behalf of client. , 2019
    • Auto v. Auto. On or about October 9, 2015, Defendant Jason Andrew Mena was in the course and scope of employment for Defendant Bulldog EQP when his tow truck rear ended Plaintiff Brenda De La Cruz’s F150 on the southbound I-110 (Harbor Freeway). Defendant contended that Plaintiff was at fault for the crash and cut him off. Plaintiff was 36 years old at the time of the crash. She suffered immediate pain to her right neck, shoulder, right arm, and right wrist/hand, and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries from the collision including, but not limited to, C4-C5 1-2 mm protrusion, C5-C6 1 mm bulge, C6-C7 3 mm protrusion, and L4-L5 3 mm protrusion, requiring a cervical neck fusion. Laura Sedrish obtained a $925,000 settlement on behalf of client. , 2019
    • Premises Liability. In the case of Kenneth Rhee, the client, a member in the Army Reserves, was catastrophically injured while attempting to gain access to his locked apartment by way of lowering himself from the building’s rooftop to his apartment balcony. He ultimately slipped and fell three stories, suffering a severe spinal cord injury. After the case was rejected by several firms, Ms. Sedrish was emboldened to find some sort of liability to help Mr. Rhee and his family. Approximately six months after the complaint was filed, she obtained the full policy of $2 million, by arguing that the owner and property manager of the building should not have allowed tenants access to the roof in violation of their reasonable standard of care., 2019
    • Pedestrian v. Auto accident. In the case of William Brighton, Ms. Sedrish settled the case within mere months of filing the complaint. Ms. Sedrish obtained a $5.5 million settlement for 78-year old Mr. Brighton, who at the time of the subject incident, was homeless and a former felon with a long history of drug abuse and personal struggles. He suffered catastrophic injuries in this pedestrian vs. auto accident, but the settlement helped put in him a nursing facility where he will be cared for and looked after for the rest of his life. , 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Nominated CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2017
    • CAALA Presidential Award, 2016

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    Educational Background:

    • Duke University, BS
    • U.C.L.A. Law School

    Industry Groups

    • AAJ
    • CAALA (Board Of Governors)
    • CAOC (Board)
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    Office Location for Laura Frank Sedrish

    10900 Wilshire BLvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

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