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Catherine Anne Lerer

Car accident Attorney at Long Beach, CA

4.9   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Catherine

Learn Catherine’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%
    The majority of our clients are car accident victims.

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    We specialize in representing serious injury victims.

  3. Slip and fall accident
    20%

  4. Wrongful death
    20%

My husband Daniel McGee and I are partners in our personal injury practice.  We each have over 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.

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Location

McGee, Lerer & Associates
4401 Atlantic Ave., Suite 241
Long Beach, CA, 90807
McGee, Lerer & Associates
401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
McGee, Lerer & Associates
11845 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 645W
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
McGee, Lerer & Associates
1055 East Colorado Blvd.
Suite 5136
Pasadena, CA, 91106
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Louise | January 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Exception!!!!
If you are ever in need of legal representation, McGee Lerer & Associates is who you should contact. My first conversation with Catherine was personal and professional. She was honest and helped me through the process of dealing with my insurance company, hospital, etc. I was able to communicate via phone or email and I was always contacted immediately. Having an accident is a very frightening and scary affair and it is so wonderful to have a team of competent attorneys and staff to assist you with all of your legal matters. Thank you so very much Catherine and staff for all your help!!! I will continue to recommend your law firm to everyone!!!! The best to you and staff in 2016!!!! Louise M.
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Posted by Dave | August 27, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
McGee, Lerer, & Associates is a firm with Integrity
I contacted McGee, Lerer, & Associates on 17 August 2015 regarding my automobile accident. I was surprised to immediately be connected w/ Catherine Lerer, one of the owners of the firm. I gave Catherine the facts of my case & details of my negotiations w/ the insurance company. Catherine determined that she wouldn't be able to take the case. However, she spent 30 minutes speaking w/me and giving me suggestions on how to proceed. What was very impressive about this experience is that Catherine indicated to me that if I have any more questions in the future don't hesitate to contact her. That time came on 26 August. Not only did she peak w/ me 3 times that day and review multiple documents I faxed to her she INITIATED the contact via phone in response to an email I sent her at the start of the day. Not only is Catherine a compassionate individual she gave me sound, straight forward advise. her actions reconciled with her words of 17 August and that demonstrates a high degree of INTEGRITY. I highly recommend Catherine and I'm very grateful to her for her help. Thank you Catherine! Dave a.
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Posted by Marc | February 4, 2014
Ms. Lerer is a lawyer's lawyer
Catherine Lerer is top notch. I am a Los Angeles business attorney who has referred my own clients and family members (including an accident involving my wife and kids) to Ms. Lerer for over 15 years, because I have in the utmost confidence in her legal skills, integrity, and judgment. She has successfully handled their auto and bicycle accident cases, slip and falls, even an elevator crash case. Knowledgable, accessible, compassionate and fierce, Ms. Lerer is a lioness in pinstripes. If she takes your case, you are very fortunate indeed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2014
Great law firm.
The best! I am so appreciative of the McGee Lerer Law Firm. I had an accident with injuries and had a lot of trouble dealing with the insurance company. My injuries were fairly extensive and I felt overwhelmed by the process. Catherine worked tirelessly on my behalf and couldn't have been better communicating what was happening throughout. I always felt supported and that I had someone strong representing me. She had my back and never let me be taken advantage of. She is very professional, tough and extremely effective. I am grateful and highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Michael | December 10, 2013
Terrific Attorney
Catherine is a terrific attorney. She knows the law and has the heart and compassion needed to do what she does. Her client's are well served by placing their faith in her. I strongly recommend Catherine.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2013
Motorcycle accident
Catherine Anne Lerer was very quick to respond to my questions and needs. She was very knowledgeable about the laws and helped me for a very reasonable fee. I felt that she truly cared about my well being and my receiving a fair settlement for my injuries.
Posted by Michelle | February 3, 2013
So grateful!
I hired this law firm after reading their reviews online. I am so glad I did hire them. The lawyers did a fantastic job on my case. They explained everything along the way, and sent me regular email updates with the the status of my case. I was very happy with the settlement offer they got me. Even better, they got most of my medical bills reduced, so I ended up getting even more. I am hoping to pay it forward by letting others know about this quality firm.
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Posted by Jossen | February 1, 2013
Wish I hired this law firm sooner
This firm was actually the second law firm that I hired to represent after I was in a bicycle accident. My first attorneys did nothing so I fired them. McGee & Lerer did an outstanding job and I wish I had hired them sooner. The accident happened because a loser who had no business being on the road swerved into me with his truck, then tried to claim I swerved into him. His insurance company eventually paid, but not until McGee & Lerer took over my case.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2011
relieved
after hearing all the horror stories about how lawyers are so expensive and how you have to be a little bit above middle class to even have one represent you, it was a great relief to find a law firm that was the total opposite. they are very professional with still that one on one caring respect for their clients. im deeply impressed and appreciative for all they have done for me.
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Posted by Ellen | July 23, 2011
very professional
I was going through a troubling divorce and didn't have time to deal with my auto accident. I asked around for a good attorney and a neighbor, who used her, referred me to Catherine. All the little annoying details were handled that I couldn't, I wasn't even bothered by them. Catherine took care of everything. I felt I had good, honest advice as to when to settle and how much to settle for. Even with Catherine's share of my settlement, I just know I could not have received more on my own. She made the process as painless as she could for me. I can't imagine anyone being better. I was lucky to find her, and so would you.
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Posted by Audrey | April 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personal crippling injury.
Only wanted the case if she could make a lot of money . Unfortunately the Clinical Social Worker that ran me down in a crosswalk didn't have any insurance. Now I am crippled for life and there's not much I can do about it.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-35%

