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Mr. Laurie is a member of the California State Military Reserve and is a JAG (Judge Advocate General) office assigned to legal support command and holds the rank of Captain. Mr. Laurie has also 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 Temple Or Echad,  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 past as well as current President of the Rotary Club of Tarzana-Encino. 


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

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

CALIFORNIA STATE BAR

FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT CALIFORNIA

UNITED STATE COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ARMED FORCES

 

AWARDS/COMMUNITY RECOGNITIONS.

CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION - CONGRESSMAN BRAD SHERMAN

COMMENDATION -  ZEV YAROSLAVSKY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LOS ANGELES COUNTY

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION - CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR FRAN PAVLEY

COMMENDATION - KENNETH HAHN SUPERVISOR  OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY SECOND DISTRICT

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION - LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION - SAN FERNANDO CALLEY BAR ASSOCIATION

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP - ROTARY CLUB OF TARZANA - ENCINO

CHANGEMAKER AWARD - ROTARY INTERNATIONAL


ASSOCIATIONS - PAST AND CURRENT

CONSUMER ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BAR ASSOCIATION

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SUBROGATION PROFESSIONALS

THE PRIVATE DEFENDERS

PAST PRESIDENT CALIFORNIA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION-WEST LA UNIT

CURRENT AND PAST PRESIDENT TARZANA-ENCINO ROTARY CLUB

PAST BOARD MEMBER BEVERLY HILLS YMCA

PAST VICE PRESIDENT WEST VALLEY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER


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.

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