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Laura Frank Sedrish

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Jacoby & Meyers
10900 Wilshire BLvd, 15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310-312-3300
Fax: 310-882-5444
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

As a Partner at Jacoby & Meyers, Laura Frank Sedrish focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in the firm’s flagship office in Los Angeles, she provides dedicated and aggressive representation to clients throughout the State of California.  Ms. Sedrish has been admitted to practice in California since 1995, and she is also admitted to practice in Nevada and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. 

During her career, Ms. Sedrish has been able to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for people who have incurred significant harm due to the negligence of other parties. The cases that she has worked on have arisen out of claims involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, including rideshares, auto-pedestrian and bicycle injuries, defective products, workplace accidents, and premises liability. Ms. Sedrish has a multitude of seven and eight figure verdicts and settlements. Her successful track record has earned her several awards and honors from her fellow members of the Bar, including being regularly named on the Daily Journal's annual list of "Top 100 Women Lawyers."

Ms. Sedrish attended Duke University and received a Bachelor of Science in 1989. She subsequently enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, and in 1994, she was awarded her Juris Doctor. Ms. Sedrish is currently pursuing an LLM in alternative dispute resolution from the Pepperdine University Rick J. Caruso School of Law. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and on the Board of Governors of Consumer Attorneys of California, where she is also the Legislative Chair of the Woman's Caucus.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022

About Laura Frank Sedrish

First Admitted: 1995, California

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

Verdicts/Settlements

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

Educational Background

  • Duke University, B.S.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Founding Board Chairman and General Counsel of Greenway Arts Alliance, Inc.
  • 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

Other Outstanding Achievements

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

Videos

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyer, Southern California, 2020
  • Top 50 Women, Super Lawyer, 2021
  • Daily Journal – Top 100 Women Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Top 100 | Southern California
  • Super Lawyers – Laura Frank Sedrish | 5 Years
  • Top 10 Attorney and practice magazine’s – 2020
  • California Top 10 Settlements Personal Injury – 2019
  • 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

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • CAALA (Board Of Governors)
  • CAOC (Board)

Comments

  • “An amazing litigation attorney who works tirelessly for her clients. She is an attorney that others can only strive to be like. Laura Sedrish is an example of integrity in our profession. Truly a super lawyer!”
  • “Trustworthy, great negotiator and people person. Dogged and persistent advocate for client.”
  • “Laura is supremely capable of getting the best dollar recovery for her clients. She is unparalleled in her ability to litigate a case to the point where the other side puts maximum dollars on the claim, and if not she brings in 7 and 8 figure verdicts as she did recently in San Diego.”
  • “Laura Sedrish is a Fantastic attorney who handles small to catastrophic cases with expertise and is an amazing Trial Attorney”
  • “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, 2019 and 2021, and a “Top 100” Super Lawyer in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was named a “Top 100” Women Lawyer by the Daily Journal in 2020. Ms. Sedrish was also nominated CAALA Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2017 and won the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Presidential Award in 2016.”
  • “NEVER QUITS AND IS THE BEST ATTORNEY WHO CAN GET THE JOB DONE AND ANALYZE AND CLOSE TO THE CLIENTS SATISFACTION EVEN THE MOST COMPLICATED SITUATIONS”
  • “Laura Sedrish is a brilliant talented advocate for people with the skills of a master in closing the deal and a vast knowledge of the law.”
  • “Laura is a fierce advocate for her clients and has obtained multiple seven and eight figure settlements and verdicts. She is dedicated and passionate, a creative problem solver, and has a strong understanding of physiology and medical treatment. In challenge, Laura sees opportunity; she works very hard, and attains truly impressive results.”
  • “Laura is a perfect example of professionalism. She is cordial, respectful and always an advocate for her client at the same time. She is a great lawyer and a great asset to the legal field.”
  • “Relentless and effective negotiating skills.”
  • “I am house counsel for Allstate Insurance company and have dealt with Laura on two separate cases. Laura is one of the most professional, capable, intelligent attorneys I have dealt with. She is a great litigator and negotiator and has a mastery of the issues involved in the cases she handled.”
  • “She is a terrific lawyer and a qualified recipient of Super Lawyer status”
  • “Laura Sedrish is an accomplished attorney and works hard for the client's rights and is a brilliant litigator with million dollar skills”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Laura Frank Sedrish

10900 Wilshire BLvd
15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: 310-312-3300

Fax: 310-882-5444

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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