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415.524.4307
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA (J.D., 1990)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. in Law & Society, 1987)

Laura S. Flynn

Laura S. Flynn is a Partner in the San Francisco office focusing her practice on commercial general liability and employment law claims. With more than 25 years of experience, Laura's clients have come to appreciate her genuine concern for their best interests. She is an experienced trial attorney who protects and defends her clients and calls out injustices or abuses of the system. Laura is responsive to her clients' needs and takes the time to explain the litigation process so that her clients feel involved.

Recently, Laura defended a client who rear-ended another driver. The case involved a workers’ compensation subrogation claim wherein the workers’ compensation carrier insisted on full recovery of its lien and refused to acknowledge it was not entitled to costs it incurred in association with the underlying workers' compensation claim. The jury came back in 45 minutes with a defense verdict.

Laura attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she graduated with honors with a degree in Law and Society. She continued onto the University of San Francisco School of Law where she was the Executive Editor of the Law Review. Laura grew up in an Air Force family moving around a lot as a child and attended three years of high school in Germany. She learned to adapt to change and feel comfortable in any situation thrown her way; skills that have served her well in her career.

Laura is a member of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce when she provides advice and presentations to local small businesses, including businesses in the hospitality industry. Away from the office she enjoys yoga, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, going to the beach, and attending Giants baseball games.

Published Works

  • “Labor & Employment Roundtable” (California Lawyer April 2015)
  • “Defending Claims for Alleged Violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III (Public Accommodations)” (Defense Comment Spring 2012).

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • “Reasonable Accommodations” (Marin Rental Property Association August 2020)
  • “Sexual Harassment Prevention Training” (Sausalito Chamber of Commerce July 2020)
  • "The Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Litigation” (Marin County Bar Association May 2020)
  • “Creating and Implementing a Dress Code and Grooming Policy” (Human Resources Association of the Central Coast September 2019)
  • “ADA Access Claims – Preventing, Defending and Resolving Discrimination Claims” (San Francisco Apartment Association May 2015)
  • “Evaluating and Resolving ADA Access Claims” (Claims Conference of Northern California September 2013)
  • “Howell Questions Answered? Justice Croskey Accepts the Challenge” (ADC Educational Law Seminar June 2013)
  • “ADA: Defense Strategies and Attorney Fee Awards in Light of Recent Legislation and Jankey v. Lee” (ADC Educational Law Seminar February 2013)
  • “Avoiding and Defending ADA Claims Under the Expanded Definition of Disability” (ADC Annual Meeting December 2012)
  • “Review of Federal and California Laws Regarding Employee Wage and Hour Issues” (Claims Conference of Northern California August 2012)
  • “Brinker – Has the California Supreme Court Finally Invented the “Free Lunch?” (ADC Employment Law Seminar May 2012)
  • “Fair Claims Settlement Practices Act Regulations” (Sacramento Claims Association February 2012)
  • “Defending Property Owners and General Contractors in Personal Injury Cases Filed by Employees of Subcontractors” (ADC Annual Meeting December 2011)
  • “Top Ten Mistakes Attorneys Make When Participating in ADR” (ADC Basic Training Series October 2011)
  • “Wage and Hour Issues for Law Firms” (ADC Law Firm Management Seminar 2011) “Handling, Resolving and Preventing Disability Discrimination Claims’” (ADC Employment Law Seminar May 2010)
  • “What’s in Your ADA Transition Plan?” (Association of Bay Area Governments 2010)