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Mission Law Center was founded by attorney Louis Koory. Lou is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and Loyola Law School. Lou has been practicing law since 1990.


Lou began his career working as a law clerk and attorney for Girardi, Keese and Crane in Los Angeles, working on cases for former U.S. Attorney Richard Crane and for noted Plaintiff Personal Injury lawyer Thomas Girardi.


In 1993 Lou went to work for the well-known Criminal Defense Attorney Arthur Barens in Century City before relocating to the Central Coast and starting to work for San Luis Obispo attorney James McKiernan. Lou handled the Personal Injury Litigation department for James McKiernan Lawyers until 2011 when the Mission Law Center was started.


Lou has obtained multiple six and seven figure jury verdicts in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Santa Maria.


Lou is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was named the Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2009 and 2011 by the Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association.


Lou has handled high profile civil and criminal cases in the San Luis Obispo area and is available for free consultation by calling (805) 540-2215.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    23 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    23 years

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  • Steven Patrick Roberts

    I have known Louis for over 10 years. He is an excellent lawyer and I often consult him with questions in our field. I find him to be honest and trustworthy and would not hesitate to refer cases to his office.


    Steven Roberts Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

Mission Law Center

1026 Palm St Ste 212
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Central Coast Trial Lawyer of the YearCentral Coast Trial Lawyers Association2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Central Coast Trial Lawyer of the YearCentral Coast Trial Lawyers Association2011
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateJames McKiernan Lawyers1994 - 2011
AssociateLaw Offices of Arthur Barens1993 - 1994
AssociateGirardi & Keese1989 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central Coast Trial Lawyers Association (CA)President2013 - 2015
San Luis Obispo County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Univ of California Santa BarbaraEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1984