A Senior Trial Attorney and team leader at the Dolan Law Firm, Lourdes DeArmas represents plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, sexual abuse, and wrongful death cases. Lourdes is a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”), where she serves as an Instructor at the Los Angeles ABOTA Jack Daniels Trial School.
Lourdes’ passion is advocating for her clients in the courtroom. Just in the last couple of years, Lourdes has had multiple trials resulting in several 7 figure jury verdicts. Most notably, Lourdes obtained back to back jury verdicts that were 4x the defendant’s insurance policy with minimal offers going into trial. Dedication to her injured clients and love of the law are what make Lourdes an invaluable member of the team at Dolan Law Firm.
Prior to joining Dolan Law Firm, Lourdes represented clients in a variety of cases from contractual disputes, class actions, amusement park injury, wrongful death litigation, catastrophic personal injury, insurance bad faith, and educational fraud. Most notably, Lourdes represented over 800 inmates of the California Department of Corrections in cases involving inadequate medical care and treatment. She also represented over 22 named plaintiffs and a certified class of former students alleging that the post-secondary school violated the California’s Education Code and consumer protection laws by falsely claiming that school was accredited. The case culminated in a multi-million dollar settlement. Lourdes also represented a client in an amusement park injury case that resulted in a design change in the ride. The case resulted in a confidential settlement.
Lourdes’ work does not end at the courtroom steps. She proudly fights to bring awareness and hopefully change to the issue of sexual assault or harassment by empowering women. She is one of the founding members of the BHBA’s Committee on Empowering Women and serves as an executive member. The Committee was awarded the 2018 Board of Governors Award for the BHBA for their dedication to supporting the professional and personal growth of women through networking, educational programs and mentorship.
Lourdes’ family is originally from Cuba and she is fluent in Spanish.
Honors and Awards
- So. California Super Lawyer: 2018-19
- BHBA Board of Governors Award: 2018-19
- National Trial Lawyers: Top 100: 2018
- Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2007-2011
- Reagan Library Presidential Scholar, 1994
- Member of the Cal Lutheran NCAA Women’s Basketball Team, 1990-1993
- American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
- Consumer Attorney Assoc. of Los Angeles
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- American Association for Justice
- The National Trial Lawyers
- Women Lawyers Assoc. of Los Angeles
- Beverly Hills Bar Association