Laura E. Seidl

PARTNER
Admitted to practice in California and New York

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Identity Theft Litigation
  • Landlord/Tennant Litigation involving toxic torts or egregious injury
  • Employment Law Litigation
  • Elder Abuse Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • False Claims Act and Whistleblower Litigation

Education

Ms. Seidl was graduated from New York Law School in 2008, where she was honored as a successful member of their competitive Moot Court association. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree cum laude from the Honor’s College at Michigan State University in 2004.

Laura E. Seidl is a skilled litigator with a history of outstanding success representing people from all walks of life. Her clients have ranged from private equity investors engaged in complex derivative lawsuits with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake to individuals suffering homelessness during the Bay Area housing crisis. Regardless of her clients’ circumstances, she puts her heart into her work on behalf of those who have entrusted her to help.

Representative Matters
  • Represented private equity investors in derivative suit against a major international bank.
  • Represented LA—based production company pursuing various business tort claims in Los Angeles Superior Court against a shareholder for disrupting the company’s reputation and ongoing business.
  • Represented several female employees in discrimination suits against employers, achieving remarkable settlements.
  • Represented business that had its identity stolen and fraudulent loans obtained in its name; prosecuted an affirmative lawsuit against lender that attempted to collect fraudulent debt.
  • Represented tenants who suffered lead poisoning and carbon monoxide poisoning in their rental homes, achieving multi-million dollar settlements.
Noteworthy contributions and successes

Author, Veganism Behind Bars (American Bar Association: 2011)

Ms. Seidl obtained a groundbreaking $1.75 million recovery on behalf of tenants after they suffered a displacement lasting six months.

Ms. Seidl co-founded the Pope Francis Legal Help Center at the Diocese of Oakland. She has also dedicated many pro bono hours through her volunteer work at the Legal Aid Society, where she assisted debt-ridden individuals that were being sued by credit card companies.

Ms. Seidl was selected to serve in London, England as an International Fellow at the Crown Prosecution Service. She focused on trials involving serious crimes and served on an inter-governmental panel tasked with improving the coordination between medical professionals and law enforcement when assisting victims of rape.

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