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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • McGee, Lerer & Associates
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Harvey L. Lerer
  • 1994 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles City Attorney
  • 1992 - 1993

Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987
  • Harvard Westlake
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Perez v. County of Los Angeles
  • $4,000,000 settlement
  • John Doe v. Confidential
  • $390,590
  • Diaz v. San Fernando Valley Automotive
  • $350,000
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Associations

  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities Honorary Board of Governors
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1998
  • West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rating of "Superb"
  • AVVO Directory of U.S. Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Legal Research & Writing
  • Whittier College School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • When a Lawyer Passes
  • Untimely Death and the Law
  • 2013
  • Chamber meeting
  • How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer
  • 2003
  • Chamber meeting
  • What To Do If You're In An Accident
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (18)
Endorse Catherine
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Catherine Lerer is top notch. I am a Los Angeles business attorney who has referred my own clients and family members (including an accident involving my wife and kids) to Ms. Lerer for over 15 years, because I have in the utmost confidence in her legal skills, integrity, and judgment. She has successfully handled their auto and bicycle accident cases, slip and falls, even an elevator crash case. Knowledgable, accessible, compassionate and fierce, Ms. Lerer is a lioness in pinstripes. If she takes your case, you are very fortunate indeed."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Catherine is a thoughtful and highly skilled attorney that works tirelessly to get the best results for her clients. If you've been injured, Catherine is the best in the business at getting the results you deserve. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She TOUGH and knows how to navigate the dangerous waters of PI law. If you have a case and you want to win, Catherine is the hired gun for you!"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Catherine is a passionate, dedicated and skilled attorney who fights for people who have been harmed or wronged. I have had the pleasure of working with Catherine and she possesses a work ethic that few can match. She is not only smart. She is a genuine and kind person. I am honored to endorse her."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this attorney. I have established trusts for several of Catherine's personal injury clients and have been thoroughly impressed with the substantial litigation settlement recovery she has obtained for the clients. Catherine is a very knowledgeable and skilled attorney, who warmly embraces her clients with compassion and understanding, while diligently advocating on their behalf. Everyone client of Catherine's that I worked with was pleased with her services, caring demeanor, and the recovery results she obtained on their behalf. She is a leader in her field."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Catherine for many years and have the highest respect for her intellect, pragmatism and dedication to her clients. I don't handle personal injury cases, however, when a case comes my way - usually via inquiry from one of my clients - I send them directly to Catherine, knowing that not only will she do a great job for my clients, she'll make me look good as well."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer!!! We worked together on a high profile case that went to trial in Orange County. It resulted in a $4,000,000.00 win for our clients! Truly inspirational attorney!!!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"Catherine Lerer is one of the best personal injury lawyers you could find. She has a vast amount of experience and can get her clients the highest possible settlement of their claims."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Catherine's work. She's compassionate, sharp, and tough! I would not hesitate to refer a client to her firm!"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Reliable and trustworthy!"
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Long Beach Car accident Lawyer Catherine Anne Lerer
Catherine Anne Lerer
Car accident Attorney
Long Beach, CA
Licensed for 29 years
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