Who We Are

We are California trial and mediation lawyers located in Laguna Beach.

If you are pursuing important business or real estate goals, you can expect to encounter legal issues along the way. With an experienced law firm on your side, those issues can be dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We’d like the opportunity to see if we are right for your needs.

Meet Our Team:
Laurence P. Nokes
Thomas P. Quinn
Heather Hiner - Paralegal
Denise Coury - Office Manager
Alyssa Johnson - File Manager

Meet our Lawyers:

Laurence P. Nokes
Laguna Beach, California
Partner


Laurence P. Nokes (Partner) - Mr. Nokes received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Utah in 1979 and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1982. Mr. Nokes enjoys the coveted AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized for inclusion by Super Lawyers in its publication. Mr. Nokes’ practice includes litigation and transactional work. The litigation practice focuses on matters relating to real estate, including land use, building defect, design and construction issues, land subsidence, eminent domain, and inverse condemnation, real estate broker and agent errors and omissions, and general commercial and personal injury litigation, including defamation. He appears in all California State and Federal Courts. Mr. Nokes has been a featured speaker in seminars hosted by the Society of Professional Engineers on issues concerning design and construction defects. Mr. Nokes served three years as Chairman of the Board of Managers of the South Coast YMCA. A tireless advocate for business in Laguna Beach, Mr. Nokes is a Board Member of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, for which he is the President Elect. Mr. Nokes serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science. He is an avid road cyclist, tennis player and guitar player. He was recently appointed by the Mayor to serve on a committee charged with drafting new legislation governing views for the City of Laguna Beach.

“Recognitions:
Super Lawyers 2007, 2013
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating -"The Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards" (1994 to present)
Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers”

Areas of Practice:
Construction Defect
Land Subsidence Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Employment
Real Estate
Real Estate Broker and Agent Errors
Omissions
Tort
Product Liability
Commercial Litigation
Defamation and Lanham Act Litigation

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
California, 1982
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California

Education:
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, 1982
Juris Doctor
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1979 B.A.

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Speaker, Issues Concerning Design and Construction Defects, Society of Professional Engineers

Professional Associations and Memberships:
South Coast YMCA
Chairman, Board of Managers



Thomas P. Quinn Jr.
Coto De Caza, California,
Partner


Thomas P. Quinn, Jr. (Partner) - Mr. Quinn received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1984, and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1987. Mr. Quinn is rated as an AV Preeminent Rated lawyer by the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating service.  Mr. Quinn practice includes both litigation and transactional work.  His litigation practice focuses on construction litigation (including contract and defect cases), personal injury, real estate litigation including broker liability, insurance litigation and commercial litigation, including litigation under the California Consumer Credit Act, the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, as well as under the Uniform Commercial Code.   He frequently appears in both the California State and Federal Courts.  His practice includes matters all over the state of California.  His transactional practice includes formation of businesses, as well as contract drafting and review.

With five children, Mr. Quinn is active in youth sports, having served as a board member and coach for the Trabuco Canyon Little League, and AYSO Region 630.  He is licensed by the AYSO and the USSF as a coach and is currently active as a coach with the SC Athletic Soccer Club in Orange County, California.  A graduate and monogram recipient from the University of Notre Dame, he is an avid follower of Notre Dame athletics, and is involved with the Notre Dame Club of Orange County.

“Recognitions:
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating -"The Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards" .
Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Areas of Practice:
Construction
Construction Defect Litigation
Personal Injury Defense
Real Estate Litigation
Broker Liability
Commercial and Insurance Litigation

Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
California, 1987
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1988
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California

Education:
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, 1987
Juris Doctor
University of Notre Dame, 1984
Bachelor of Arts

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