Lori L. Werderitch

Partner
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Representative Experience

Trial

In 2018, Lori co-chaired the trial team and delivered a closing argument in a breach of contract and construction dispute, resulting in a $2.1 million damages award for the client, including an award for 100% of incurred legal fees.  She has also successfully tried real estate disputes and unlawful detainer actions, also resulting in fee awards.

Business Disputes

In addition to trial, Lori has achieved client success through settlements and motion practice, including obtaining favorable pre-litigation settlement terms as well as early voluntary dismissals as a result of pleading challenges.  She has further succeeded in obtaining awards granting dispositive motions including motions for judgment on the pleadings and motions for summary judgment/adjudication in complex business disputes involving allegations ranging from unfair business practices, breach of contract, defamation and fraud.

Employment Litigation

Lori has defended businesses in potential class actions arising from alleged wage and hour violations, as well as single-plaintiff lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination.  She also represents employers in seeking Workplace Violence Restraining Orders on behalf of employees experiencing threats of violence in the workplace. 

Bankruptcy Litigation

Lori has successfully negotiated favorable settlement terms on behalf of Bankruptcy Trustees prior to filing adversary proceedings as well as on the eve of trial.  She has also achieved winning results on motions to withdraw the reference, motions for summary judgment, and trial.

Real Estate Litigation

Lori represents owners and landlords in pursuit of possession, in prosecuting construction defects, and in defense of tenant and third party contract and tort claims.  In addition to achieving client success as a result of trial or stipulated settlements, Lori has successfully argued to exclude opposing expert witnesses.

Pro Bono

Lori is an avid supporter of the Alliance For Children’s Rights, dedicating significant pro bono hours every year toward securing guardianships and increased benefits for children in California’s foster care system.