Laura joined Cuneo, Black, Ward & Missler in 2014 and has practiced workers’ compensation law since 2010.

Primary Focus

Laura frequently represents insurance carriers and public agencies. Because of her significant experience, she has become very adept at estimating permanent disability, developing a settlement strategy and then helping finalize settlement early and quickly when possible. She enjoys an excellent reputation among judges and opposing counsel.

Appeals

Laura has handled numerous appeals, including dozens of Petitions for Reconsideration and/or Removal as well as appeals both at the Court of Appeals and at the California Supreme Court. She is very skilled at writing appeals and gaining judges’ attention without including unnecessary information. She has also successfully defended appeals filed on behalf of applicants.

Consulting

Given her significant experience with insurance carriers, Laura is often hired to oversee and provide consultation services to employers even though the insurance carrier is represented by other defense counsel. She attends all hearings and meetings, reviews all the associated documents, and provides an analysis of the case that helps the employer understand the litigation process and serves as a liaison between the employer and defense counsel.

What is the most interesting case you handled?

She once handled a case where the injured worker was a workers’ compensation defense attorney who filed cumulative trauma claims against three separate defense firms.

If not a lawyer…a financial advisor.

Laura Lachman

llachman@cbwmlaw.com
Cuneo Black Ward & Missler

700 University Avenue, Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95825
Tel: (916) 363-8822
Fax: (916) 363-8821

Professional & Bar Association Membership:

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Sacramento County Bar
  • Sacramento County Bar Workers’ Compensation Section

Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley 2005, Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law 2009, Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Witkin Award for academic excellence in Evidence
  • Dean’s Honor List 2008 and 2009
  • Member of the Traynor Honor Society.

Past experience:

  • Harbinson Tune Kasselik, Associate Attorney in Workers’ Compensation Defense
  • Legal Aid of Marin, Attorney Volunteer

Laura Lachman

llachman@cbwmlaw.com
Cuneo Black Ward & Missler

700 University Avenue, Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95825
Tel: (916) 363-8822
Fax: (916) 363-8821

Professional & Bar Association Membership:

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section
  • Sacramento County Bar
  • Sacramento County Bar Workers’ Compensation Section

Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley 2005, Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law 2009, Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Witkin Award for academic excellence in Evidence
  • Dean’s Honor List 2008 and 2009
  • Member of the Traynor Honor Society.

Past experience:

  • Harbinson Tune Kasselik, Associate Attorney in Workers’ Compensation Defense
  • Legal Aid of Marin, Attorney Volunteer

Laura joined Cuneo, Black, Ward & Missler in 2014 and has practiced workers’ compensation law since 2010.

Primary Focus

Laura frequently represents insurance carriers and public agencies. Because of her significant experience, she has become very adept at estimating permanent disability, developing a settlement strategy and then helping finalize settlement early and quickly when possible. She enjoys an excellent reputation among judges and opposing counsel.

Appeals

Laura has handled numerous appeals, including dozens of Petitions for Reconsideration and/or Removal as well as appeals both at the Court of Appeals and at the California Supreme Court. She is very skilled at writing appeals and gaining judges’ attention without including unnecessary information. She has also successfully defended appeals filed on behalf of applicants.

Consulting

Given her significant experience with insurance carriers, Laura is often hired to oversee and provide consultation services to employers even though the insurance carrier is represented by other defense counsel. She attends all hearings and meetings, reviews all the associated documents, and provides an analysis of the case that helps the employer understand the litigation process and serves as a liaison between the employer and defense counsel.

What is the most interesting case you handled?

She once handled a case where the injured worker was a workers’ compensation defense attorney who filed cumulative trauma claims against three separate defense firms.

If not a lawyer…a financial advisor.