Laurie S. Poole is a senior associate with Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. and has been a member of the firm since 1993. Laurie graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she graduated with a double major in English and Sociology. She then attended the University of San Diego, School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review. Laurie is a fellow of the Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Of the thousands of attorneys practicing community association law in the United States, only 152 attorneys have been granted the CCAL designation.
With over 23 years of experience in the community association industry, Laurie’s practice emphasizes on governing documents, restatements and petitions brought under California Civil Code Section 4275 (formerly 1356). Ms. Poole was appellate court counsel in Quail Lakes v. Kozina (2012), 204 Cal. App. 4th 1132, trial court and appellate court counsel in Mission Shores Association v. Phiel (2008) 166 Cal. App. 4th 789 and trial court counsel in Fourth La Costa Condominium Owners Association v. Seith (2008) 159 Cal. App. 4th 563. Always interested in appellate law governing community associations, Laurie is a member of CCAL’s Amicus Review Committee and devotes time to shape laws governing California community associations. Through her efforts, nine California appellate decisions have become published case law.
Laurie is actively involved with organizations that educate common interest developments and community managers. She currently serves as President of CAI San Diego. Passionate about education, Laurie currently serves on the Education Services Committee and Publications Committee for CAI-San Diego. She has presented at numerous industry law seminars and trade shows including CAI’s CCAL National Law Seminar, CAI’s California Legal Forum and CACM’s Law Seminar.