Laura F. Sedrish

Laura F. Sedrish

Laura F. Sedrish is a Partner at Jacoby & Meyers in Los Angeles, CA.  Prior to joining Jacoby & Meyers, Ms. Sedrish was a Senior Trial Attorney at AlderLaw, where she personally obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured clients since 2009.  Ms. Sedrish is rated a "Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers of Southern California, and has been consistently named in the “Top 50 Women” Super Lawyers every year since 2016 and in the “Top 100” Super Lawyers since 2017.   She is a sought after speaker and has published articles in the largest regional markets in the United States.  Ms. Sedrish devotes her free time in educating and promoting women in the law, and serves on the Boards of CAALA and CAOC, and is a member of AAJ.  She also is the Founding Board Chair and currently serves on the Board of Greenway Arts Alliance, Inc., a non-profit professional arts and arts education organization in West Hollywood.  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.  lsedrish@jacobyandmeyers.com

Articles written by this author:

A plaintiff attorney’s “Top Ten List” of strategies for settling a case

From a trial lawyer who settles a lot of cases, here's the framework for getting your matter settled

Laura F. Sedrish

2015 September


Managing client expectations: Don’t promise them the moon

Setting realistic goals avoids client disappointment and makes it less likely that you will be subbed out of the case or threatened with a malpractice action

Laura F. Sedrish

2016 January


Prepare for trial, settle for top dollar at mediation

If you do not prepare and set up the case for trial, you cannot settle it for full value

Laura F. Sedrish

2016 August


The five major “do not do’s” for maximum value settlements

The steps you take before referring the case to a trial law firm can make all the difference in settlement value

Laura F. Sedrish

2018 August


Dangerous crosswalks

Dangerous crosswalks

A thorough discussion of dangerous conditions that make government liable for pedestrian injuries

Laura F. Sedrish

2019 April