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Lawrence R. Cagney


Lawrence R. Cagney, a member of the Firm, has over thirty years’ experience in employment and business litigation, including complex class actions. Mr. Cagney also represents contractors in both public and private construction settings. He has successfully litigated matters ranging from labor compliance issues to multi-million dollar public works disputes with State and local agencies as well as school and university districts. Mr. Cagney advises construction industry clients regarding contract drafting and interpretation.

Mr. Cagney has served as lead appellate counsel in numerous matters.  Reported examples of his appellate work include Hughes Electronics Corp. v. Citibank Delaware (2004) 120 Cal. App. 4th 251 in which Mr. Cagney represented Citibank Delaware and succeeded in overturning an adverse trial court ruling, and Aral v. EarthLink, Inc. Inc. (2005) 134 Cal. App. 4th 544 in which Mr. Cagney successfully argued against EarthLink’s attempt to impose onerous arbitration requirements on California consumers.

Larry received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and has deep roots in Long Beach, having attended Cal. State Long Beach.  He enjoys sailing and fitness training and is a former member of the Ball/Hunt/Schooley Inn of Court, Lambda Legal, and the Long Beach LGBTQ Attorneys and Allies chapter of the Long Beach Bar Association.