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Lauren Horwitz

Junior Partner
Lauren Horwitz

Lauren Horwitz is a trial attorney at BD&J, PC in its wrongful death and catastrophic injury practice group. She has recovered over $160 million on behalf of her clients to date and has spent nearly 200 days in trial. Lauren represents plaintiffs in state and federal court, and has argued before the California Court of Appeal. A skilled litigator and compassionate advocate, Lauren believes that every client deserves the best representation in all aspects of their case.

Lauren spends a large portion of her time litigating interstate and intrastate trucking cases, and her clients have prevailed against defendants of every stripe from individuals to multi-national corporate conglomerates. Another focus of Lauren’s practice is on premises liability cases, and in particular, building fire cases. She believes that property owners should be held accountable when their buildings do not meet industry safety standards. Those harmed by fires in their homes often seek Lauren’s representation because of her dedication to the pursuit of justice. She also handles products liability cases and bad faith insurance litigation.

One of Lauren’s strongest assets is her ability to collect valuable evidence that opposing parties try to hide. She has spoken to audiences of attorneys on several occasions regarding thorough trial preparation, effective cross examinations of expert witnesses, using discovery to gain tactical advantages, effective presentation of evidence at trial, jury selection, and the contributions of women in the courtroom. In addition to advocating for individual plaintiffs, she has experience litigating mass torts and class actions.

Lauren is a member of the CAALA Board of Governors and is currently serving as a Vice Chair of the Las Vegas Convention Planning Committee. Lauren was awarded the Presidential Award in 2019 and then again in 2022 for her continuing contributions to CAALA. She was also a three-time Finalist for CAALA’s Rising Star Award. She was named a Super Lawyer in 2022 – 2023, and a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 – 2020. She has published articles on many topics, including laying the foundation for evidence at trial and increasing case value by preparing for appeal throughout litigation. Lauren regularly speaks at continuing education events throughout the year. She is also a member of the Consumers Attorneys of California and the American Association for Justice.

While a student at Loyola Law School, Lauren was the Chief Note and Comment Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review where she published an article on the effects of anti-consumer practices in the credit industry. She externed for the Honorable Richard L. Fruin of the Los Angeles Superior Court in 2010.

Lauren is admitted to practice in California.


  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Juris Doctor
  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


  • Top 50 Verdicts in California (2021)
  • Top 20 Motor Vehicle Accident Verdicts (2021)
  • Top 100 Verdicts in California (2016)
  • Presidential Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (2019, 2022)
  • Super Lawyers (2022 – 2023)
  • Finalist, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Rising Star Award (2016 – 2020)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016 – 2020)

Memberships & Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Representative Case Outcomes

  • Settlement: $9,090,000 – Building fire, premises liability (Confidential)
  • Settlement: $9,000,000 – Spine injury, premises liability (Confidential)
  • Settlement: $6,000,000 – Spine injury, tractor-trailer v. auto collision (Confidential)
  • Verdict: $5,288,000 – Spine injury, auto v. auto collision (Garcia v. Shannon Bros Co., et al.)
  • Settlement: $5,000,000 – Bad faith insurance suit (Confidential)
  • Settlement: $4,000,000 – Burn injuries, gas explosion (Confidential)
  • Verdict: $3,728,000 – Spine injuries, truck v. auto collision (Palacios v. Cardoso)
  • Verdict: $3,230,323 – Shoulder and spine injuries, premises liability (Guerrero v. NFI)
  • Verdict: $3,318,911 – Wrongful death, auto v. pedestrian (Teague v. Williams)
  • Verdict: $3,112,843 – Lower leg burn injuries, propane ignition (Sysak v. Western Propane)
  • Settlement: $3,000,000 – Spine injuries, fall from ladder (Confidential)
  • Verdict: $2,611,000 – Face, shoulder, spine injuries, tractor-trailer v. auto (Meraz v. Valle)
  • Verdict: $1,047,371 – Elderly hip injuries, premises liability (Erickson v. Intercommunity)


  • Special Issue Editor, Advocate Magazine, August 2022 Issue, October 2021 Issue
  • Medical Credit Cards: A Clash Between Physicians’ Interests and Patients’ Rights, Loyola Law Review
  • Laying the Foundation for Electronic and Documentary Evidence at Trial, Advocate Magazine
  • Preparing for an Appeal Right From the Start, Advocate Magazine
  • Common Evidentiary Issues in Auto Cases, Advocate Magazine
  • Leaving Town to Try a Case? Get Prepared!, Advocate Magazine

Representative Presentations

  • Evidentiary Issues in Litigation, Las Vegas Convention, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Trucking Cases From Intake to Verdict, Brain Injury Association of California
  • Experts and Persons Most Qualified, Trial Skills for Women, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Hip Injuries, Law Di Gras
  • How to Litigate Civil Claims and Worker’s Compensation Claims Cooperatively, California Applicants’ Attorneys Association Central

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