KARINA N. LALLANDE
Ms. Karina Lallande received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Sociology and Global Studies with a Socio-Economic and Political Emphasis from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of California Hastings, College of the Law in San Francisco, California.
Ms. Lallande is a partner at Lallande Law, where her practice focuses on litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases, primarily involving claims of premises liability; collisions between trucks, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians; defective products; civil rights; and medical malpractice. Ms. Lallande represents victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, birth injuries, amputations, and traumatic fractures. Ms. Lallande serves clients throughout California.
Ms. Lallande is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). Ms. Lallande has served on the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC) since 2016 and will serve as the President of the organization in 2023. She also has served on the Board of Governors of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) since 2018 and on the Board of Governors of the Long Beach Bar Association in 2017 and 2018.
Ms. Lallande was honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California as a winner of the 2022 Street Fighter of the Year Award, which is awarded to an attorney that achieves a significant result in a case that exemplifies the everyday struggles of the small practitioner in California. Ms. Lallande was also honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California as a Nominee for the 2011 Woman Trial Lawyer of the Year. For several years, Ms. Lallande has been selected by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers and has been named among the Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”. She has also earned the coveted, prestigious “AV” Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for achieving the highest level of professional excellence and ethics.
Ms. Lallande is admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth District, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California.
Karina is the third of four kids in her family, which means there was always someone in the house to get into trouble with growing up. She and her siblings continue to have a close relationship and she loves being the fun "tia" to her six nieces and nephews. Karina played almost every sport at one point or another during her youth (she still brags about the bronze medal she got in a national skiing competition when she was 8 years old) and continues to love being active and outdoors.
Karina fell in love with the outdoors while living in beautiful Santa Barbara, where she lived for many years. She recently relocated to a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, where she is close to countless hiking trails, secluded campsites, and Yosemite National Park. She spends her weekends at home tackling home renovation projects (the list of projects is endless!) and tending to her vegetable garden. She loves to cook and bake. Her partner Matthew and two dogs (Ernest Hemingway and Francis Scott Fitzgerald) don't mind serving as her official taste-testers.
When she isn't working, you can usually find Karina off on an adventure- traveling, hiking, scuba diving, backpacking, bicycle riding, or camping. Karina has climbed 2 of the 7 summits (the tallest mountains on each continent) and looks forward to climbing many more mountains in the years to come. She has also hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, walked from Portugal to Spain along a section of the Camino de Santiago, traversed Santa Catalina Island via the Trans-Catalina Trail, backpacked the Lost Coast Trail along the rugged coastline of Northern California, and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in a heat wave and back up to the rim in a hail storm. Basically, she loves a challenge! Karina is passionate about photography and loves to document her adventures. She particularly enjoys outdoor/adventure and landscape photography.
Karina lives by the words of Jack Kerouac:
& Don't be Sorry