Does court care?
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Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
The Court's only concern is that the attorney is licensed to practice law in the State of California. Many litigation lawyers handle cases up and down the state.
If you are comfortable with your lawyer from LA and that lawyer is indeed licensed in California, then that is the lawyer you should hire.