Laurie D’Elia is a Senior Paralegal and began her legal career over 17 years ago with Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy. Laurie has worked on cases in a variety of practice areas, including Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law and Financial Fraud. Laurie played a key role in the lead paint litigation, trial and appeals, which resulted in a $305 Million Dollar settlement for ten California cities and counties. During this litigation, she developed her knowledge and expertise of e-discovery. As a Senior Paralegal, Laurie often answers questions and trains new paralegals in e-discovery and trial preparation. In addition to her paralegal duties, she assists with administrative, facilities and organizational projects around the office.

Born and raised in San Mateo, Laurie has lived in the Bay Area most of her life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She enjoys traveling, planning events and spending time with her family, friends and two dogs.

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University of San Francisco, M.A. Counseling Psychology (1993)

University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Social and Cultural Anthropology (1982)

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