From 2001 until 2013 Sean Laird was a Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento County, most recently prosecuting homicide cases in the Major Crimes Unit. Having learned from the best litigators in the state, Mr. Laird formed his own law firm to handle plaintiff’s litigation and act as a civil prosecutor for those victimized by individuals and corporations.
Mr. Laird received his Bachelor’s degree in government from St. Mary’s College of California in 1998, graduating magna cum laude. There he started four years as quarterback on the St. Mary’s Football team and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. Mr. Laird attended the University of California Davis School of Law, focusing his studies on constitutional law, evidence and trial practice. As a law student, he clerked at Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, a litigation law firm in Seattle, Washington and spent time interning at the District Attorney’s Office in Sacramento. He took and passed the bar in 2001.
Thereafter, Mr. Laird was sworn-in as a Deputy District Attorney and began his career as a prosecutor. He handled multiple special circumstance murders, child homicides, gang murders, and career criminal cases, among many others. He gained a reputation as an ethical, refined, and hard-nosed prosecutor and developed an expertise in courtroom trial presentation that remains unmatched. In 2007, the California District Attorney’s Association (CDAA) asked him to teach PowerPoint For Trial to all DDA’s in the state. In addition to courtroom PowerPoint, Mr. Laird also teaches “The Law of Homicide” and “Case Presentation and Trial Testimony” for the Robert Presley Institute (POST), as well as a variety of MCLE courses to fellow attorneys throughout the state of California.
In 2013 Mr. Laird joined the collation of attorney’s that comprise STOPEA.org (Stop Elder Abuse). Stop EA is a collaborative endeavor of three experienced California elder abuse attorneys who are working together to combat the growing epidemic of elder abuse in our state. STOP EA provides information about for-profit nursing home chains of concern in California and has dedicated itself to protecting vulnerable elderly residents.
Recently Mr. Laird obtained a $12 million dollar verdict against California’s largest provider of mental and behavioral health services, FamiliesFirst, Inc.* The verdict was the largest sexual assault verdict in California in 2017 and the second largest Negligent Supervision verdict. In addition, Mr. Laird has obtained many multiple-million dollar settlements* for a number of his clients, with whom he develops a close working relationship. With more than 73 trials over the past 17 years, including some of the most complex cases in Sacramento County, Mr. Laird’s experience before juries will help you get to the truth in the courtroom and will bring justice to you and your family.
Mr. Laird is “the finest litigator that I’ve encountered in my 38 years of practice.“
Press Coverage of Prior Trials
*By identifying these recoveries, Sean R. Laird, Attorney at Law in no way implies or guarantees that any prospective client will receive a similar recovery or, for that matter, will prevail in litigation.