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22952 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653  |  Phone: (949) 861-3660  |



Lawrence A. Strid graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1974. He then attended Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, graduating in 1978. He was admitted to the State Bar of California on November 29, 1978, SBN: 83014. He has since been admitted to the following Federal Courts:

1979: Federal Central District Court of California
1982: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
1984: Federal Northern District of California
1996: United States Supreme Court
1997: Federal Southern District Court of California

Since being admitted to the Bar, he has consistently been in private practice, emphasizing a civil litigation practice, with special emphasis in representing plaintiffs and claimants in personal injury matters and in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various types of business and commercial litigation.

Lawrence A. Strid has personally represented clients as claimants or plaintiffs in over 3500 personal injury cases, in addition to representing clients in other types of legal matters.

He has demonstrated experience as a trial lawyer, having conducted 41 jury trials to date, 37 to verdict, and mostly on behalf of plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Lawrence A. Strid has also conducted scores of bench trials and over 100 arbitrations.

He also has considerable appellate experience, having handled at least 10 appeals or writs to date, including one writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

Lawrence A. Strid was counsel for the appellant in Elene H. v. County of Los Angeles (1990) 220 Cal. App.3d 1445 (on behalf of a plaintiff in a police misconduct case), and was counsel for the respondent in Shin v. Kong (2000) 80 Cal. App. 4th 498 (on behalf of a defendant physician in a medical malpractice/fraud case).

Lawrence A. Strid is on the Orange County Superior Court-approved arbitrator panel, and he arbitrates and mediates court-referred arbitrations, as well as private arbitrations and mediation. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and the Orange County Bar Association.

Accomplishments would include the following:

* Co-counsel for plaintiffs in the case of Alexander, etc. v. County of Orange (OCSC # 416915), a flood damage case on behalf of a group of homeowners that remains the longest-running jury trial in Orange County history (over a year).

* Co-counsel for defendant in Smith v. Smith (OCSC # 675265), which was the first successful defense in a jury trial of a repressed memory case in Orange County.

* Trial counsel for the plaintiff in Marx v. Hertz (LASC # SOC 93482), which resulted in a $1.1 million dollar verdict (net) in a bicycle versus automobile accident involving a catastrophic head injury.

*Co-counsel for plaintiff in Baker v. Rotex (LASC # SWC 72093), a plaintiff products liability case involving a negligently designed “cherry-picker” man lift that caused catastrophic head injuries that settled on a structured basis with multiple defendants for a present value package worth $1,010,000.00.

* Trial counsel for the plaintiff in Twedt v. Tutton Insurance Services (OCSC# 774812), an insurance agent malpractice case that resulted in a $300,000.00 jury verdict.

* Plaintiff’s Counsel in an auto collision case (Orange County Superior Court action # 30- 2015-00826663-CU-PA- CJC), wherein the primary injury was a post-concussion syndrome which rendered the Plaintiff unable to return to work as a high school teacher. The diagnosis was based solely on the Plaintiff’s medical history and subjective complaints. The total settlement three days prior to the trial was $1,000,000.00.

* AV-rated Martindale-Hubbell

He has authored and published in various legal books and journals the following peer-reviewed articles:

Malicious Prosecution: The Plaintiff’s Lawyer as Defendant, Trials Digest, July 1998.

Contributing author to The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make, 2005, published by SEAK, Inc., Edited by Babitsky and Mangraviti [Articles entitled “The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make That Could Lead To Liability For Sexual Harassment” (pp. 294-299) and “The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make In Retaining Counsel For Civil Litigation” (pp. 411-417)].

Don’t Get SLAPPED In Court: The “Anti-SLAPP Statute”, OCTLA “The Gavel”, Fall 2005.

Malicious Prosecution And You, OCTLA “The Gavel”, Spring 2006.

Landlord Beware! The Wrongful Eviction Case, OCTLA “The Gavel”, Winter 2009.

The P.I. Plaintiff in Bankruptcy: Standing and Judicial Estoppel, OCTLA “The Gavel”, Spring 2009.

The Consumer Legal Remedies Act: Sword and Shield, OCTLA “The Gavel”, Summer 2010.

Victim Versus Felon, OCTLA “The Gavel”, Winter 2011.

A Roadmap For Mandatory Arbitration Of Fee Disputes, OCTLA “The Gavel”, Summer 2012.

Biting The Bullet: Medical Bills In A Post Howell-Corenbaum World, OCTLA “The Gavel” Spring 2014.

Protect and Preserve Your Judgment, OCTLA “The Gavel”, Spring 2017 issue.

Disability Retirement Income and The Collateral Source Rule, OCTLA “The Gavel”, Fall 2017 issue.

Bad Neighbors and Civil Harassment Restraining Orders, O.C. Bar Association “Orange County Lawyer”, January 2021.

22952 Mill Creek Drive • Laguna Hills, CA 92653 / Phone: (949) 861-3660 / Fax: (949) 861-8674 / email:

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