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John Laurie received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and his law degree from Pepperdine University.  He has been a practicing attorney since 1987.  Mr. Laurie has extensive trial experience.  He has handled civil cases ranging from simple collection matters to serious wrongful death cases.  In the criminal area he has handled matters ranging from traffic citations to serious felonies.  He believes in fair yet aggressive representation of his clients with the understanding that finesse is also sometimes needed.


 

Mr. Laurie has served as a judge pro-tem, arbitrator and mediator for the Los Angeles Superior court.  He also serves as an arbitrator for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association in handling Attorney Fee Disputes.

 

Mr. Laurie is also involved in community activities and has served on the Board of Directors for the Beverly Hills YMCA, as Vice President of the West Valley Jewish Community Center, President of the local association of the California Basketball Officials Association, adviser to the Santa Monica YWCA as well as being involved with numerous other community organizations as a board member, adviser and attorney.  He is also a youth sports coach.  Mr. Laurie is a long-time Rotarian and a past president of the Rotary Club of Tarzana-Encino.  

 

Mr. Laurie can be reached at jlaurie@gertzandlauire.com or (818) 345-0123.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 100%

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Contact info

21550 Oxnard Street Suite 630
Woodland Hills, CA, 91367

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198705/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
COMMENDATIONZEV YAROSLAVSKY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LOS ANGELES COUNTY2012
CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITIONCONGRESSMAN BRAD SHERMAN2012
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITIONCALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR FRAN PAVLEY2012
OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIPROTARY CLUB OF TARZANA ENCINO2012
CHANGEMAKER AWARDROTARY INTERNATIONAL2012
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITIONSAN FERNANDO VALLEY BAR ASSOCIATION2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerGERTZ AND LAURIE2002 - Present
AssociateLAW OFFICES OF ELLIS AND KINGSTON1987 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
WEST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERVICE PRESIDENTN/A
BEVERLY HILLS YMCABOARD MEMBERN/A
CALIFORNIA BASKETBALL OFFICALS ASSOCIATION - WEST LAPAST PRESIDENTN/A
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BAR ASSOCIATIONMEMBERN/A
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SUBROGATION PROFESSIONALSMEMBERN/A
CONSUMER ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELESMEMBERN/A
ROTARY CLUB OF TARZANA ENCINOPAST PRESIDENT2011 - 2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Southern CaliforniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ROTARY CLUB WEEKLY SPEAKERHOW TO PRESENT A SMALL CLAIMS COURT CASE2010
EMPLOYEE SEMINARHOW TO AVOID LIABILITY CLAIMS2000