Laura J. Snoke

Laura J. Snoke

Of Council

Admitted to practice:  2005

Legal Education:  Loyola Law School, 1981

Member: Los Angeles County Superior Court Mediation Panel, the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals and Mediators, the California Association of Realtors Panel of Mediators, the Los Angeles County Bar Association Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators, Mediation Panel of the Los Angeles Chapter of Community Associations Institute, Woman Lawyer’s Association of Los Angeles and the Century City Bar Association

About: Before opening her own firm in 2005, Laura Snoke was a partner at Wilner, Klein & Siegel and an associate with Meyers, Bianchi & McConnell. Snoke has experience in representation of both community and homeowners associations. She litigates general and specialty contractors, professionals, small businesses, and individuals in litigation including, but not limited to, Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) enforcement matters and by-law provisions, transactional matters, and in providing general counsel services. She’s represented associations in the negotiations of contracts including construction and employment contracts and multi-million dollar settlements in construction defect litigation.

Snoke was the principal attorney who litigated Miller v. Lakeside Village, one of the first cases concerning mold infestation and resultant injuries, and Coleman v. Nosrati, a case that upheld a foreclosure based upon an assessment lien. She also represented the California Supreme Court case of Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Association that set an important precedent on CC&R enforcement.

In her spare time, she volunteers at the courts of Los Angeles County and at various community-based organizations. Snoke’s 30 years of experience as a litigator, transactional attorney and mediator has provided her with unique insight and skills in assisting associations with issues and disputes.