Mollyâ€™s trial practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and products liability on behalf of consumers. She has successfully helped litigate and settle a wide range of cases for the firm, including a recent $1,150,000 verdict she won with her colleague Alan Van Gelder on behalf of a woman who had to have spinal surgery after a limo driver pulled in front of her vehicle during rush hour traffic. She was chosen as CAOCâ€™s Consumer Attorney of the Year in 2016 along with three of her colleagues for her involvement in obtaining a $55,000,000 verdict in the Erin Andrews v. Marriott case in Nashville, Tennessee. The verdict resulted in significant changes to hotel procedures in order to ensure the safety, security, and privacy of hotel guests all over America, including California. She has obtained excellent results for her clients, including a $7,450,000 settlement with the City of Los Angeles on behalf of a father and two young children after their mother was run over and killed by a bus while walking in a crosswalk, and a $3,750,000 settlement on behalf of a grandmother who was driving her young grandson when she sustained a serious traumatic brain injury in serious car collision.
Molly is a graduate of the 2015 Consumer Attorneys of California Leadership Academy and is on the board of CAOC. She mentors law students through Pepperdine University School of Lawâ€™s Preceptor Program, as well as through Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angelesâ€™s mentor program. She is an enthusiastic member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angelesâ€™ golf club. She also works as a volunteer attorney with WLALAâ€™s Domestic Violence Project.
Molly has been named as an â€œUp and Coming Top 50 Women Lawyersâ€� from 2016 through 2018, a â€œTop 100: Personal Injuryâ€� attorney from 2017 through 2018, and a Rising Star from 2015 through 2018 for Southern California by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Molly is a member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association for Justice, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, and the American Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in California state courts as well as federal district courts in the Central District of California.
Molly attended the University of Southern California, where she earned Bachelors of Arts in Print Journalism and in Italian. She then attended Pepperdine University School of Law where she earned her J.D. and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. During law school, she interned at an international dispute resolution organization in London, served as an editor on the Pepperdine Law Review, and worked as a law clerk at the Union Rescue Mission Legal Aid Clinic. She also worked as an extern for the late Honorable Arthur AlarcÃ³n, Senior Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, working on a variety of cases ranging from contract interpretation to foreign sovereign immunity.
U.S. District Court Central District of California
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
Major: Certificate in Dispute Resolution
Law Review: Pepperdine Law Review, Editor
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Bachelors of Arts
Major: Print Journalism and Italian
SB 1448: Doctors Must Disclose Discipline For Sexual Misconduct, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 9, 2019
Ruling Says Exclusion of â€˜#MeTooâ€™ Evidence is Reversible Error, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Jul. 23, 2018
Governmental Immunities that preclude bicyclists from prevailing in their actions, Advocate Magazine, March, 2017
Donâ€™t Trip On the Immunity â€˜Trailâ€™, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Sept. 25, 2014
Professional Associations & Memberships
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
Consumer Attorneys of California, Board Member
Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Golf League, Member
Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Honors & Awards
Consumer Attorneys of California Consumer Attorney of the Year, 2016
Southern California Rising Stars Top 100 Up and Coming, 2016-2019
Southern California Rising Stars Top 50 Up and Coming Women, 2016-2019
Southern California Rising Stars, 2015-2019
2015 Consumer Attorneys of California Leadership Academy Graduate