Lauren E. La Val, ESQ.

Associate- HEGELER & ANDERSON, A Professional Corporation (2017)


State Bar of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California
United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Law School

UCLA School of Law, J.D. (2010)


UC Berkeley, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Distinction in General Scholarship (2007)


Dram Shop Dramatics: Taking a Closer Look at Fiorini v. City Brewing Co., LLC, Trial Bar News (Mar. 2015)
A Hazy Future: America's Attempts to Regulate E-Cigarettes, Trial Bar News (Dec. 2014)
Is it Time for Medical Marijuana Reform in California?, Trial Bar News (June/July 2014)
Man's Best Product, Trial Bar News (Dec. 2013)
Game On! Legal Barriers to Imposing Liability on Makers of Violent Video Games, Trial Bar News (Apr. 2013)
Pitcher Beware: Aluminum Bats in Youth Baseball, Trial Bar News (Dec. 2012)
An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away, Trial Bar News (Aug./Sept. 2012)
Seeing Red: An Examination of Blood Shield Statutes, Trial Bar News (Feb. 2012)


San Diego County Bar Association
American Inns of Court, Welsh Inn


Ms. La Val's practice focuses on professional liability defense, including medical negligence actions, hospital and healthcare provider malpractice claims, elder abuse actions, and Medical Board of California investigations.

Prior to joining Hegeler & Anderson, Ms. La Val worked at a premier labor and employment defense firm in San Diego.  She also has significant experience practicing general civil litigation.

Ms. La Val is a native of San Diego.  In her free time, Ms. La Val enjoys running, hiking, listening to podcasts, and watching sports.  She lives in Mission Hills with her husband and their Australian Cattle Dog.