M. LAWRENCE LALLANDE, SR.
M. Lawrence Lallande, founder of Lallande Law, has been committed to obtaining justice and results for his clients for over a quarter of a century. Mr. Lallande is a real trial lawyer with proven results. These results, obtained through dedicated, detail-oriented aggressive representation, have earned him a place in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. For several years, Mr. Lallande has been selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers and has been honored as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers. He has also earned the coveted, prestigious “AV” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for achieving the highest level of integrity and skill. Mr. Lallande is Certiﬁed by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in the area of Medical Professional Responsibility.
Mr. Lallande was born in Puerto Rico on November 20, 1957. He graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.S. in 1980 and a J.D. in 1983. He is admitted to the California Bar, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California, and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law and a frequent instructor and speaker at Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Seminars. Mr. Lallande is also the Executive Director and Secretary of the Corwin D. Denney Foundation.
Mr. Lallande is very involved and respected in the legal community. He has held several offices for the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) including as a member of the Board of Governors, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee, and as an Officer, Parliamentarian, and Secretary from 2006-2007. He received CAOC’s Presidential Award of Merit in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA) for several years and is now an Emeritus member of the Board of Governors. Mr. Lallande is also involved in the American Association for Justice (AAJ) as a current member and former California State Delegate for the Minority Caucus. In addition, he currently belongs to such AAJ groups as the Products Liability Section, Bicycle Litigation Group, Vehicle Collision, Highway Premises Liability Section, Motorcycle Litigation Group, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, and the Bus Litigation Group. Mr. Lallande is a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He is also a member of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA), California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Long Beach Bar Association (LBBA), and Mexican American Bar Association (MABA). Mr. Lallande is on the Honorary Board of Governors of Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC).
Mr. Lallande’s long track record demonstrates his dedication to obtaining the best possible results in his pursuit of just compensation for his clients. Representing serious injury victims and the family members of those who have lost their lives is a special responsibility that he takes very seriously. His strong work ethic and compassion for his clients gives them the protection and strength they need in someone who will fight for the justice they deserve. He has the proven skill set to examine the evidence, analyze the facts, prepare the case and ultimately hold the wrong-doer accountable for their actions. He strives to provide for a just recovery, whether that result can be obtained in a negotiated settlement or in the battlefield of trial.
M. Lawrence Lallande (a.k.a. “Lorenzo” to his friends) was born and raised in Puerto Rico where he learned to surf and developed a love for the outdoors. Lawrence’s parents were believers in a strong work ethic and Lawrence began working from an early age resulting in a broad range of work experiences that have enriched his life ranging from cooking in a commercial kitchen to serving as a firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management.
Lawrence met his wife Mary (a.k.a. “Maria de Mis Sueños") in 1984 when they were both newly minted Ski Patrollers. They were married a year later, moved to Long Beach, and raised 4 children. The children were likewise taught a love for the mountains and learned how to ski and snowboard soon after they were able to walk. Long Beach is a marine city and Lawrence and Mary shared surfing, water-skiing, wake-boarding and boating with their children. Watching oldest daughter Shannon charge down steep slopes on her snowboard has brought great pride (and some fear). Youngest son Michael became an accomplished nationally ranked long board surfer whose love for the waves continues.
Lawrence’s love for the mountains called him back to further pursue mountaineering in the 2010s. Lawrence has traveled to 4 continents to climb and summit numerous peaks over 5,000 meters and 6,000 meters. Mountaineering feeds Lawrence’s belief that fitness improves work performance, the ability to handle stressful situations, and humility. Among Lawrence’s favorite memories are summiting Kilimanjaro with his oldest son Christopher on his 32nd birthday and then repeating the adventure several years later with his youngest daughter Karina on her 32nd birthday.
Lawrence and Mary enjoy cooking, wine tasting and sharing time with their 4 children and 7 grandchildren.