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Lauren A. Cerri
  • Personal Injury
  • California, Connecticut
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Summary

Attorney Lauren A. Cerri is committed to achieving justice for sexual abuse victims and holding accountable those individuals and institutions responsible for allowing the abuse to occur.

Ms. Cerri has represented numerous victims in high-profile sexual abuse cases, including one that gained worldwide attention: the Audrie Pott case. Audrie was a high school student who was sexually assaulted in 2012 by three male classmates and later bullied and shamed. She took her own life eight days later. Audrie’s case changed California law by increasing penalties for teens convicted of sexual acts against individuals who are incapable of giving their consent.

"We’re not just getting money for the victims, we’re changing laws, we’re changing policies and procedures, and training schools, churches and other institutions to prevent abuse," Ms. Cerri said. "The reason we pursue these cases is to try to eradicate the problem."

In a case against the Morgan Hill Unified School District that settled for $8.25 million for three victims of sexual abuse perpetrated by their fifth-grade teacher despite numerous red flag warning signs, Ms. Cerri represented one of those victims. As part of the sexual abuse lawsuit settlement, the school district was required to implement a child protection system including programs to train students to recognize and prevent sexual abuse and to train staff on grooming signs and predator identification.

Mc. Cerri was trial counsel for one of four victims in two separate sexual abuse cases that settled during trial against the Evergreen School District for a total of $15 million and against a childcare provider for a total of $9 million.

She was named to the California Super Lawyers Rising Star list for four consecutive years beginning in 2015 and was named the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2016.

Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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  • Contingent Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Connecticut
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P.
Current
Attorney
The Veen Firm, San Francisco, CA
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Contract Attorney
The Venardi Law Firm, Walnut Creek, CA
Associate
Tremont & Sheldon, P.C., Bridgeport, CT
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Law Clerk
Tremont & Sheldon, P.C., Bridgeport, CT
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Law Clerk (Full-Time Law Student Position)
Riscassi & Davis, P.C., Hartford, CT
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Legal Intern, Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Hartford, CT
Education
University of Connecticut School of Law
J.D. (2008) | Law
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University of Connecticut
B.A. (2002)
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Awards
Attorney of the Year 2016
Santa Clara County
Rising Star,
Northern California Super Lawyers
Rising Star
New England Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Consumer Advocates of California
Member
Current
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Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Governors
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Lauren A. Cerri's Website Profile
Website
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. Website
Website
Sexual Abuse Attorney Website
Contact & Map
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P.
Main Office
96 N 3rd St
#620
San Jose, CA 95112
Telephone: (408) 289-1417
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P.
By Appointment Only
1233 Shell Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Telephone: (408) 298-7200