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Lauren A. Mendelsohn

State, local, and municipal law Attorney at Sebastopol, CA

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  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2016
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About Lauren

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Lauren Mendelsohn is an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Omar Figueroa, a boutique Northern California-based law firm serving the cannabis industry. She currently focuses on permitting and licensing for cannabis businesses, regulatory compliance, business transactions, intellectual property, policy advocacy, and post-conviction relief.


For the past several years, Lauren has been active in the drug policy reform movement as well as other progressive and humanitarian efforts. She is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), an international non-profit organization working to end the counterproductive “War on Drugs.” Currently, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Growers Alliance, an organization that advocates on behalf of local cannabis businesses.  


Lauren earned her J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland. She is a proud member of the California State Bar, the Sonoma County Bar Association, the National Cannabis Bar Association, SSDP’s Sensible Society, California NORML, Americans for Safe Access, and the ACLU.


Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
7770 Healdsburg Ave.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472-3352


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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
  • 2015 - Present


  • Univ of California, Irvine SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Maryland
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2013


  • International Cannabis Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Sonoma County Growers Alliance
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • "Best Cannabis Law Firm"
  • North Bay Bohemian
  • 2021


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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar - Virtual
  • Intellectual Property and Marketing in the Cannabis Industry
  • 2020
  • SCGA Membership Meeting
  • Prop. 65 Compliance for Cannabis Operators
  • 2019
  • SCGA Membership Meeting
  • Cannabis Trademarks
  • 2019
  • Cannabis Business Conference & Expo
  • Social Consumption
  • 2019
  • California Cannabis Business Conference
  • Creating an Industry that Cares: B-Corps, Benefit Corporations and SPCs
  • 2019
  • Prop. 65 Seminar
  • Proposition 65: Environmental and Occupational Warnings
  • 2018
  • Mendocino Cannabis Resource Conference
  • Mendocino County Cannabis Licensing
  • 2018
  • Patients out of Time
  • 2017
  • Patients out of Time
  • THE RIGHT TO SELF SUFFICIENCY: How regulations affect affordable medicine, home cultivation & small family farmers
  • 2017
  • Mendocino Cannabis Resource Conference
  • Cannabis Banking
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Business Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ms. Mendelsohn on many matters in the past and hope to continue to work with her. I always find her to be extremely bright, creative, dedicated and engaged. She is a leader. I fully endorse this attorney."
Business Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren and I have shared many clients in the past and they all love her work. She's extremely knowledgeable about regulatory issues and represents her clients' interests in a professional manner that is quite effective. She is wise beyond her years!"
Licensing Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Lauren is an ace who has quickly risen to the top of lawyers who focus on cannabis licensing."
Criminal defense

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Sebastopol State, local, and municipal law Lawyer Lauren A. Mendelsohn
Lauren A. Mendelsohn
State, local, and municipal law Attorney
Sebastopol, CA
Licensed for 7 years