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Lauriann Christina Wright

Lauriann Christina Wright

Practice areas:

Trusts, Litigation, Guardianship, Probate, Power Of Attorney, Wills & Living Wills, General Practice

About Me

Lauriann Wright is an experienced probate litigator and estate planner. For  20 years, she has been practicing all phases of probate law and litigation, including conservatorships, guardianships, trusts, and probate estates, throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties. She has been named as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Estate and Trust Litigation for three consecutive years: 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Ms. Wright has conducted numerous contested probate bench trials, dozens of depositions, and written and argued several probate appeals. She has successfully represented professional fiduciaries in contested and protracted probate litigation proceedings in numerous multi-million dollar trusts and estates. She has also served as a fiduciary herself through court appointments as a receiver for real property, guardian ad litem, and trustee. Ms. Wright has worked with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office on numerous financial elder abuse cases and has been able to successfully recover substantial assets for the elderly victims. She is also a member of the Los Angeles County Probate Volunteer Panel as well as the Trusts and Estates Sections of the State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar. Ms. Wright has completed and continues to participate in substantial continuing legal education course work in specialized probate law topics.


 



Four key qualities make Ms. Wright an effective advocate for her clients: (1) a keen understanding of probate law and procedure, garnering the respect of her fellow attorneys and bench officers; (2) thoroughness and attention to detail; (3) expansive litigation experience from a concurrent business litigation practice; and (4) social intelligence and understanding of the emotionally charged nature of probate disputes.



In addition to her probate experience, Ms. Wright is also an experienced business litigator, knowledgeable in all phases of civil litigation, including jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts. Her practice focuses on business and probate litigation. She has briefed and argued cases in appellate matters, including the successful, published opinion in Soderberg v. McKinney, 44 Cal. App. 4th 1760, 52 Cal. Rptr. 2d 635 (1996) which reversed the law on real estate appraiser liability in California. Ms. Wright also consults and advises corporate clients on litigation, real estate, and business matters and drafts agreements. Through her business litigation experience, she has substantial knowledge in the areas of commercial finance, factoring, real estate, construction defect, intellectual property, and complex litigation.

Ms. Wright graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1994 with her Juris Doctorate, including a semester of specialized course work in international law completed at University of Leiden Law School, Leiden, The Netherlands. Ms. Wright was admitted to the California Bar in December 1994 and is admitted to practice in all the California state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Ms. Wright currently serves on the Board of the Santa Monica Bar Association. She is married with 2 children, and enjoys music, hiking, reading, and the arts.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Trusts: 30%
    20 years, 200 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    20 years, 500 cases
  3. Guardianship: 20%
    20 years, 100 cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    20 years, 200 cases
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-425/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • David M Kim

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    David Kim Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Scott Edward France

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Wright is well respected both in her own legal community and here within the AVVO community. I highly recommend her services.

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    Scott France Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Wright Kim Law

234 E. Colorado Blvd.
Suite 800
Pasadena, CA, 91101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199405/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerWright Kim Law, PC2011 - Present
PartnerMcCullough & Wright, A Law Corp.2008 - 2011
Managing PartnerLauriann Wright, Attorney at Law, PC1994 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pasadena Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Santa Monica Bar AssociationBoard Member2007 - 2012
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Probate & Trust SectionMember2004 - Present
Probate Section of California State BarMember2004 - Present
Probate Volunteer Panel (PVP) of Los Angeles Superior CourtMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Soderberg v. McKinneyReversed in our favor on appeal; then settled.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
California St Univ FullertonBusiness Administration, Economics EmphasisBA - Bachelor of Arts1991