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Catherine Anne Lerer

About me

My husband Daniel McGee and I are partners in our personal injury practice.  We each have almost 20 years of experience handling exclusively personal injury cases.  We specialize in serious injury and wrongful death cases.


We have four office locations: Long Beach, Santa Monica, Pasadena and Los Angeles.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 75%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%



Contingent (25-35%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph Martin Barrett

    I endorse this lawyer. Catherine is a wonderful warm and compassionate attorney. That said, she has the ferociousness against insurance companies and those who harm people of a lioness! And she's brilliant with law and procedure. The complete and excellent trial lawyer!


    Joseph Barrett Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

McGee Lerer & Associates

401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

McGee Lerer & Associates

1055 East Colorado Blvd
5th Floor
Pasadena, CA, 91106

McGee Lerer & Associates

11300 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 920
Los Angeles, CA, 90064



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rating of "Superb"AVVO Directory of U.S. Lawyers2015
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
American Jurisprudence Award - Legal Research & WritingWhittier College School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMcGee, Lerer & Associates2003 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Harvey L. Lerer1994 - 2003
Law ClerkLos Angeles City Attorney1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities Honorary Board of GovernorsMember2014 - Present
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMember1995 - 1998
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMember1993 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
West Los Angeles Chamber of CommerceMember1993 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Liff v. Kay$800,000
John Doe v. Confidential$390,590
Torres v. Swift$590,500
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVOHow to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer2013 Global Legal ResourcesTips to Help your Car Accident Lawyer Obtain the Best Possible Settlement2013
HG.orgWhen a Family Member Witnesses a Dog Bite to a Child2013 Global Legal ResourcesAccidents Caused by Texting while Driving2013 Global Legal ResourcesSexual Abuse and Civil Lawsuits2013 Global Legal ResourcesAnnular Tears2012 Global Legal ResourcesHow Long Will It Take To Settle My Car Accident Case?2012 Global Legal ResourcesWhat if an Accident Aggravates a Pre-Existing Injury?2012
Ezine ArticlesInjured by Falling Tree - Can I Sue?2011 Global Legal ResourcesImportance of Uninsured (Underinsured) Motorist Coverage2011
Settlements & Verdicts DigestSettlements and VerdictsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of California - Los AngelesPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Harvard WestlakeN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
When a Lawyer PassesUntimely Death and the Law2013
Chamber meetingHow to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer2003
Chamber meetingWhat To Do If You're In An Accident1998