About Courtney

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As a native of Los Angeles, California, Courtney is proud to serve the community in which she was raised. Courtney resides in Manhattan Beach, California with her husband, toddler son and devoted dog.

After attending Marlborough High School, and graduating from UCLA’s Honors Program with a degree in Economics and English Literature, Courtney received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School.

During law school, Courtney worked for the ACLU of Southern California on federal cases involving wrongful deportation, mental health and prison reform, and she clerked in the Office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender. Courtney also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Terry Hatter, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and clerked for civil rights firm Hadsell, Stormer, Keeny, Richardson and Renick.

After graduation from law school, Courtney litigated for nearly ten years before starting her own practice offering representation to individuals who have experienced unlawful employment practices and estate planning clients.

Courtney has been quoted in Forbes and Variety, and from 2014-2019, she was recognized as one of the top Women Attorneys by Los Angeles Magazine and named to the Southern California Rising Star list, an honor received by no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in California.  

Courtney is committed to working with her clients in a compassionate, strategic and meticulous manner.  Learn more about her philosophy here.

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • Civil Lawsuit Basics: Drafting and Opposing Motions, Los Angeles Law Library (August 2019)
  • Civil Lawsuit Basics: Getting Documents From Parties or Witnesses, Los Angeles Law Library (February 2019)
  • Civil Lawsuit Basics: Enforcing Judgments, Los Angeles Law Library (December 2018)
  • More Than Just a FEHA Case: Spotting and Litigating Labor Code Claims, California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference (October 2018)
  • Litigating Sexual Harassment Cases in the #MeToo Era, Los Angeles Law Library (September 2018)
  • Responses to Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in the Workplace, Lean In (South Bay) (September 2018)
  • Workplace Sexual Harassment: Know Your Rights, Los Angeles Law Library (July 2018)
  • Andrew H. Friedman & Courtney Abrams, The Best and Worst Employment Cases of 2014, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (“CAALA”) Advocate Magazine (June 2015)
  • Andrew H. Friedman & Courtney Abrams, The Best and Worst Employment Cases of 2013, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (“CAALA”) Advocate Magazine (June 2014)